May 10, 2017 and May 17, 2017
Queen Elizabeth Park Community Centre, Oakville
Do you know a Halton student between 15 and 20 years of age?
Are they interested in tech? Would they like to learn about work opportunities available in the Technology sector? Would they like to know what companies look for in candidates and how they hire? We've got a great 2 night program to help them learn how to get hired!
What They’ll Get Out Of 2 Packed Nights
- LEARN what job opportunities are available in the tech sector (hint: definitely not all coding jobs)
- UNDERSTAND how companies review resumes – and what makes them pay attention
- GET clear guidance on how to network – both in person and on social media
- LEARN how to create a unique pitch and practice delivering it to Halton tech companies in a comfortable environment
- GROW their network with local tech companies that hire and meet peers that they could work with on interesting projects
Limited to 50 students - (ideally 5 students each from at least 10 different Halton Region high schools)
STUDENTS - LEARN MORE & REGISTER TODAY
Are you a Halton based tech company that hires summer students?
Silicon Halton cares deeply about building opportunities for students within Halton region - making this a great place to live, work, and play. After all, our core is about Technology, Community, and Growth.
With that in mind, we're looking for 30 Silicon Halton members / companies that may be hiring summer students this year - for projects, for internships, and/or for summer employment. We'd like to help TU20’s gain experience pitching themselves and networking face-to-face. Each member / company that participates will listen to all 30 second pitches individually, then spend 2 minutes in rapid Q & A with each student. If you don’t have a current opportunity to offer, you’re still welcome to participate. You never know when you might need one of these talented Halton students.
MEMBERS / COMPANIES - REGISTER TODAY
Silicon Halton Member / Company Experience From 2016
"When I attended the Tech Under Twenty Pitch Night last year I was truly impressed by the caliber of high school students that we had an opportunity to interview. It was a well organized event and in less than an hour I met several young people who conducted themselves very professionally. There were at least 3 or 4 students that I thought could make a contribution to our entrepreneurial organization over the summer months. In the end we settled on one who worked with our Marketing Department to update our website. I believe it was a mutually beneficial experience and would encourage other employers to get involved. " - Dianne Beveridge - President AYVA Educational Solutions
Tuesday May 9, 2017 | 7-9:30pm | Location: Milton Education Village Innovation Centre, Milton
As a business owner and entrepreneur, your time is incredibly valuable, and should be spent focusing on tactics that will help drive your business forward. Think you don’t have the time or resources for social media? Think again! Join our next Un-Meetup session.
In this session, we’ll uncover how to:
- Make the most of your limited time and resources
- Where to start on social media and tips to get you started
- Three features that will help save you time and resources
Grow your business and drive sales:
- How social media can help grow your business
- Three features that will help you drive new sales and leads
Stay competitive and manage your reputation:
- How to listen and learn from your customers, competitors, and industry
- Three features that will help your small business stay competitive
Topics and Votes
Where should I focus to make the most of my limited time and resources?
Examples of how can social media can help grow your business?
Effective use of Ads on Social Media
What content = highest conversion & engagement?
Milton Education Village Innovation Centre | 555 Industrial Drive, Milton (Highway 401 / Regional Road 25)
FRIDAY May 19, 2017 | 9am - 10:30am
Chris Herbert of MI6 Agency led us through Traction Marketing goal setting, and as a group we developed 2 goals to focus on:
For the Solopreneur P2P: Consistenly have 10 people at each Solopreneur Meetup over the next 12 months
For each person in attendance: Achieve 1 expression of interest over the next 30 days by promoting both SoloP2P and our companies
We will be presenting brief bio's at our May 9 Meetup, as well as detailing some of the value we get from the Solopreneur P2P.
Information on the solopreneurs presenting at the meetup can be found here http://siliconhalton.com/blog/682-solopreneur-traction-marketing
This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. A valuable forum where hi-tech Solopreneurs in our community can learn, grow, and seek peer advice.
Learn more about the Solo Peer-2-Peer here.
