March 2018 Startup and Small Business Events

Startup and Small Business Events Happening in June 2017

Every month our team compiles a list of startup and small business events in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario that we’re interested in attending and think will be useful to 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).



Camp Tech

Camp Tech is a tech skills training hub. They provide half and full-day in-person workshops for adults who want to learn website and digital skills. They create a welcoming environment for those who are hesitant around technology, and emphasize skills that can be put into practice right away.

Event: SEO: How to Drive More Traffic to Your Website
When: June 1, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, Toronto, ON
Price: $99.00

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 during your business start-up and help develop your management capabilities as your business venture grows.

Event: Toronto Women’s Entrepreneurship Forum 2017
When: June 1, 2017, 9:30 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W., 2nd Floor, Committee Room 3, Toronto, ON
Price: $15.00


Each month, TechToronto Meetup is designed for Toronto technologists to learn something new and meet someone new. You’ll learn something new from one of their 5x5s, or five presentations of five minutes each.

Event: TechToronto Meetup + Afterparty
When: June 5, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Where: RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium, 88 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, ON
Price: $15.00

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. They will be focusing on Startup, Tech & Social Innovation.

Event: StartupTech TO Meetup: Featured Speaker – Aaron Lyon Phillips, Founder & CEO
When: June 6, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: TBD
Price: $15.00

Toronto Public Library

Event: How Small Businesses Use Social Media
When: June 8, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto, ON
Price: Free

RIC Centre

As the Entrepreneur and Innovation Hub for Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon, the RIC Centre offers a comprehensive range of support services to entrepreneurs for free, including mentorship and advisory services, hands-on workshops and networking events.

Event: Growing Your Business – The Superstars of RIC Centre
Has your business run into a roadblock? Can’t secure funding necessary to proceed? Marketing and sales efforts leading to little results? Scaling your business not working out? On June 8th, learn from RIC Centre clients and graduates on how they succeeded in their industries.
When: June 8, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Xerox Research Centre of Canada, 2660 Speakman Drive, Mississauga, ON
Price: $25.00

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: How to Develop a Business Idea and Plan
When: June 14, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Mississauga, ON
Price: $75.00

Startup Toronto

Startup Toronto is a grass roots entrepreneur-led community of Startup Canada. They connect their members to the startup ecosystem in Toronto, foster a supportive home for all entrepreneurs, and provide programs and tools that help entrepreneurs accelerate their business growth.

Event: Marketing & PR Workshop
When: June 14, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: TribalScale, 200 Wellington St West, 9th Floor, Toronto, ON
Price: $25.00

Ladies Learning Code

Have you taken their HTML and CSS workshop? Looking to expand your web development skills? Wonder what all this CSS3 stuff is about? CSS is a powerful language used to create layout and design for web pages. Without CSS, the web would not be as pretty!

Event: Getting started with WordPress & Blogging
When: June 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: HackerYou, 483 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Price: $55.00

SalesTO Meetup

Each SalesTO Meetup 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.

When: June 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Pivotal Labs, 1 Toronto Street, 11th Floor, Toronto, ON
Price: $20.00

HackerNest Tech Socials

HackerNest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch), and brimming with Ultra Smart People.

When: June 26, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: Info-Tech Research Group, 888 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
Price: Free


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: eCommerce Toronto | A Panel Discussion On Selling Online
When: June 27, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: BrainStation Toronto, 460 King Street West, Toronto, ON
Price: $45.00



Waterloo Region Small Business Centre

The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre encourages and contributes to the enterprising spirit and economic vitality of their community by assisting entrepreneurs with the development of new or existing businesses.

Event: Small Business Grows BIG Online
When: June 7, 2017, 5:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 200 King Street West, Kitchener, ON
Price: Free

HackerNest Kitchener-Waterloo June Tech Social

HackerNest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch), and brimming with Ultra Smart People.

When: June 12, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Where: Kik Interactive, 420 Weber Street North, Waterloo, ON
Price: Free


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: Scaling Your Sales and Sales Leaders P2P Joint session invitation
Communitech’s Tech Leadership Conference brings the best entrepreneurs, innovators and thought leaders to connect, learn and help shift the power and control of technology in the right direction.
When: June 21, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Tannery Event Centre, 151 Charles St. W., Kitchener, ON
Price: TBD



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: The Fundamentals of Website Development & Support
When: June 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, #101a, Hamilton, 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 Hi5 Startup Source
When: June 1, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Burlington Golf & Country Club, 422 North Shore Boulevard East Burlington, ON
Price: $10.00

Silicon Halton

Silicon Halton organizes a number of events throughout the year in the region Halton which including Burlington, Oakville, and Milton. Their monthly meetups and Peer2Peer has three main components; a key notes 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 want to learn more about business best practices.

Event: Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer: Traction Marketing Project
When: June 16, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Halton Hive, 901 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON
Price: TBD



Guelph Business Networking Event

When: June 13, 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
Price: $15.00



St. Catharines Enterprise Centre

The St. Catharines Enterprise Centre provides the information, tools and resources that entrepreneurs need to launch and grow their business. Aspiring and existing entrepreneurs are serviced through many support services, including a number of informative seminars and events.

Event: Sales and Marketing Seminar
When: June 21, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 1 St. Paul Street, 3rd Floor, Suite A301, St. Catharines, ON
Price: Free

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: Open Data and How to Leverage it for Business
When: June 15, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Ramada Jordan Beacon Harbourside Hotel & Suites, 2793 Beacon Blvd., Jordan, ON
Price: $15.00

Startup Drinks 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 resource and programming. They are entrepreneur-led and committed to the long-term success and sustainability of their community.

When: June 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m. (last Wednesday of every month)
Where: TBA (Niagara, ON)
Price: Free

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Startup and Small Business Events Happening in June 2017