Brampton Innovation District Events

As we transition into the month of March, we're excited to highlight a variety of events and resources aimed at fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology.

Explore Brampton's Innovation District and immerse yourself in the vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem by visiting our website here .

Don't hesitate any longer! Launch your startup in Brampton's Innovation District today!

This month, The Brampton Innovation District would like to highlight one of our startups, Roga.

Roga, a mental healthcare start-up supported by the Brampton Venture Zone, developed a wearable device and AI-driven relaxation app to reduce employee stress and burnout.

After launching in 2023, they secured their first five corporate clients; shipped over 500 devices; signed their first international expansion deal worth $5M with a health tech distributor in India; and, were voted one of the World Changing Ideas by Fast Company. 

To learn more about this great startup, click here.

Mobii Systems secured $50,000 in funding from Comcast Sports Tech. Mobii Systems specializes in delivering cutting-edge technological products and solutions.

GetOppos Inc. Inc., a dynamic Cybersecurity company, also raised $250,000 from Morgan Stanley.

Roga Life has reportedly raised $1 million in funding from Exceptional Ventures, Minded Ventures, the AngelList Fund and others.

Keep up-to-date on all Innovation District Wins by visiting us on Dealroom.

Brampton Angels

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.


Rock My Business Workshops

Register today for the free, virtual, three-part Rock My Business workshop series, presented by Futurpreneur and RBC Future Launch. The series provides you with the tools to develop your idea, formalize your business plan and create a viable cashflow—all while connecting you with fellow entrepreneurs across Canada.

Workshop 1: Rock My Business Idea

Ensure your idea is viable before developing a business plan. You’ll learn how to spot and overcome key obstacles to business viability, and how to meet short-term goals against timelines.

Monday, March 4, 2024, 2:00 PM - 5:00PM EST

Location: Virtual


Workshop 2: Rock My Business Plan

Develop a robust business plan.

You’ll learn how to write the four main sections of the business plan: Company Profile, Marketing Activities, Market Research, and Operations.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 2:00 PM - 5:00PM EST

Location: Virtual


Workshop 3: Rock My Cash Flow

You’ll learn how to complete the Start Up Cost and Cash Flow sections of the business plan, create realistic sales forecasts, and complete the first draft of the start-up costs and first month sales and expenses.

Thursday, March 7, 2024, 2:00 PM - 5:00PM EST

Location: Virtual


How to Turn Your Startup Vision into Reality: Lessons from Startup Founders

Do you want to start your own technology company, but don't know where to begin Join us to dive into the complete startup journey with our speakers as they take you from ideation to a thriving business. Gain insights into the crucial steps, personal anecdotes, lessons learned, and strategies for overcoming challenges. Discover valuable advice directly from seasoned entrepreneurs.

Monday, March 4, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:30AM PST

Location: Virtual


CLIC Virtual Info Session

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

You will have the 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, March 5, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Location: Virtual


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 & Brampton Entrepreneur Centre

Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

Location: Virtual


Why Corporate Innovation Is Failing: Rethinking Strategies for Success

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the effectiveness of corporate innovation programs are declining across large organizations (globally). This insightful webinar will explore the underlying reasons, dissect these challenges, and provide actionable suggestions on crafting innovative, future-proof playbooks.

This webinar will be co-hosted by renowned corporate innovation experts at 10X Growth, and world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, Founder Institute. Their extensive experience and proven strategies will add invaluable insights to this educational event.

What You'll Learn:

  • Identify key factors contributing to the decline of corporate innovation programs.
  • Develop concrete strategies for creating innovative, adaptable playbooks tailored to your organization's needs.
  • Implement expert advice from 10X Growth to drive immediate improvements in your corporate innovation initiatives.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Location: Virtual


Angel Investing 101: How to Prepare for Your First Angel Investment

In this month’s edition of Angel 101, we will delve into Mohan’s journey from entrepreneur to Angel Investor, currently overseeing a pre-seed fund. He will share invaluable insights gleaned from successful exits and setbacks encountered while investing in very early-stage founders.

Emphasizing the significance of Angel investing beyond financial gains, Mohan will underscore its pivotal role in nurturing innovation and fostering the entrepreneurial landscape in Canada through hands-on support and collaboration with emerging talents.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 10:00AM - 11:30AM EST

Location: Virtual


Playing Lean Brampton

​Join us to learn how entrepreneurs can avoid the common pitfalls and mistakes of starting a company without risking their bank account, their ego, or their reputation.

