Whether you’re a seasoned founder or someone looking to start their first business in 2022, the city’s business community is hosting a myriad of events, all of them virtually to keep everyone safe from the surging Omicron variant. From networking sessions to lunch and learns, here are some of the key online events this month.

TechTO Talent

When it is: January 19, 7 to 9 p.m.
What it is: TechTO, which supports the city’s entrepreneurs and tech innovators at all stages of their careers, is hosting this online networking event to help connect companies and job seekers. Alex Norman and Jason Goldlist, the co-founders of TechTO, both have experience as both investors and entrepreneurs and will share practical and actionable advice on how to land the job and accelerate your career.
Cost to attend: free
Learn more and register here.

Technation Canada Federal Executive Briefing

When is it: January 20, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
What it is: This virtual discussion covers everything you need to know about the state of Canada’s data strategy for the year ahead. The event will also include a Q&A with Anil Arora, Canada’s Chief Statistician who will be sharing how StatCan will be modernizing in the coming year.
Cost to attend: Technation member: $25, Non-member: $55
Learn more and register here.

Get Your Message Heard

When it is: January 20, 2022, 6 to 8PM
What it is: Hosted by Artscape Daniels Launchpad, this event is all about content and content creation. Moderated by Shinjini Sin, a former brand manager at L’Oreal and Pepsico, attendees will learn how to analyze industry-wide content, how to leverage organic reach across all channels and how to employ best practices.
Cost to attend: Non-launchpad member: $30, launchpad members get 25 percent off
Learn more and register here.

The Entrepreneurship Hatchery’s Pitch-a-Thon 2022

When it is: January 21 to March 7, 2022
What it is: The University of Toronto’s startup incubator is launching its annual pitch-a-thon. Applications are due on January 21 and participants will have five weeks to develop a 60-second pitch with the guidance of the Hatchery’s mentors. It’s an opportunity to make connections, refine your business idea, be mentored and launch your startup.
Cost to attend: free
Learn more and apply here.

Lunch and Learn: Strategic Finance and Reporting for Social Enterprises

When it is: January 24, 12 to 1 p.m.
What it is: Hosted by the Centre for Social Innovation, this lunch and learn is perfect for anyone just getting their business off the ground. Learn all the basics about accounting, finance and impact reporting for a successful business. Plus, attendees will learn how to connect financial and social impact tools, as well as how to create a budget that aligns with their business aims.
Cost to attend: CSI member: free, non-member: $10
Learn more and register here.

Financial Services in Canada: Looking Back at the Past 20 Years and Forward to the Future

When it is: January 25, 3 to 4 p.m.
What it is: To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Toronto Finance International (TFI) is hosting an event that explores the massive growth of the Toronto and Canadian financial sectors over the last 20 years, and examines the trends that will shape the coming decades. The discussion will be moderated by Jennifer Reynolds, the president and CEO of TFI, and will include some of Canada’s most distinguished financial sector leaders, such as Jean-François Perrault, senior vice president and chief economist at ScotiaBank and Jason Boggs of PwC Canada.
Cost to attend: Free
Learn more and register here.

WCM Equity Impact: Compassionate Leadership

When it is: January 31, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
What it is: Women in Capital Markets (WCM)’s quarterly Equity Impact series centres on diversity, equity and inclusion in the workforce. For this second event in the series, Dr. Rachel Ruttan from the Rotman School of Management talks about her research on interpersonal compassion, and walks attendees through how to become a more compassionate leader and a better ally.
Cost to attend: WCM Member: free, non-member: $75
Learn more and register here.


Check out the Events calendar to find more workshops, keynote speakers and sessions.