The countdown to STEEL is on, January 18th is just around the corner!
We're hosting a must attend event to celebrate the launch of tickets sales for our conference! Join the Hamilton Hive in celebrating Wed, 23 October 2019, 7:00 PM at Mills Hardware!
Join us for the official launch of tickets for the STEEL Conference, featuring Oysters by Maisy's Pearl, charcuterie from Toast Wine Bar mini donuts from Darling Donuts Hamilton, and exciting announcements about the conference!
Don’t miss Innovation Factory’s Pitch & Networking Night! Companies who have a product in-market (or close to launch) present themselves in an investment-style pitch presentation. It’s designed to help connect our partners, volunteer mentors and the broader Hamilton community with some of our up-and-coming startups. iF’s Pitch Night is open to the public and attendees will have the opportunity to observe five-minute presentations from local innovators, and network while enjoying delicious appetizers! Our presenters will be pitching investment-style for the chance to take home a $250 or $750 prize! More money up for grabs! Cast your vote!
We are giving away an extra $150 cash prize to the presenting company that wins the most audience votes. Help an early-stage local company get an extra boost by choosing your favourite! The iF’s Pitch Night will be held in Conference BCD in McMaster Innovation Park from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Failing to Scale – Why some start-ups make it and others fail to scale
October 15, 2019
Starting or scaling your business? Learn how to avoid key pitfalls of growth and understand how to navigate the path to scaling your business. Hear from Pete Smith who brings a unique perspective to the discussion of how companies succeed or fail to scale having worked for two large successful public companies and as an advisor to tech companies ranging from start-ups to IPO. During his corporate career, he lived the firsthand experience of PeopleSoft growing from $250MM to $1B in three years. He has also lived through major course corrections where IBM and PeopleSoft had to re-invent themselves to survive. During the last fourteen years, Pete has provided advice and coaching to several PE backed, high growth companies as well as working with dozens of start-up, early stage and emerging companies.
Agenda 11:45 am – 12:00 pm: Lunch & Networking 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Engaging Presentation 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Dessert & Networking
Federal Election Discussion & Debate Watching Party
October 7, 2019
Hamilton Hive, Comotion on King, Chamber of Commerce
Join us for some civic engagement! We will have a roundtable with Keanin and Bianca from the Chamber office and chat about the importance of voting at a local level. We’ll discuss civic engagement, YP involvement in politics, and how this federal election affects Hamilton. At 7pm we will stream the Federal Leaders’ Debate. Doors & snacks at 6:00 pm.
Programming begins at 6:15 pm.
Stream Federal Leaders’ Debate at 7:00 pm. This event is free for members of the YEP, HIVE and CoMotion community to attend. Snacks and drink provided.
Join the Hamilton Community Foundation October 10 for a presentation of new data on mental health and addictions in Hamilton. A panel of experts will discuss the findings followed by an audience Q&A. Light refreshments provided at 6:30 p.m.
October is Food Literacy Month!
Hamilton's 2nd annual Hamilton Food Literacy Month is happening in October. Food Literacy Month is a community-driven, City-facilitated celebration of food that encourages Hamiltonians to connect with others who are passionate about food! There are many exciting events being planned for all ages. Check out the event calendar online at Hamilton.ca/FoodLiteracy or featured events on facebook.com/HamiltonFoodLiteracyNetwork. Join the Hamilton Food Literacy Network on Saturday, October 5 from 10AM to 3PM at Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre, 876 Cannon Street East to kick-off Food Literacy Month!
Lunch & Learn: You’ve Been Tagged… Supercharging Marketing & Sales With Digital
September 17, 2019
Analytics, SEO, Paid Ads, and Social Media; Have a Thinkr with Andrew Novak as he walks you through how to leverage digital marketing technologies to connect and supercharge the two most important functions of your business, Marketing and Sales. Agenda 11:45 am – 12:00 pm: Lunch & Networking 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Engaging Presentation 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Dessert & Networking
LiONS LAIR 2019 Awards Gala tickets are ON SALE NOW!
September 26, 2019
Tickets on sale now! Don’t miss the early bird rate and buy your table before August 1, 2019!
Join us as we celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship at Hamilton's must-attend business event of the year. Network with the who's-who in the Hamilton business and start-up communities Watch the Top 10 pitch LIVE on-stage to the Investor LiONS, Dinner, drinks, an after-party and more!