Tech Talk: The Future & Impact of Virtual & Augmented Reality

Tech in Motion: Toronto is back with its first event of 2018! Join us and a panel of local experts on Wednesday, February 21st at House of VR to discuss the future & impact of virtual and augmented reality.

Schedule:
• 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Networking & VR Demos
• 7:00 – 7:45 pm: Panel Discussion
• 7:45 – 8:00 pm: Q&A Session
• 8:00 – 9:00 pm: More Networking & VR Demos
• 9:00 pm: Event Concludes

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Speakers:

Alan Smithson is an entrepreneur and investor who invented Emulator, the world’s first touchscreen DJ System; used by Linkin Park, Armin Van Buuren, Microsoft, Sony, Heineken and more. Now CEO of MetaVRse, North America’s leading virtual and augmented reality consulting firm, Alan has become a leader in the business applications for AR/VR. Alan provides insight to retail and enterprise companies in this exploding field. MetaVRse was named Top 100 Rising Startups by Techweek and nominated Global VR Startup of the year by VR Awards. Alan is on the Forbes Council, Founding Member of the VR/AR Association and Techstars Mentor. Alan continues to evolve MetaVRse and its innovations (VR Photo Booth™, AR Travel Portal, AR Business Cards, Web3D Player™), and is working on his third book, “Immersive Technology for Business” With millions of views per month on LinkedIn, Alan is also one of the foremost experts in the VR/AR for business applications.

Paige Goodman is a pop culture and film lover who specializes in virtual reality programming from a film festival perspective. She recently joined the board of directors for Breakthroughs Film Festival (BFF), which supports emerging female filmmakers. Last year, Paige partnered with BFF and Dames Making Games to curate a VR exhibit that showcased the work of emerging female developers. She worked with a developer, 3D artist and graphic designer to produce an original piece for the exhibit that explored the contributions of two Canadian women to the film industry. She has facilitated several VR exhibits at TIFF, as well as worked with the festival’s Industry Conference programming team. Paige holds a BFA in Drama from the University of Saskatchewan and recently graduated from MacEwan University’s Arts and Cultural Management program.

Nyla Innuksuk: A graduate of Ryerson University’s Film Program, Nyla Innuksuk is an Inuk Virtual Reality content creator, filmmaker and producer based out of Toronto. She founded her company Mixtape VR, a small tech start-up, in order to create immersive, interactive and cinematic content in new platforms such as 360, VR, and the ever-growing Augmented Reality space. She previously co-founded Pinnguaq Productions, which focuses on Virtual Reality and 360 production, as well as STEM education in Nunavut.

Speakers & more details coming soon!

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Interested in speaking, partnering, sponsoring or getting involved with this or any Tech in Motion event? Send me an email at [masked]!

More about our venue:

House of VR is Toronto’s premier VR lounge + event space. Located in trendy Queen West, House of VR has a beautifully designed 2 floors suited to corporate events, team-building, large group gatherings and so much more. With 11 room-scale VR units and 15 futuristic 360˚ viewing pods, House of VR is the central hub of futuristic immersive technology in Toronto.

More about our official beer sponsor:

Nickel Brook has been one of the leading players in the Ontario Craft Beer movement since 2005. We’ve consistently brewed Award Winning beers like Naughty Neighbour APA and Head Stock IPA, and a huge selection of seasonal and one-off speciality beers. In 2016, we transformed our original Burlington brewery into the Funk Lab, a facility dedicated solely to small-batch funk and sour beers. Our brewers combine all-natural ingredients, innovative new recipes and a depth of technical expertise to create amazing craft beer, down to a science.

***Free public event. Space is limited, so make sure you RSVP!

Mastermind Express Workshop – March 6th Event

Purchase your tickets here:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mastermind-express-workshop-march-6th-event-tickets-42067035636 If you only RSVP, it will not register you for this event.

We are excited to continue our series of entrepreneurial workshops are called “Mastermind Express”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYQN_eqVy4Q

Mastermind Express are workshops where you will actually help each other out on your business, have meaningful conversations, and meet outstanding other entrepreneurs. Here’s how the events will work.

– You’ll be placed in an intimate group with a handful of other entrepreneurs like you.

– You’ll get to know each other. And most importantly, you’ll work together on your businesses.

– You’ll get to ask for feedback, advice, get help in making decisions, ask for connections.

Our workshops will bring you the refreshingly genuine conversations that come out when like-minded people share experiences and collaborate together.

