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In the dynamic landscape of Toronto, entrepreneurial spirit is thriving like never before. Start-up founders are welcomed into a vibrant ecosystem brimming with possibilities and abundant resources. This bustling metropolis has emerged as a fertile breeding ground for technology, innovation, and creativity, making it an idyllic haven for start-ups to truly flourish.

Toronto has always been and continues to be a top choice for large startup conferences and summits, along with a panorama of neighbourhood startup socials and networking events to choose from, serving up golden opportunities to network, soak up knowledge, and enhance personal and professional growth. 

In this blog, we give you an array of thrilling startup events that you can attend in Toronto in 2024. Whether you’re a seasoned founder or an aspiring entrepreneur, don’t forget to bookmark these events for the next calendar year!

1. Franchise Expo Toronto 2024

Franchise Expo Toronto hosted by National Event Management, is a 2-day regional trade show and conference. This event is a premier gathering of franchisors, industry professionals, and academics, offering a unique opportunity to explore the latest innovations in franchising and network with leaders in the field. Attendees can expect to discover trends, and strategies for business growth, while also uncovering exciting franchise opportunities. If you are looking to franchise your business, bookings for booths are open now. Don’t miss this chance to expand your horizons.

Date: January 13-14 2024

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

2. SEBP’s Friday Socials 2024

Join Successful Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals’ Socials on any Friday of the month, where entrepreneurs, freelancers, and independent professionals come together to unwind, network, and strike that perfect work/life balance. Successful Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals offer a unique networking experience to connect with industry peers, expand contacts, and acquire actionable skills.

Date: Friday, January 12, 2024

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

Location: St. Louis Bar & Grill, 595 Bay Street, Unit A08-A09, Toronto Ontario M5G 2C2

3. Business Networking Lunch 2024

Hosted by the Business Connection Exchange (BCX), The Business Networking Lunch is a fantastic opportunity for like-minded business owners to expand their professional network and share experiences and insights. This event fosters a relaxed and inviting atmosphere in which attendees can forge connections, get feedback on their business ideas, and potentially discover new opportunities. It is a great chance for attendees to foster collaborations in the heart of Toronto’s business scene.

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 (Every 3rd Wednesday of the month)

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: The Hot House Restaurant & Bar 35 Church Street · Toronto, ON

4. International Business Leadership Conference 2024

The International Business Leadership Conference (IBLC) is poised to deliver insightful speeches on global commerce and leadership. The conference aims to congregate influential business leaders who share their growth strategies, expertise, and success stories. The leaders also discuss the roadblocks they faced while building their business empire and how they overcame them. Attendees leave with helpful insights and a wealth of knowledge that helps them navigate the challenges of international business.

Date & Time: Wed, May 22 2024 at 11:00 am, Fri May 24 2024

Location: Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites, 175 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Canada

5. Collision Conference 2024

One of the most eagerly awaited tech gatherings in Toronto is the Collision Conference which attracts entrepreneurs, innovators, and tech enthusiasts from across the globe. This conference serves as a hub for futuristic discussions and cutting-edge product launches from around the world. It has a diverse lineup of speakers, workshops, and startup showcases, and attendees gain valuable insights into the current state of the industry.

In 2023, their lineup included Marquee Brownlee (aka MKBHD), Geoffrey Hinton (aka Godfather of AI), Michelle Zatlyn (Co-Founder of Cloudfare), David Singleton (Stripe) – and more! It’s the ideal platform for aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs to stay at the forefront of the technology and startup landscapes.

Date & Time: June 17-20th, 2024

Location: Enercare Centre, Toronto

6. 2024 Immigrants in Business Summit

The Immigrants In Business Summit brings business leaders who have migrated to Canada along with seasoned keynote speakers from government & business sectors under one roof. You can expect funding & mentorship opportunities, dependable immigration advice, & legal advice from this summit. Get ready to be inspired by inspirational talks delivered by industry leaders and connect with fellow immigrant entrepreneurs.

Date & Time: June 29, 2024 · 9am – June 30, 2024 · 5pm EDT

Location: Bram and Bluma Appel Hall 789 Yonge Street Toronto Toronto, ON M4W 2G8 Canada

7. Digital Marketing for Financial Services Summit

If you are a financial sector entrepreneur and want to learn some powerful digital marketing strategies that work for your industry, you must attend the Digital Marketing for Financial Services Summit 2024. Financial professionals attending the summit can expect to attain insight and knowledge on leveraging digital channels and platforms while complying with industry regulations to sustainably grow their business. 

Date & Time: June 4, 2024 to June 5, 2024

Location: Hyatt Regency Toronto, Toronto, Canada

8. Venture Capital Word Summit 2024

Attend the Venture Capital World Summit in Toronto in 2024 to connect, collaborate, and discover ground-breaking opportunities that could fuel your next venture. This event attracts investors, entrepreneurs, and industry experts who shed light on trends and innovations shaping the landscape of VC funding in the world. You can empower yourself with first-hand knowledge to navigate the world of venture capital with confidence.

Date & Time: 14th June 2024

Location: To be announced soon, Toronto

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