Looking to be inspired? Network or connect with like minded people? See below for a listing of events throughout our communities.
Mobilize the Enterprise: Productivity, Profitability and Possibilities
Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON
The next 5-10 years will bring the largest disruption since the Industrial Revolution. The innovation that is occurring through the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the way the world connects and businesses operate. It is essential that business leaders look at how new ecosystems of connected devices have the potential to increase their efficiency, reduce costs and enable people to make smarter decisions.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. Hosted by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities.
Garnering over 2,600 attendees and more than 420 exhibitors in 2014, Discovery is a showcase of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research from sectors such as health, manufacturing, digital media and cleantech, including energy, environment and water.
Renowned keynote speakers and panels ignite discussion, knowledge-sharing and new perspectives. Networking opportunities feature key influencers from government, academia, industry and leading sectors.
Discovery facilitates the exchange of ideas and encourages new ways to collaborate and push the boundaries of research and innovation through to demonstration and development. Creating a strong innovation economy is key to Ontario's future.
2015 Canadian Global Impact Competition
York Region, ON
The Global Impact Competitions (GIC) are annual competitions held in partnership with sponsor organizations worldwide and organized by geography and theme. These competitions act as a platform to identify outstanding entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists and engineers with the most innovative ideas for positively impacting millions of lives locally and globally within the next three to five years.
Write Your Own Provisional Patent Application
Start up companies are invited to a hands on session on writing a Provisional Patent Application. Learn the basics, save money and meet industry leading patent professionals Andrew Currier and Robert Stratton of PCK Perry + Currier, Toronto.
CIHR e-HIPP Workshops
Markham Convergence Centre
Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) presents the e-Health Innovation Partnership Program (e-HIPP) The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), in partnership with ventureLAB and Life Sciences Ontario, is hosting a series of province-w
Equity Crowdfunding - What Is It And What Does It Mean For Your Business?
Richmond Hill Country Club, 8905 Bathurst Street
Crowdfunding is one of the most innovative and exciting financing techniques available to start-up and emerging businesses. Attend this event to hear firsthand from entrepreneurs and professionals who have successfully managed crowdfunding programs.
Steacie Library HackFest, supported by LaunchYU
HackFest is spending two days collaborating with your fellow students on a particular project, and bringing the project to reality! This year’s theme is Hacking for a better world. The theme is about creating a tool (product/service) that can make the world a better place. If you want to gain experience bringing an idea to life, or just want to participate in a fun collaborative environment, you shall attend the HackFest.
Launch YU Mingle
York University, The Underground Pub
LaunchYU Mingle is the York University’s monthly entrepreneurial meet-up held at the Underground (held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month). This is an informal event organized for everyone interested in entrepreneurship, to meet other fellow like-minded individuals, share their ideas and network with the wider community.
2015 Ernest C. Mercier Lecture in Entrepreneurial Science
Seymour Schulich Building , York University
Connecting the Forgotten Billions - Presented by Suneet Singh Tuli
No Google. No Facebook. No Twitter. This is reality for over four billion people worldwide that have no internet access and the knowledge, freedom, and empowerment that comes with it. In India, these are the forgotten billions.
Hear how Datawind founder Suneet Singh Tuli is providing a way to get these forgotten billions connected with the world’s cheapest tablet computer and is revolutionizing educational access in the developing world.
IBM Bluemix - York Region Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud Meetup
Markham Convergence Centre
Bluemix is IBM's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, featuring composable business services based on a wide range of open source, third-party, and IBM Enterprise software.
Come and join Rob Peeren, a Consulting IT Specialist from IBM, for a fun and interactive Bluemix session featuring services such as: The Internet-of-Things, Business Rules, Geo-Location, Mobile and more! Learn how you can make use of IBM Bluemix free-of-charge to create your own enterprise caliber cloud applications and accelerate your time to market!
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