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Wireless and Wearable Health Tech Symposium.-registration open!

2014-11-18

University of Toronto, Mississauga campus

Wireless and Wearable Health Tech Symposium.-registration open!

This is a symposium focused on wearable or wireless technology in a health (e.g. fitness) or medical context. The full ecosystem of stakeholders will be presenting at this symposium including: start-up companies, money managers, regulatory experts, deve

Featured Speaker/ Panelist:

Dr. Ann Cavoukian - Keynote speaker
Former Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario;
Executive Director, Privacy & Big Data Institute, Ryerson University;
Founder, Privacy by Design (PbD)

Colin Foster 
Senior Regulatory Officer, Health Canada

Luc Gagnon 
Vice-President, Business Solutions & Technology, TELUS Health, Canada  

Jeff Malpass
President & CEO, Siemens Hearing Instruments, Canada  

Kyle Peterson
Director, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, Calgary Scientific

Other Participating Organizations:
Bloom Burton, Broadplay/NINtec, Celestica, Cortex Design, Ernst & Young, GE Healthcare, Healthcare Human Factors, InteraXon, Medtronic, Microsoft, OCAD University, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Onyx Motion, University Health Network, VMware 

Symposium Flyer 
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Gaming First Contact

2014-11-13

Five Lamps Chophouse, 175 Main St, Unionville

Gaming First Contact

Join GameHive, AMD, Game Pill, Clipwire Games, Sulon Technologies and other members of the gaming industry from across York Region and the GTA for an afternoon of networking and discussion at Gaming First Contact

Organized by Downtown Markham and partners, Gaming First Contact will feature a leadership panel facilitated by renowned tech writer Marc Saltzman who will engage 5 business leaders from successful and up-and-coming York Region gaming companies that have navigated the complex and competitive space as they share highlights of their successes and ‘what’s next…’

Why should you attend?

· Meet one of Canada’s top 20 hottest start-ups

· See Virtual Reality platforms                                                                                                                       

·Hear from content development experts

· See new Graphics technology integrated into millions of intelligent devices

·Uncover leading locally developed technology

· Network! Someone’s hiring!

Big Data- Big Change| Big Opportunities

2014-10-29

IBM Headquarters, 3600 Steeles Ave E, Markham Ontario

Big Data- Big Change| Big Opportunities

Join us in The City of Markham to learn what the big deal is about Big Data and why it is essential to the success of any modern business. Cost: $40 +HST (Incl. Light Breakfast)

Speakers:

  • Pat Horgan, ‎VP, Manufacturing, Development & Operations at IBM Canada Ltd.
  • Jury Konga – Principal, eGovFutures Group
  • Ron Van Holst, Director, Research Development, High Performance Computing at Ontario Centres of Excellence
  • Dr. Luca Pisterzi – Ontario Brain Institute
  • (More to be announced)
- See more at: http://www.yrbizseries.ca/event-BigData-2014#sthash.vBRh5pJm.dpuf

Speakers:

  • Pat Horgan, ‎VP, Manufacturing, Development & Operations at IBM Canada Ltd.
  • Jury Konga – Principal, eGovFutures Group
  • Ron Van Holst, Director, Research Development, High Performance Computing at Ontario Centres of Excellence
  • Dr. Luca Pisterzi – Ontario Brain Institute
  • (More to be announced)
- See more at: http://www.yrbizseries.ca/event-BigData-2014#sthash.vBRh5pJm.dpuf

Speakers:

  • Pat Horgan, ‎VP, Manufacturing, Development & Operations at IBM Canada Ltd.
  • Jury Konga – Principal, eGovFutures Group
  • Ron Van Holst, Director, Research Development, High Performance Computing at Ontario Centres of Excellence
  • Dr. Luca Pisterzi – Ontario Brain Institute
  • (More to be announced)
- See more at: http://www.yrbizseries.ca/event-BigData-2014#sthash.vBRh5pJm.dpuf

Speakers and flyer  http://www.yrbizseries.ca/event-BigData-2014#sthash.vBRh5pJm.dpuf

Cost: $40 +HST (Incl. Light Breakfast)

Small Business Forum 2014

2014-10-21

Markham Convergence Centre 7271 Warden Aveneue Markham Ontario

Small Business Forum 2014

Join us to hear from experts on how to start,launch and grow your business with their advice on tax, marketing and funding strategies.


