January 24, 2018 – London, ON – SmartStart Recipient Meet and Greet
Hear from Ontario entrepreneurs who have received funding through the SmartStart Seed Fund.
OCE representatitves and funded applicants will be in attendance. There will also be an opportunity to mix and mingle with other entrepreneurs, local tech companies and business leaders.
January 26, 2018 – Toronto, ON – IT'S A START - Startup Pitch Competition
Win $5K for your startup!
IT’S A START is an exciting and interactive pitch competition taking place at Digifest 2018. They are looking for ideas from creative professionals, budding entrepreneurs, startups, students or recent graduates who have digital projects that they want to take to the next level. Whether your business is a Mobile App, Game, VR/AR Media, Content Property, Product, Digital Design, AI, or Robotics, they would love to hear your groundbreaking ideas.
The deadline for applications is Friday, January 26, 2018 at 5 PM.
Apply for IT’S A START 2018 at www.itsastart.ca
February 2, 2018 – Thunder Bay, ON – Disrupt It Weekend
Disrupt It Weekend will bring together bright, passionate, entrepreneurial enthusiasts to provide solutions to sustainability challenges in Northwestern Ontario over a 54 hour period.
March 24, 2018 – Toronto, ON – 2018 Sci Innovation Competition
The Second China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition, known as the 'Global Olympics of Innovation', is open to high-calibre talents, entrepreneurs and projects, and promotes the integration of human resources, technology, capital, and attracts more overseas entrepreneurs to expand a business or seek cooperation in Shenzhen.
April 30, 2018 – Toronto, ON – Discovery 2018
Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference, held this year between April 30 and May 1, 2018. 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 3,000 attendees and more than 500 exhibitors in 2017, 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.
Discovery is hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.
More information about Discovery 2018.