Looking to be inspired? Network or connect with like minded people? See below for a listing of events throughout our communities.
2015 Canada Crowdfunding Summit
MaRS Discovery District, Toronto
Join us at the foremost destination for leaders in the Canadian Crowdfunding economy (#CCS2015). Become a part of Canada's rapidly growing industry & learn what opportunities await you as an entrepreneur, service provider or investor.
York Region Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) MeetUp
Markham Convergence Centre
ventureLAB is pleased to host a free information meetup session with IBM Canada, discussing IBM Watson Innovations with Angus McIntyre.
IBM Watson Innovations represents a first step into cognitive systems, a new era of computing. It uses programmatic computing with the combination of three additional capabilities that make Watson truly unique: natural language processing, hypothesis generation and evaluation, and dynamic learning.
CIHR e-HIPP Workshops
Markham Convergence Centre
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), in partnership with ventureLAB and Life Sciences Ontario, is hosting a series of province-wide workshops aimed at fostering collaborative health innovation projects between frontline health care providers, small and medium size industry/solution providers and researchers.
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.
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.
Engineering the Future of GTA Transportation
Markham Event Centre, 95 Duffield Drive, Markham, ON L6G 0A8
The “Engineering the Future of GTA Transportation” symposium on March 25, 2015 is a premier opportunity to discuss future transportation in GTA and to interact with the leaders who will make world class transportation system a reality for GTA.
Organized by PEO York Chapter, this will be the single largest York Chapter event with over 500+ attendees across GTA from the engineering communities, transportation gurus and urban professionals.
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.
The submission deadline has been extended to March 8, 2015.
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.
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.
“John Zambakkides - Z3 Controls
ventureLAB was directly instrumental in us gaining a vast amount of experience and knowledge in all stages and phases of a start-up, starting with BUILD, to the series of excellent sessions from finance to launch, and the mentor program which has been critical in us reaching a number of organizations that helped Z3 Controls' growth. We had the opportunity to attend and talk to IP, trademark and copyright experts, as well as legal advice among other things. The opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and experts was most helpful. Looking back, I must admit that ventureLAB provided us with a series of seminars that covered all aspects of a fledgling company such as ours, with a seminal impact that was invaluable. It is exactly what a company like Z3 Controls needed to get us on the right track and perfectly align us with what we needed to go to market with and succeed. We will be forever grateful and indebted to ventureLAB and its fine people for guiding us and teaching us, mentoring us, at a time when we needed all the help we could get. Thank you ventureLAB.”