Top Startup and Tech Events: April Edition
As the weather is warming up, so are the top startup and networking events! Come out of hibernation and join your fellow industry professionals at many networking and learning events. This month’s featured events include An Evening with Kirstine Stewart Head of Canada’s Twitter and SkyWatch NASA hackathon. Whether you’re looking for a fun, relaxed evening out with your fellow tech professionals or looking to turn your idea into a product at a startup there is definitely an event for you. Make sure to check them out below.
Canadian Fintech Summit 2016
Enjoy a day with the senior leaders of the Fintech industry. Listen to Panels, keynotes, as well as making connections over cocktails.
Date: April 4,2016 8:30 am — 4:30 pm
Location: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College St., Toronto
Toronto Tuesday at JLABS
Learn more about the JLABS model at this event as well as network with life science industry executives, CEOs, and other industry leaders.
Date: April 5,2016 5:30–7:00 pm
Location: MaRS discovery district, CR2 & Café, 101 College St., Toronto
Level Up Showcase
The Level Up Showcase is where top students in game design, animation, and computer science programs show off their creations.
Date: April 6, 2016 5:00–10:00 pm
Location: The Design Exchange, Toronto
Personal Branding: Promoting Yourself in the 21st Century
Learn all about personal branding and how it could affect your career. Your personal brand leaves a first impression with potential employees.
Date: April 5, 2016 7:00pm
Location: Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto
Join the TuniTalks community at The Hard Rock Cafe for mingling and idea sharing over drinks and music. There will also be featured speakers, Elamin Abelmahmoud, Social Media Editor at BuzzFeed Canada and Hon. Dr Jean Augustine, First Ontario Fairness Commissioner.
Date: April 5, 2016 6:00–9:30 pm
Location: The Hard Rock Cafe, 2nd floor, 279 Yonge St, Toronto
Toronto User Experience Presents Yang Li, Senior Research Scientist at Google
A talk by Yang Li about how people can reduce user effort in mobile interaction, and related topics.
Date: April 5,2016 12:30 pm
Location: MaRS Discovery Districut, 101 College St., Toronto
Tech Toronto: Biggest Startup Meetup in Canada
Tech Toronto is back for April and it’s getting bigger and bigger.
Date: April 11,2016 6:00 pm
Location: 88 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto
The Impact Genome Project: Using Data to Innovate the Social Sector in Canada
A talk with Jason Saul, a leading expert on measuring social impact, about improving Canada’s social sector.
Date: April 11,2016 5:30 pm
Location: MaRS Discovery Districut-Auditorium
MaRS Mornings with John Baker of Desire2Learn
Start your day off with a coffee and a talk with John Baker, President and CEO of Desire2Learn.
Date: April 12,2016 8:00 am
Location: MaRS Discovery Districut-Auditorium
Girls in Tech Toronto — Power Hour Social
A Power Hour Social that will include inspirational stores from women in tech, but the event is open to both women and men.
Date: April 12,2016 6:00 pm
Location: BrightLane, 545 King Street West, Toronto
The Embrace UX 2016 event will be packed with great speakers, and a lot of mingling. You will leave the event with a whole new wealth of knowledge in UX.
Date: April 15, 2016
Location: The Lincoln Alexander CEntre, 160 King Street East, Hamilton
Cost: $250 (Save 20% ”LONGWEEKEND” by Friday, April 1st )
Startup Weekend Toronto
54 hours of learning for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Opening with pitches on Friday then into brainstorming, business plan development, basic prototype creation, and finally Sunday night presentations.
Date: April 15,2016 at 5:00 pm — April 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Location: Bitmaker Labs Toronto
Y2 Startup Bootcamp Final Presentation
Watch the teams from the Y2 Startup Bootcamp pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges.
Date: April 16,2016 at 12:30 pm
Location:Seneca College: Markham Campus — 8 The Seneca Way, Markham, ON L3R 5Y1
The Startup Journey — Innovation Factory’s April Lunch ’n Learn
Attend this event for lunch & networking, followed by a keynote presentation by Adam Jarczyn, VP of Sales Engineering & Product at Slyce, and more networking.
Date: April 19, 2016 at 11:30 am — 1:00 pm
Location: McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1
Young Professionals Networking by The Hip Haus — Toronto
The Hip Haus presents a networking event for young professionals in Toronto.
