No matter who you are — early-stage founder, mid-career entrepreneur or looking to switch careers — there is an event for you this spring. And with the return of in-person events, these conferences, pitch contests and networking nights are a great way to meet people in the industry and hone your skills.

Canadian Fintech Summit

When it is: April 5 and 6 
Where it is: MaRS Discovery District
What it is: This summit is the perfect place to be for anyone in Canada’s thriving financial tech industry to discover the latest trends. The two-day event features a pitch battle where 20 startups will compete for investments and partnerships on the first day and talks with influential speakers from all corners of the finance industry.
Cost to attend: $399 for a one-day pass, $599 for a two-day pass.
Learn more and register here.

Lunch And Learn: Top Ten Legal Issues For Startups

When it is: April 25
Where it is: online
What it is: This educational session is geared to cleantech entrepreneurs as well as those working toward a green economy who are looking for legal guidance before making big decisions. Attendees will learn all about legal structures, raising capital, IP strategy and the importance of investors and advisors.
Cost to attend: free
Learn more and register here.

Startup Investor Drinks

When it is: April 27
Where it is: Workhaus Commerce Court South, 30 Wellington St. W.
What it is: The Startup Investor Drinks series is seven years old and is a community event for those who want to connect with founders, funders, innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders in Toronto’s startup scene. On top of being a monthly ritual for many in the city, it’s also a great starter event for those who are new to the scene. There’s also an opportunity to participate in lightning fast 15-second Open Pitches.
Cost to attend: free
Learn more and register here.

Navigating Design Thinking

When it is: April 29 
Where it is: Artscape Daniels Launchpad East Tower, 130 Queens Quay E. 4th Floor
What it is: This event from Artscape Daniels Launchpad is an interactive learning workshop that will teach attendees how to navigate different roles and workflows in design, how to articulate the connection from research to design decisions and methods for attaining budget towards UI/UX when you have no budget at all. At the end, the workshop will culminate with a networking session.
Cost to attend: $30
Learn more and register here.

Techspo Toronto 2022

When it is: May 12 and 13 
Where it is: Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre Hotel
What it is: TECHSPO Toronto is a two-day expo that brings together some of the best developers, brands, marketers, providers, designers and innovators looking to see what’s new in the world of tech.
Cost to attend: Starts at $19.19
Learn more and register here.

LatAm Startups Conference 2022, Series D & Beyond: The Rise of Latin America’s Unicorns

When it is: June 17 
Where it is: CBC Building
What it is: This is the ninth annual conference from LatAm Startups, a non-profit accelerator that works with international startups. The one-day conference will include presentations from five unicorn speakers from Latin America, networking opportunities and a pitch competition, all with the goal to bridge Canada and Latin America’s tech industries.
Cost to attend: $25 in-person early bird, free to attend virtually.
Learn more and register here

Collision 2022

When it is: June 20 to 23 
Where it is: Enercare Centre
What it is: Dubbed the “Olympics of tech” by Politico, Collision is one of the world’s biggest tech conferences. Attendees will be able to attend talks with more than 100 highly acclaimed speakers, such as Renate Nyborg, CEO of Tinder, Andy Fang, co-founder of Doordash and Deborah Archer, the president of the ACL.
Cost to attend: tickets start at $545 for access to the exhibition floor only. General attendee starts at $595.
Learn more and register here.


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