 

OBIO® EXECUTIVE EXCHANGE SERIES: PwC SR&ED UPDATE

2014-10-09

WebEx and teleconference

OBIO® EXECUTIVE EXCHANGE SERIES: PwC SR&ED UPDATE

RSVP by Oct 6 to Gail Garland,OBIO CEO at gailgarland[AT]obio[DOT]ca.Link and dial in will be provided to registrants closer to the date.

OBIO invites you to join them to hear from Bob Singh - Partner Tax Services, Greg Garland – Partner SR&ED Tax Incentive Services and Mel Machado – National SR&ED Advisor who will discuss the latest developments related to the Canadian Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program.

Is entrepreneurship in your DNA?

2014-10-08

NEWNHAM CAMPUS, SENECENTRE

Is entrepreneurship in your DNA?

Seneca students and York Region youth between the ages of 18-29 are invited to an information kick-off and learning session.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8 or THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Refreshments provided

To reserve your seat or for more information visit:

senecacollege.ca/research/HELIX

or contact HELIX Project Co-ordinator

Kate.Collins@senecacollege.ca

Join the conversation   #SenecaHelix

 

Master Card N>XT Developer Challenge 2014

2014-10-04

MaRS Discovery District (www.marsdd.com) 101 College St Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

Master Card N>XT Developer Challenge 2014

PREPARE TO BE THE N›XT BIG THING IN RETAIL. ON OCTOBER 4TH AND 5TH JOIN THE N›XT DEVELOPER CHALLENGE AND HELP MASTERCARD® BUILD A RETAIL REVOLUTION

The Retail Revolution is coming. And MasterCard N>XT is challenging developers to create the next big thing in retail. If you pioneer the most innovative idea over two days you could walk away with as much as $10,000.

Developer Challenge

30 Teams. 3 – 5 people. 2-Day Developer Challenge. Developers will use MasterCard's Simplify Commerce APIs and other external SDKs to build a groundbreaking retail solution. Every transaction has a story and it’s your job to make that story seamless and smooth for the user.

Event

October 4th & 5th. MaRS Discovery District, Toronto.
In the heart of Toronto, the MaRS state of the art facility is the ideal environment for you and your team to code and create the next big breakthrough in retail.

PrIZES

There will be 4 awards this year: two prizes of $10,000 each for the top 2 teams, and another 2 prizes of $5,000 each. In addition to these, there will be an awesome Samsung Prize package and other awards from our Sponsors and Partners.Register NOW

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- See more at: https://nxt.mastercard.ca/##registration

The Retail Revolution is coming. And MasterCard N>XT is challenging developers to create the next big thing in retail. If you pioneer the most innovative idea over two days you could walk away with as much as $10,000.

ventureLAB invites you to learn about funding opportunities!

2014-10-02

ventureLAB, Markham Convergence Centre

ventureLAB invites you to learn about funding opportunities!

Are you an entrepreneur looking to learn about potential funding opportunities?

Join us on Tuesday, October 2nd at 8:30 a.m. for a light breakfast and panel, featuring presenters from national organizations offering different forms of funding. From grants to loans, options will be presented and discussed with an opportunity to ask questions and speak to the presenters at the end.

This session targets all entrepreneurs, with varying businesses and ages.

Current speakers include representatives from, Futurpreneur, BDC, Youth IAF Fund and OCE.

Attendance is FREE!

The Government Services for Small Business Information Fair and Workshop

2014-09-25

Pearson Covention Centre, 2638 Steeles Ave E., Brampton, Ontario.

The Government Services for Small Business Information Fair and Workshop

The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) its government partners along with Brampton Research, Innovation, Commercialization (RIC) Centre and Brampton Economic Development Corporation are hosting a Goverenment Services for Small Business Informat

Businesses will have a unique opportunity to engage government officials, participate in various workshops, be informed about the Build in Canada Innovation Program and other federal innovation programs and learn about services available to support their business. All in one location.

