#HerHalton International Women’s Day Breakfast 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s second annual hashtagHerHalton International Women’s Day Breakfast. It was amazing to see so much passion for women’s leadership and innovation in the Halton Region. We here at Haltech Regional Innovation Centre just wanted to take a moment and give thanks to all who made yesterday possible #IWD2019

Co-Partners: Angel One Investor Network and TechPlace

Our 2019 panel: Shann McGrail, Nicole Mortimer, Amarpreet Kaur and Caitlin MacGregor

Our Sponsors: Enable Training and Consulting Inc. (Enable Education), Cogeco Connexion, Javelin Technologies, Amanda Steene Cosmetics, CCV Insurance & Financial Services Inc. and Northbridge Insurance, SkyHawk Telematics, BDO, Devreve Inc., Able-One Systems Inc., WBE Canada and Bergs Law




Haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet? Keep up with our 8 Days of Techmas for innovative gifts that the whole family will enjoy.

Codify Zone Inc. provides your child with the right set of tools to enhance their confidence, boost their self-esteem and let their imagination run wild. Get the little coder in your family ready with the winter program session.

Amanda Steene Custom Cosmetics takes what you love about colour, texture, tone, fragrance, and skin care and create a premium custom formulated product to your liking. See here for customized beauty and skin products.

House of Anesi changes fashion with their innovative bra that adapt up to two cup sizes and two band sizes. See how you can get your hands on their brassiere.

GardenJet Root Feeder is a sub-surface watering device which delivers water to the most important part of a plant, its roots.

Enable Education brings learning to life and captivates young readers with their new book “Hey, I’m a Story!

Gate Buddy GateBuddy™ is a magnetic gate holder that installs effortlessly in the ground. See how this is the perfect gift for the gardener in your family.

Designed to protect joint tissue, improve mobility and decrease stiffness, Tri-ACTA is a powder to mix into your pet’s food each day to keep him healthy and happy!

Discover beauty professionals near you with the Fleeky App – Join the community to meet with beauticians, estheticians, and dermatologists looking to get connected with beauty seekers like you.

How Big Businesses are Reaping the Benefits of Coworking

Cowork spaces are no longer just for startups and small businesses. In the past year we’ve seen a surge of larger companies, especially in the tech industry, taking advantage of the benefits that cowork facilities offer. Why? Shared office spaces provide Fortune 500 tech companies with increased access to innovation and talent, flexible terms, and reduced real estate costs.

Access to Innovation and Talent

Coworking spaces, especially those who cater to tech companies and startups, are often hubs for new technology and innovation. It makes sense that bigger companies want to be part of these collaborative spaces and keep an ear to the ground—both for potential disruptors in their industry, but also possible acquisition targets in the future. After all, big names like Instagram, Spotify, and Uber started out in cowork spaces.

Flexible Options

The flexible nature of shared office spaces is another advantage for large companies. For example, if a business is working on a special project or testing out new satellite locations, they may not want to commit to leasing an office of their own for a fixed period of time. On the flipside, coworking facilities also provide the opportunity to expand as needed.

This flexibility also extends to the company’s employees, who may enjoy having the option of working in the head office or a more convenient cowork location.

Reduced Real Estate Costs

No matter the size of the company, choosing the right cowork facility can help a business save big on the costs associated with leasing office space: the rent itself, furniture, utilities, office equipment, and so on. Even large companies seeking to enter new markets typically start with small and agile teams, so it makes sense to use cowork spaces to keep costs under control.

Similarly, the cowork facility takes care of managing the office space so that the company can conserve its resources for other areas like business development.

The Coworking Trend Continues

Although shared office space was once the domain of freelancers and startups, it’s easy to see why big companies are increasingly following suit. Along with the universal benefits of flexibility and reduced real estate costs, cowork facilities are providing big companies with direct access to the latest innovations and top talent.

alternawork is a dynamic cowork facility serving the thriving tech community in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). To book a tour or discuss your office space needs, contact us today!

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