Upcoming Events

  • September 21, 2018Toronto, ONElevate
    Elevate is a city-wide tech and innovation festival centered in North America’s fastest growing tech ecosystem. An essential destination for global professionals, tech leaders, investors, and creatives, the event features inspiring keynotes, topical content streams, experiential programming, and epic socials. Join us September 21-27, 2018 in Toronto to be a part of a diverse and inclusive community at the forefront of innovation.

    Save 20% off registration with promo code: "OCE20"
  • September 23, 2018Toronto, ON10th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications
    AutomotiveUI, the ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, is the premier forum for UI research in the automotive domain. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners interested in both the technical and the human aspects of in-vehicle user interfaces and applications, to provide a forum for the exchange of technical information concerning research (and practice) and educational activities for motor vehicle user interface development.
  • September 25, 2018Toronto, ON2018 World Angel Investment Summit

    The Summit will attract over 700 investors, partners and industry leaders from around the world and is the flagship event for the Canadian Angel Investor community. The 2018 event will be the first ever NACO Summit to be hosted in Toronto.

    We will be building on the international focus introduced at the 2017 Summit in Montreal, making this the largest and most international gathering of Angel investors in Canadian history. This will also be the first time that NACO partners with a larger event to ensure our community adds direct and immediate value to the local startup ecosystem.

    NACO will be partnering with the Elevate Tech Fest, offering both premium content for our attendees, as well as collaborating with Elevate to run their Financing track and cohost keynote speakers. 

  • September 26, 2018Toronto, ONSeminar: Clean Tech Opportunities in CPTPP Countries

    If you are an Ontario clean tech business interested in exporting to CPTPP countries such as Singapore, Chile and Peru, this practical, hands-on seminar presented by industry experts will give you a great introduction to getting your goods or services to customers in CPTPP countries.

    Topics covered include:

    • Overview of the CPTPP
    • Market access and opportunities in clean tech
    • Practical insights and advice from subject matter experts, including Global Affairs Canada, PUB Singapore’s National Water Agency and the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    • Networking opportunities with industry
  • September 29, 2018Oshawa, ONHello Tomorrow: Durham Smart Cities Forum
    The public, community partners, businesses, academics, students and government officials are invited to the Hello Tomorrow: Durham Smart Cities Forum for a day of discovery on smart cities approaches and technologies. Through discussions, exhibits and demos, we will highlight local examples of smart cities approaches, celebrate work already underway, and begin to chart where to go next.
  • October 7, 2018Windsor, ONRBC EPIC Business Model Canvas Competition
    The BMCC invites student entrepreneurs to learn about business models, business model validation, and the business model canvas and then demonstrate their understanding through a video submission of their own entrepreneurial experiences that exhibit these concepts. Semi-finalists will then be chosen to participate in live presentations based on the content of their video submissions. Apply by October 7.
  • October 10, 2018Sudbury, ONInnovation Procurement - Using the Innovation Procurement Toolkit to Find Solutions
    The Healthcare Supply Chain Network (HSCN) has developed an Innovation Procurement Toolkit, to provide guides and templates to assist the healthcare sector in managing complex innovation procurement initiatives, and to build provincial capacity to manage these initiatives through our training program. These tools will provide healthcare procurement professionals with a single point of referral and documented resources to support activities in developing and conducting these procurements.

    HSCN will be delivering the second round of Innovation Procurement Training sessions in September and October. This training will enhance understanding of the value of Innovation Procurement and explain how to break it down and approach it in a practical manner using the Innovation Procurement Toolkit (IPT). Through skills labs and other group activities we will do a deep dive on various elements such as Early Market Engagement Strategies, Outcome-based Specifications and Value Based Evaluation Criteria. Participants will mix with healthcare procurement specialists, suppliers, innovators and other key stakeholders in a stimulating learning environment geared to arm them with a new set of skills.

  • October 11, 2018Mississauga, ON9th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit

    We’re challenging education & industry leaders along with students to join forces to help solve some of the most pressing challenges we face in education across Canada to get beyond pockets of innovation. 

    MindShare was inspired to launch the Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit to better serve a rapidly growing sector that was fragmented and not clearly understood by stakeholders. Our continuing passion is to provide professional learning opportunities in a focused forum to support and nurture deeper insights for both education and technology stakeholders; to inspire innovative learning environments to support student success and to maintain Canada’s leadership in education on the global stage.