Mastermind Express will be held at one of Toronto’s progressive co-working environments: Project Spaces, in downtown Toronto.

Earlybird tickets are $20 (ending January 26th, 2018). Tickets are regular price at $25 thereafter.

Only 60 tickets are available – so buy yours today by clicking here. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mastermind-express-workshop-march-6th-event-tickets-42067035636

Our “Mastermind Express” workshops are being conducted in partnership with InFounders (http://infounders.org), a company who specializes in Masterminds for Entrepreneurs.

Future Prize BC

Future Design School and Southridge School Present the Future Design Prize


An opportunity for Middle School students to design solutions to a real-world challenge and pitch their solutions in a competition with other BC Schools. Open to both public and independent schools, Future Prize aims to empower students to use design skills and leverage technology to create a better future. 


How might we empower students to solve the world’s big problems?


In our rapidly-changing world, students increasingly need to be creative, curious, empathetic, and resilient. Future Prize introduces middle school students to design thinking and innovative problem-solving methods that foster critical thinking and compassion.


The one day event includes a design thinking workshop for students and teachers, an action-packed day of designing solutions, and an exciting final “pitch” of solutions to a panel of expert judges.


Student teams (up to 3 students and one teacher per team) will:




  • Learn about a meaningful challenge facing the world today




  • Build empathy for people affected by the challenge




  • Develop creative ideas to solve the problem




  • Create a prototype of their solution




  • Pitch their idea to a panel of judges




  • Foster their creativity, pursue their curiosity and feel empowered to reshape the world around them




Teachers will:




  • Receive hands-on experience in applying design thinking tools and methods to enhance student learning – teachers learn by doing while participating on a team with students!




  • Get access to the Future Design School app, which includes plug-and-play lessons, videos, handouts and resources to empower students on their innovation journey




  • Take students on a field trip that meets BC and MYP curriculum expectations. Bring the ADST Curriculum to life! 




  • Develop skills in creating hands-on, project-based, personalized learning experiences for students. 




  • Receive a $50 Discount on registration to the Future Skills Insitute for Educators, taking place on March 3rd in Maple Ridge, BC. Click here for details on the Institue. You will receive your discount code for the Institute in your confirmation email.     




Registration Fees:


$199 per team early bird (until March 10th); $250 regular – includes one team of up to 3 students and 1 teacher. Each school may submit up to two teams. The teachers work together with the students as part of a team, so one teacher per team is required. Spaces are limited. 


Questions? Contact Leslie McBeth at leslie@futuredesignschool.com 


About Future Design School:


Future Design School provides world-class education programs that empower student creativity. We enable educators to deliver personalized, inquiry-led, project-based, cross-curricular & inspirational programming.


Future Design School is proud to be working with some of BC’s top schools and educators to bring the new BC Curriculum to life. Click here to learn more about how we can support your school.


About Southridge School


Future Prize is brought to you in partnership with Southridge School, a place where students journey in their growth academically and personally, exploring, embracing, and sharing their own unique qualities and gifts. It is a place of personal fulfillment and contribution to the greater good. It is a place where youth actively make an intentional positive difference in the world.

Toronto Tech Summit 2018

PURCHASE AN EARLY BIRD GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET FOR A CHANCE TO GET UPGRADED TO A VIP TICKET!




EARLY BIRD TICKETS END ON FEB 13








Why Should I get a VIP ticket?


VIP tickets are limited and have some really great benefits! Get yours while supplies last!



  • You get an invite to our Exclusive Speaker Dinner the night before the conference (all Speakers, VIP ticket holders are invited for a night of amazing food, drinks, desserts, and networking!)

  • Double your chances to win the giveaways

  • Backstage pass to the Speaker’s Green room (hang out with the speakers)

  • Event T-shirt

  • Premium SWAG Bag

  • Line by-pass








Following up on our sold-out 2017 event, we hope you can join us in our 6th annual Toronto Tech Summit, the first conference to focus on Artificial Intelligence for the Customer Experience space!


The Toronto Tech Summit is a day focused around revolutionizing, modernizing, and crafting incredible experiences through technology. With a focus on customer experience, our innovative and knowledgeable speakers will surely give you the scoop about the latest and greatest!









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What’s in it for me?



