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APRIL / MAY 2018 

Your source for all things TechPlace. 

Joins TechPlace LaunchPad Program

In April, TechPlace welcomed their newest LaunchPad company, ZippyJamz.  As the seventh company accepted into TechPlace’s LaunchPad program, ZippyJamz brings a unique non-traditional technology company to the space. 

Launched in 2016, ZippyJamz manufactures a patent pending sleeper that makes diaper changing quick and easy for parents and helps babies stay covered and comfortable. Their high growth potential, invigorating energy and impressive sales make them a great addition to TechPlace. Learn more here

BEDC's Annual Report & Open House 

On May 24th, BEDC welcomed over 150 guests to TechPlace for their 2018 Open House: Celebrating Burlington's Prosperity. The event showcased BEDC's key achievements for 2017 and partnerships with hands on activities from Mohawk College and Burlington Public Library.  The event concluded with the release of BEDC's 2017 Annual Report which highlights key economic achievements including the addition of over 1,300 new jobs to the Burlington economy. View the Annual Report below.  
View the Annual Report Here

Mohawk Days at TechPlace Start June 12th

TechPlace is excited to launch Mohawk Days at TechPlace! These days will take place on the second Tuesday of every month - starting on June 12th. During these days, Mohawk College's leaders will be on-site to discuss how Mohawk students and faculty can support the growth and success of your business. Kicking off on June 12th will be The Agency & Community Employment Services.
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Need help with government

Mentor Works’ team of Government Funding Planners are ready to help your business succeed. Their recent blog post is a fantastic resource to better understand government funding terminology and their upcoming event with the Hamilton Technology Centre will help business owners navigate through a variety of government funding programs and discover how to build a Proactive Funding Plan.

Mentorworks will be hosting bi-weekly office hours at TechPlace. Learn more here. 

The Coolest Things We Saw at OCE Discovery 2018 

In its 13th year, OCE Discovery 2018 did not disappoint. The conference welcomed over 3,500 attendees and 500 exhibitors. Read about some of the coolest things we saw at OCE Discovery 2018 here

Angel One Founder's and Funders

Please join Angel One Network for its 6th Annual Founders and Funders Celebration on June 21, 2018. The evening is an opportunity to meet and learn more about Angel One's members, their investee companies and celebrate the winners of the Pauli Awards for Founder of the Year, Funder of the Year and Contributor of the Year. Learn more here.

Sponsorship Opportunities  
TechPlace is pleased to partner on 2018/2019 Corporate Sponsorships with BDO, Cogeco, The KMAC Group, and Mentorworks. We are looking for additional partners to help develop and grow our technology-driven local economy. For additional information, please contact Mark Steffler.

Codify Zone is Offering Summer Camps 

Codify Zone is offering summer camps in programming, robotics, mobile applications, computational thinking, and engineering for kids. Learn more here.

Innovation Insights Event Series - Session #2 

June 13th, 8:30am - 10am

About:  TechPlace, Innovation Factory and Haltech, in partnership with Jan Kelley, have developed an exclusive program for progressive businesses to gain the skills, knowledge and tools required to implement a cycle of innovation for real business change. Session 2: Design Thinking for Effective Problem Solving will give you the fundamentals of the Design thinking methodology and how to put them into practice.
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Let's Talk Exports 2018 - Presented by EDC & BEDC

June 7th, 7:30am -9:30am
Burlington Convention Centre

About: Join Peter Hall, EDC’s Vice-President and Chief Economist, to get his insight on the global economy and where the opportunities are for Canadian businesses. Peter Hall will discuss a number of pertinent topics including the impact of protectionism, interest rates and key economic insights. After Peter’s talk, meet and connect with fellow exporters to share ideas, business needs and challenges during a round table discussion.
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Silicon Halton Meetup #104 – GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

June 12th, 7pm - 10pm

About:  This meet up will focus on personal data and privacy including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation that will have an immediate impact on companies that rely on cloud services in the EU.
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Haltech Meetup: ScaleUp Espresso – A CEO Journey

June 8th, 9am -10am

About: Join us as we caffeinate and have open discussions with Vince Mifsud, Global President at Enghouse Systems and Haltech’s ScaleUp Expert, around how to strategically scale-up your company.
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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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