Start-up,
Technology,
Innovation.

Events to foster the entrepreneurial spirit.

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June 6, 2017 brian prokopowich0

Event cost: $15 on Eventbrite and $20 at the door.

What we are all about:

This is a perfect event to network with fellow entrepreneurs, startup founders, tech enthusiasts or to just meet new people. Grab a bite and have a great night!

Who are our members:

Our events are great for Startups and businesses of all stages of growth our members range from the following tech circles:

• RealTech • MarTech • CleanTech • FinTech • MedTech • EdTech • Wearables •AR/VR

•IOT • Big Data and so much more.

Our structure is we host an informal fireside chat with a featured speaker, Q & A session and open networking.


Featured Speaker: Aaron Lyon Phillips, Founder & CEO

Description: AP1’s solutions are designed to enhance the utility of existing mobile applications and can be integrated with other datasets to ensure Business Intelligence are accurate and comprehensive.

Pitch2Peer: The companies below will be pitching the business to the group. Then the group will pick the winner! What better way than to get up in front of people and try your best, you are among your peers where we will support you and will provide valuable feedback. Plus you get to win a prize for your efforts.

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The structure of the event is below:

6:30: Doors open, Registration start’s and open networking till 7 pm

7:01 pm-7:09 pm: Introductions to StartupTech Unleashed & sponsors

7:10 pm-7:39 pm: Interview & Q&A session with our featured speaker.

7:40 pm- 8:00 pm: Pitch2Peer 3 companies will pitch their business to the group

7:40 pm- 8:30 pm: Open networking.

8:30 pm: Closing remarks.

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Bonus: Free pizza and fantastic door prizes.

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Sponsors:

We would like to thank all our sponsors for helping make the StartupTech Unleashed events possible.

ClauseHound: Is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, early-stage businesses and small businesses alike to help draft legal documents that make businesses more productive.

Verkspace: One of Toronto’s newest coworking experience in collaborative/community/shared workspaces located in Old Town. The beautiful space features a lounge and great areas designed to get work done and concierge services.

Conference Cloud: Is a next generation virtual attendance platform specifically designed for conferences to scale audiences and monetize their content. ConferenceCloud gives you a simple way to stream your conference live and help recover foregone revenue. Provide a truly unique digital attendee experience and with ConferenceCloud.

Skyphone: SkyPhone is a smartphone number in the cloud that manages all incoming calls into your business and directs them to the right person on your team regardless of their location or what type of phone they’re using.

Arvuu Inc.: An interactive marketing company focusing on Augmented Reality and traditional marketing. The launched their own augmented reality viewer called ARenginePRO so that anyone can create their own projects.

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Disclaimer: By signing up or attending any STU meetup event, you agree that StartupTech Unleashed may record or photograph the Event, (including You, your likeness, voice, image and any guest you bring), and use it publicly or privately in any form of media, including for commercial purposes.

The date, time and locations are subject to change without notice. We do not offer refunds however if you are unable to attend we may be able to provide you a ticket to another event. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


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May 30, 2017 brian prokopowich0

Event cost: $10 on Eventbrite and at the door.

What we are all about:

This is a perfect event to network with fellow entrepreneurs, startup founders, tech enthusiasts or to just meet new people.

Who are our members:

Our events are great for Startups and businesses of all stages of growth our members range from the following tech circles:

• RealTech • MarTech • CleanTech • FinTech • MedTech • EdTech • Wearables •AR/VR •IOT • Big Data and so much more.

Our structure is we host an informal fireside chat with a featured speaker, Q & A session and open networking. We will have more information coming in the next few weeks on who the speakers will be and the venue.


Featured Speaker: TBD

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Companies presenting

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Plus we will have an open mic opportunity so that everyone will have 30 sec to introduce their business and tell us about whatever service they want to promote!


The structure of the event is below:

6:30 pm: Doors open, registration start’s and open networking till 7 pm

7:01 pm-7:15 pm: Introductions to StartupTech Unleashed

7:16 pm-8 pm: Interview & Q&A session with our featured speaker.

8 pm- 8:30 pm: Open networking.

8:30 pm: Closing remarks.

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Bonus: Free pizza & door prizes.

