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!
Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to services which meet the changing needs of Torontonians.
Event: Branding – Discover Your Brand Superpowers
When: March 5, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 145 Annette Street, Toronto, ON
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: March 5, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, Toronto, ON
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: March 6, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W, Mississauga, ON
Price: $26.90 plus Tax
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: Starting Your Business 101
When: March 6, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 150 Borough Drive, Main Floor, Committee Room 2, Scarborough Civic Centre, Scarborough, ON
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 Sales Workshop
When: March 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 2660 Speakman Dr., Mississauga, ON
Join us each quarter as we chat with industry experts about how to integrate CS with other departments. In March, we will discuss how to connect CS and Sales teams to drive revenue through new sales and customer expansions.
Event: CS in Focus 2019 Event Series: Customer Success & Sales
When: March 7, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Uberflip, 370 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON
Price: Starts at $19.99
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 Multi-Page Website from Scratch
When: March 7, 2019, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Where: Canada Learning Code HQ, 129 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON
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 – March Edition
When: March 13, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON
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 & Afterparty – March Edition
When: March 18, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium, 88 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, ON
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: Social Media Marketing
When: March 25, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 460 King St. West, Toronto, ON
Connecting Toronto’s startup community of entrepreneurs, visionaries, hustlers, disruptors, hackers and incurable risk-takers!
Event: Social Media Workshop with The Startup Coach
When: March 26, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Workhaus Commerce Court South, 30 Wellington Street West, 5th floor, Toronto, ON
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: Introduction to Market Research
When: March 29, 2019, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Brampton Entrepreneur Centre, 2 Wellington St W, Brampton, ON
WATERLOO REGION EVENTS
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: Women in Tech Power Panel
When: March 6, 2019, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Communitech Hub, 151 Charles Street West, Roddenberry Room (3rd Floor), Kitchener, ON
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: Starting a business in Ontario as a Newcomer – Kitchener
When: March 29, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: 200 King ST W
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: Wake Up With WordPress and Google Analytics
When: March 19, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: ACE Coworking, 295 Robinson Street, #Suite 100, Oakville, ON
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 key note 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: Diverse IT Peer2Peer – March 2019
When: March 28, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Apple Suites, 700 Third Line , Oakville, ON
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: Planning for CRM Success – Mentorship Session
When: March 8, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Innovation Factory, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON
When: March 13, 2019 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Fionn MacCool’s, 494 Edinburgh Rd S., N/E corner of Stone and Edinburgh, Guelph, ON
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: Digital Media – Ask The Professional Program for Small Businesses
When: March 14, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Business Centre Guelph-Wellington, 14 Macdonell Street, #Unit 100, Guelph, ON
Innovate Niagara is a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE), a network of regional and provincial not-for-profit organizations that deliver services and programs to help entrepreneurs start, grow and succeed.
Event: Marketing & Communications
When: March 1, 8, 15, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Cairns Building, Room 207, Brock University, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catherines, ON
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: March 27, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Where: TBA (Niagara, ON)
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