Brampton Innovation District Events

We know that we can't have been the only ones to feel like this year happened at the blink of an eye! It has been an incredibly busy year for us at the Brampton Innovation District, and we would like to personally thank all of our partners, entrepreneurs and participants that came out to all of the different events.

This successful year would not have been possible without you!

Although the year is coming to a close, we would like to highlight a number of final opportunities to turn your concept into a business, expand your startup, and enhance your entrepreneurial abilities and to end your year off with a bang!


Launched in March 2023, Brampton Angels is a members-only, not-for-profit organization of accredited investors. Brampton Angels seek investment opportunities in promising early-stage technology companies.

In addition to financial support, Brampton Angels members provide dynamic early-stage companies with valuable mentorship and access to risk capital networks to initiate learning, networking, and growth. Brampton Angels will help companies reach new heights and accelerate them into becoming market leaders in their industry by bringing together investment, experience, and expertise. Administrative support for Brampton Angels is being provided by Altitude Accelerator.

Click here to learn more.


BReady Talent Platform

The NEW BReady Talent platform is a virtual marketplace connecting talent with employers hiring for tech and business roles in Brampton. Focused on helping new immigrants, recent graduates and individuals from racialized communities gain meaningful employment, the platform will match candidate profiles with relevant employers hiring for full-time roles, allowing talent a new way to passively job hunt.

To be eligible, employers must be hiring for full-time positions in one of the following industries: health and wellness, smart city, mobility and logistics, food and beverage processing or advanced manufacturing.

Click here to learn more.


Brampton Innovation District on Dealroom Platform

Earlier this year, the City of Brampton announced their partnership with the Dealroom Platform, a Global data platform for intelligence on startups, innovation, high-growth companies, ecosystems and investment strategies.

Are you a Brampton startup? Take advantage of this free resource by creating your profile today.


Doing Business with the City of Brampton

This 60-minute webinar will be covering topics on various procurement methods the City conducts, where to register to be on the vendor list and the invitational procurement process.

Presented by: The City of Brampton Purchasing Department & Entrepreneur Centre

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend City of Brampton events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact [email protected] at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 10:00AM - 11:00AM EST

Location: Virtual


Brampton Innovation District Jingle & Mingle

The Innovation District partners will be spreading some holiday cheer on Thursday, December 7th, from 6:00 – 8:30 PM.

Our annual holiday event is an opportunity for all the Innovation District clients to mingle, connect and network in a casual setting! Plentiful food and sweet holiday treats are all the best ingredients for a good time, and we hope you will be able to join us in taking a break from the ever-so-busy year you've had.

This will also be a great opportunity to network with our Innovation District Partners including the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre, Altitude Accelerator, Brampton Venture Zone, BHive, Rogers Catalyst, Algoma, Sheridan EDGE, BAO, Downtown Brampton BIA and the Brampton Board of Trade.

If you are inclined to give back to the community this holiday season, we've made it easy enough to do so as we will be accepting donations of much-needed personal care items for Regeneration Outreach. Items in greatest need are toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, body wash/soap, sunscreen, depends leak-proof underwear, sanitary napkins for women etc. Non-perishable goods will also be accepted.

Thursday, December 7, 2023, 6:00PM - 8:30PM EST

Location: In-Person

Brampton Entrepreneur Centre

41 George St South

Brampton, ON


Coffee 'N' Code with Brampton Library

Join a collaborative space of programmers from all experience levels, and gain help with your problem, project or idea. Share ideas or problems and connect with local programmers at this casual coding meetup.

Complimentary coffee is provided by the City of Brampton.

 Click here to join the Coffee ‘n’ Code Discord Channel to connect with an online community of fellow coders!

Saturday, December 9, 2023, 11:00AM – 1:00PM EST

Location: In-Person

Springdale Branch Library

Multipurpose Room 1

10705 Bramalea Rd,

Brampton, ON


MISA-Catalyst Cyber Range Open House

Join us at our virtual open house to learn more about the MISA-Catalyst Cyber Range program, including a demo of our immersive Cyber Range platform.

The MISA-Catalyst Cyber Range program is offered in 2 streams - Beginner and Intermediate - each comprising two Cyber Range workshops guided by an experienced cybersecurity trainer. This program brings together MISA’s insights on the challenges faced by municipalities with the Catalyst’s expertise in cybersecurity training. Learners will be walked through key cybersecurity concepts with discussion centered around the municipal context, while getting hands-on experience in the Range.