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Sponsors:

We would like to thank all our sponsors for helping make the StartupTech Unleashed events possible

ClauseHound: Is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, early-stage businesses and small businesses alike to help draft legal documents that make businesses more productive.

Conference Cloud: Is a next generation virtual attendance platform specifically designed for conferences to scale audiences and monetize their content. ConferenceCloud gives you a simple way to stream your conference live and help recover foregone revenue. Provide a truly unique digital attendee experience and with ConferenceCloud.

Skyphone: SkyPhone is a smartphone number in the cloud that manages all incoming calls into your business and directs them to the right person on your team regardless of their location or what type of phone they’re using.

Arvuu Inc.: An interactive marketing company focusing on Augmented Reality and traditional marketing. The launched their own augmented reality viewer called ARenginePRO so that anyone can create their own projects.

Upside Foundation: We provide a unique platform for corporate philanthropy: donate options or warrants, not cash. We understand that cash is scarce, as is time, so the Upside Foundation makes charitable giving quick, easy and cash-free.

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Disclaimer: By signing up for Any STU meetup event, you agree that StartupTech Unleashed may record or photograph the Event, (including You, your likeness, voice and any guest you bring), and use it publicly or privately in any form of media, including for commercial purposes. By attending, You consent to the recording and photographing and grant StartupTech an unrestricted, perpetual, non-exclusive and sublicensable license, to take, use, display, perform, distribute or exploit for any lawful and commercial purpose any recordings or photographs.


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May 10, 2017 brian prokopowich0

Attention all startup founders, developers, and tech enthusiasts in the Kitchener/Waterloo area. Come on down to Shoeless Joe’s Waterloo for our monthly StartupTech Social so come on down to chat, network over drinks and munchies! Plus get a chance to win a $20 gift card. Looking forward to meeting you all soon!


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May 2, 2017 brian prokopowich0

Event cost: $10 on Eventbrite and $15 at the door.

What we are all about:

This is a perfect event to network with fellow entrepreneurs, startup founders, tech enthusiasts or to just meet new people. Grab a bite and have a great night!

Who are our members:

Our events are great for Startups and businesses of all stages of growth our members range from the following tech circles:

• RealTech • MarTech • CleanTech • FinTech • MedTech • EdTech • Wearables •AR/VR

•IOT • Big Data and so much more.

Our structure is we host an informal fireside chat with a featured speaker, Q & A session and open networking.


This Months Speaker Lineup!

Featured Speaker: Marc Milgrom , CEO of Newzulu Limited

New Zulu: Platform helps you gather, organize and broadcast social content at scale, live or on demand. At Newzulu, we make live eyewitness reporting, digital asset management (DAM), community building and mobile applications effective and easy to use. Get more content from more sources, more devices, more formats and more people with Newzulu crowdsourcing technology.

Other companies presenting:

Julie Kaye – Telecom by Design

Stanislav Kojokin – KASE Insurance – with a strong focus on insurance for startups

Brendan Stennett – Think Data


The structure of the event is below:

6:30: Doors open, registration starts & open networking till 7 pm

7:01pm-7:15pm: Introductions to StartupTech Unleashed & 3 min presentations with our 2-3 featured startup companies.

7:16pm-8pm: Interview & Q&A session with our featured speaker.

8pm- 8:30pm: Open networking.

8:30: Closing remarks.

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Bonus: Enjoy some snacks to munch on!

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Sponsors:

We would like to thank all our sponsors for helping make the StartupTech Unleashed events possible.

Verkspace: One of Toronto’s newest coworking experience in collaborative/community/shared workspaces located in Old Town. The beautiful space features a lounge and great areas designed to get work done and concierge services.

Conference Cloud: Is a next generation virtual attendance platform specifically designed for conferences to scale audiences and monetize their content. ConferenceCloud gives you a simple way to stream your conference live and help recover foregone revenue. Provide a truly unique digital attendee experience and with ConferenceCloud.

Skyphone: SkyPhone is a smartphone number in the cloud that manages all incoming calls into your business and directs them to the right person on your team regardless of their location or what type of phone they’re using.

Arvuu Inc.: An interactive marketing company focusing on Augmented Reality and traditional marketing. The launched their own augmented reality viewer called ARenginePRO so that anyone can create their own projects.

