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August 2014

Microsoft Kinect For Windows Weekend Hackathon (August 8th – 10th)

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - August 10 @ 1:00 pm
Kitchener Studio Project,
44 Gaukel St, Kitchener, ON N2G 4P3 Canada
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Waterloo Region is hosting the only Canadian location for the Microsoft Kinect for Windows Hackathon tour! Microsoft is bringing a crew of their top Kinect engineers Kitchener to help make this hackathon weekend a great experience. This hackathon welcomes Developers, UI/UX designers, artists, gamers, roboticists, engineers, product managers, marketing visionaries, entrepreneurs… anyone interesting in learning how to use Kinect v2 features for innovative creations. Come as a team, form a team when you arrive or work independently. Bring your talent,…

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July 2014

Be Like Ada

July 19

1 Day, 8 Hours of Fun, 500 New Friends BE LIKE ADA BOOTCAMP Develop your own superpower…learn to code! July 19th 9am-5pm Vancouver  

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Launch Academy – The Lean Entrepreneur Program

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - August 27 @ 9:00 pm
Launch Academy,
300-128 W. Hastings, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1K6 Canada
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The Lean Entrepreneur Program provides first-time entrepreneurs and career-changers with the best practices for building a lean startup. This program focuses on what’s essential to you in your first six months of your startup journey, covering topics from incorporating your business to acquiring your first customer. Learning Outcomes Understanding and implementing the fundamentals of lean methodology Understanding and implementing customer development processes Learning the step-by-step guide of operating a small tech-based business Implementing tips and tricks of multi-channel distribution with minimal resources…

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June 2014

We Are Wearables Toronto event happening on June 23rd

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
MaRS Centre,
CR-3 101 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7 Canada
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The June We Are Wearables Toronto event explores Connected Textiles as we look at how connected clothing can help us better express ourselves (MeU) and better understand ourselves (Hexoskin). The night will kick off with IDC Canada presenting findings from its recent report “Canadian Consumer Wearables 2014-2018 Forecast”. After that Toronto-based MeU will present and demo its LED matrix meant to be worn on the body to display information. Followed by Montreal-based Hexoskin who will present and demo its biometric…

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From Now: A Conference about Humanity with Technology

June 7
257 East 7th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 0B8 Canada
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This is a not-for-profit, grass roots conference for people to come together, learn and discuss how technology is integrating into and changing our societies and culture. Topics may include smart cities, wearables, the internet of things, social media, the quantified self, crypto-currencies, quantum computing, big data, grass roots tech movements, the maker movement, apps, mobile, robotics, cyborg anthropology, philosophy, bionics, surveillance, modern business dynamics, user experience, the impact today and the future of where our tech-led world is taking us.…

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Peel Startup Weekend is happening June 6th – 8th

June 6 - 8
Microsoft Canada,
1950 Meadowvale Blvd, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 8L9 Canada
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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 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014. The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and…

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May 2014

IdentityNorth Conference happening in Toronto on May 6th & 7th

May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 7 @ 5:00 pm
TELUS House,
675 King St. West, Suite 204, Toronto, M5V1M9 Canada
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IdentityNorth gathers Canadians that are interested in creating and sustaining a conversation about digital identity and authentication. Solving the digital identity challenge is becoming more and more urgent for Canada. Public and private sector organizations are being challenged to deliver services in ways that cannot be sustained without a robust, secure system to ensure that organizations know who they are serving in the digital space. Whether it is about defending against fraud, creating new kinds of conveniences, or even designing…

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April 2014

Hi, I’m David. Ask me anything

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hi, I’m David. Ask me anything. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 6pm-8pm The Tannery Event Centre, 151 Charles Street West, Kitchener Yes, this is “the” David Cohen you’re thinking of—and he’s coming to Waterloo Region for an exclusive event. As the founder of TechStars, the #1 ranked Internet startup accelerator in the world, David has an incredible wealth of experience and advice to share. Don’t miss out. During an interview conducted by William Mougayar, David will discuss tech accelerators, obtaining investment, what it takes to be…

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April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

William Mougayar, founder of Startup Management will interview David on stage, and there will be a Q&A period with the audience. We will talk about tech startups, startup accelerators, growing and scaling your startup, the current funding environment, how to get a follow-on investment from VCs, what makes an exceptional entrepreneur, the Techstars program, and anything you’ll be asking him. This will be a high-caliber event, not to be missed by any one involved in a tech startup or tech ecosystem.

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Waterloo Innovation Summit: what makes a great innovation economy?

April 14 @ 8:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm
Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre,
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1 Canada
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The Waterloo Innovation Summit is an annual conference bringing together global thought leaders to facilitate the expansion of an innovation culture through the continued development of technologies, approaches, and industries. This year’s Innovation Summit will explore what makes a great innovation economy from the perspective of business leaders, budding entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and international collaborators. Keynote speakers include: Rebecca Hwang, Co-founder, YouNoodle Eric Migicovsky, Founder & CEO, Pebble Technology Dash Dhakshinamoorthy, Founder, StartupMalaysia.org Gary Goodyear, Minister of State, Federal Economic…

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