Date: April 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Location: Bloke, 401 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1K1
HackerNest Toronto Tech Social
If you’re in the tech industry in Toronto, then this is the perfect social for you to kick back, relax, and have some fun.
Date: April 25,2016 8:00 pm
Cost: $10 donation optional
START UP WITH CPRS HAMILTON WORKSHOP
“Speed-dating sessions” where startups and small business owners have the opportunity to talk to CPRS professionals to talk about issues that they have in their day to day business.
Date: April 25,2016 at 11:30 am
Location:McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1
Toronto’s foremost festival on design, technology, and entrepreneurship, with many speakers and startups.
Date: April 28,2016 9:00 am
Location: Corus Quay, 25 Dockside Drive, Toronto
Studio Y Presents National Youth Leadership & Innovation Strategy Summit
Canada’s most innovative companies, youth leadership organizations, and top youth taken will come together to brainstorm a plan to strengthen Canada’s capacity to develop young innovators.
Date: April 29,2016 — April 30, 2016
Location: MaRS Centre, 101 College Street, Toronto
Come and learn about what’s it’s all about at 500startups California.
Date: April 7, 2016 at 11:00 am
Location: Communitech Hub, Waterloo
85 Queen: An Evening with Kirstine Stewart
Kristine Stewart will share leadership ideas from her book, Our Turn, followed by a discussion with Jo Atlee, the Director of Women n Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.
Date: April 15, 2016 at 6:45 pm
Location: Central Library, 85 Queen St North, Kitchener
SkyWatch Space Focused NASA Hackathon
Love the space? This is the ultimate hackaton to be at.
Date: April 22, 2016 — April 24, 20016
Communitech Breakfast — Insights that lead to great UX with Robert Barlow-Busch
Have breakfast, then watch a presentation on tools and techniques on using stores to help create an engaging user experience for your product.
Date: April 27, 2016 7:30 am — 9:00 pm
Location: Tannery Event Centre, 151 Charles Street West
Introduction to Discovery Driven Entrepreneurship
If you’re an entrepreneur who wants to learn how to test your hypothesis and business assumptions, then this event is for you. Learn about the business model canvas, customer development process, and much more.
Date: April 8 2016 at 9:00–4:00 pm
Location: Invest Ottawa, 80 Aberdeen St., Suite 100, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5R5
Attend this conference to learn from entrepreneurs and hear their stories, and learn how to start a business from scratch from industry experts.
Date: April 1-, 2016.
Location: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
Grub in the The Hub: Building the Most Valuable Customer Success Organization
Grab some pizza, watch a presentation by Ross Fulton, ACL’s Director of Customer Success, and then network!
Date: April 1 at 12:00 pm
Location: The Hub, 887 Great Northern Way Suite 101
Finding your Ideal Co-founder
Hear other people’s experience on finding a co-founder to find your best fit.
Date: April 6, 2016 at 5:30 pm
Location: Spring Activator, 105–211 E Georgia St, Vancouver
BCIC — New Ventures Seminar 2: Product/Market fit with Dave Thomas
This seminar will be about product and market fit with Dave Thomas of Rocket Builders.
Date: April 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Location: SFU Segal School of Business — 500 Granville St
CodeCore Demo Day — January 2016 Cohort
Check out web applications by CodeCore’s latest developers, as well as a quick Q&A afterwards.
Date: April 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Location: CodeCore, 142 W Hastings Street
WishPond Open House
WishPond is having their monthly open house where you can have some pizza, drinks, and find out all about WishPond and what they do.
Date: April 8th 5:30pm
Location: Wishpond, 1500 West Georgia, Office #1000
2016 BCIC New Ventures Competition KickOff Event
A night of networking with New Ventures BC!
Date: April 12 5:30pm
Location: Fasken Martineau — 550 Burrard Street
Cost: TBD (Use STARTUP for a 50% discount)
Startup Finance — Vancouver
This 3 hour Startup Finance event will give you the tools and resources you need to grow your own fully fundable company.
Date: April 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Location: Second floor, 4501 Kingsway, Burnaby
SalesHacker Vancouver Meetup
A panel of Vancouver’s top sales leaders and have a discussion on many topics such as goal setting, specializing for success and much more.