Where: Halton Hive, [map]
special date: April 18, 2017 | 7-9:30pm | Location: QE Park, Oakville
Silicon Halton Demo Night is an opportunity for local technology companies to WOWCASE the community by showing off their locally created technology software and/or hardware products/projects. The community will have the opportunity to meet some of the local leaders and talent that are creating innovative solutions and companies in Halton Region. We are not solely focused on startups, as established technology firms are also introducing great new technology.
Openbook by Questica displays real-time data in charts, bars and graphs, accessed through any platform, and allows sharing of data in real-time through all social platforms. @QuesticaInc Presenter: Taki Stewart
SignAgent Pro™ - Plan and manage your signs with ease. Whether you are designing a wayfinding system for a health care facility, office building, stadium or university campus, SignAgent Pro™ will allow you to keep a record of all your signs and sign types. @SignAgent Presenter: David Jorritsma
Emoggo leverages mobile technology to create, support and engage communities and drive hyperlocal economic growth using a combination of real-time proximity ordered data, personalized targeted alerts, contests and events. @emoggo Presenter: Lisa Denis
StarSpeak is a web platform designed to help children between the ages of 8 to 15 develop their public speaking skills in a more convenient and effective manner. It uses machine learning to give users feedback about their mini-presentations and how to improve their public speaking abilities. StarSpeak was the winner of the 2017 Silicon Halton Tech Under 20 Cup. Presenters: Dan and Matthew
Lomi Platform. is a technology company that "Brings health experts to your fingertips". It leverages mobile technology to make nutrition counselling more accessible, empowering and incentivizing to people to change their eating and feeding behaviour. It connects users with personal nutritionists anytime and anywhere for personalized and tailored eating plans. @LomiApp Presenter: Raghad Alkhatib
5x5x5 Presentation Format
The format we will be using is:
5 min (up to) to pitch the product | 5 min to demo the product | 5 min for Q&A (moderated)
We are excited to be providing an opportunity to generate additional buzz about each local tech company and their products. We hope everyone leaves the Silicon Halton Demo Night inspired and with an even greater appreciation for the cool technology that is being created locally and the numerous tech jobs created.
Black Box room, QE Park Community and Cultural Centre. 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville | Google Map
Monday October 24th at 7pm | Apple Suites, 700 Third Line, Oakville
Our fourth meetup will feature Michael Lant discussing UX Triage:
User experience design is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product. In this meeting, Michael will introduce you to an emerging process called UX-Triage - a simple, collaborative process that allows business stakeholders, developers and designers to quickly work through the discovery, organization, creation and optimization of the fundamental UX elements of any software application.
Following the presentation we will continue the discussion around User Experience and User Interface design. This should be interesting for anyone designing or delivering a software product with a user interface, which is pretty much everyone building software!
For more info, please contact the Software Peer2Peer organizer:
The meeting was very informative, Michael described the UX Design landscape at a high level and then drilled down into the UX Triage process in detail. There was a fair amount of Q&A as well, discussing the modeling approach at scale and the scope of information to capture. Additional resource links can be found below. Thanks again for presenting Michael!
We also discussed some ideas for upcoming meetings, including game development, security topics, comparing web development environments, and Xamarin. If any of these topics resonate with you please feed free to comment on the Software P2P page.
Resource links: UX Triage (blog post), UX Triage (blog post)
The next meeting will be Monday November 28th, 7pm, at Apple Suites in Oakville. The topic will be Security, with more details coming soon.
Monday, April 24th at 7pm | Halton Hive - 901 Guelph Line, Burlington
Meetup #8: Open Hack Night
Please note the date change! We are going to meet on Monday April 24th instead of March 20th.
This will be an informal "Hack Night"; everyone can bring a laptop to demo/show off side projects, and discuss different ways of tackling programming problems. This will be unstructured with a more technical style than our usual high-level discussions.
If you're planning to join us, please register for the event.
For more info, please contact the Software Peer2Peer organizer: