Startup and Small Business Events Happening in March 2020

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 EVENTS

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: Founders Talk
When: March 3, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Spaces Queen West, 180 John Street, Main Floor, Toronto, ON
Price: $5.00

Mindshare Canada

Meet with experts at Grow, a startup consulting team within Mindshare Canada, one of Canada’s largest media agencies. This will be a great session to get foundational intelligence on what to think about for growth for attracting customers and building a brand

Event: Marketing: From Brand to Growth
When: March 5, 2020, 8:00 a.m.
Where: 160 Bloor Street West, 7th Floor, Toronto, ON
Price: TBA

TechTO

TechTO Product considers the big picture questions and nitty-gritty details that companies need to balance when creating exceptional products. Our community doesn’t just rehash “best practices” — we push forward new ideas to optimize the ways we collaborate, coordinate, and scale.

Event: TechTO Product: Lessons from Toronto Product Leaders
When: March 5, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: One Eleven, 325 Front St W., Toronto, ON
Price: $32.00

TorontoStarts (formerly Startup Toronto)

Connecting Toronto’s startup community of entrepreneurs, visionaries, hustlers, disruptors, hackers and incurable risk-takers!

Event: SEO Crash Course with The Startup Coach
When: March 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Workhaus Commerce Court South, 30 Wellington Street West, 5th floor, Toronto, ON
Price: $99.00

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: 10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business
When: March 17, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Where: Central Public Library – 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. (2nd Flr – Classroom 3)
Price: $17.13 +Tax

Toronto Public Library

Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to services which meet the changing needs of Torontonians.

Event: Social Media Strategy for Beginners
When: March 18, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto, ON
Price: Free

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: Small Business Tools 101
When: March 20, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: 41 George St S – West Tower Boardroom 2E, 41 George Street South, Brampton, ON
Price: Free

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: Ask the Expert – Marketing & Sales
When: March 20, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, Economic Development & Culture – Enterprise Toronto Office, North York, Ontario
Price: $15.00

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: Intro to User Experience (UX) Design

When: March 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Cyrus Foundation, 160 Dudley Ave., Thornhill, ON
Price: S55.00

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: Sales Workshop
When: March 25, 2019, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 2660 Speakman Drive, Mississauga, ON
Price: $100.00

Brainstation

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: BrainStation Demo Day
When: March 27, 2020, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 460 King St. West, Toronto, ON
Price: Free

WATERLOO REGION EVENTS

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: Become Your Own Digital Marketer: Boot Camp
When: March 24 & 25, 2020, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 200 King ST W, Kitchener, Ontario
Price: $175.00

Communitech

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 Breakfast Series: Data Munch
When: March 25, 2020, 7:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
Where:Price: $11.99

HALTON EVENTS

HalTech

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: #HerHalton Women’s Day Breakfast 2020
When: March 5, 2020, 7:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Where: RattleSnake Point Golf Club, 5407 Regional Road 25, Milton, ON
Price: $45.00

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: Meetup – Marketing & Selling Technology
When: March 10, 2020, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Dave & Busters, 2021 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON
Price: $10.00

HAMILTON EVENT

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: Planning for CRM Success
When: March 5, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 175 Longwood Rd. S., Hamilton, ON
Price: $10

NIAGARA EVENTS

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: Build your online store
When: March 10, 2020, 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Innovate Niagara, 43 Church Street, #Suite 102, St. Catharines, ON
Price: $10.00

The Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre

The Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre runs a variety of events geared towards both new start-up businesses as well as existing businesses. Whether you are looking for information about writing a business plan, or perhaps looking at new avenues of marketing your business – we have a seminar for you.

Event: The A to Z Steps to Starting a Business
When: March 17, 2020, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 4343 Morrison Street, Niagara, ON
Price: Free

Are we missing any startup or small business events? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list.

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