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Disclaimer: By signing up or attending any STU meetup event, you agree that StartupTech Unleashed may record or photograph the Event, (including You, your likeness, voice, image and any guest you bring), and use it publicly or privately in any form of media, including for commercial purposes.

The date, time and locations are subject to change without notice. We do not offer refunds however if you are unable to attend we may be able to provide you a ticket to another event. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


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May 1, 2017 Meg Marshall0

Insurance. It can sound like such a scary thing, but it really doesn’t have to be. In fact, it can be really helpful and may be a legal requirement in some circumstances. If an entrepreneur has never had their own business before or never needed commercial liability it can be very overwhelming. It is important to note that home and auto insurance are usually considered separate policies than commercial liabilities and coverage. We caught up with KASE Insurance, who specialize in small business, manufacturing companies, commercial needs and have a big heart for startups. We spoke with the fun, dynamic yet extremely knowledgeable partners of KASE. Stanislav Kojokin and Arian Ebrahimi provided some phenomenal insight and provides various examples and stages of what type of insurance might be needed. 

Arian and Stanislav of KASE Insurance give some amazing tips to consider when to insure a startup.

Q: Why should a startup get insurance?

A: Many startups believe that they are not big enough to need insurance and want to wait until more sales are generated or more assets are purchased. The reality is that having insurance should be in the budget from day one. As soon as a company starts operations and has customers, protection is needed.

Q:  Even if a startup is an app (application) and NOT producing any tangible products, would they still need insurance?

A: If the startup is generating revenue, they need liability insurance to make sure they are protected. Even if the company does not have a tangible product, their customers could claim that they suffered a loss as a result of the professional advice or the completed operations of the start up, at which point the start up would have to defend itself.

Q: Are there certain legal documents that would classify a company as a startup?

A: No.

Q: At what stage or point should a startup consider insurance?

Insurance needs should be considered part of the budget of a startup, suggests KASE Insurance.

A: It will be a great idea for you to consult with an insurance advisor before any of the following:

KASE Study #1: Start up company about to launch the beta version of their new product or software. Their client asks them to provide proof of insurance before signing a contract.

Insurance solution: Errors & Omissions Liability (E&O), Cyber Liability

Why is it important:  This insurance coverage helps protect professional advice- and service- providing individuals and companies from bearing the full cost of defending against a negligence claim made by a client, and certain damages awarded in such a civil lawsuit. The coverage focuses on alleged failure to perform on the part of, financial loss caused by, an error or omission in the service or product sold by the policyholder. These are potential causes for legal action that would not be covered by a General Liability Insurance Policy which addresses more direct forms of harm. Cyber/Network Liability can usually be added to an E&O Policy to protect your exposure of a network going down or private information leaking and causing financial damage.

KASE Study #2: The start up company has outgrown the co- working space, and is looking to move into the new private office. As a condition of the new lease agreement, they are required to provide proof of insurance to the new landlord.

Insurance solution: Commercial General Liability and a Commercial Property  

Why is it important: Commercial General Liability covers bodily injury or property damage cause to a 3rd party. Commercial Property coverage protects a business’s own business property within the office.  This policy can also cover the loss of use of the premises in the event of a covered loss such as a fire.

KASE Study # 3: You are trying to put a board in place made up of experienced industry veterans. One of the potential candidates is asking you if he will be covered under your company’s insurance policy.

Insurance Solution: Directors & Officers Liability (D&O) Insurance

Why is it important: Provides coverage for a loss as a result of a legal action brought for alleged wrongful acts in their capacity as directors and officers of the company

KASE Study # 4: You have hired employees to help you grow your start up.   

Insurance Solution: Employment Practices Liability

Why is it important: Protect your organizations against employee suits for discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, failure to hire, etc. The key here is to remember: Even if you are in the right, it doesn’t mean you will not have to defend yourself.

KASE Study #5: Your business cannot operate without you the founder, or one of your key employees. Investors are concerned about the company’s future should something health related happen to that individual.

Insurance Solution: Key Person Insurance

Why is it important:   

The insurance company will a lump sum of tax free money to the corporation. These funds can be used to compensate for the loss of sales or the cost to hire a replacement for key individual.

KASE Study #6: You want to attract and retain the right talent to help you grow your business and are in search of employee incentives.

