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FEBRUARY / MARCH 2018 


Your source for all things TechPlace. 

MyAbilities Technologies
Joins TechPlace LaunchPad Program

TechPlace is very excited to welcome their newest LaunchPad resident, MyAbilities Technologies. MyAbilities is a Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) company offering automated, integrated, data-driven, and systematic delivery of prevention and defensible return to work solutions. TechPlace is thrilled to have them join the community. Learn more about them here.

Give your brand a boost with marketing tips from Yellow Robot 

We sat down with the team at Yellow Robot Marketing to find out how companies can better elevate their brand in 2018. They wrote a blog post in partnership with Haltech on key marketing tips every business should know. From SEO to video content, this blog post has got it all.

 
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#HerHalton Women's Day Breakfast 

On March 25th TechPlace teamed up with Haltech and Angel One to host our first  #HerHalton International Women's Day Breakfast. The event celebrated local women who are shaping the future of business. We heard from a rock star group of ladies, and you can read all about it in the full blog post (and learn about the #HerHalton peer-to-peer network) on our website.
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Ready to scale? We have just the program to help you get there

 
Big companies are very well supported with books from business thought leaders and success story franchises.  Now, entrepreneurs and owners of small and mid-sized businesses can access the same calibre of tier one expertise from proven entrepreneurs and business leaders who have grown their own enterprises.  The ScaleUP Growth Series, presented by TechPlace, gives you insights and action plans to help identify and overcome whatever stands in your way to realize your short and long term expansion targets. Learn more and register here. 
HIGHLIGHTS

The Halton Global Business Centre is open  

The Halton Global Business Centre officially opened earlier this month. The Halton Small Business Centre is expanding their entrepreneurship services to offer a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs looking to expand, export, and go global. Learn more about their service offerings, programs and events here



Angel One's got a new look 

Angel One Network has a new website! Take a look at their upcoming events, read their blog, check out their portfolio, and learn more about becoming an Angel One Member. 
 


Do you know any kids aged 7 - 17 interested in coding, gaming, animation or robotics?  

Codify Zone is offering classes in programming, robotics, mobile applications, computational thinking and engineering for kids. Learn more about their upcoming spring sessions here. 



The first TechBaby is on the way! 

Claire Green, our Manager here at TechPlace, is going on maternity leave starting mid-April returning in 2019. In her absence Mark Steffler will be filling the role. Mark has been with BEDC for over five years acting in a number of Economic Development capacities. We wish Claire and her husband, John, all the best as they start their family and look forward to her return in 2019!



Save the date - Let's Talk Exports 2018 

BEDC is partnering with Export Development Canada (EDC) to present the 12th annual “Let’s Talk Exports” breakfast on June 7th. Key insights from EDC Chief Economist Peter Hall will include the impact of protectionism on Canadian exporters; operating in a world of higher interest rates; key opportunities in the global marketplace; and where the Canadian dollar is headed. Follow BEDC on Twitter to get more details as they become available. 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Angel One Education Series: Deal Structures and Negotiations

April 24th, 5:30pm - 8pm
TechPlace


About:  This event will cover key insights and lessons learned on structuring deals and negotiations in angel rounds of financing.   

 
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Haltech Meetup: Finance & Funding

April 10th, 9am -10am
TechPlace



About: Hear from Chris Chang and Giacomo Angelini from MNP LLP as they discuss what you need to know to file for The Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax incentives.
 
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Starter Company Plus Info Session
April 3rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Milton Education Village Innovation Centre



About: Starter Company Plus is an entrepreneurship program that provides training, mentoring and advice for eligible individuals 18 years of age or older, to help build a small business. Attend this info session to learn more. 

 
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ELEV8 Pitch Night
April 4th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Innovation Factory 



About: ELEV8 has companies who have a product in-market (or close to launch) present themselves in an investment-style pitch presentation. It’s designed to help connect partners, volunteer mentors and the community with some of our up-and-coming startups.
 
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About TechPlace 

TechPlace is a one stop destination for new and growing technology companies. With the support of partners from across the public and private spheres, it is dedicated to connecting, developing, and advancing entrepreneurs at all stages. This means providing access to space, programming, mentorship, networking and resources that are fundamental to growing a business in today’s technology-driven marketplace.  ​

Led by the Burlington Economic Development Corporation, TechPlace exists to help technology, talent and ideas come together under one roof to create and promote opportunities for economic growth.

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