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Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 
Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 16 - 22, 2015, is a dedicated week in the year when we celebrate the enthusiastic efforts, unlimited energy and resourcefulness of entrepreneurs who pursue their innovations and drive economic growth.
HalTech joins this global celebration by mentoring and educating Halton's technology entrepreneurs with skills and knowledge that help them achieve their business goals. If you have a clever idea, and the passion and perseverance to transform it into marketable innovation, then you have the makings of a successful entrepreneur. And HalTech is your prime resource in Halton Region to support you along the way.
When we ask our clients what is the biggest challenge they face as an entrepreneur, the unanimous response is the need for capital to move their business forward. Funding is essential at every stage of business development, from ideation to scale up, to support activities like hiring talent, product development, prototyping and testing, operational costs, sales and marketing, and more.
In the upcoming weeks, HalTech is hosting several events on the theme of funding and investment. Don't miss the chance to learn from our expert speakers on how to raise capital and secure funding for your startup.
You can find event and registration details below and on our website.
HalTech is your catalyst for technology innovation and business growth.

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Special Notice
Vincent Mifsud
Congratulations to Vincent Mifsud

HalTech's Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Vincent Mifsud made's list of 33 Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Thought Leaders to Watch in 2016.
HalTech's Upcoming Events
HalTech Local Talent Night
Wednesday November 18, 2015  7:00-9:45pm
A selection of HalTech's high-potential clients from our HalTech HEAT business services program will have an opportunity to pitch their company to Halton's investment community. This invitation-only event is a collaboration between HalTech and Angel One Investor Network.
Interested in future opportunities to exhibit your startup? Then contact HalTech,, to learn about our HEAT program and our exclusive exhibiting and pitching opportunities that you can qualify for.

Get On Board With HalTech

Monday November 23, 2015  10am-12pm

Are you a tech entrepreneur, startup or growing corporate company looking to connect with the right people and resources to maintain a competitive edge? Then Get On Board With HalTech and check out our suite of FREE business innovation services and learning programs. Our information session is developed to help entrepreneurs network while learning how HalTech's services and Entrepreneurs-in-Residence can assist you with solving your business development and scale-up challenges.

Better Business Expo - Oakville

Thursday November 26, 2015  1pm-8pm
Visit the HalTech Booth at The Better Business Expo -Oakville. This trade show features the community's most proactive suppliers of business services and solutions. Make your business better by saving money, increasing sales, or simplifying operations. 

For FREE tickets to this event contact HalTech at
Peter Sprukulis
HalTech Need 2 Know Workshop: 
Managing Your Sales Funnel - From Marketing To Inking The Deal

Thursday December 10, 2015  6:30-9pm
Startups must differentiate themselves in order to get noticed and accepted within the marketplace. But sometimes they get stuck on how to craft a compelling message and sell their brand. This interactive Need 2 Know Workshop, presented by Peter Sprukulis, examines the basic concept of a Go-to-Market funnel and outlines key elements 
for a solid sales and marketing approach with maximum impact. 
Peter Sprakulis is EVP Sales and Marketing Founder and has an extensive background in research, marketing, sales, business development, and product management.

FREE parking, networking coffee break and snacks!

Oscar Jofre
Equitiy Crowdfunding 101 
With Oscar Jofre

Tuesday December 15, 2015  1pm-3pm

Equity crowdfunding is a growing movement of sourcing business funds from the wider community. But is equity crowdfunding right for your business? What are the challenges with this model? What are the strategies for a successful campaign?
Join Oscar Jofre, International Speaker and President & CEO of KoreConX at this HalTech 
seminar event to find out more.

HalTech Client Spotlight
Port Credit Charging Systems Inc.

Jack Daniel Bernstein, founder and President of Port Credit Charging Systems Inc., was waiting in a restaurant for an important business phone call when his phone battery died.  With no means in sight to charge his mobile, he wondered why there were no charging systems available for these types of situations. That thought was the impetus behind Port Credit Charging Systems' ChargeMore, a portable battery powered mobile phone charger.
Wanting to bring their product innovation to commercialization and raise funds, Port Credit Charging Systems enlisted HalTech's help to secure investment capital. HalTech introduced the company to private investors, assisted in their IRAP/BAP funding for mentorship applications and facilitated their participation in Angel One's "First Look" showcase event.
Port Credit Charging Systems also took advantage of HalTech's many educational seminars and workshops to enhance their business knowledge and skills.
Key results from Port Credit Charging Systems' efforts include early investment capital, and an application to OCE Smart Seed funding round in November 2015. The future is bright for these entrepreneurs and their company.
Need help with your own business challenge? Contact us, 
Halton Happenings
Oakville Chamber of Commerce:
Overcoming Adversity And Bringing Passion To Your Work
Thursday November 19, 2015  5:30-7:30pm
Motivational Speaker and former CFL player, Orlando Bowen, will share his journey in overcoming adversity and inspire audience members to examine and embrace their own gifts to inject positive change in their professional lives.

Silicon Halton: Solopreneur 
Peer-2-Peer #51...Can You Tube?

Friday November 20, 2015  9am-10:30am

This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. This month's topic focuses on learning the details and benefits of video blogging on YouTube.

The ACTION Conference

Saturday November 21, 2015  8:30am-5:30pm

The ACTION Conference is an intensive, hands-on startup conference aimed at teaching critical venture creation skills through active experiential learning.

Sheridan College: 
Biztech Career Fair

Wednesday November 25, 2015  10am-1pm
An opportunity for Employers to network with graduating students from the Faculties of Business and Applied Science and Technology.
Louise St-Pierre
Burlington Chamber of Commerce:
Mayor's Luncheon with Louise St-Pierre, Innovation Through Transformation

Wednesday December 2, 2015  11:30am
Businesses of all sizes are evolving from a technological standpoint to greater focus on meeting and exceeding their customers' experience. This is a special presentation by Louise St-Pierre, President & CEO of Cogeco Cable Canada LP.
News From Our Partners
Geotab CEO, Neil Cawse, Honoured as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Ontario 2015

Geotab, the go-to leader in telematics with more than 400,000 vehicles in 70 countries on its roster of users, announced that CEO Neil Cawse is this year's winner of the world's most 
prestigious business award for entrepreneurs.
Congratulations To Oakville 
Chamber Of Commerce

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce received First Place honours in the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's annual best practices competition. The competition was focused on creating community partnerships to expand the opportunities for community success.
   John Burke     Jeff Zabudsky
New Members On Halton Healthcare Services Board
John Burke, Ontario Public Service senior leader, and Jeff Zabudsky, Sheridan College President, have been appointed to the Halton Healthcare Services Board of Directors
Ontario Invests $27 Million in 
Youth Entrepreneurship

Ontario is helping young people across the province create the next wave of highly skilled jobs and innovative products. 

GreenCentre's New Online 
Portal Promotes Green 
Chemistry Collaboration

InnovationHouse is a collaborative resource for entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, and industry to access useful information related to developing early stage chemistry technologies. 

Hacking Health Partners With 
MaRS On Accelerator
The Hacking Health Accelerator is a digital health innovation platform focused on developing, deploying and investing in healthcare technologies to drive startup creation on a national 
level and transform healthcare globally.
An Opportunity for Clean Tech Entrepreneurs and Companies 
from the Ministry of Energy
Ontario is now accepting project applications for the Smart Grid Fund program. Eligible projects are 
encouraged to submit an application for this intake by November 30, 2015.

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