Insurance Solution: Employee Benefits- Health coverage

Why is it important: Your employees will have piece of mind when it comes to health-related expenses should they have health related issues.

Q: What are common components that are included in insurance policies (specifically for startups)?

A:  First and foremost, the startup should obtain a commercial general liability policy to cover their products and their completed operations. Depending on what the startup does, they may want to consider errors and omissions insurance as coverage for professional liability is typically excluded from a commercial general liability policy.

Q: Why does KASE insurance like working with startups?

KASE Insurance specializes in commercial insurance and can truly help startups!

A: KASE Insurance is a start up! We know the struggles startups go through in getting the attention they need. Startups are often neglected because of their small size and potential for failure so as a result, they are not usually getting the right attention from their insurance brokers. KASE Insurance prides itself in being an active resource for insurance and risk management for companies of all sizes.

Q:  What are some of the common mistakes that startups can encounter if they don’t have insurance?

A: Many startups will consider insurance when their customer or a landlord is asking for proof of the coverage. At that point, the startup may be scrambling to find insurance and will likely purchase what is readily available to satisfy their contracts. With more time and attention, an insurance broker can shop the market and find a more suitable product for the startup to buy.

Now, please. Do yourself a favour and get some insurance and do not jeopardize your idea, team and dream.  

A big thank you to Stanislav and Arian from Kase for lending their time, insight and knowledge to better prepare and protect fellow startups and entrepreneurs.


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April 4, 2017 brian prokopowich0

Event cost: $10 on Eventbright and $15 at the door

What we are all about:

This is a perfect event to network with fellow entrepreneurs, startup founders, tech enthusiasts or to just meet new people.

Who are our members:

Our events are great for Startups and businesses of all stages of growth our members range from the following tech circles:

• RealTech • MarTech • CleanTech • FinTech • MedTech

• EdTech • Wearables • AR/VR • IOT • Big Data

….and so much more.

Our structure is we host an informal fireside chat with a featured speaker with a Q & A session and open networking. We will have more information coming in the next few weeks on who the speakers will be and the venue.

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Featured Speaker: Rajah S. Lehal CEO of Clausehound

Clausehound: Is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, early-stage businesses and small businesses alike to help draft legal documents that make businesses more productive. Our $10 per month DIY Legal Library is the most highly annotated legal library on the internet.

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We will also have the following companies presenting their business:

– BoostHQ: Your useful content is no longer lost in an endless stream of emails and messages; with BoostHQ everything your team shares is automatically indexed in topic-specific channels and made available exactly when it’s needed.

– TBD

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The structure of the event is below:

6:30 pm: Doors open,  registration starts, and open networking till 7 pm

7:01 pm-7:15 pm: Introductions to StartupTech Unleashed & 3 min presentations with our 2-3 featured startup companies.

7:16 pm-8 pm: Interview & Q&A session with our featured speaker.

8 pm-8:30 pm: Open networking.

8:30 pm: Closing remarks.

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Bonus: Free pizza and fantastic door prizes.

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Sponsors:  

We would like to thank all our sponsors for helping make the StartupTech Unleashed events possible.

Verkspace: One of Toronto’s newest coworking experience in collaborative/community/shared workspaces located in Old Town. The beautiful space features a lounge and great areas designed to get work done and concierge services.

Conference Cloud: Is a next generation virtual attendance platform specifically designed for conferences to scale audiences and monetize their content. ConferenceCloud gives you a simple way to stream your conference live and help recover foregone revenue. Provide a truly unique digital attendee experience and with ConferenceCloud.

Skyphone: SkyPhone is a smartphone number in the cloud that manages all incoming calls into your business and directs them to the right person on your team regardless of their location or what type of phone they’re using.

Arvuu Inc.: An interactive marketing company focusing on Augmented Reality and traditional marketing. The launched their own augmented reality viewer called ARenginePRO so that anyone can create their own projects.

Upside Foundation: We provide a unique platform for corporate philanthropy: donate options or warrants, not cash.  We understand that cash is scarce, as is time, so the Upside Foundation makes charitable giving quick, easy and cash-free.

Clausehound: Is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, early-stage businesses and small businesses alike to help draft legal documents that make businesses more productive. Our $10 per month DIY Legal Library is the most highly annotated legal library on the internet.

