Upcoming Events

  • October 14, 2015Thunder Bay, ONBe Your Own Boss Information Session - College Edition - Confederation College

    Have you ever thought about being your own boss?  Not too sure where to start or who to turn to for help?  Come out to this free workshop to discuss business ideas and maybe you can see your idea come to life!  NADF will be doing a presentation on business development and offer insight to funding for your small business. Lunch and beverages will be provided.


  • October 17, 2015Guelph, ONFeeding Nine Billion Challenge - University of Guelph
    The Feeding Nine Billion Challenge, formerly the Food Waste Hackathon, returns in 2015 to engage students on food security and sustainability and produce real opportunities. 

    On the weekend following World Food Day (October 17-18, 2015), Feeding 9 Billion Challenges will take place concurrently on three campuses nationwide: the University of Guelph, University of British Columbia and the University of Manitoba. The Challenge invites participants from all disciplines, because we believe that solutions for the innumerable problems in the food system require input from all angles, and especially from young people.

    OCE is proud to be a sponsor of this event. 
  • October 21, 2015Ottawa, ONAxis Ottawa Conference
    Axis Ottawa is a unique conference bringing together international investors, leading Canadian startups, and key players of the Ottawa ecosystem. The event features startup pitches to investor panels, investor presentations, keynote speakers, 1-1 meetings, an exclusive dinner for startups and investors, and many opportunities for networking.

    OCE is proud to be a sponsor of this event. 
  • October 22, 2015Toronto, ONOCE's Annual General Meeting
    OCE will be holding its Annual General Meeting on October 22, 2015 at the Design Exchange in Toronto. The AGM will provide an excellent opportunity to celebrate OCE's successes over the last year, learn about our plans for the future, and connect with many of our stakeholders and community members.  

    If you would like more information, please contact Catharine Ogilvie
  • October 27, 2015Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON2015 Ontario Economic Summit
    Ontario’s economy is currently being shaped by a changing economic landscape. New ways of doing business are necessitating changes to the regulatory environment. At the same time, advancements in technology are creating unique opportunities and altering the nature of work. These are only some of the major shifts taking place, all of which have an effect on businesses across Ontario.

    Against this backdrop, the 2015 Ontario Economic Summit (OES) will explore how the public and private sectors can work together in the near, medium, and long-term future to capitalize on surfacing trends and foster conditions in which Ontario can prosper. Featured topics will explore new changes in the economy and their implications for Ontario.

    Make sure to visit OCE at this event. 
  • October 29, 2015ONLINE, Northern Ontario - Innovation Information Forum Webinar
    Learn what the Government of Canada is doing to bolster innovation and what programs
    and services are available to help your business!

    The Innovation Information Forums are a series of sessions in a number of Ontario communities that will bring together Government of Canada departments and agencies to present current innovation and commercialization programs. Hear from representatives from federal departments and agencies on how their programs and services support innovation in Canada.

    See the flyer for more details. 

  • November 2, 2015Toronto, ONIncubation Insights and Global Trends: Celebrating the Incubators of Tomorrow

    This event stems from an exciting partnership between Ontario Centres of Excellence and UBI Index, a leader in benchmarking and performance analysis of business incubators around the world. 

    Bringing together top incubator managers from Canada, Europe and the U.S. we will highlight best practices, hand-on-tools, analyses, success stories and inspiring presentations that will allow the incubation community to network, learn from each others and improve their performance.

    The event will conclude with an awards dinner recognizing top performing business incubators in North America.

  • November 3, 2015Halifax, NSUnmanned Systems Canada Annual Conference 2015
    Unmanned Systems Canada invites the global unmanned systems community to gather in Halifax, NS, Canada November 3 – 5 for the annual unmanned systems conference and exhibition. The 2015 event is hosted by The World Trade and Convention Centre, located in the heart of downtown Halifax.  

    A truly international event, 2015 is shaping up to be another fantastic conference showcasing the sector through presentations and networking events designed to maximize the benefits for attendees. With an 80% return rate, the Unmanned Systems Canada conference has become a standing event on the sector calendar.

    The success of the UVS sector is based on imaginative integration and application of existing and emerging technologies from many disciplines, international collaboration and innovative management of design, manufacture and operation. Unmanned vehicle systems are finding new and expanding civilian and military applications in all areas of UVS technologies: unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), unmanned aerial systems (UASs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs).

    At past conferences, new and powerful ideas flourished as attendees from the Canadian government, military, academia, and industry, along with our many international friends, had the opportunity to meet, network and tell their stories. Numerous new partnerships have been launched in the halls and lounges of past meetings. This year will certainly stimulate even more innovation.