Partner List:
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Canada Revenue Agency GST/HST Rulings
Service Canada
Health Canada
Environment Canada
Canada Business Ontario
Office of the Privacy Commissioner Canada
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Office of the Procurement Ombudsman Canada
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
National Research Council Canada
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Canada Revenue Agency- Scientific Research & Experimental Development Division
Business Development Bank of Canada
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Ministry of Labour
City of Brampton - Economic Development Office
Peel Region Research, Innovation, Commercialization Centre
 

Advanced Manufacturing Expo 2014 (AMExpo)

2014-09-23

The International Centre Mississauga, ON.

Advanced Manufacturing Expo 2014 (AMExpo)

Join hundreds of leaders from Canada’s manufacturing sectors at AMExpo September 23–24, 2014.

Advanced Manufacturing Expo 2014 (AMExpo) provides a platform for decision makers, production and quality engineers to interact with the latest technology and gain a competitive edge by applying high-productivity solutions to enhance manufacturing performance, efficiency and quality. Compare/source new technologies and products; maintain a competitive advantage; and learn what’s new and what’s coming in the industry. Promo code conf10 for a 10% discount.
 

York Region Fifth Annual Import/Export Conference

2014-09-10

Novotel Vaughan, 200 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan

York Region Fifth Annual Import/Export Conference

Join us at the York Region Fifth Annual Import/Export Conference to explore business opportunities under the new Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

Experts representing multiple facets of the international trade community will share their insight into how to access business opportunities beyond Canada’s borders.

Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm  Cost: $40 + HST

OBIO Executive Exchange Series: Understanding Angel Investors with Neil Klompas, CFO of Zymeworks

2014-08-19

WebEx and Teleconference

OBIO Executive Exchange Series: Understanding Angel Investors with Neil Klompas, CFO of Zymeworks

OBIO Executive Exchange Series: Understanding Angel Investors with Neil Klompas, CFO of Zymeworks On, August 19, OBIO invites you to join us for this unique opportunity to hear from Mr. Neil Klompas, CA, Chief Financial Officer of Zymeworks. Since 2004


 

The Future of Advertising: Insights and Strategies for Small Business -YRBiz Series in Georgina

2014-06-24

Salvation Army Jackson’s Point Conference Centre

The Future of Advertising: Insights and Strategies for Small Business -YRBiz Series in Georgina

8:00am - 1:30pm Part of the Business Innovation in Changing Times conference series.

Join us on June 24th for the YRBiz Series Future of Advertising conference in Georgina where you will hear from experts on how to market your business on a limited budget and discover next-generation advertising techniques to help you succeed in a competitive marketplace http://ow.ly/xCqFD Follow @YRBizSeries on Twitter for updates on this exciting event.

Igniting Entrepreneurship and Capital Flow in Ontario

2014-04-16

Ontario Investment & Trade Centre, Toronto, ON

9:00am - 10:30am

This NFCA Breakfast Briefing event on April 16th is co-hosted together with the City of Toronto to discuss the proposed Crowdfunding exemption from various perspectives including legal, regulatory, investment as well as provide an industry update.

Women in Life Sciences

2014-04-15

Fasken Martineau, 333 Bay St, Suite 2400, Toronto

Women in Life Sciences – Getting on Investors’ Radar [panel discussion] Apr 15th, 2014 - 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM @ Fasken Martineau

Join us for a morning of networking and breakfast hosted by BDC, EY, Fasken Martineau and RBC Royal Bank.

The breakfast will host an impressive speaker panel that will share their insights on how companies can get the attention of investors.

2014 Aspire Awards

2014-04-14

Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham

Celebrate Markham’s top Young Professionals! Join us for the 2014 ASPIRE Awards

Apr 14th, 2014 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM @ Flato Markham Theatre

Our Young Professional’s Committee of the Markham Board of Trade is presenting their annual ASPIRE Awards at a networking reception on Monday, April 14, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Flato Markham Theatre. This is their only all ages event … if you want to connect business professionals under the age of 40, this is a great opportunity.

ventureLAB™ has been a huge supporter of HandyMetrics from the very beginning. They have provided us with guidance critical to the growth of our company: helping us refine our value proposition, define and manage target clients, map purchasing processes, develop pricing strategies, and scaling our sales. They have also kept us abreast of events and opportunities relevant to our company’s development and ultimately, to our success.

Eve Moore, Director of Operations - HandyMetrics Corporation

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