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Disclaimer: By signing up for Any STU meetup event, you agree that StartupTech Unleashed may record or photograph the Event, (including You, your likeness, voice and any guest you bring), and use it publicly or privately in any form of media, including for commercial purposes. By attending, You consent to the recording and photographing and grant StartupTech an unrestricted, perpetual, non-exclusive and sublicensable license, to take, use, display, perform, distribute or exploit for any lawful and commercial purpose any recordings or photographs.


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March 28, 2017 brian prokopowich0

What we are all about:

This is a perfect event to network with fellow entrepreneurs, startup founders, tech enthusiasts or to just meet new people.

Who are our members:

Our events are great for Startups and businesses of all stages of growth our members range from the following tech circles:

• RealTech • MarTech • CleanTech • FinTech

• MedTech • EdTech • Wearables •AR/VR

•IOT • Big Data and so much more.

Our structure is we host an informal fireside chat with a featured speaker, Q & A session and open networking. We will have more information coming in the next few weeks on who the speakers will be and the venue.

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Our speaker for the event will be:

Amir CEO of Coosha

COOSHA is a FREE calendar that offers a unique way to share, organize, plan and manage everyday life with family, friend’s and colleagues. He will be discussing how a personal need helped create his product, the importance of not giving up and flexibility in business.

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The structure of the event is below:

6:30 pm: Doors open, registration start’s and open networking till 7 pm

7:01 pm-7:15 pm: Introductions to StartupTech Unleashed

7:16 pm-8 pm: Interview & Q&A session with our featured speaker.

8 pm- 8:30 pm: Open networking.

8:30 pm: Closing remarks.

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Bonus: Free pizza & door prizes.

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Sponsors:  

We would like to thank all our sponsors for helping make the StartupTech Unleashed events possible

Conference Cloud: Is a next generation virtual attendance platform specifically designed for conferences to scale audiences and monetize their content. ConferenceCloud gives you a simple way to stream your conference live and help recover foregone revenue. Provide a truly unique digital attendee experience and with ConferenceCloud.

Skyphone: SkyPhone is a smartphone number in the cloud that manages all incoming calls into your business and directs them to the right person on your team regardless of their location or what type of phone they’re using.

Arvuu Inc.: An interactive marketing company focusing on Augmented Reality and traditional marketing. The launched their own augmented reality viewer called ARenginePRO so that anyone can create their own projects.

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Disclaimer: By signing up for Any STU meetup event, you agree that StartupTech Unleashed may record or photograph the Event, (including You, your likeness, voice and any guest you bring), and use it publicly or privately in any form of media, including for commercial purposes. By attending, You consent to the recording and photographing and grant StartupTech an unrestricted, perpetual, non-exclusive and sublicensable license, to take, use, display, perform, distribute or exploit for any lawful and commercial purpose any recordings or photographs.


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March 3, 2017 Meg Marshall0

Numbers have stood the test of time and should not be overlooked. We live in a world where numbers help us make important decisions from profit and loss to predicting growth and sustainability. With so many numbers coming every which way, they collect and create large pools of data. Luckily, there are organizations that can help us navigate these for those that may become overwhelmed by so many numbers.

We got the chance to meet up with Lewis from the Liberty Village based startup called ThinkData. They are “…changing the way we interact with external data”. He answers some questions on why he loves the startup world.

Q: What have some of the challenges been as a startup?

A: One of ThinkData’s cofounders, Bryan Smith, reminded me recently that the definition of a startup is, to him, a group of people who are trying to solve a problem with limited resources. For us, making external data available to businesses is a constantly evolving problem, but if it was easy someone would have done it by now. One of the challenges is not only developing an infrastructure that supports external data but also educating people on how valuable the resource actually is.

Q: What are some of the successes been as a startup?

The great people of ThinkData taking a break from data analysis and enjoying the company of one another. Photo courtesy of ThinkData.

A: Measuring success as a startup can be difficult, but I’m personally very proud of ThinkData’s platform, Namara, which is solving the problem of external data access. Breaking down the silos that separate data sources, standardizing tons of data, and just generally making it easy to use is no small feat. We were also fortunate enough to have been selected by the C100 as one of 20 companies that participated in their 48 hours in the Valley program, and in 2015 we were recognized by the Canadian Innovation Exchange as one of that years hottest companies. But really any startup that’s been around for a couple of years and has clients who are happy should consider themselves incredibly successful.      

