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: Social Media Strategies For Beginners
When: September 3, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 40 Orchard View Boulevard, 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 – September Edition
When: September 10, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Telus Tower, 25 York Street, 3rd Floor, 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 Google Analytics
When: September 12, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, 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 – September Edition
When: September 16, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: RBC Waterpark Place, 88 Queens 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: September 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 460 King St. West, Toronto, 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: September 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 2660 Speakman Dr, Mississauga, 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: Be a LinkedIn Brand’R
When: September 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Brampton City Hall – Training Room WT-2A, Brampton, 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: National Ladies Learning Code Day: Intro to User Experience (UX) Design
When: September 21, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Canada Learning Code HQ, 129 Spadina Avenue, 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: Marketing Boot Camp Webinar
When: September 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Digital Main Street connects main street businesses to the most innovative digital providers. It offers its members a wide range of digital vendors who look forward to working with small businesses and helping them become digital-ready.
Event: Social Media for Small Business: Online Webinar
When: September 25, 2019, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Connect with a roster of ventures in one central location; get the inside story on the coolest technologies; see what it’s like to work in a fast-growing, game-changing company; and explore career and investment opportunities with the founders and teams making it all happen.
Event: MaRS Startup Open House
When: September 26, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College St., 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: Grow your Business with Google for Brick-and-Mortar Biz
When: September 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: ERB Room, 3rd floor, right from elevators – 100 Regina ST S, Waterloo, 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: Bringing UX practices to a new (virtual) reality
When: September 19, 2018, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Communitech Hub, 151 Charles St. West · 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: Silicon Halton Demo Night
When: September 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park Community Center – Black Box Room, 2302 Bridge Road., 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: Customer Is Boss
When: September 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: TechPlace, 5500 North Service Road, Burlington, 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: You’ve Been Tagged… Supercharging Marketing & Sales with Digital
When: September 17, 2019, 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, ON
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: How to Write A Business Plan
When: September 26, 2019, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 4343 Morrison Street, 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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