Monday, December 11, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00PM EST

Location: Virtual


CLIC Virtual Information Session

Join us for a virtual info session to learn more about CLIC - a world class dual-certificatoin program for launching your cybersecurity career.

You will have a chance to hear about the curriculum and other course details from CLIC program advisors, and ask any specific questions you might have about the most rigorous cybersecurity training program in Canada.

Tuesday, December 12 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Virtual


Brampton Art's Organization Open Studio

Join us for our monthly Brampton arts Organization Open Studio+.

This is a great opportunity to:

  • Foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of exchange, conversation and support,
  • Encounter fellow creatives and learn about their work and practice
  • Find future collaborators
  • Work on your own in-progress pieces while getting inspired by someone else's project
  • Learn new skills and explore different art practices and tools.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 12:00PM - 8:30PM EST

Location: In-Person

Brampton Arts Organization

8 Nelson St W

Brampton, ON


Pitch Lounge: Get Feedback on Your 1-Minute Pitch Idea from Startup Experts

To launch a great startup, it is critical to get feedback on your ideas from entrepreneurs who have been there and done that. This interactive event will first discuss best practices for creating a concise and compelling elevator pitch. Then, you can share your pitch with other entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors at virtual tables to get instant feedback. We recommend you jump on as many tables as you can and speak with various mentors. Even if you don't want to share your pitch, you can still join to hear other startup ideas and witness how the experts review a pitch.

What You'll Learn:

  • How to give a concise yet compelling elevator pitch
  • What investors are looking for in a startup pitch
  • Specific advice and feedback on your pitch and startup ideas

Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 10:00AM - 12:00PM PST

Location: Virtual


Advanced Cyber Education (ACE) Program Info Session

ACE, powered by Upskill Canada, is a 12-week intensive program that trains intermediate to advanced cybersecurity professionals already working in the cyber sector to advance into high-demand roles related to six specializations.

Join us for a virtual info session to learn more about ACE.

Thursday, December 14, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Location: Virtual


Ask an Investor Anything: Q&A with a Venture Capitalist

Join us for a unique opportunity to connect with early-stage startup investors and ask the questions that matter to you. In this Q&A session, you will have the chance to engage in an open discussion with a panel of investors who have a wealth of experience in working with early-stage startups. Find out how you can maximize your chances of raising funding and get actionable tips for presenting your business to investors in the most favorable way.

What You'll Learn:

  • What are the current early-stage investment trends
  • What investors look for and how to prepare your startup for fundraising
  • How to communicate with investors efficiently and what type of information to provide them with

Monday, December 18, 2023, 10:00AM - 12:00PM PST

Location: Virtual



Are you an early stage technology startup or entrepreneur looking to accelerate your product and business development so you can get to market faster?  

If you have a great idea for a new business but want help kickstarting your entrepreneurial journey on the right foot, RevUp will help you learn from expert advisors, connect with a network of local entrepreneurs, and provide the training and resources that will help you succeed.  


Growth Essentials

On a budget? Altitude has just launched *FREE* programs for our members.

Growth Essentials offers “best of” highlights from Altitude’s competitive Incubator and Investor Readiness programs, such as videos, podcasts, SEO, digital marketing, building a forecast, and data room fundamentals.

Upon successful completion of Growth Essentials, the founder will have the opportunity to meet with Altitude’s advisors to determine the best program for them and to be considered for the esteemed Champion Panels investor pitch series.

This is a free self-paced program where we've curated video content from our Tech Uncensored LinkedIn Live series and tools that are necessary for you to grow your business. 



This intensive program is for companies looking to grow and scale. The curriculum includes a heavy focus on sales and marketing strategies and tactics, but also provides coaching in hiring, culture, legal contracts, structuring your business, raising money, data privacy and cybersecurity.

Sign up as a company and session attendance will be open to all of your team members.

Find the right sessions for each member of your team to attend.


Certifications for Leadership in Cybersecurity (CLIC)

CLIC (Certifications for Leadership in Cybersecurity) is an intensive cybersecurity training and certification program designed to give you the skills you need to launch a career in cybersecurity or elevate your career with cybersecurity skills.

Next Cohort Intake: May 2024


Advanced Cyber Education (ACE)

ACE is a 12-week intensive program that trains cybersecurity professionals already working in the cyber sector to advance into high-demand roles related to six specializations. With direct input from Canadian employers, the Catalyst developed these program offers in partnership with our strategic training partner, SANS Institute — the world leader in cybersecurity training. 

Program will be offered in 2024.

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