Q: Name some of the most useful resources that any startup should tap into?

A: Toronto has become a really fertile breeding ground for startups. There are a few reasons for that, but I think that there’s been a really important focus on tech development in recent years and without them things would be a lot more difficult. We work very closely with MaRS and they’re doing great work. It’s also important to introduce yourself to other businesses in your community through a BIA network. Having a beer with someone sometimes turns into an amazing partnership opportunity.

Q: How could a startup of any size use data in their business development?

A: I don’t come from a data background, so I’m very sympathetic to the reality that when a lot of people hear “data” their eyes start to glaze over. Most businesses are already using data in their decisions, even if they’re not really aware that they’re doing so. But if you’re only using your own data, you’re really only seeing one piece of a much larger picture. Increasingly, external sources of data are the secret sauce that any company of any size can use to vault themselves to the next level of development. It’s really just a matter of starting with something small and seeing how it works for you. There’s no one-size-fits-all data, but there’s definitely data for everyone.  

For the curious minds out there – Statistics Canada is releasing the 2016 Census data in phases throughout the year. ThinkData can certainly help your startup or organization mine the numbers that are meaningful to your business. See below for the release dates of data as per the Statistics Canada website:

  • February 8th, 2017 – Population and dwelling counts
  • May 3rd, 2017 – Age and sex, Type of dwelling
  • August 2nd, 2017 – Families, households and marital status, Language
  • September 13th, 2017 – Income
  • October 25th, 2017 – Immigration and ethnocultural diversity, Housing, Aboriginal peoples
  • November 29th – Education, Labour, Journey to work, Language of work, Mobility and migration

To learn more about ThinkData, visit them online or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.


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February 28, 2017 brian prokopowich0

Welcome To StartupTech 2017 Winter Roadshow: Kichener/Waterloo

Welcome To StartupTech 2017 Winter Roadshow: Kitchener/Waterloo

We invite all tech enthusiasts and business founders to come out to our StartupTech 2017 Winter Roadshow in Kitchener/ Waterloo. This is an intimate event that will give you a chance see some great startups in all different fields, to learn from other founders, partake in great speaker sessions, demos and much more. We don’t want you to just attend the event but be part of it and get value! So come out to network, learn about some great companies and meet some great people.

Our 2017 tour is designed to highlight and showcase innovative talent in the Toronto & Waterloo Startup and Tech communities. We help bring local founders, tech enthusiasts, and investors together to enable opportunities to showcase talent, new ideas, and foster innovation. This is StartupTech’s inaugural launch of roadshows and summits as we are on a mission to promote and help foster growth and support talent in the North American tech eco-system. StartupTech Unleashed started out as a simple group to help share ideas, foster support and help fellow business owners. It has evolved from a small business group to a large organization with members and events in multiple cities.

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What We Offer During The Roadshow

Keynote Speakers: We have a full day of speakers planned that will provide expert advice, education from founders and top professionals in their field. Covering topics such as navigating the funding ecosystem, scaling your product, marketing and so much more.

Demos: Get a chance to see some great products, get an opportunity to connect with the founders and learn why they do what they do!

Startup Showcase: This is a list of local startups that will be showcasing their business for all to see.

Open networking, coffee, and light snacks.

Get involved and be part of our mission of inclusion & support for our startup community!

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Speakers:

Samiksha Khanna: Strategy & Business Consultant

Discussion Topics: Sales & Marketing, laying the foundation and metrics for early startups. From revenue and lead generation, knowing what to measure, to how to build your go-to-market strategy.

Bio: With over 15 years of experience in building metrics for sales to running operations at technology companies Samiksha, has been instrumental in helping companies increase their revenue and customer satisfaction. She’s worked for a broad range of companies and has been the second-in-command to many Senior VP’s and Executives. Working closely with Marketing, Finance, Sales and Product Samiksha knows how to work inter-departmentally to avoid the internal struggles that occur from rapid growth.

