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Tapping Into Your Network 
HalTech is part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE), a broad network of non-profit organizations designed to help Ontario's technology entrepreneurs transform their innovative concepts into commercial businesses.
On September 28th and 29th, members of the ONE ecosystem held their annual conference in Toronto. HalTech, along with our network members, key stakeholders and government partners, participated in keynote presentations and workshops. The message was clear: a Regional Innovation Centre (like HalTech) is the prime connection for entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporate partners and regional organizations in the local community who want to collaborate on technology innovation and grow their business. It's time to get to
know HalTech!
"Today's technology innovation is a fast moving, dynamic activity that will only be relevant and thrive in an open and collaborative environment. It's created by the exchange and fusion of great ideas, with the hope of becoming the next game-changing commercial innovation that will amaze and excite us. We need more exposure to these great technology ideas and more opportunities to develop them into promising new businesses in Halton. Through the ONE ecosystem, HalTech provides entrepreneurs a platform for that opportunity," says Rina Carlini, HalTech's CEO and President.
By tapping into HalTech's network, you will find a wealth of technology knowledge and business experience. It's easy to get onboard with HalTech - join our LinkedIn Group, attend monthly events, or signup to become a Volunteer Mentor to help other entrepreneurs in our community.
HalTech is your catalyst for technology innovation and business growth.

HalTech's Upcoming Events
HalTech Peer-2-Peer 
Digital Media & ICT

Thursday, October 15, 2015  8:30 - 10:30am

Get your start-up questions answered, exchange business experiences, and discuss the future of technological entreprises with fellow enthusiasts, game changers and visionaries.

Guest facilitator, ScribbleLive CEO, 
Vince Mifsud.

Get On Board With HalTech

Tuesday, October 20, 2015  10am - 12pm

At HalTech you'll find Business Innovation Services to advance and scale your tech venture.
Our HEAT program offers tailored services for every stage of business growth.
If you're a tech entrepreneur, startup or growing SME and want to learn how HalTech can assist you, join us for our Get On Board With HalTech 
information session.

Advanced Manufacturing -
HalTech, RIC Centre, Sheridan College and Business Advisory Services Event

Thursday, October 29, 2015  3 - 5:30pm

Are you an Entrepreneur or small manufacturing business looking for automation solutions?

Join us for a unique opportunity to connect with manufacturing technology leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss and gain insight about the latest technology advances available to you!

Our Peer-2-Peer Guest Speaker is Maurizio Darini, P.Eng.,PDG-Mechanical,
Machine Design Group at Hatch.
Includes a tour of Sheridan College's CAMDT and SME Company Showcase.
Due to limited space, this is a special invite-only event. Contact us,, if you have interest in attending.

HalTech Client Spotlight
Bredet Services Inc.

HalTech client, Bredet Services Inc. is a boutique integrated software solutions firm that offers software selection, consulting and implementation, website design, data conversion, CRM software and 
much more.
Wanting to expand their business, Bredet signed up for HalTech's Business Innovation Services program which involved coaching and mentoring from an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, participating in Peer-2-Peer networking groups, educational seminars and workshops. HalTech also successfully facilitated a new business partnership between Bredet and Microsoft.
The results from Bredet's efforts are impressive. With HalTech's help, the company secured $100,000 in funding from IRAP and $8,700 in market intelligence. This support enabled them to successfully triple sales revenue, and hire three new IT professionals. Clearly, Bredet Services' recent growth is a success story in Halton!
Need help with your own business challenge? Contact us, 
Halton Happenings
Bredet Services Inc.: 
Enabling Growth Through Innovation Conference

Thursday, October 22, 2015 8am - 4:15pm

HalTech CEO & President, Rina Carlini, is a guest speaker at the Enabling Growth Through Innovation, conference. Her topic is titled, Moving Technology Innovation to a Growth-ready Business: HalTech Success Stories.
Don't miss the opportunity to discover how peer organizations are using specialized solutions to reduce costs, innovate and grow.  
For conference agenda and registration information click here.

United Way of Oakville: Banter With Big Wigs Networking Event

Wednesday, October 14, 2015  6:30 - 9pm

Join GenNext Oakville for an evening of speed-networking, where young professionals will get to sit down with high-powered executives from the fields they're interested in.

Silicon Halton: Women in Tech Peer-2-Peer #13

Tuesday, October 20, 2015  7 - 9:30pm

Topic: Creating & Using Video Content
Video can be a powerful tool for content marketing and stakeholder engagement - it can inform, teach and entertain. Join us as we explore tools, tips and techniques to creating memorable 
video content.

Innovation Guelph: 
Startup Royale

Wednesday, October 21, 2015  6:30 - 9:30pm

Startup Royale is a unique pitch competition for Guelph startups led by entrepreneurs aged 18-29, organized by Innovation Guelph and CBaSE.

Brampton Tech Talk: 
The Future Of Touch Technology

Thursday, October 22, 2015  7 - 9pm

As part of the MakerSpace Brampton project, the City of Brampton and the RIC Centre jointly present three exciting lectures on the intersection of creativity and technology at the Cyril Clark Library Lecture Hall.

Business of Aging: 
Information Exchange Network

Wednesday, October 28, 2015  5 - 7pm

Mix and mingle over appetizers with business and industry leaders whose focus is on the flourishing older adult market.

News From Our Partners
Sheridan College and Hatch sign Memorandum of Understanding  

Sheridan College and Hatch have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will promote further collaboration between the two organizations, aimed at enhancing educational opportunities for Sheridan students, while also fostering innovation and economic growth. 

Receive up to $20,000 in 
MaRs Embark Funding
Deadline: Oct. 26, 2015

Embark Funding helps place a young professional (aged 22-29) with a novel Ontario-based technology venture to accomplish specific goals or milestones.
Ventures can receive up to $20,000 (which includes costs of HST) towards the cost of the Embark candidate's salary. 

The application deadline is October 26, 2015 and contracts begin 
January 1, 2016.

Ontario Is Leading The Way In Clean Energy 
Canada's burgeoning clean energy industry created a record-breaking 26,900 green-collar jobs and added a whopping $10.9 billion in provincial renewables investment last year, ...
Halton Region Businesses Benefit From Generous Tax Incentives And Industry Support
Halton-based companies have access to government programs designed to contribute to their growth and success. 
BDC: Strategic Planning

BDC's simple infographic clearly sets out the different stages of the strategic planning process, explaining objectives and targets at each step.

Funding: Sustainable Development Technology Canada 
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), funds Canadian cleantech projects and coach the companies that lead them. 
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