Our Awesome Sponsors


The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is the only bank exclusively dedicated to entrepreneurs. From over 100 offices across Canada BDC promotes entrepreneurship by providing highly tailored financing venture capital and consulting services to entrepreneurs.

BDC financing programs include acquisition of Commercial Real Estate Change of Ownership Purchase of Equipment Working Capital and Technology Financing.

BDC is serving the Halton Area from two locations:

  • Burlington (4145 North Service Rd. Suite 401), and
  • Milton (MEV – Milton Education Village Innovation Centre 555 Industrial Drive).

Please contact George Vaso to setup a meeting and discuss your business plans. We are Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs.

George Vaso – Account Manager Commercial Banking
T 905 315-9246
C 437 990-2199

SB Partners

An award winning full service accounting firm trusted by the Halton business community for over 40 years

SB Partners LLP is a full service accounting firm located in Burlington, Ontario. We provide comprehensive accounting tax and business advisory services. Our assurance and advisory expertise serves clients at all stages of growth from venture-backed start-up companies to globally-based enterprises.

We work with family owned businesses privately-held companies not-for-profit charitable organizations and high net-worth individuals. We also serve Canadian subsidiaries of multinational operations seeking local advice in particular as it relates to SRED tax credits transfer pricing and Canadian tax.

Clients tell us that they enjoy working with a firm whose core beliefs align with their own. They appreciate our personalized approach and our passion for creating value and giving back to the communities in which we live and work.

Greg Clarke – Partner – Assurance and Advisory

Elaine Holding – Director of Business Development and Client Services


Milton Education Village Innovation Center

The Milton Education Village (MEV) Innovation Centre provides a collaborative ecosystem for technology and professional services companies. The centre offers flexible working spaces amenities and business support services that provide innovative companies a dynamic place to work meet share ideas and grow.

We are partly funded by the municipal government part of our mandate is to look for clients that plan to grow their businesses keep their roots in Milton and potentially grow jobs in Milton.

MEVIC provides a collaborative ecosystem for technology and professional services companies.

Kevin Samra, Manager
555 Industrial Drive
Milton, Ontario L9T 5E1

Halton Hive

Bereskin & Parr LLP is a leading Canadian full service intellectual property law firm serving clients across all industries around the world. Founded in 1965, the firm has grown to be one of the largest IP firms in Canada with offices located in major economic and technology centres. Bereskin & Parr is made up of more than 70 lawyers and patent and trademark agents, many of whom are recognized as leading practitioners in their specialized fields. The firm has established a depth of legal talent and systems to service clients in every aspect of patent, trademark and copyright law and IP litigation. The firm and its award-winning professionals are consistently ranked as the benchmark for IP law in Canada.

Mathew Graff
6750 Century Avenue, Suite 101
Mississauga, ON

Halton Hive

A community for entrepreneurs, start-ups, freelancers & creatives.

We provide:

  • HOT DESKS – Drop in and work in our freshly renovated open space – choose a shared desk or one of our chic lounges. Our month-to-month plans mean no long-term commitment.
  • DEDICATED DESKS – Your own private desk to be used by you and only you. Ergonomic chair and locked filing cabinet included. Flexible month-to-month commitment.
  • PRIVATE OFFICES – We also offer bright, spacious, private offices for yourself or a small team. Furnished with a desk, filing cabinet and ergonomic chair for each person, they are move-in ready.

All ACE members, at any level, enjoy a heap of perks and benefits!

295 Robinson Street, Suite 100
Oakville, ON L6J 1G7

Halton Hive

alternawork is a dynamic cowork facility serving the thriving tech community in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). We offer private offices, dedicated workstations, shared boardrooms, and event space, all with enterprise-class infrastructure and high speed internet. alternawork was established to address the needs of the tech community in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

2115 South Service Road W
Oakville, ON  L6L 5W2


I’m going to spare you with the marketing gobbly gook. It’s pretty simple: my firm works with technology companies (big and small) to make them grow. We’ll devise a strategy (fast) and execute on it so your prospective buyers learn that you exist understand the value of what you offer and buy from you.

Mi6 Agency is a technology marketing and customer development firm led by Chris Herbert.

Chris Herbert

Search Velocity

SearchVelocity provides recruitment services to identify and acquire high-value technology staff. We provide these services to high tech companies and recruitment firms. We also place technical candidates into non high tech companies.

We specialize in the complex assignments. Our principle Rick Stomphorst brings 25+ years of broad experience with software companies and IT professional consulting firms half of these years as a hiring manager. He knows high-value talent and partners with well regarded Search/Recruiting firms to accelerate their assignments.

A popular service is the $2500 Campaign Service a program designed to get suitable resumes to you faster so you can start screening them sooner and move to the interview phase quicker. We virtually eliminate your effort to gather and screen resumes.

Based west of Toronto Canada we work on assignments across Canada and USA.  Interesting career finds on www www.pinterest.com/stompr/career-management – Tags: recruiter

Rick Stomphorst

Sitaran Group

We help businesses grow by helping them build and launch new digital business channels.

Our core services include: Strategic Planning; Digital Business Channel Frameworks; Software Selection and Implementation and Organizational Change.

Our core solutions include: Company Websites; E-Commerce Stores; Online Catalogs; Client Portals; Extranets; Employee Portals; and Intranets.

Reema Duggal

Consider Becoming A Silicon Halton Sponsor

Would you like to increase visibility for your company? Would you like to market your products and services within the community and to the tens of thousands of visitors to our website each year? Leverage the Silicon Halton brand and support this great tech community.

Silicon Halton offers sponsorship packages that are right for your size of business and interest. Check them out today, and contact either Chris Herbert, Rick Stomphorst, or Reema Duggal to discuss your interest.

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