  • October 18, 2018Ottawa, ONStartup Canada Day on the Hill
    Startup Canada Day on the Hill is the largest annual national entrepreneurship event convening leading entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, industry executives, and government representatives to raise the bar for Canada as a globally competitive innovation nation.
  • October 22, 2018Sydney, Fintech mission to sibos Sydney 2018
    Celebrating its 40th birthday in 2018, sibos is the world's premier global financial services event. In just one week, some 7,000 business leaders, decision makers and topic experts from financial institutions, market infrastructures, multinational corporations, and technology partners will gather in one place to do business and collectively shape the future of payments, securities, cash management and trade.

    Who should join the mission?
    Ontario FinTech and InsurTech companies (such as payment, security, Blockchain etc.) who have interest in Asian and Oceanian financial services markets.
  • October 22, 2018Toronto, ONCIX 2018
    CIX is Canada’s largest technology investment conference, attracting global investors and Canada’s most innovative early and growth stage startups. Tech leaders, corporates, funders and founders converge to learn, network, and do deals.

    Save on registration with the exclusive start-up rate ($299) using promo code: "CIX18STARTUP".
  • October 24, 2018Tokyo, JapanFintech Trade Mission to FinTech Japan 2018
    Ontario FinTech and InsurTech start-ups/companies (such as payment, security, blockchain, funding, management operation support etc.) who have interest in Japanese financial services markets are invited to be part of the Fintech Trade mission to FinTech Japan 2018.
  • October 25, 2018Toronto, ONFinTech Series: Where Blockchain & Machine Learning Meet
    Blockchain & Machine Learning are today’s most prominent disruptors, setting the stage for dramatic cross-industry transformation. But we have only begun exploring how they can work together. From cutting energy consumption to lowering data gates to increasing consumer trust in AI, an expert panel will discuss how the dovetailing of these emerging technologies opens a new world of future opportunity.
  • November 7, 2018Ottawa, ONCanadian Science Policy Conference
    CSPC serves as an inclusive, non-partisan and national forum uniting stakeholders, strengthening dialogue, and enabling action with respect to current and emerging issues in national science, technology, and innovation policy. 
    CSPC serves as an inclusive, non-partisan and national forum uniting stakeholders, strengthening dialogue, and enabling action with respect to current and emerging issues in national science, technology, and innovation policy.
    To learn more, please visit us at
    CSPC serves as an inclusive, non-partisan and national forum uniting stakeholders, strengthening dialogue, and enabling action with respect to current and emerging issues in national science, technology, and innovation policy.
    To learn more, please visit us at
    CSPC serves as an inclusive, non-partisan and national forum uniting stakeholders, strengthening dialogue, and enabling action with respect to current and emerging issues in national science, technology, and innovation policy.
    To learn more, please visit us at
  • November 8, 2018Jiangsu, China6th China Jiangsu Conference for International Technology Transfer and Commercialization
    The 6th China Jiangsu Conference for International Technology Transfer and Commercialization (CITTC 2018)  aims to strengthen the connection between the technology demands of Jiangsu industries and the overseas innovative resources and deepen the close long-term partnership between Jiangsu and world-leading R&D and innovative institutes.
  • November 14, 2018Toronto, ONThis is Long Term Care 2018
    The Ontario Long Term Care Association’s annual This is Long Term Care conference profiles new and emerging research, innovation and quality initiatives in a unique forum designed for learning, networking and information sharing. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for our members to hear about existing best practice programs that have tools, resources, policies and procedures which can be implemented across the sector. Participants who attend will learn how a variety of innovative programs, that are already in use across Ontario, align with the current health care landscape, and the benefits that result. 
  • November 19, 2018Belleville, ONCanadian Rural Innovation Summit
    The Rural Summit will showcase the Bay of Quinte Region as an innovation destination and leader in rural entrepreneurial growth. During the multi-day event, there will be a forum for policy discussions from municipal, provincial and federal government levels, which will help drive policy change around rural economies. Local businesses of all sizes and sectors will discuss the impact of policy change in a rural environment.
  • November 24, 2018Toronto, ONHigher Education Summit : Empowering our Future
    The Higher Education Summit is an annual event that explores the top issues affecting post-secondary education today. Highlights include featured talks from world-renowned leaders, educators, and networking opportunities at the most senior level. The 2018 conference, hosted by Colleges Ontario, will take place November 24 to 26 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
  • December 5, 2018Toronto, ONFinTech Series: Keeping Up with Regulations
    FinTech attracted $24B of global investment in 2015. That’s a 10- fold increase since 2011. It’s also a challenge to our competitive edge. If Toronto is to remain a fintech global champion, we need regulations that put us on even footing with global competitors. This expert panel will discuss current regulations here and abroad, and how a new Made in Canada regulatory environment can keep us ahead of the curve.