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Nira Lall: Founder, Leadership Coach & Speaker at BD Transformational Services

Discussion Topics: Building a culture of loyalty – Retaining and inspiring millennials (this is basically about understanding who millennials are, what drives them, what demotivates/demoralizes them, and how to engage them to become your company’s ambassadors)

Bio: Since 2009, I’ve been a trusted Leadership Coach to businesses and individuals across Canada. I’ve spent the past years helping small to mid-size organizations move through growth, change management, employee retention issues, and organizational culture and development. Each solution is customized to the organization’s vision and values, meaning that no solution is the same as another. I passionately deliver my work in interactive group sessions, dynamic one-on-one coaching, and keynote speaking engagements.

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Adarsha Datta: Startup Lead & Technical Evangelist | Microsoft Canada

Discussion Topic: Bots/AI/Cognitive Services “Create your first bot in 30 minutes!”.

Everyone is talking bots. What is a bot? Is it an App? Is it actually a robot? Well, no & yes to the latter. Let us get together in this session and understand what actually is a bot and how is it changing existing business models, engagement patterns and introducing a new paradigm of AI into our lives. In this session, we will start with the basics of AI & bots and build a simple bot – showing the different parts/components of constructing a bot from scratch and making it go live.

Bio: Adarsha Datta is the National Startup Lead & Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Canada. He is passionate about (and loves talking about) startups and technology, currently focusing on the cloud, machine learning, AI, and internet of things!

As an evangelist, he enables and supports developers, students and startups with Microsoft technologies and services. He considers himself an educator, a community developer and engages through consistent involvement in events/ camps/ hackathons/ conferences and other online/social channel.

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Vito Marchese: President at Whiteboard Studio Inc.

Discussion Topics: Email marketing and best practices

Bio: Vito Marchese is President and Founder of Whiteboard Studio Inc., a creative advertising agency located in Toronto, Canada. The company specializes in all areas of creative work including strategy, creative, production and communication services. Since 2006, the company has served numerous corporate clientèle and non-profit organizations.
Vito Marchese is also an Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact. He provides resourceful training, seminars, and workshops related to topics including email marketing, social media and event marketing.

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Exhibitors:

– Skyphone:

– Arck Innovations: SR&ED consultants

– Microsoft

-OpenSky Incubator

More to be announced soon!

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Events Structure:

12:00pm-12:45pm: Registration & Open networking

12:45pm – 1:00pm: opening statements

1:00pm- 1:45pm: Speaker: Shamisha Khanna

2:00pm- 2:45pm: Speaker: Nira Lall

Expo opens: 3:00pm – Breakout coffee & tea, water, fruit platter, cakes/ muffins

3:00pm-3:45pm: Speaker: Adarsha Datta

4:00-4:45pm: Speaker: Vito Marchese

5-8pm: Closing: Sandwiches, Snacks and apps

 

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We would like to thank all our sponsors for helping make the StartupTech Unleashed events possible.


OpenSky Lab Incubator: Is 15,000 square feet of space at LOT41–41 Ardelt Place, will provide coworking areas and office spaces, as well co-creation sessions from Open Sky’s enterprise partners. The incubator will also host workshops aimed at helping startups at every stage of their business, covering areas like business planning, financial literacy training for entrepreneurs, and marketing.

Conference Cloud: Is a next generation virtual attendance platform specifically designed for conferences to scale audiences and monetize their content. ConferenceCloud gives you a simple way to stream your conference live and help recover foregone revenue. Provide a truly unique digital attendee experience and with ConferenceCloud.

Skyphone: SkyPhone is a smartphone number in the cloud that manages all incoming calls into your business and directs them to the right person on your team regardless of their location or what type of phone they’re using.

Arvuu Inc.: An interactive marketing company focusing on Augmented Reality and traditional marketing. The launched their own augmented reality viewer called ARenginePRO so that anyone can create their own projects.

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January 19, 2017 brian prokopowich0

A unique recruiting event

Techfest attracts up to 1,000 attendees, more than 300 career opportunities, and up to 15 hiring companies. Hiring company executives pitch a crowd of potential employees on why they’re the best employer in the room.

Are you an employer?

  • What you get Show off your company’s culture to top talent
  • What’s included We organize everything. Including venue & catering
  • What to expect Pitch prospects on why they should work for you

Are you an employer?

  • What you get Show off your company’s culture to top talent
  • What’s included We organize everything. Including venue & catering
  • What to expect Pitch prospects on why they should work for you