Upcoming Events

  • January 27, 2017Toronto, ONDX3's Retail Innovation Challenge

    Dx3 Canada is recruiting Canadian start-ups for its inaugural Retail Innovation Challenge. Launched in partnership with a slate of major retail industry players, the competition aims to find the best new companies working to improve the retail merchant and retail technology sectors. Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to present their innovative retail-related idea to win a temporary spot in an Oxford Shopping Centre. 

    To learn more about the Retail Innovation Challenge’s guidelines and application process, please visit:

  • February 3, 2017Toronto, ONTiE Quest 2017

    TiE Toronto has opened applications to TiE Quest 2017 and is calling startups to apply. This is a multi-stage business venture competition bringing startups from across Canada to compete for a $50,000 prize, receive advice from industry professionals, and network with top angel investors, venture capitalists, fund managers and other professionals.

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  • February 7, 2017Ottawa, ONCybersecurity in Defence Procurement Forum

    Registration is now open for #CyberForum613, a Cybersecurity in Defence Procurement Forum organised by Invest Ottawa, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG) and The Capital Hill Group. The event will take place Feb 7th, 2017 at the new Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards in Ottawa, Ontario. (7 Bayview Road)

    #CyberForum613 will feature panels, speeches, and breakout sessions and B2Bs showcasing some of the top minds and influencers in Canadian Cybersecurity and the Defence industry. Network opportunities will be encouraged with the B2B sessions to be held in the afternoon.

    If your organization is involved in the Cybersecurity field, the Defence industry or in the Government organizations focused on these two critical areas, this will be an event you don’t want to miss! Agenda coming soon.

    For more information, please contact William Norman at Capital Hill Group ( or Jen Leng at FedDev Ontario (


  • February 14, 2017Toronto, ONMeet with Silicon Valley VC Firm Spectrum 28

    Silicon Valley VC Firm Spectrum 28 which just closed a $170 M Fund is coming to Toronto to meet with the start-ups on Feb 14th focusing on:

    • Digital Health
    • Consumer Health
    • Genomic Diagnostics

    Companies are welcome to apply online for an opportunity to pitch 1:1 to its General Partner Lyon WongCompanies must have applied for a one-on-one meeting ahead of time and be approved. The application period ends on January 19th. 

  • February 27, 2017Barcelona, SpainMobile World Congress (Ontario Pavillion)
    Mobile World Congress, the world's leading mobile communications conference and exhibition, is the key platform to network with industry professionals, introduce your company's technology to the market and learn about new trends, products and services.

    The International Trade Branch, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade is organizing the Ontario presence at MWC 2017.  Ontario will have two Pavillions located in Hall 7 of the show.
  • April 26, 2017Toronto, ONThe International Association for Blended Learning (IABL) Conference 2017

    The International Association for Blended Learning (IABL) conference will be held from April 26-28, 2017 at George Brown College’s waterfront campus and will focus on education technology, learning and creativity with the theme of Blended Learning: Freedom of Choice.

    This conference is being produced by the Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology in collaboration with the International Association for Blended Learning.  Together we are working hand in hand to attract researchers, teachers, professors, administrators, trainers, practitioners, and technology experts to discuss the importance of blended learning.

  • April 27, 2017Toronto, ONToronto Digifest 2017

    Digifest is a three-day conference located on Toronto’s waterfront that focuses on the future of education, creativity, entrepreneurship, gaming, and technology; organized by George Brown College. We connect the creative community with the most innovative technologies, ideas, and initiatives focused on learning, leadership, and positive social change.

    Join us for presentations from speakers, skill-building workshops, the IT’S A START Pitch Competition, student showcase, the Digital Pioneer Award, as well as incredible opportunities to meet with peers from across the country. This year’s edition of Digifest will highlight stories of innovators using unique technologies to address global problems under the theme of Work, Learn, and Play. 

  • May 15, 2017Toronto, ONDiscovery 17
    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 3,000 attendees and more than 500 exhibitors in 2015, 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.