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Startup and Small Business Events Happening in July 2019

Every month our team compiles a list of startup and small business events in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario that we’re personally interested in attending and think will be useful to anyone in the startup and small business community.
Some of these events may fill up fast, so if you’re interested in attending please register quickly. Business events are generally free of charge unless a price is listed. If you’re hosting an event or come across one that you think should be included here, feel free to contact us with your suggestion(s). We hope to see you there!




TorontoStarts (formerly Startup Toronto)

Connecting Toronto’s startup community of entrepreneurs, visionaries, hustlers, disruptors, hackers and incurable risk-takers!
Event: Social Media Workshop with The Startup Coach
When: July 2, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Workhaus Commerce Court South, 30 Wellington Street West, 5th floor, Toronto, ON
Price: $50.00

StartupTech Unleashed Inc.

StartupTech Unleashed Inc was created by the need of new and existing business startups to help them foster growth and to nurture their idea from the ideation stage to global domination. We will be focusing on Startup, Tech & Social Innovation.
Event: StartupTech TO: Meetup
When: July 2, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Spaces Queen West, 180 John Street, Toronto, ON
Price: $20.00

MaRS Discovery District

MaRS is where entrepreneurs get the help they need, where all kinds of people meet to spark new ideas, and where a global reputation for innovation is being earned, one success story at a time.The often-free events at MaRS are ideal for start-ups, science, technology and social entrepreneurs looking to make connections and learn more about a particular aspect of business.
Event: Business Model Validation
When: July 3 – August 7, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: TBD
Price: $100.00


Each month, the TechToronto Meetup is designed for Toronto technologists to learn something new and meet someone new. You’ll learn from one of the 5x5s: five presentations of five minutes each.
Event: TechTO & Beanfield Metroconnect Afterparty
When: July 8, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: RBC Waterpark Place, 88 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
Price: $25.00

Toronto Public Library

Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to services which meet the changing needs of Torontonians.
Event: How to Build Your Brand on LinkedIn
When: July 9, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto, ON
Price: Free

Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre

Whether you are starting or growing a small business, or just thinking about it, the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) can help you.
Event: Social Media 101
When: July 16, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Mississauga, ON
Price: $27.40 +Tax

RIC Centre

RIC Centre is a not-for-profit innovation hub and business incubator for Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and other communities in Southern Ontario. RIC Centres’ focus is to be a dynamic catalyst for tech companies. We help our companies grow faster and stronger.
Event: RIC Centre Workshop on Growth Strategy
When: July 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Xerox Building, 2660 Speakman Dr, Mississauga, ON
Price: $100.00 (Refundable Deposit)


Each SalesTO is designed for Toronto technologists to learn how to improve their selling and connect with other industry professionals. Panel discussions consist of a diverse selection of leading sales people from Toronto technology companies, big or small.
Event: SalesTO – The Landscape of Sales Development
When: July 16, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Telus Tower, 25 York Street, Toronto, ON
Price: $32.00

Enterprise Toronto

Enterprise Toronto is a one-stop source to start and grow your small business. Their team of small business advisors can help you make the right decisions for your business start-up and help develop your management capabilities as your business venture grows.
Event: Business Plan Boot Camp
When: July 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor, Committee Room 4, Toronto, ON
Price: $25.00

Brampton Entrepreneur Centre

Our vision is to contribute to the stability and growth of the local economy by fostering the careful preparation, launch and long-term sustainability of micro and small businesses across all sectors.
Event: Marketing Your Business with a Strategic One Page Marketing Plan
When: July 17, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 41 George St South, Brampton, ON
Price: Free

Toronto Enterprise Sales Forum

The Enterprise Sales Forum is a global network of sales professionals committed to sales excellence and professionalism who are focused on creating the future of sales through learning, innovation, and collaboration at chapters globally.
Event: Sell Value, Not Product
When: July 17, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 310 Spadina Avenue, Suite 600, Toronto, ON
Price: $20.00


OneEleven is home to a community of high-performing technology scaleups. Membership in OneEleven unlocks unparalleled access to a highly-curated peer network, investment capital, best-in-class partners, on-demand services, and strategic support designed specifically to help businesses successfully navigate periods of substantial growth. Connect with Toronto’s most innovative startups, iconic founders and influential investors over an open bar, food, music and carnival-style games.
Event: OneEleven Tech Summer Social
When: July 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: OneEleven Railyard, behind 325 Front Street West, Toronto, ON
Price: $27.00

