Here's your news for January, 2016!

Business Resolutions for 2016
 
Welcome 2016! January is building with excitement as we set new goals for the year ahead. What are your startup's resolutions?
  
As a startup, consider beginning the year with a well-defined business model. "The purpose of a startup is to search for a scalable and repeatable business model," says Steve Blank. It's an ongoing process to build the best company possible. Learn from experienced Entrepreneurs how to design and validate a business model in HalTech's "Starting Lean: Business Model Canvas" workshop. 
 
Let's make 2016 the year your startup secures Angel or Series A funding. Coming up in February, HalTech can help you attain your financial goals with "Pitch Camp: Pitching to Investors"
 
We invite you to take advantage of these Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops for startup tools, mentoring and peer feedback. HalTech is here to help you reach your 2016 startup resolutions with our expert business advising, educational seminars and workshops, and networking events.
  
Set goals, make plans and GO with HalTech! 
HalTech Upcoming Events
Get On Board With HalTech 
Information Session coming to Burlington
 
Tuesday January 19, 2016  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Halton Hive, 901 Guelph Line, Burlington ON
 
What's your delay to start up your tech business? Hear key advice from our high-impact Entrepreneur-in-Residence Vince Mifsud. Tap into HalTech's free business advising services. Register today!

Starting Lean: Business Model Canvas
Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshop
 
Free for HalTech clients with a refundable deposit
 
2 workshop sessions, 4 hours each 
Wednesday Jan. 27 & Thursday Feb. 4, 2016
"The purpose of a startup is to search for a scalable and repeatable business model," says Steve Blank. At its most basic level, your business model illustrates how your new venture will make money. Read more.
HalTech Pitch Camp: Pitching to Investors Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshop
Free for HalTech clients with a refundable deposit
 
2 sessions, 4 hours each 
Wednesday Feb. 17 & 24, 2016
In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. Read more.

Does your technology startup need help with a business challenge? Then check out the HalTech HEAT™ program for our premium business consulting services. Contact us at info@haltech.ca

Halton Happenings
Burlington Economic Development-
Women's Breakfast Series
Dancing with Change: Why people resist & what to do about it.
  
Tuesday Jan. 19, 2016 7:30 am - 9:30 am
 
Participants will learn why and where resistance occurs, and together discuss strategies on how to address it.  Learn more.
Milton Chamber of Commerce - 
Business After Hours

Tuesday Jan. 26, 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Business After Hours is an opportunity to meet other members, exchange ideas and talk business in an informal setting. Learn more. 
Silicon Halton logo
Silicon Halton - TGIF Tech

Friday Jan. 29, 2016 3:00 pm - 5:00pm

Learn about Webfit's Axle, a customizable proximity-based mobile directory app. Learn more.
Halton Small Business Centre -
Getting Started Series

Tuesday Feb. 2, 2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Staff will guide you through a checklist of things to consider when starting a new business. Learn more.
MEV Innovation Centre: Lunch n' Learn - Show Me the Money

Friday Feb. 5, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

An interactive panel presentation on the latest government sponsored programs to help you grow your business. Learn more.
News From Our Partners
Ontario Centre of Excellence
Call for Applications: commercializing Life Sciences & Medical Technology

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is seeking applications for a program that supports early-stage, ground-breaking medical science research projects. Read more.
Government of Ontario
Helping Young Entrepreneurs

Ontario is fostering entrepreneurship among high school students  with a pitch competition.  Read more. 
Sheridan College Obtains Grant

Sheridan College students to benefit from $22M Siemens PLM software grant.  Read more. 
GreenCentre's Deal with Veolia

GreenCentre Canada has effectively brokered a licensing agreement with Veolia Water Technologies for a ground-breaking water purification technology. Read more. 
Sheridan College Unveils YMi Robot

Sheridan's Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) has become the first facility in Canada to acquire ABB's YuMiŽ robot.  Read more. 
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