Date: April 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm — 8:30 pm
Location:Unbounce, Suite #400–401 W. Georgia St. Vancouver BC
Relax and socialize with Vancouver’s tech professionals!
Date: April 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Location: SKIO Music, 390 Cambie Street, Vancouver BC
Social Media & Startups
Find out how social media can help you validate your business idea and how to familiarize yourself with these tools to help your business stand out on social media.
Date: April 8, 2016 at 9:00 am
Location: Granby Industriel — 1300 Boulevard Industriel, Granby, Québec J2J 0E5
The Open Knowledge Festival of Montreal will include presentations to strengthen networking in communities in Montreal and in Quebec.
Date: April 12, 2016 at 9:00 am
Location: 1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montreal
Silicon Valley-San Francisco
1 Million Cups San Francisco
Entrepreneurs present their startups to the community and find out how the community can help them.
Date: April 6, 2016 at 9:00 am
Location: StartupHouse, 934 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Crafting Your Product Strategy
Ryan Glasgow, Senior Product Manager at Weebly, will talk about strategy when your product starts to grow.
Date: April 6, 2016 at 9:00 am
Location: Product School, 415 Jackson Street, San Francisco CA 9411
An immigration themed design sprint workshop. This event will inspire new solutions to the age-old issues in immigration. After coming up with your idea, you have the option to present in front of a panel of immigration experts.
Date: April 9, 2016 at 10:00 am
Location: Olard, 76 S Park Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Design Prototype that Feel Real — Without Coding
The event will go through the prototyping process as well as live prototyping demo and and a Q&A session.
Date: April 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Location:Product school Silicon Valley 599 Fairchild Dr Mountain View, CA 94043
VLAB Founders Series: Disruptive Business Models in Enterprise Software
A fireside chat with Ann Winblad on validating the demand for your product, understanding enterprise sales cycles and creating a platform versus single applications.
Date: April 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Location: San Francisco
Cost: $35 Save $10 with VLABFS
Rewriting DNA: Big Return from Gene Editing
A panel discussion on the market of gene editing. There are controversies in this field which will be discussed. There will be demos, networking, and a Q&A.
Date: April 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Location: SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Dr, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Unlock the Power of Snapchat, Instagram and Pinterest Marketing
Hear industry experts give advice on how to take advantage of social media platforms of Snapchat, Instagram, and Pinterest. Marketers will get advice on how they can maximize on organic and paid marketing strategies.
Date: April 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Location: General Assembly, 225 Bush Street 5th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104
Future of Travel Tech: A Conversation with Airbnb, Lyft, Yelp and peek.com
Hear how these leaders are changing the travel tech industry. You will hear their thoughts on how technology affects the way we experience travel.
Date: April 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Location: 2300 Harrison Street (entrance on 19th street), San Francisco, CA 94110
Startup Weekend Sacramento — Health Edition
This startup weekend will focus on health and healthcare. Professionals from the tech and healthcare communities are encouraged to come to gather to create a business plan and ideas to better the healthcare industry.
Date: April 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Location: The Urban Hive, 1931 H Street, Sacramento, CA
Cost: $99 (Save 35% with “digest”)
Inside Startup Fundraising
In this breakfast session, you’ll learn the process of a raise, and many other topics on startup fundraising.
Date: April 5, 2016 at 8:30 am
Location: Cooley LLP — 1114 Avenue of the Americas 46th Floor, New York, NY 10036
The Startup Weekend sponsored by IBM is your chance to take an idea to a concrete product in just a couple of days!
Date: April 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Location:51 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003
How Startups can Get Media Coverage
At this event, join Conrad Egusa is the Founder and CEO of Publicize, on how startups can get media coverage based on his experience.
Date: April 12, 2016 at 4:30 pm
Location: TechSpace — 41 East 11th Street Conference Room 1 & 2, New York
Champagne Reception for Phenomenal Entrepreneurial Women
The event is a celebration for potential inspiring and aspiring female entrepreneurs. Attend the reception to celebrate with INSPIREflies & Master Your Mission.
Date: April 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Location: PETER LIK SOHO — 419 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Take advantage of the exciting events in your area and let us know how you things go! @Keyobi. Subscribe to our blog to get the next edition in your mailbox.
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