This week is packed with events — whether you want to geek-out, network and meet other folks in the community or listen to some great keynotes — there’s something in the mix for you. Wednesday evening brings both DemoCamp 30 (I can’t believe you’ve reached 30 already!) and Toronto Tech Meetup.
There are a number of upcoming events finally showing up in the calendar and next week there are two big ones — E-commerce Camp8 (which is sponsored by OrderDynamics, a super-innovative e-commerce platform that everyone should know about) and HTML5 Meet & Learn. In other good news, Startup Weekend Toronto is back on Nov 18-20, 2011 to officially close Global Entrepreneurship Week and is part of the Global Startup Battle! If you haven’t heard of Startup Weekend, it involves local developers, marketers, designers, enthusiasts and who join forces to start companies in just 54 hours.Please let us know if we’re missing any key events and we’ll be glad to include them in future digests through our submission form.
What’s Going on in the Toronto Startup Community
BlackBerry Developer Group
When: October 10 @ 5:30pm
Where: Xtreme Labs Office (9th Floor), 69 Yonge St. #900, Toronto
We are excited to host Tim Neil, Manager of BlackBerry WebWorks, from RIM to present on Ripple/Github and WebWorks platform roadmap. Group feedback will be collected and presented to RIM. This will allow the developer community and Research In Motion to be actively engaged in continuous development improvement activities.
When: October 11 @ 6:30pm
Where: Steam Whistle Brewery, 255 Bremner Ave, Toronto, ON
We are going to kick off this new user group in style with some lively discussion around Amazon technology. Agenda includes: Model Metrics & Amazon Web Services overview; Customer success story by Augusto Rosa of Shaw Media; and Customer success story by Brent Hughes of Antic Entertainment.
When: October 12 @ 6:30pm
Where: Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, 55 Dundas St W, Toronto
Keynote speaker is Elmer Sotto who is the Head of Growth for Facebook Canada, where he is responsible for setting strategy to further grow and engage the Canadian user base. He also helps key strategic partners understand and leverage the Facebook platform.
The goal at DemoCamp is to provide a platform for local companies to launch, get product or pitch feedback, establish a presence for recruiting as well as help with PR and social media awareness. We aim to gather highly connected and talented entrepreneurs, developers, designers, marketers, investors and others to watch and critique entrepreneurs in a safe environment.
When: October 12 @ 6pm
Where: CMA Ontario Offices, 25 York Street, Suite 1100, Toronto
Presenting are Scanly.ca, where student discounts are a scan away; PMRobot is project management for custom development companies, and Lumasonix, where they are developing next generation equipment for the early detection of cancer. Lumasonix’s approach uses Photo-Acoustic Computed Tomography (PACT) technology to develop a full 3D volume image.
When: October 12 @ 7pm
Where: Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Ave #120, Toronto
When: October 13 @ 8:30pm
Where: The Spoke Club, 600 King Street West, 3rd Floor, Toronto
It’s been an exciting few months for Ladies Learning Code. We started this past June with a tweet, and three pretty successful events later…we think it’s time to celebrate! Whether you’re a lady who wants to learn to code, a member of our wonderful developer a community, a man or woman in tech or just a fan of what we’re up to…we’d love it if you would join us on October 13th as we celebrate our official launch!
When: October 13 @ 5:45pm
Where: TELUS House Toronto, 25 York Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto
Is your business looking for more information on how to develop your tablet strategy? Have you started deploying tablets and are looking to better understand the full range of uses? Do you want to see the latest developments in tablet technologies? If you answered yes to any of these questions then join TELUS for the special event: Tablets. Built for business in T.O. with guest speaker TELUS SMB President Peter Green.
When: October 14 @ 8:00am-7:30pm
Where: Church of Berkeley, 315 Queen St. East, Toronto
Unlike any other FITC event, the format of ETA puts attendees across the table and in discussion with each of the presenters. Thirty-minute presentations are followed by twenty-minute discussions at round tables; with each presenter changing tables every hour. This format provides unparalleled access to real conversations with all of the presenters, something virtually impossible at big events.
This exclusive and intimate event has been designed for creative directors, strategists, c-suite executives and the best of the best in advertising and technology.
Top Upcoming Toronto Startup Events
Oct 17 - EcommerceCamp8 – Innovative Mobile Apps: Ecommerce Solutions
Oct 17 - Toronto Mobile UX Group
Oct 18 - Rise of the Business User: Enterprise IT and the effect of consumerization
Oct 20 - HTML5 Meet & Learn
Oct 24 - CloudCampTO
Oct 24 - X-Summit
Oct 25 - DevCamp Toronto
Oct 26 - Entrepreneurship 101 – Marketing for Tech Startups – Getting the fundamentals right
Oct 26 - AndroidTO
Oct 26-30 - DigifestTO
Nov 9 - AccelerateTO
Nov 9 – Entrepreneurship 101: Product Development
Nov 18-20 – Toronto StartupWeekend
Nov 30 – Entrepreneurship 101: Board of Directors and Other Advisors