​During the session, Ecosystem builder and startup mentor Craig Elias, from Calgary, Alberta, will help local entrepreneurs, mentors, educators, students, ecosystem builders, and economic developers learn how to launch a successful company by using a specialized Norwegian board game called Playing Lean to help participants:

Attendees will:

  • ​Learn and practice lean startup skills
  • ​Feel the highs and lows of entrepreneurship
  • ​Learn the truth about commonly-held startup myths
  • ​Discover how to improve a startup's odds of success
  • ​Understand and develop the mindset of an entrepreneur
  • ​Experience the challenges and trade-offs of starting a company

Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 9:00AM - 11:15AM EST

Location: In-Person

Brampton Entrepreneur Centre

41 George St S,

Brampton, ON


Black Entrepreneur Startup Program

Are you ready to launch your business? Are you interested in moving your Futurpreneur application forward?

Join our Business Development Managers in this interactive webinar that will walk you through the steps of the Futurpreneur application process.

This webinar will:

  • Outline the Futurpreneur Black Entrepreneur Start-Up Program eligibility and next steps for moving your application forward.
  • Connect you with your local Business Development Manager.
  • Highlight free resources available to you.

Thursday, March 7, 2024, 12:00PM - 1:00PM EST

Location: Virtual


Advanced Cyber Education Information Session

Are you a woman in security looking to advance into Pen Testing, Digital Forensics, Cloud Security or AI roles? Then ACE is the program for you! Don't miss out on this limited-time program!

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.

In partnership with the SANS Institute, ACE offers you the opportunity to earn an advanced GIAC certification, participate in the Catalyst state-of-the-art Cyber Range, and gain career mentorship from leaders in the industry.

Join us and learn how you can propel your cybersecurity career to new heights with ACE!

ACE will only be offered until July 2024, don't miss out on this limited-time program.

Friday, March 8, 2024, 12:00PM - 1:00PM EST

Location: Virtual


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, March 9, 2023, 11:00AM – 1:00PM EST

Location: In-Person

Springdale Branch Library

Multipurpose Room 1

10705 Bramalea Rd,

Brampton, ON


Saturday, March 23, 2023, 11:00AM – 1:00PM EST

Location: In-Person

Springdale Branch Library

Multipurpose Room 1

10705 Bramalea Rd,

Brampton, ON


How to Start a Small Business Seminar

This event is presented by The City of Brampton's Advance Brampton Fund in partnership with the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Toronto Metropolitan University.

This seminar explores the process of determining the strategic direction and priorities for a non-profit, and how to integrate them into the budget, fill out funding applications, and understand the structure and culture of the organization. It also looks at challenges of planning in dynamic and changing environments as well as key ingredients of successful strategic planning processes.

Attendees will:

  • Identify and communicate the mission, vision and values of an organization.
  • Learn about key ingredients in successful strategic planning.
  • Learn how to use strategic plans to guide budgets, organizational structure and development.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 6:30PM - 8:00PM EST

Location: In-Person

Gore Meadows Library Branch

Multipurpose Room 1

10150 The Gore Road

Brampton, ON L6P 0A6


Summer Company Info Session 2024

Learn how the Summer Company Program can help Ontario students between 15-29 years receive free training, business skills development, mentorship and guidance, and an opportunity for a grant of up to $3,000 to start and operate their own business this summer.

This information session will provide you with information about the Summer Company program in Brampton including:

What You'll Learn:

• Program eligibility requirements

• Program participation requirements and expectations

• Program training and mentorship

• Program grant opportunity

• and how to complete and submit a program application.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Location: Virtual


Getting started with IP: Patents

In this live presentation, you'll learn the basics of patents. We'll explain what patents can protect, important considerations like the time and costs involved in getting a patent, some important criteria for patents and, of course, where to get more help.

Join us for an interactive presentation with online polls, live Q&As and videos.

               We'll answer questions like:

• What does a patent protect?

• Is a patent right for me?

• How much does a patent cost?

• How long does it take?

• Who can help me?

• What do I need to do next?

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST

Location: Virtual


Entrepreneur Zone at the Brampton Library

The Entrepreneur Zone is designed to offer advice and address questions for individuals embarking on the journey of starting or expanding their own business. Our Brampton Entrepreneur Centre staff will be available at the library on the last Thursday of the month from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. This drop-in service eliminates the need for appointments, allowing clients to seek guidance and assistance seamlessly.

Thursday, March 28, 2024, 4:00PM - 8:00PM EST

Location: In-Person

Mount Pleasant Village Library Branch

100 Commuter Drive,

Brampton ON L7A 0P7



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


Market Readiness

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.


Founder Institute

Since 2009, the Founder Institute's highly-structured accelerator programs, innovative 'Equity Collective' and global network of advisors have ben proven to significantly increase a startup's changes of success - across 100+ countries and in any economic environment.

February 4 2024, is the Early Admissions Deadline for the Toronto Spring 2024 FI Core program, and if you would like to be eligible for early bird pricing then complete this application today.

The Toronto Spring 2024 Program already has many promising entrepreneurs enrolled, and to learn more you can join an upcoming online Information Session.

Final applications are due March 31, 2024.

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