    Make sure to visit OCE at this event. 
  • November 7, 2015Toronto, ONDementiaHack - George Brown College
    47 million people live with dementia worldwide – 750,000 in Canada alone – with global numbers expected to reach 75 million by 2030. Much effort goes towards the search for a cure that may be decades away, but millions today face overwhelming, heartbreaking challenges daily. The point of DementiaHack is to create products that improve lives today.
  • November 10, 2015Helsinki, Ontario Technology and Business Partnering Mission to Finland

    Finland has a strong and influential ICT sector that boasts the highest innovation growth for knowledge-intensive services among European Union countries. One of the major trends in Finland’s economy has been the emergence of start-ups. Finland has several spin-offs, growth companies and start-ups in the areas of healthcare, gaming, Internet of Things, embedded ICT and sensor solutions used in the car industry, among others, of which most are seeking to establish international partnerships. This Ontario mission will offer export-ready Ontario ICT and Healthcare IT companies the opportunity to showcase at Slush ( – the focal point to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media. In 2014, Slush brought together over 14,000 attendees from more than 3,500 companies and 750 investors who held nearly 3,800 pre-organized meetings. For more information, please contact:

    Additional details can be found in the event flyer.
  • November 13, 2015Kingston, ONQueen's Startup Summit - Queen's University
    Founded in 2013, the Queen’s Startup Summit is a rapidly growing initiative invested in preparing our generation for the changes in tomorrow’s business landscape. Our mission is to institutionalize a culture recognizing talent and passion that inspires and enables entrepreneurship. The Summit attracts budding young minds from various fields of discipline, provides the resources required to excel, and ensures a vigorously competitive environment. By bringing together aspiring designers, developers, and startup enthusiasts, The Summit encourages collaboration in an environment that fosters creativity and synergy. Industry leaders and professionals (carefully sought out by our team) aid students in their incubational efforts during the Summit in the form of mentors. Delegates are given the opportunity to pitch their own ideas, form dynamic teams, and collaborate and develop viable startups all within the weekend of the Summit. The top 3 teams are award funding in order to further pursue their ventures.

    OCE is proud to be a sponsor of this event. 
  • November 15, 2015Toronto, ON2015 Higher Education Summit
    The Higher Education Summit explores the major issues of the day and the challenges facing educators, governments, business leaders and others. This year’s conference will take place on Nov. 15 and 16 at the Sheraton Centre hotel in Toronto.

    OCE is proud to be a sponsor of this event. 
  • November 17, 2015Toronto, ON, 2015 Canadian Innovation Exchange

    OCE is proud to sponsor the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX), a leading technology innovation destination where investors, innovative companies, entrepreneurs and facilitators converge to drive economic growth and accelerate the development and implementation of new ideas.

    This forum attracts the key players behind Canadian’s innovative technology products and services in order to learn from each other, meet and pursue customer partnerships and investment relationships, and encourage the development of innovative technology that will be an integral part of Canada’s economic growth. It also features the CIX Top 20, an exclusive showcase that celebrates Canada’s best innovations and the people behind them.

  • November 17, 2015Ottawa, ON2015 Canadian Aerospace Summit
    The 2015 Canadian Aerospace Summit is proudly hosted by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC).

    This exclusive event brings together Canadian and international companies of all sizes, government, and academia for two days in the nation's capital. More than 1,000 participants–primarily C-suite executives and government officials–are expected to attend.

    Make sure to visit OCE at this event. 
  • November 19, 2015Toronto, ONGlobal Entrepreneurship Day at George Brown College
    As a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, startGBC and Enactus will hold a Global Entrepreneurship Day event at George Brown College. This event will feature a Why Not Me? Panel of George Brown Alumni Entrepreneurs and an It’s My Turn Panel of startGBC Entrepreneurs.

    This event will be followed by:

    + Combined Q&A. Most innovative question will win a ticket to SociaLIGHT 2015 on Nov 21
    + Networking & Refreshments

    Thursday, November 19, from 3-6 pm at St James Campus, SJC 406 (290 Adelaide Street East, Toronto)
  • November 27, 2015London, ONHack Western - Western University
    Hack Western is a hackathon: a weekend-long event where students come together to work on technical projects, from websites and mobile apps to custom hardware hacks. At Hack Western, more than 300 students from technical and non-technical backgrounds will spend a weekend working on a product that others find useful, or take the weekend to learn a new skill or language.

    OCE is proud to be a sponsor of this event. 
  • November 27, 2015Toronto, ONSportsHack Weekend 2015 - Ryerson University
    OCE is proud to be a sponsor of this event.