Looking to be inspired? Network or connect with like minded people? See below for a listing of events throughout our communities.
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.
MEDEC 2015 MedTech Conference - Transformation Through Innovation
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
The annual signature conference of MEDEC and the medical technology industry will take place on April 29 and 30, 2015 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, 801 Dixon Road, Toronto.
The Basics of Intellectual Property
Regional Municipality of York, Administrative Centre, 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON
Presented by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, this seminar is for individuals or small business owners interested in learning more about the importance and strategic value of intellectual property.
Next Gen Virtual Worlds
AMD Markham 1 Commerce Valley Dr. East Markham, Ontario
Join us April 30th, 2015 for his talk on Next Generation Virtual Reality
The Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter and TorCHI are excited to bring to you our first joint ACM Distinguished Speaker Presentation: “Next Generation Virtual Worlds” presented by Michael Macedonia.
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.
Advancing Health Partnering Forum
The Design Exchange, 234 Bay St. Toronto
A Partnering Forum to support the second call for applications to OCE’s Advancing Health program. Healthcare providers and tech companies will have the opportunity to share their stories, initiate and develop collaborations with the potential to apply for up to $350,000 in funding support for collaborative demonstration projects.
An Introduction to Workplace Safety & Insurance
Aurora Town Hall, 100 John West Way, Aurora, ON
The Town of Aurora, The Aurora Chamber of Commerce and the York Small Business Enterprise Centre are proud to host a Small Business Seminar on introduction to Workplace Safety & Insurance.
Join Elizabeth Parkinson, Employer Specialist with the Office of the Employer Advisor for a presentation that will help you understand how compulsory workplace insurance works in Ontario, who it applies to, how it is funded and what you as an employer need to know and do.
Start Ups: Write Your Own Provisional Patent Application by PCK
Markham Convergence Centre, 7271 Warden Avenue, Showcase room, Markham, Ontario L3R 5X5
PCK understands how difficult it is for early stage companies to get into the patent system. IP protection is an important part of any business plan or strategy. This topic should definitely not be ignored.
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.
Who should attend?
- Start up companies, high tech or otherwise
- Founders, CEOs, CTOs
- Researchers and innovators
The Basics of Health & Safety for Small Business
Town of East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie Street, Sharon, ON
The Town of East Gwillimbury, East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce, the York Small Business Enterprise Centre, and Workplace Safety & Prevention Services are proud to host a Small Business Seminar on the Basics of Health & Safety for Small Business – how to meet legislative requirements, do your due diligence and protect your business and employees.
Introduction to Accounting for Business
Georgina Chamber of Commerce, 430 The Queensway S,, Keswick, ON
The Town of Georgina, The Georgina Chamber of Commerce and the York Small Business Enterprise Centre, are proud to host a Small Business Seminar on Accounting for Business.
Presented by Rebecca Clark, CPA, CA, CDFA from Chaggares & Bonhomme Chartered Accountants; this session will provide an overview on basic accounting information needed for business.
Toronto Startup Job Fair
MaRS Discovery District Toronto, ON
The Toronto Startup Job Fair aims to connect talented job seekers with the best Waterloo and Toronto-based startups. The event is largely run by volunteers looking to foster a thriving startup community and to raise awareness about startup jobs in Toronto
Ontario Entrepreneur Week
“Entrepreneurs and small business operators are often referred to as the critical cog in the economic engine of the province.”
Tips & Tricks for Home-Based Businesses
Township of King, 2075 King Road,King City, ON
Running a business from home can have many advantages, but it is an option that doesn’t work for everyone. In this workshop, Janet Horner will help participants explore the advantages and disadvantages of running a home-based business and discover solutions to some of the challenges involved.
2015 MedEdge Summit
Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill
The 5th Annual MedEdge Summit returns on June 18, 2015, presented by the Town of Richmond Hill, ventureLAB and the Regional Municipality of York.
MedEdge is a catalyst for advancing life science ideas, connections and innovation into commercial success in York Region and the GTA’s life sciences sector. York Region is uniquely positioned in the MedTech environment as the place for clinical and technical innovation with a unique and collaborative life sciences ecosystem which provides ample market opportunities to bring effective and cost efficient solutions to market.
“Eve Moore, Director of Operations - HandyMetrics Corporation
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.”