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Burlington Economic Development Wins International fDi Strategy Award for Start-up and SME Support

RBC’s New Joint Sponsorship of Haltech and TechPlace Boosts Strength of Technology Companies in the Region

Burlington EcDev has earned international recognition from Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Magazine, a product of the Financial Times. TechPlace is 100% led by Burlington Economic Development and is at the heart of their innovation and entrepreneurship strategy. In only two and a half years the LaunchPad Program at TechPlace has supported nineteen companies; twelve have graduated and seven are currently in residence
Haltech and TechPlace are excited to welcome RBC as their latest joint sponsor. RBC will bring their experience and advice to startups, scale-ups, and SMEs in Halton’s innovation ecosystem. Through the sponsorship, RBC will be working with us to provide drop-in office hours, advice and guidance to Haltech clients, and Webinar/seminar educational programming. 
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#HerHalton Returns to Celebrate and Empower Female Leaders and Entrepreneurs

Photos from last year's sold out event.
Join Burlington Economic Development, TechPlace, Yellow Robot, and Haltech at the 3rd Annual #HerHalton Women's Day Breakfast on March 5th! Come out to celebrate the great accomplishments of Halton Region's female leaders and entrepreneurs. The event is a great opportunity to network and will feature inspiring panelists and guest speakers.  Make sure to purchase your early bird ticket now! 
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Anita Cassidy Officially Named Executive Director of Burlington Economic Development

Burlington Economic Development is pleased to announce the appointment of Anita Cassidy as Executive Director. Cassidy first joined Burlington Economic Development in 2011 and has since led a number of important projects. Since becoming Acting Executive Director in 2018, she has led Burlington Economic Development to a number of recent successes. Cassidy has and will continue to make partnership a top priority at Economic Development. Read more here.

Apply Now to VC Pitch Day 2020 

BDO’s VC Pitch Day 2020 gives up-and-coming tech entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their ideas to some of Canada’s top venture capitalists. For more information including key dates, event format and eligibility criteria, check out the website here.

Sheridan College Offers Co-Op Hiring Opportunities

Sheridan College has over fifty co-op and internship programs available year-round across arts, computing, engineering, business, health/community studies, and humanities disciplines. Learn more about how you can benefit from wage subsidies ($5000 to $7000 per student hired) to help you with the cost of hiring. Find out more here.

Burlington-Based High Tech Imaging Company Receives $4 Million USD Investment

In early January, Lockheed Martin, an American global security and aerospace company, invested $4 million USD in PV Labs. This investment will allow the Burlington-based high tech imaging company to develop new products for their customers. Founded in 2017, PV Labs has grown from 25 employees to 45 and have plans to increase staff to 70 by the end of this year. Read more here.  

City of Burlington Undertaking One Brand Project

The City is undertaking a rebranding project with the goal of creating a single, unified brand that reflects one city, one story. The new brand will be rooted in a strong brand promise that reflects our community and speaks to our residents, businesses, visitors, city staff, and the world. A project team comprised of the City of Burlington, Burlington Economic Development and Tourism Burlington has been formed to begin the development of this new city-wide brand for Burlington. Read more here.

TechPlace sponsor, CBRE, is a global leader in real estate services. If you are looking for office space, Jim Wilson, Office Occupier at CBRE can assist you in finding the right space for your business. He delivers workplace strategies that increase the negotiating leverage of tenants to generate more value per square foot from fewer square feet. Find out more here.
BACCC Climate Change Forum

February 25th, 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mohawk College, Hamilton

About: Hear from local leaders and special guest speaker Dr. Mark Jaccard, author of The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success, in this dinner discussion and workshop.
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BDO VC Pitch Day

March 5th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
BDO Office, 2200-222 Bay St., Toronto 

About: This is an exciting opportunity for tech entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to some of Canada’s top venture capitalists.  After each pitch, the VCs offer constructive feedback that participants can incorporate into their business strategy. 
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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 sectors, 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 Burlington Economic Development, 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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