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May 2019

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FedEx Small Business Grant Contest 2019

May 6

LEARN MORE HERE Enter Your Small Business by May 6 Calling all Canadian small business owners! Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to take your business to new heights. Imagine the possibilities. Enter now for a chance to win prizing to help your business grow. The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is a grant program by FedEx to award ten (10) Canadian small businesses with grants up to $30,000 (Cdn) and industry expertise support. Refer to the Contest Rules for details. Entering is…

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AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition

May 10

LEARN MORE HERE Application Deadline: May 10, 2019 Join the conversation at #AWImpact Does your startup have a technology or service that can improve quality of life for older adults and/or caregivers? The AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition will recognize top startups in Canada’s technology and aging sector, and support entrepreneurship in the sector. Applicants from across the country will be challenged to explain how their solution can positively impact older Canadians and/or caregivers. Five finalists will compete in each…

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Digital Main Street Forum 2019

May 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

REGISTER HERE The Digital Main Street Forum aims to assist main street businesses in embracing digital technologies to build and grow their operations – from online marketing and leveraging data to better engage your clients, to adopting ecommerce to reach a broader customer base, the Digital Main Street Forum will help you navigate the “Why” and “How To” of embracing bricks and clicks for your business. MORNING KEYNOTES ANNOUNCED: Bridging the gap: how SMBs can effectively use digital tools and…

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2019 ACCE Business Forum

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Agenda Registration, Exhibition, Telus Pitch & Light Lunch: 12:00pm Opening Remarks: 1:00pm Panel Discussions: 1:30pm – 4:15pm Networking: 4:15pm to 5:00pm   The 2019 ACCE Business Forum will feature: The TELUS Pitch 12:00pm – 2:00pm Come and join us to enjoy some snacks, networking and most importantly, have a chance to win $100,000 by telling us your one–minute “elevator pitch”. Please visit: telus.com/pitch for more details or check out the video. More Content: Inspiring panel discussions focused on key business challenges More Networking: Exclusive networking…

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LiON’S LAIR Pitch Competition

May 12

LEARN MORE HERE Application deadline: May 12, 2019 LiONʼS LAIR is an annual competition presented by Innovation Factory, in collaboration with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hamilton, and brings Hamilton’s entrepreneurship and innovation community together. The competition gives 10 companies the opportunity to pitch to a panel of our city’s top business experts – the “Lions” – for a chance to win a CASH prize! The first annual competition took place in 2011 and has significantly grown – in application volumes, gala attendees, prizing…

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Learn How to Develop Your Food Product with John Hale

May 14

REGISTER HERE You have a product that you’ve made at home that your family and friends rave about. They are constantly telling you should sell it. You can see your recipe packaged and on the shelves of the grocery aisle but is it really that simple to launch a product? Where to begin? How long will it take to launch? What are the pitfalls? Who will commercialize the recipe? Where will I make it? Most importantly, how much money can…

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Legal Boot Camp Webinar

May 14

REGISTER HERE Whether you want to start a business, or you’re already operating a business, you’re bound to come across legal questions: Do I need to incorporate? Should I trademark my name? Are contracts really that important? How do I prepare proper invoices? What should I do when leasing space for my business? Educating yourself and knowing the answers to these questions is important to the operation of your business. With this seminar, we will offer answers to many of…

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Cooperathon Design Jam for Impact in collaboration with startGBC

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Come and join us for a design jam for impact! The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are a universal call to action to protect the planet, to end poverty and to ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. During this design sprint you’ll form teams, explore problems worth solving and you’ll start imagining new solutions. The jam will focus on three main areas: Environment – Working towards sustainable ecosystems, protect and restore biodiversity. Education – Working towards universal,…

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How & Why You Should Register Your Food Business as a B Corp

May 16

REGISTER HERE Today being a social conscience, transparent, sustainable company is fast becoming a consumer requirement. This is especially relevant as it relates to food. “People want to work for, buy from, and invest in businesses they believe in. B Corp Certification is the most powerful way to build credibility, trust, and value for your business.“ Certified Beneficial companies meet the highest standards for transparency and accountability which highlight companies that are committed to social good, not just the bottom line. The…

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Zero Dollar Marketing Webinar

May 16

REGISTER HERE Early stage startups don’t have much of a marketing budget. Most of them wish they had secured institutional funding so that they can market their brands more effectively. Zero Dollar Marketing webinar by Professor Mohanbir Sawhney from Kellogg School of Management would allow you to leverage the assets you already own to amplify your marketing with very little incremental cost. In this webinar, you will learn: Leveraging your customers to amplify your marketing in powerful ways Turning your…

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