Ladies Learning Code

Have you taken their HTML and CSS workshop? Looking to expand your web development skills? CSS is a powerful web development language that’s used to create the layout and design for web pages. Without CSS, the web would not be as pretty!
Event: HTML & CSS for Beginners: Learn to Build a One Page Website From Scratch
When: July 20, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: 9325 Yonge Street #31a, Room 117, Richmond Hill, ON
Price: $55.00

Camp Tech

Camp tECH is a technical skills training hub. They provide half and full-day in-person workshops for adults who want to learn digital skills. They create a welcoming environment for those who are hesitant with technology, and emphasize skills that can be put into practice right away.
Event: Intro to Email Marketing with MailChimp
When: July 24, 2019, 6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, Toronto, ON
Price: $119.00


BrainStation is a progressive educational institution that is powering the next generation of creators. BrainStation is education for the 21st century, where business, creativity, and technology collide.
Event: Search Engine Marketing Fundamentals
When: July 24, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 460 King St. West, Toronto, ON
Price: $20.00



Waterloo Region Small Business Centre

The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre encourages and contributes to the enterprising spirit and economic vitality of our community by assisting entrepreneurs with the development of new or existing businesses.
Event: Business Launch 360 – 6 Part Series, Kitchener
When: July 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, & 18, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 200 King ST W, Kitchener, ON
Price: $150.00


Founded by a group of dedicated entrepreneurs in 1997, Communitech is Waterloo Region’s hub for the commercialization of innovative technologies. Over the years, they have supported and helped build a tech cluster of nearly 1,000 companies that now generates more than $30 billion in revenue.
Event: Communitech Hub Tour
When: July 4, 2019, 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: 151 Charles St W #100, Kitchener, ON
Price: Free



Silicon Halton

Silicon Halton organizes a number of events throughout the year in the Halton region, including Burlington, Oakville, and Milton. Their monthly meetups and Peer2Peer events have three main components: a keynote presentation, a ‘get to know a member’ presentation, and time set out for networking. These events are catered to anyone at a startup – especially in the tech industry – that wants to learn more about business best practices.
Event: Silicon Halton Get Published Peer-2-Peer – Collaborating with a Ghost Writer
When: July 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where: Ace Co-Working, 295 Robinson Street, Oakville, ON
Price: Free


HalTech is the leading source of support and personal service for tech and advanced manufacturing entrepreneurs in Halton. They assist Halton’s entrepreneurs and technology companies with developing their ideas, commercializing their products/services and establishing and expanding their businesses
Event: Haltech Annual Summer Social 2019
When: July 23, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: TechPlace (Suite #801), 5500 North Service Road, Burlington, ON
Price: Free



Innovation Factory

Innovation Factory helps advance Hamilton’s innovation community and serves as an inspiring expert resource for entrepreneurs that fosters connections across the community and accelerates growth.
Event: Sales Bootcamp (4 sessions)
This 4- session series of workshops was designed exclusively by Venture Accelerator Partners Inc. for iF Clients who are pre- revenue, or newly in-revenue who are ready to get market validation through to early selling.
When: June 26, July 3,10, & 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: TBD
Price: TBD



Business Centre Guelph-Wellington

The Business Centre of Guelph-Wellington is one of the largest and most prolific business hubs in Ontario. For nearly 20 years, we have added to the wealth and the diversity of our business community, one entrepreneur at a time.
Event: Insurance – Ask The Professional Program for Small Businesses
When: July 22, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Business Centre Guelph-Wellington, 14 Macdonell Street, #Unit 100, Guelph, ON
Price: $25.00



Innovate Niagara

Innovate Niagara is a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, a network of regional and provincial not-for-profit organizations that deliver services and programs to help entrepreneurs succeed.
Event: Tech Mashup
When: July 23, 2019, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Montebello Park, 64 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, ON
Price: Free

Startup Niagara

Startup Drinks is a monthly networking event for Niagara Startups and those interested in the Niagara business community. Startup Niagara is a place for budding and seasoned entrepreneurs alike to gather, learn from each other and get access to invaluable resources and programming. They are entrepreneur-led and are committed to the long-term success and sustainability of our community.
Event: Startup Drinks Niagara
When: July 31, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Mahtay Cafe , 241 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON
Price: Free
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Startup and Small Business Events Happening in July 2019