  • Each attendee has a chance to win our giveaways during the event

  • Delicious Lunch + Beverages included

  • Access to all Demos & Booths

  • Admission to our After Party (Food + Drinks included)

  • Entertainment with innovative & knowledgable speakers from various companies

  • Ability to network, ask questions, and learn

  • Meet individuals with similar interests to you

  • Learn about the latest technological trends











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More amazing speakers TBA


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Capital Structure and Financing for Your Business or Charitable Venture

This is an interactive workshop by CatalystsX (Cx), a non-profit organization whose mandate is to support social innovators and social entrepreneurs by connecting them with the best tools, useful connections and right support to thrive.

Happy New Year! Please join us for this free Business Networking Program!:

This is an interactive workshop by CatalystsX (Cx), a non-profit organization whose mandate is to support social innovators and social entrepreneurs by connecting them with the best tools, useful connections and right support to thrive.

There are more options than ever for structuring your organization. Each comes with pros, cons, and different ways you can bring in the money! We’ll review most common (and some uncommon!) options so you can make an informed decision.

Capital Structure:

  • Governance structures: (sole proprietorship, partnership, private corporation, charitable)
  • Financial structure: for profit (sole proprietorship, partnership, incorporated co-op corporation)and non-profit (charity, incorporated non-profit co-operative or corporation)

Funding:

  • Debt, equity, bootstrapping, grants, social enterprise, crowdfunding.
  • Location: Beeton Hall (on the first floor of the Toronto Reference Library- please ask for directions)

Directions:

Closest major intersection Yonge Street and Bloor Street. Located one block north of Bloor Street on the east side of Yonge Street.

Public Transit
TTC subway station Yonge. Walk to library north on Yonge Street.

Parking
Paid – parking lots on Cumberland Avenue, Asquith Ave and Church Street.

Dine While you Learn about Private Equity Markets

Learn about Private Equities.

• What we’ll do

Networking and dinner at 6:00 pm, Presentation to begin at 6:30 pm

Many people don’t know that you can use your RRSP’s to invest in Private Equities and alternative investments. In the past these types of investment vehicles were only available to high net worth individuals now you can take advantage of the strategy.

We will show you:

  • What is Private Equities
  • Pros & Cons in private equities compare to traditional investments.
  • Global trend in asset allocations
  • Offering structure
  • How to diversify your portfolio through investing in private equities and alternative investment with your RRSPs
  • Variety of investment opportunities in Canada and U.S.
  • Typical investment projects,
  • Expected returns • Keeping your Money and tax deferral sheltered in your RRSP
  • The process required to start Our events are about EDUCATION: Our goal is to introduce you to options that can offer diversity from traditional investments like mutual funds, stocks, and bonds.

Presenter: Old Kent Road Income Fund I and Levante Living Trust

*Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres will be served

Email Marketing Boot Camp

Learn why email marketing still matters and how to use it well.

Did you know that 2.4 million emails are sent every second worldwide, but most of them are never opened? Whether you are just getting started in business or you are a seasoned business owner, email is still the most cost effective and powerful marketing tool that can significantly increase profitability of your business. If you can just set it up right and get your target prospects to open that email… During this workshop, you will learn:  

  • Why email marketing still matters and how to use it well
  • What service to use for email marketing
  • Common mistakes to avoid and best practices for using email marketing
  • How to automate your email marketing
  • Tips to grow your email list and keep your subscribers engaged
  • The components of a high-performing email
  • The essentials of email deliverability
  • Content ideas to keep your subscribers wanting more

By attending this seminar, you will understand how to design and implement an effective email marketing strategy and provide engaging email content that gets delivered, opened, read and acted upon.

Presenter’s Bio

Silvia Pencak is a CEO and Founder of a boutique style change management consulting company Powerful Life Consulting. During the past 8 years Silvia helped hundreds of small businesses and organizations around the globe to use email as a powerful marketing and customer service tool. When she’s not busy inspiring audiences, Silvia enjoys life with her husband and two daughters or is planning her next adventure. You can connect with Silvia at www.SilviaPencak.com or on Twitter at @SilviaPencak.

 Thank you to our sponsors:    

Email Marketing Boot Camp

Learn why email marketing still matters and how to use it well.

Did you know that 2.4 million emails are sent every second worldwide, but most of them are never opened? Whether you are just getting started in business or you are a seasoned business owner, email is still the most cost effective and powerful marketing tool that can significantly increase profitability of your business. If you can just set it up right and get your target prospects to open that email… During this workshop, you will learn:  

  • Why email marketing still matters and how to use it well
  • What service to use for email marketing
  • Common mistakes to avoid and best practices for using email marketing
  • How to automate your email marketing
  • Tips to grow your email list and keep your subscribers engaged
  • The components of a high-performing email
  • The essentials of email deliverability
  • Content ideas to keep your subscribers wanting more

By attending this seminar, you will understand how to design and implement an effective email marketing strategy and provide engaging email content that gets delivered, opened, read and acted upon.

