March 2019 Updates
Halton Region Celebrates International Women’s Day with the Second Annual #HerHalton International Women’s Day Breakfast
On March 5, 2019, over 200 professional women and men joined TechPlace, Haltech and Angel One for their Second Annual #HerHalton International Women’s Day Breakfast at the Burlington Golf and Country Club.

The event featured a panel of four exceptional women in leadership, moderated by Claire Green who led and engaging conversation around this year’s International Women’s Day theme #Balanceforbetter. The panel featured; Caitlin MacGregor, Co-Founder & CEO of Plum; Nicole Mortimer, Founder of ZippyJamz; Shann McGrail, Executive Director of Haltech; and Amarpreet Kaur of Creative Destruction Lab. Read more.
Burlington Based, Prodigy Game Announces a Triple Win as Deloitte Distinguishes it with Leadership Award, Technology Fast 50™ & Technology Fast 500™ Rankings
Just one year after receiving its first Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ award,  Prodigy Game - an educational software startup - announced it has won the triple crown of business accolades – receiving a Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ Leadership Award, ranking in Deloitte Technology Fast 50™, and being named as one of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in North America as part of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™. Read more .
Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward welcomes Dextro Analytics to the TechPlace Launch Pad Program

Precision E-Business Group Joins the
TechPlace LaunchPad Program

Precision E-Business Group has become the 12th company to join the TechPlace LaunchPad Program. Precision E-Business Group's goal is to eliminate the complexities of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and B2B (business to business) Integration and simplify the management of electronic data connectivity, data transformation and data transmissions through innovation. Read more.

Support Burlington's Start-up Ecosystem

Burlington is looking for established businesses to support local start-ups and scale ups through contributing to a “Test Ecosystem”. This Ecosystem would encourage peer-to-peer learning and interested businesses would volunteer advice and/or demonstrate technologies from the start-up community. Contact Mark to get involved. 
Noteworthy News
Canada's Best Managed Companies 2019

Three Burlington Businesses were named Canada's Best Managed Companies 2019

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Let's Talk Exports 2019 with EDC and BEDC

 When: May 14th, 2019, 7:30am
Where : Burlington Convention Centre

Join Peter Hall, Export Development Canada’s Vice-President and Chief Economist, to get his insight on the global economy and where the opportunities are for Canadian businesses like yours.

Afterwards, stay for our Q&A with a panel of local businesses to hear about their experiences with exporting. You’ll also have a chance to meet and talk with other business people who have similar needs or face similar challenges to yours.
Ingenuity@Work: Accelerate Innovation and Growth
Mohawk and BEDC have teamed up for an exclusive event for Halton businesses. The morning event will give your business opportunities to discover how your company can partner with Mohawk College to improve business productivity and profitability. Tour the state-of-the-art lab facilities at Mohawk and meet Mohawk’s best and brightest students and faculty. 
April 29 @ Mohawk Fennel Campus
8:30am - 12:00pm
Executive Digital Literacy Series with MCE
The Digital Literacy Series consists of four topics that every executive should know about including; Big Data, Cyber Security, IoT & Robotics and Blockchain. These topics are emerging technologies on the cusp of major, impactful change to all businesses across every sector.
April 23, May 28, June 11, June 25 @ TechPlace
8:30am - 12:00pm
City of Burlington Updates
  • Federal budget includes good news for the City of Burlington
  • Province of Ontario requesting input from Burlington residents and businesses to assist with review of regional government system
  • Burlington City Council approves 2019 operating budget with investments in infrastructure, public transit and other community services
  • Burlington City Council approves interim control bylaw to restrict the development of lands in the downtown Urban Growth Centre and in proximity to the Burlington GO station for one year to allow for a land-use study
Upcoming Events
Knowledge @ DeGroote - How to Negotiate More Effectively with Greater Impact
When: 
April 25th, 2019 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm  
Where:  
Ron Joyce Centre
Join the DeGroote Network for our annual Knowledge @ DeGroote lunch with award winning business professor and negotiation consultant Dr. Haniyeh Yousofpourfard. Dr. Yousofpourfard will share negotiation strategies and insights to improve your overall effectiveness.
2019 Women in Leadership Network Luncheon - Ladies, Let's Lead with Confidence
When: 
May 9th, 2019 from 11:00am – 2:30pm  
Where:  
Burlington Convention Centre
Join Professor Maja for a talk with Q&A on how to; stop apologizing and transform your communication skills, smash your obsession with being a people-pleaser learn how to say "no" to others, so you can say "yes" to yourself, and slay your fears about criticism & constructive feedback. 
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