Looking to be inspired? Network or connect with like minded people? See below for a listing of events throughout our communities.

One to Ten – The First 10 Employees: Insiders Insight Goes To ‘Breakfast’


Fran’s Restaurant, 20 College St.

  • Part of OBIO’s Insiders Insights Dinner Series – this event goes to ‘Breakfast’
  • Join fellow industry leaders for breakfast and hear how they grew their companies from ‘one to ten’ employees
  • RSVP to: by March 24th

Maximizing Returns from Conferences: Betsy Bascom, President & CEO, Global Connectworks


Gowlings, First Canadian Place, 100 King St., Toronto

  • Confused by the plethora of conference offers you receive? Wondering what the ROI is and who should attend?
  • Betsy Bascom is extremely knowledgeable about:  which conferences are worth the price; which ones to attend for partnering; which to attend if you are looking for investors; where the conference action really happens!
  • RSVP to by March 26th

2015 Canadian Global Impact Competition


York Region, ON

2015 Canadian Global Impact Competition

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.

The submission deadline has been extended to March 8, 2015.

Building an Effective Elevator Pitch


Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library, 2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and the York Small Business Enterprise Centre are proud to host a seminar for entrepreneurs and small business owners who are looking to leave a lasting impression and perfect their elevator pitches.

Growing Your Business seminar on Creative Financing and Angel Investments


Xerox Research Centre of Canada, 2660 Speakman Drive, Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1

 Join RIC Centre on April 9th for our Growing Your Business seminar on Creative Financing and Angel Investments. Gather insights from our expert panel of speakers that play an active role in funding Canadian entrepreneurs and innovation. Learn about creative financing options, how to reach out to angel groups, as well as do’s and don’ts for all entrepreneurs seeking capital!

Meet Your Makers


George Brown College, The Green Building Centre, 1 Dartnell Avenue

Meet Your Makers

OCE Discovery


Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building

OCE Discovery

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

MEDEC 2015 MedTech Conference - Transformation Through Innovation






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.

Mobilize the Enterprise: Productivity, Profitability and Possibilities


Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON

Mobilize the Enterprise: Productivity, Profitability and Possibilities

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.

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. 

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. 

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

2015 MedEdge Summit

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.

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