Startup and Small Business Events Happening in November 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).





LaunchYU is York University’s entrepreneurship program. If you’re interested in exploring entrepreneurship as a viable career option; if you have an idea for a business and need assistance in getting started; or if you have a business but want support in growing it, then LaunchYU is the place for you!
Event: Revenue Engineering (Marketing & Sales) for your Startup
When: November 2, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Room 519 – Kaneff Tower, 4700 Keele St., North York, ON
Price: Free


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 our 5x5s, or five presentations of five minutes each.
Event: TechToronto Meetup + Afterparty
When: November 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium, 88 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, ON
Price: $20.00

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: Ladies Learning Code HTML & CSS for Beginners: Learn to Build a One Page Website From Scratch
When: November 7 & 14, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 1867 Yonge Street, #700 sttarToronto, ON
Price: $55.00

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: How To Be A Pro Blogger
When: November 14, 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: Marketing & Sales Boot Camp
When: November 14, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W, 2nd Floor, Committee Room 3, Toronto, ON
Price: $15.00

Startup Toronto

Startup Toronto is a grass roots entrepreneur-led community of Startup Canada. We connect our 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: November 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: TribalScale, 200 Wellington St West, 9th Floor, Toronto, ON
Price: $25.00

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: Jump Start Your Digital Marketing
When: November 15, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Xerox Research Centre, 2660 Speakman Drive, Mississauga, ON
Price: $10.00 (Startup Entrepreneur); $20.00 (General Admission)

Toronto Public Library

Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to services which meet the changing needs of Torontonians.
Event: Create a Facebook Page For Your Business
When: November 23, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Fairview Learning Centre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive, 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: Social Media Toronto | A Panel Discussion on Social Media
When: November 23, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: BrainStation Toronto, 460 King Street West, Toronto, ON
Price: $45.00

HackerNest Toronto November 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: November 27, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Info-Tech Research Group, 888 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
Price: Free



DigiMarCon Kitchener – Digital Marketing Conference

Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement, DigiMarCon Kitchener 2017’s agenda will help attendees enhance their marketing efforts. Sessions will focus on building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service and gaining insight into today’s latest digital tools.
When: November 14 – 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online; Live and On Demand
Price: $295.00

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: Social Media for Small Business
When: November 16, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.
Where: 200 King Street West Kitchener, ON
Price: $10.00


ACTION is an initiative spearheaded to develop entrepreneurial capabilities and attitudes within a diverse audience. We will provide a framework to venture creation that will allow individuals, regardless of their discipline, to leverage what they have learned through work and education, generate ideas, and scale their solutions.
Event: Scaling Sales at Fast Growth Startups
When: November 17, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Communitech, 151 Charles Street West, #100 Kitchener, ON
Price: $30.00


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: Sales Planning with Mark Bergen from Shopify Plus
When: November 21, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: Communitech Hub, 151 Charles Street West, Suite 100, Kitchener, ON
Price: TBD



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: Topic – Marketing Plans
When: November 20, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: Halton Hive, 901 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON
Price: Free for members


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: Accelerate to International Markets (AIM) Program
When: November 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: 5500 North Service Road, Suite 801 Burlington, ON
Price: Free



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: What’s In Your Sales And Marketing Stack? Sales Peer2Peer
When: November 8, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, ON
Price: Free

Software Hamilton

Software Hamilton covers the Hamilton, Ontario technology and startup community.
Event: WordPress Meetup
When: November 2, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: CoMotion On King, 115 King Street East, 3rd Floor, Hamilton, ON
Price: $10.00



Innovation Guelph

Innovation Guelph is building prosperity for community wellbeing by providing mentorship and business support programs and services to help innovative enterprises start, grow and thrive.
Event: Entrepreneur’s Toolkit: Starting Lean – Value Proposition
When: November 9 & 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Innovation Guelph, 111 Farquhar Street, 3rd Floor, Guelph, ON
Price: $100.00

Guelph Business Networking Event

When: November 15, 2017, 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: November 15, 2017, 09:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where: St. Catharines Enterprise Centre, 1 St. Paul Street, 3rd Floor, Suite A301, St., Catharines, ON
Price: Free

Startup 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. We are entrepreneur-led and committed to the long-term success and sustainability of our community.
Event: Startup Drinks Niagara
When: November 29, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Where: TBA (Niagara, ON)
Price: Free
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Startup and Small Business Events Happening in November 2017