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Annual #HerHalton Women's Day Breakfast Returns to Inspire Halton Leaders and Entrepreneurs 
Join Burlington Economic Development, TechPlace, Yellow Robot, and Haltech for the 3rd Annual #HerHalton Women's Day Breakfast on March 5th! This year's event is only three days away and will feature inspiring speakers including Professor Maja, Julie Ellis, David Vandenberg, and many more. Come out to network, be inspired and celebrate the great accomplishments of Halton Region's women leaders and entrepreneurs.  Make sure to purchase your tickets before the event. 

Mercer-MacKay Joins the TechPlace LaunchPad Program

Tech Funding in the GTA Reaches Record $3.1 Billion in 2019

Mercer-MacKay, an innovative digital marketing agency, is the 19th company to join the LaunchPad program at TechPlace. They have been an endorsed user at TechPlace since early 2019, where they’ve been able to tap into the support of Haltech to grow and scale their company. The company is preparing to take their newest application, MMS, to market and its first free module will be available this month.
Tech companies in the GTA received $3 billion in investments in 2019, up 68 percent from 2018. The number of investment rounds were also up by 16 percent from 2018. The most active investors in 2019 were BDC, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, iNovia, Round13, Real Ventures, and Espresso Capital. This is great news for current and aspiring tech companies in Halton Region, part of the GTA.
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NGen's Project Application Workshop

Thinking of submitting a project application but not sure where to start? Join NGen in Hamilton on March 26th for a project application deep dive. Their staff will walk participants through the proposal approval process, best practices for answering application questions, how to develop an IP strategy, and how to submit your financials. If you have an idea but are not sure yet if it’s a fit for NGen funding, book a 1 on 1 with them to get quick feedback from their project team. Register here.

IoT Quick Start Program  

MTechHub, the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), and Mohawk College are pleased to announce the launch of the exciting Internet of Things (IoT) Quick Start Program. This program is designed to help small to mid-sized manufacturers improve productivity quickly and inexpensively by deploying IoT technology. For more information, please email info@mtechhub.ca.  

Women as Career Coaches 2020  

On March 25th, HIEC will be hosting its annual Women as Career Coaches (WACC) event. This event involves a variety of women from different occupational pathways to help young women become better informed about the many career options available to them. Female mentors representing all occupational sectors will act as career coaches to empower young women to take control of their futures. Since 2005, this event has brought together more than 10,000 young women and career coaches from our community! Find out more and register here. 
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RIC Centre Startup Bootcamp

March 11th, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
RIC Centre, Mississauga

About: Join us for a one-day course that emphasizes smart business fundamentals to help kickstart your entrepreneurship journey on the right foot. Startups get a mix of in-class learning, interactive discussion, networking opportunities, and experiential exercises.
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Engaging with External Contractors

April 2nd, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
TechPlace, Burlington 

About: Learn the fundamentals of the Maturity Model and how it can be adapted to evaluate your company's readiness to engage and collaborate efficiently with external contractors.

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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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