Building a strong network and learning from industry experts can save you a lot of time and energy in the beginning stages of growing a business.

These are some of the highlight free or lower-cost events for business owners and entrepreneurs in Toronto taking place this June:

Innovation Economy Council Roundtable: Canada’s IP puzzle

When is it: June 3, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Why you should attend: Hosted by the Innovation Economy Council, join this expert-led discussion to dive into two new papers released on Canada’s IP strategy and its place in the innovation ecosystem.

Cost to attend: Registration is free.

Learn more and register here.

CryptoChicks Hatchery: Build Your Blockchain Business

When is it: June 5, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Why you should attend: Looking to learn more about blockchain? This fast-growing field is filled with new terminology, ideas and companies; get a breakdown of the need-to-know information from CryptoChicks Hatchery and learn more about how their program supports budding startups.

Cost to attend: Registration is free.

Learn more and register here.

New World: 2021 Digital LGBT+ Global Business Summit

When is it: June 7 – 10, 2021

Why you should attend: Led by Canada’s Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, this year’s LGBT+ business summit will offer virtual networking, thought leadership from leading Canadian businesspeople and one-on-one matchmaking sessions with mentors and investors.

Cost to attend: General admission is free. Tickets to participate in one-to-one matchmaking sessions are $49.95.

Learn more and register here.

DMZ Black Innovation Summit

When is it: June 10, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Why you should attend: Ryerson’s DMZ is gathering the Black entrepreneurial community and all its allies to highlight the incubator’s Black-led startups and the importance of supporting Black founders in the Toronto tech ecosystem.

Cost to attend: Registration is free.

Learn more and register here.

Toronto Entrepreneurs Virtual Conference

When is it: June 16, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Why you should attend: Connect virtually with entrepreneurs and listen to industry-leading speakers on how to grow your business. Hear from experts in the jobs market, advertising, networking and more.

Cost to attend: Early bird admission is free; general admission tickets for non-business owners are $19.

Learn more and register here.

Changing the Face of Investment, Removing Racialized Barriers

When is it: June 19, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Why you should attend: Hosted by the University of Toronto Scarborough, join as a panel of investment and equity experts discuss the barriers to investment for BIPOC entrepreneurs and how the companies can alter their practices to be more inclusive.

Cost to attend: Registration is free.

Learn more and register here.

MaRS Impact Health

When is it: June 22-23

Why you should attend: Join the inaugural MaRS Impact Health for two days of online talks, demos, debates and bold ideas. Meet the minds improving healthcare on a global scale including entrepreneurs, investors, academics, clinicians and policymakers.

Cost to attend: General admission is $106.10. 

Learn more and register here.


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