Work it Wednesdays

Craving a more natural way to make connections and seek support? Every Wednesday at TechPlace, connect with like-minded founders, potential collaborators, and maybe your future business BFFs over coffee and light bites. Plus, sign up for 20-minute tune-up sessions with our expert mentors.

Make Hump Day the new Hustle Day with Work it Wednesdays.

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HERhalton Women's Day Breakfast

Each year an International Women’s Day breakfast is organized to celebrate Halton Region’s female leaders and entrepreneurs.

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Hi5 Pitch Competition

Each November we host our Hi5 Pitch Competition, providing our most innovative clients with a fantastic opportunity to generate awareness of their company by pitching to a panel of industry professionals and gaining exposure to industry partners and investors. PLUS the chance to win $5,000 cash and in-kind prizes.

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Synapse Life Science Competition

Innovation Factory’s Synapse Competition is Ontario’s premier life science pitch competition. Designed to help move your innovative life science products and services out of the lab and into the market, the competition pairs innovators with business and entrepreneurship students, and provides the training, mentorship, and resources to be successful.

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TechPlace is where new and growing technology companies get everything they need to grow and succeed.

Burlington Economic Development

We provide a wide range of tools, programs and resources to ensure your business’s fluid entry into market.

Halton Region Small Business Centre

Helping connect entrepreneurs with startups to business resources, webinars, and more.

MTech Hub

MTechHub is here to help! We want to work with you to solve your digital challenges using a standardized Industry 4.0 technology platform.

Quantum Strategy Institute

Quantum Strategy Institute is an international network of cross-domain experts with a rich and varied expertise, sharing a passion for quantum technologies.

ENCQOR 5G Testbed

Get early access to a state-of-the-art 5G development platform for prototyping and testing new products and services. Locations in Toronto & Waterloo.

Halton Global Business Centre

A hub of resources and support for local small to medium-sized businesses that are looking to scale up, export and go global.

Trial Site Network

The Trial Site Network enables industry to connect directly with Ontario’s agile, efficient and high-performing clinical trial sites.

Life Sciences Ontario

Life Sciences Ontario membership offers mentorship support through its digital mentorship hub with Ten Thousand Coffees.


No matter your level of knowledge or experience, get to know the landscape of early-stage investing and find your community.

Synapse Life Science Consortium

Our strength is our partners and our passion for innovation. We’d love to understand how we can introduce you to our ecosystem and work with you.

BioTalent Canada

BioTalent Canada is focused on igniting the industry’s brainpower bridging the gap between job-ready talent and employers and ensuring the long-term agility, resiliency, and sustainability of one of Canada’s most vital sectors.
Connecting you to leading academic innovators across Ontario.

Access automatic, targeted, and timely grant matching and R&D opportunities with Research Impact by Profound Impact. Submit your project here.

Bring your ideas to life at the Brock LINC

Whether you are developing technology skills, exploring a creative idea, or starting a business, Brock LINC programs, events and services are open to anyone looking for support on the innovation journey.

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Research & Innovation at Wilfrid Laurier University

Laurier’s research community includes existing and emerging expertise in business, technology and innovation; environments and sustainability; psychological and social determinants of health and well-being; Indigeneity, decolonization, equity, diversity and inclusion; governance and policy; and society, culture and community.

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Engineering Career Centre at University of Toronto

The Professional Experience Year Co-op Program (PEY Co-op), hosted by the Engineering Career Centre (ECC), is a work-integrated learning program that helps undergraduate students gain paid, meaningful work experiences. These work experiences provide a competitive salary, an extensive network and professional skills that students will leverage for years to come.

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Generator at Sheridan

Purpose-driven applied research, innovation and entrepreneurship that drives real‑world change.

Generator at Sheridan is the embodiment of applied solutions-driven work — bringing together cross-disciplinary teams of researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and changemakers to solve problems in partnership with industry and community.

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IDEAWORKS at Mohawk College

IDEAWORKS fills the space between research and solutions by delivering customized support to organizations.

Innovation helps organizations grow. In some instances, what’s needed to achieve success is not available within the organization. Enter IDEAWORKS, Mohawk’s active hub of applied research and innovation.

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Research & Innovation at Lambton College

The Research & Innovation department at Lambton College specializes in working with small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) as well as organizations from a variety of sectors in many research areas.

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