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9 Toronto Startup events to attend this Summer 2023

As the summer of 2023 approaches, the city of Toronto is abuzz with many startup events and networking opportunities set to take place.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to learn from other successful entrepreneurs, connect with like-minded individuals, or race to catch the pulse of your industry, Toronto’s startup scene has something to offer everyone.

From world-renowned conferences and one-of-a-kind talks to hands-on workshops, we have curated 10 startup-friendly events happening in Toronto this Summer that cannot be missed. So mark your calendars and get ready to take your start-up to the next level.

1. Panel & Networking Event: Fundraising for Startups in an Economic Downturn

Amidst a cold VC winter, grab the opportunity to get advice from fellow entrepreneurs and
industry experts Martin Basiri, CEO of ApplyBoard, Kate Withers Hess, Co-founder of
Functionland, Ehsan Mirdamadi, a Serial Tech Entrepreneur and Angel Investor, and Ben Stacey,
Regional Manager at Founder Institute.

Date:April 28, 2023

Time: 5 – 9pm EDT

Location: Dmz Sandbox 341 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M5B 1S1 Canada

Book Your Tickets Here

2. Generative AI: Are we ready for the future?

Stay on top of the impact of Generative AI on business with this panel discussion organized
The Rotman School of Management’s TD Management and Data Analytics Lab. The event features
industry experts who will share their insights on the future direction of this exciting

Date: May 8, 2023

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM EDT

Location: Rotman School of Management + Livestream 105 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3E6 Canada

Book Your Tickets Here

3. Talent and Tech Meetup @ Xref

Join business professionals, peers, and industry experts for an informative social event
on HR, talent, and technology. Hosted by HR Gazette and Xref, you can gain valuable insights and
socialize while enhancing your knowledge of people processes in Canada.

Date: May 16. 2023

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Location: Dynamic Funds Tower 1 Adelaide St E Suite 202, Toronto, ON Suite 202
Toronto, ON M5C 2V9 Canada

Reserve a free spot here

4. TECHSPO Toronto 2023 Technology Expo

A two-day technology expo, showcasing the latest advances in technology and innovation,
including Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech, and SaaS technologies. This event is an excellent
opportunity to network with technology enthusiasts and find technology solutions that help
elevate your business practices. If you are a tech entrepreneur you can consider taking up a

Date: May 16. 2023

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Location: Dynamic Funds Tower 1 Adelaide St E Suite 202, Toronto, ON Suite 202
Toronto, ON M5C 2V9 Canada

Get Your Tickets Here

5. Collision

One of the world’s biggest tech conferences, that brings together thousands of
investors, and industry experts from around the world will be happening in Toronto this June.
The event features keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities.
As an entrepreneur, attending Collision 2023 can provide you with front row seats to the future
of global tech. David Singleton, CTO of Stripe, Kaz Nejatian COO & VP of Product at Shopify,
Michelle Zatlyn, Co-founder, President & COO of Cloudflare are just a few of the many speakers
attending this year.

Date: June 26-29, 2023

Location: Enercare Centre, Toronto

Book Your Tickets Here

6. The Small Business Expo 2023

The Small Business Expo 2023 focuses on helping small business owners leverage technology
business growth, providing insights from best practices and networking opportunities. Attendees
can expect to learn how to integrate digital solutions into their infrastructure and create
innovative long-term business growth plans.

Date: Jun 16, 2023

Time: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) 255 Front Street West Toronto,
ON M5V 2W6 Canada

Get Your Tickets Here

7. PropTech 2023 – Real Estate and the Future of Construction

Canada is leading the way in global PropTech, so it’s no surprise that the global PropTech
industry is meeting under one roof in Toronto, this June. Architects, tech founders, and
innovators redefining the future of construction will assemble at PropTech 2023. If you belong
to the Real Estate industry, this is the event to be at!

Date: Jun 15, 2023

Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

Location: 73 Bathurst Street Toronto, ON M5V 2P6 Canada

Get Your Tickets Here

8. Canada’s Largest Blockchain, Crypto & Web3 Conference

Untraceable’s Blockchain Futurist Conference, now in its 5th year, is Canada’s most
event dedicated to blockchain, cryptocurrency, and Web3 technology. The conference is a platform
for the world’s foremost authorities, including developers, investors, startups, enterprise
executives, financial institutions, academics, and emerging tech visionaries.

Date: Aug 15-16th, 2023

Location: Rebel Entertainment Complex 11 Polson Street Toronto, ON M5A 1A4

Get Your Tickets Here

9. Summer Networking-On the Patio

Enjoy this networking event open to entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business professionals. A
casual set-up with finger foods will allow you and your team to unwind with like-minded people.
Don’t forget to carry lots of business cards!

Date: Aug 30, 2023

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Location: Entrepreneurs Point, Unit 202, 117 Peter St, Toronto

Get Your Tickets Here

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Business Inc. Spring 2022 Orientation Session

Are you thinking about starting a business? Let us help!

 Take part in an eight-week Business Inc. Program offered at Toronto Public Library in partnership with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Business Development Centre. Learn from professionals and get on your way to making your business dreams a reality.

p>2022 Orientation Sessions Details

Virtual Sessions:

  • Tuesday, March 29, 1 pm and 6 pm
  • Thursday, March 31, 10 am and 6 pm

Register here for a free virtual orientation session.

Business Inc. Program Details

The Business Inc. Program is designed to assist new and early-stage entrepreneurs to develop and grow their businesses.

During the program participants will:

  • Prepare/update their business plan
  • Access a business advisor and other valuable resources
  • Network with other entrepreneurs

Applications for the program are due April 14, 2022.

For more information, please click here or contact us at (416) 345-9437 or email businc@tbdc.com

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