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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!
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 Search Engine Marketing With Google Ads
When: May 2, 2019, 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Where: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, 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: How to Build a Successful Business Webinar
When: May 2, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Gore Meadows Library, 10150 The Gore Rd, Brampton, ON
MaRS Discovery District (@MaRSDD) in Toronto is North America’s largest urban innovation hub. Our purpose is to help innovators change the world. MaRS supports promising ventures tackling key challenges in the health, cleantech, fintech and enterprise sectors as they start, grow and scale.
Event: MaRS Mornings with Jeff Ruby of Newtopia
When: May 3, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Where:MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON
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: May 6, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Woodside Square Mall 1571 Sandhurst Circle, Toronto, ON
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: Using Data to Solve Problems: An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Beginners
When: May 6 – 13, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Canada Learning Code HQ, 129 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON
Connecting Toronto’s startup community of entrepreneurs, visionaries, hustlers, disruptors, hackers and incurable risk-takers!
Event: Lean Startup Marketing & PR Workshop
When: May 7, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Workhaus Commerce Court South, 30 Wellington Street West, 5th floor, 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: Search Engine Marketing Fundamentals
When: May 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 460 King St. West, 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: Getting Started, Digital Marketing
When: May 9, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Mississauga, 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 Workshop on Product Marketing
When: May 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 2660 Speakman Dr, Mississauga, ON
The Toronto Enterprise Sales Forum is a community for B2B sales professionals involved in complex sales cycles. We provide an open and collaborative environment where you can share ideas, network with peers, and learn actionable insights for sales excellence and professionalism from successful sales practitioners and leaders.
Event: Rate my Pitch!
When: May 28, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: League Inc., 225 King St W Suite #800, Toronto, ON
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 Operations Boot Camp Webinar
When: May 29, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor, Committee Room 4, 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 Special Event – Positioning for Startup Success with April Dunford and Toronto’s Startup and Marketing Leaders
When: May 29, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Rogers, 333 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON
WATERLOO REGION EVENTS
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: Social Media and Digital Transformation for Small Business
When: May 13, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 290 King ST E, Kitchener, ON
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: Account Based Sales with Jamie Shanks from Sales for Life
When: May 22, 2018, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 151 Charles St W #100, Kitchener, 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: Meetup #114 – Update to Trademark & Design Law
When: May 14, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: 2021 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON
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: Planning for CRM Success!
When: May 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: TechPlace (Suite #801), 5500 North Service Road, Burlington, Ontario
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: Don’t Hire a Marketing Agency (Yet)
When: May 8, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, 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: May 2, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Business Centre Guelph-Wellington, 14 Macdonell Street, #Unit 100, Guelph, ON
Innovate Niagara helps entrepreneurs in high-growth industries to start, grow and succeed. Founded on the principle of “innovation through collaboration”, Innovate Niagara provides a single access point to match clients with services to suit their needs through a suite of in-house programs, resource partners and network of incubation facilities.
Event: Designing Quality Products in New Ventures
When: May 28, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Mahtay Café & Lounge, 241 Saint Paul Street, St. Catharines, 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: May 29, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Where: TBA (Niagara, ON)
Are we missing any startup or small business events? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list.
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