Presenter’s Bio

Silvia Pencak is a CEO and Founder of a boutique style change management consulting company Powerful Life Consulting. During the past 8 years Silvia helped hundreds of small businesses and organizations around the globe to use email as a powerful marketing and customer service tool. When she’s not busy inspiring audiences, Silvia enjoys life with her husband and two daughters or is planning her next adventure. You can connect with Silvia at www.SilviaPencak.com or on Twitter at @SilviaPencak.

 Thank you to our sponsors:    

Email Marketing Boot Camp

Learn why email marketing still matters and how to use it well.

Did you know that 2.4 million emails are sent every second worldwide, but most of them are never opened? Whether you are just getting started in business or you are a seasoned business owner, email is still the most cost effective and powerful marketing tool that can significantly increase profitability of your business. If you can just set it up right and get your target prospects to open that email… During this workshop, you will learn:  

  • Why email marketing still matters and how to use it well
  • What service to use for email marketing
  • Common mistakes to avoid and best practices for using email marketing
  • How to automate your email marketing
  • Tips to grow your email list and keep your subscribers engaged
  • The components of a high-performing email
  • The essentials of email deliverability
  • Content ideas to keep your subscribers wanting more

By attending this seminar, you will understand how to design and implement an effective email marketing strategy and provide engaging email content that gets delivered, opened, read and acted upon.

 Presenter’s Bio

Silvia Pencak is a CEO and Founder of a boutique style change management consulting company Powerful Life Consulting. During the past 8 years Silvia helped hundreds of small businesses and organizations around the globe to use email as a powerful marketing and customer service tool. When she’s not busy inspiring audiences, Silvia enjoys life with her husband and two daughters or is planning her next adventure. You can connect with Silvia at www.SilviaPencak.com or on Twitter at @SilviaPencak.

 Thank you to our sponsors:    

Markham Small Business Centre: Market Research Session

In this seminar, we will explore and learn to use a number of very useful market research resources for business planning and marketing.

Finding competitive market intelligence information is critical for planning any new business, or for expanding an existing business.  With so much information available, from multiple sources, business owners need to use their time most efficiently to access the key resources that really impact their bottom line.

In this seminar, we will explore and learn to use a number of very useful market research resources for business planning and marketing, including:

  • Markham Public Library online business databases (business plan templates, current news, insights, tips and more)
    Statistics Canada census information and local Markham Economic/Demographic information (age ranges, households, income levels, mother tongue, educational attainment)
  • BizPaL – Business permit and licence search tool (find relevant regulations for your specific type of business)
  • Business Directories online: Reference Canada and local Markham Business Directory (create targeted business lists to identify potential suppliers or prospective customers)
  • Industry Canada SME Benchmarking tool (compare your business financial statement performance to the industry averages in Ontario/Canada or use these averages to help you with estimating your business plan)
  • Traffic Data Counts
  • Other Key Resources: Canada Business Ontario, Industry Canada Industry profiles, Statistics Canada Household Spending report

A limited number of computer stations are available for use on a first come, first served basis.  You can bring your own laptop, but access to power outlets is limited.


Thank you for your interest in starting or growing your business.  We want to be able to give you and other businesses continuous support through the development and growth of your business.  In order to provide businesses with this support, we need to collect data about your business, progress and growth.
 
To be eligible to receive this free consultation / information session / workshop with our office, you must agree to complete a 5-10 minute follow-up phone call or electronic survey from our office, in 2-3 months time to discuss the status and growth of your business idea or existing business (i.e., whether the business started or not, whether the business’ revenue/jobs/financing have grown or expanded, etc.).  Information is collected confidentially and will be used by the City of Markham and the Province of Ontario to provide statistical information on entrepreneurs in order to study small business trends in Ontario.
 
Of course, if you need some additional help or advice before that follow-up, you are always welcome to contact us directly!
 
If you have a simple, one-off question, please email or call our office, and we’d be happy to help you find what you’re looking for!
 
Note: Follow-up contact is limited to your business progress and what you discuss with our consultant.  We will not add your contact to any distribution or e-mail list, unless you specifically request to be added.