TechPlace Think Tank E-Newsletter – September 2018

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ZippyJamz graduates 
LaunchPad program early to 
take on joint commercial lease in Burlington  

ZippyJamz, an award winning start up founded in Hamilton, was accepted into the TechPlace LaunchPad program in April 2018. Founder Nicole Mortimer and her team have thrived at TechPlace and have tripled their sales and increased their international presence while participating in the LaunchPad program. ZippyJamz is now ready to expand and take on a joint commercial lease with warehouse space located right here in Burlington. This expansion will allow ZippyJamz to streamline their online purchasing process and efficiently reach more customers. Read more here.

LaunchPad graduate 3terra gives killer advice to entrepreneurs 

LaunchPad graduate, 3terra wrote an incredible blog post on their experience going through the Ontario start-up ecosystem. Founded in 2013, 3terra has thrived over the last year with their software in over 30 hospitals. 
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We sat down with some established Burlington businesses to learn more about why they choose to locate in Burlington. 

You do not want to miss the Innovation in Action Tour 

TechPlace and Haltech are teaming up for an incredible action packed full-day on November 13th. The Innovation in Action Tour will be an engaging full-day tour of South Halton Region businesses. 

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Q&E Video Series 

In this series, the TechPlace team interviews novice and veteran entrepreneurs alike on their start-up journey. 

Mohawk Days at TechPlace

BEDC partnered with Mohawk College to bring academic resources to Burlington monthly at TechPlace. Mohawk Days at TechPlace provide a venue for businesses to meet with Mohawk College experts to better understand how Mohawk can help solve business problems, sponsor student projects, engage faculty expertise, and provide labs to help commercialize their ideas. Learn more here.

Updates at TechPlace 

We made some updates at TechPlace to make the space more technology forward. Take a look at our new check-in process here.    

Halton Community comes together for Haltech’s Annual Summer Social

Haltech hosted an engaging and insightful evening which included a company showcase, networking, and presentations. Learn more here. 

Make Sense of Big Data at DeGroote
Understand the power of data and analytics with the Data Analytics Management specialization at the DeGroote School of Business. Develop your leadership skills in Big Data and data analytics so that you can make data-driven strategic management decisions. Learn more here
YPN Speaker Series - An Evening with Rachel Russo

September 26th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

About:  Rachel Russo, Director of Culture Strategy at the Landing Restaurant Group, will give a talk on why corporate culture is one of your most important business strategies. 
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Haltech Marketing Masters – Scaling Your Tech Business into the United States

September 28th, 11am -12:30pm

About: In this interactive session, we review the “TOP 10” things you need to consider when moving into the US from a sales and marketing perspective.
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Social Networking for Success – LinkedIn for Business

September 28th, 1pm - 4pm
Innovation Factory 

About: This fast-paced session will be delivered by Rick McCutcheon one of North America’s Leading Thought Leaders on Strategic Sales and Marketing Technology. This session will include an overview of LinkedIn as a business tool. 

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Burlington Office Leasing 101 with Cushman Wakefield 

October 25th, 12pm - 2pm

About:  Attending this session will help you to understand the fundamentals of leasing new space and current market trends in the Burlington area, so when the time does come, you’re prepared. 

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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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