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August 2013

Startup Weekend Toronto EDU

August 9, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - August 11, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
425 Adelaide Street West #300, Toronto, M5V 3C1
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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success? Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011. The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers…

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Hooked Vancouver

August 13, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Launch Academy,
300-128 W. Hastings, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1K6 Canada
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In an age of ever-increasing distractions, quickly creating customer habits is an important characteristic of successful products. How do companies create products people use every day? What are the secrets of building services customers love? How can designers create products compelling enough to “hook” users? Nir Eyal, a two-time Silicon Valley entrepreneur and regular contributor to TechCrunch, Forbes, and Psychology Today, has constructed a framework for designing habit-forming products called “the hook model.” The framework gives product designers a new…

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GROW Conference

August 14, 2013 @ 8:00 am - August 16, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Vancouver Convention Center – West Building,
1055 CANADA PLACE, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0C3 Canada
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3 Days + 1200 Attendees WHY: Innovation is Everywhere! Entrepreneurs, artists, designers, and developers are creative problem solvers.  These problem solvers are the top 1% of innovators who ignite the change that drive us forward.  Combining problem solvers with the next generation of innovators, the discussions and relationships propel ideas into reality. WHAT IS IT: It’s a conference about the future of innovation, growth and entrepreneurship. GROW is a curated environment that brings together technology pioneers, founders, executives, influencers and investors who are passionate…

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North of 41 – From Pitch to Rich

August 17, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ING Direct Centre,
130 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario Canada
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This is a must-attend event for every entrepreneur, investor and stakeholder in the tech industry. We will cover topics such as: Raising Capital, Maximizing Valuations and Following Industry Trends. You will hear from experts who are coming to speak from NY, LA and Silicon Valley in order to give you a global perspective, in addition to the experts we will have from Toronto. Join us to gain knowledgeable insight from Bloomberg, Indiegogo, OMERS, CNSX & TSX as they give you a behind the scenes look in terms of what they look…

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September 2013

MaRS Energy Hackathon in Toronto

September 7, 2013 @ 8:00 am - September 8, 2013 @ 3:30 pm
MaRS Centre,
CR-3 101 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7 Canada
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The MaRS Energy Hackathon is coming to Toronto this September and we want to see you there! We are calling on developers, designers, energy experts and budding entrepreneurs to create apps and hardware that make use of the Green Button open API and other sample datasets. The goal? Your brainchild will help consumers better understand, access and manage their electricity consumption. The Green Button standard has already been adopted across the United States (including Federally!), and is starting to take hold across…

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The Next 36 – 2013 Hackathon

September 13, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - September 14, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
Google offices – Toronto and Waterloo,
Toronto, Canada
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Are you ready to build something amazing? Compete against Canada’s top student innovators, hack for prizes and possibly a spot in The Next 36 – the country’s leading program for young entrepreneurs. This year’s theme: Wearable computing.  Build software for hardware! *Devices will be announced prior to the event and API / documentation provided Spaces are extremely limited – so be sure to register early! Eligibility Any registered undergraduate university student or student who has graduated within the last 6 months…

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45.00 (Early Bird pricing)

You, CIO’s And Big Data (Vancouver, BC)

September 17, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
VIFF’s Vancity Theatre,
1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3M7 Canada
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Did you ever think about the connection between Big Data, Analytics and Social Media? Join us on September 17th at the VEF to learn the latest trends in Big Data, Visualization and Social Media. Our panel includes: Cameron Uganec, Director of Marketing at Hootsuite Stephen Ufford, Founder & CEO of Trulioo Bruno Aziza, VP, Worldwide Marketing at SiSense Tommy Levi, Senior Data Scientist at PlentyofFish.com Moderated by Jacob Kuijpers, Senior Manager Information Management & Analytics Technology at Deloitte and they will discuss: -…

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$5 - $40


September 19, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mattamy Athletic Centre,
60 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario Canada
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A day to connect and celebrate technology, entrepreneurs, influencers and investors. What to expect Interview with Mike Serbinis, Founder and CEO, Kobo, with Lars Leckie, Managing Director at Hummer Winblad and C100 Co-Chair Session “TOuncovered”, presented by Relay Ventures, Rho Canada Ventures and OMERS Ventures Feature introduction by Tony Clement, Secretary, Treasury Board, Government of Canada Interactive interview with Jack Dorsey, co-founder of both Square and Twitter, with Chris Albinson, Founder and Managing Partner, Founders Circle Capital and C100 Co-Founder

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Entrepreneurship 101

September 25, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MaRS Centre,
CR-3 101 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7 Canada
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Interested in learning more about entrepreneurship? Looking to start a new venture? Look no further! MaRS offers a free, non-credit introductory course on entrepreneurship that introduces individuals to the nuts and bolts of building a business. Entrepreneurship 101 is MaRS’ flagship free weekly lecture series featuring enlightening lectures on key topics related to starting a successful business, aimed at social innovators, technology and life sciences researchers and trainees. Entrepreneurship 101 lectures cover a diverse range of introductory business topics including funding…

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Banff Venture Forum 2013

September 26, 2013 @ 8:00 am - September 27, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Alberta Canada
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Banff Venture Forum, Canada’s premier company financing event, is designed to showcase the hottest hi-tech companies from across North America, offer insight into key issues within the industry, provide a premium networking opportunity and give companies a chance to learn from world-class professionals in the investment community. Since its inception in 1999, Banff Venture Forum has realised an order of magnitude scale of growth in all respects, with the 2012 Forum hosting in excess of 40 venture capital firms, 47…

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