We host many different events throughout the month! The calendar below features events from organizations involved in the ONE Network Partners in Peel, including RIC Centre and the innovation community in Ontario.

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June 2018

Expert Speaker Seminar: Innovate or Become a Utility

June 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/expert-speaker-seminar-innovate-or-become-a-utility-tickets-46404765904 “Why is the world moving towards an Innovation Economy and what are the key factors, like Blockchain that are radically accelerating innovation and business” - Why an Innovation Economy? - Exponential Technologies and Innovation - Explanation of key transformative technologies and examples around us today? - Data (the new oil) - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - Blockchain - 5G - Industry 4.0 - IoT Speaker: Mark Majewski, Business Development Manager, Ontario Centres of Excellence Mark is a…

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July 2018

Driving Dreams: IoMe

July 12 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
$75

Get personal with the Internet of Me. What you need to know about your future! A conference where IoT intersects with digital health, smart mobility, industry 4.0, and advanced materials. At IoMe we will be asking five critical questionsabout the Internet of Me: Digital Health: Who owns your health data? How should communities be structured around Smart Mobility? Shop Floor AI: How big, how much, and when? What is the future of Advanced Materials and Electronics? IoMe: What does IoT mean to me and the…

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August 2018

NRC-IRAP Funding Program Office Hours at RIC Centre

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

RIC Centre is hosting private one-on-one Office Hours with an NRC-IRAP Innovation Adviser that meets with our clients to advise about the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). NRC-IRAP is Canada’s premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is a vital component of the NRC, a cornerstone in Canada’s innovation system, regarded world-wide as one of the best programs of its kind. IRAP provides technology assistance to SMEs, at all stages of the innovation process, to build…

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Pitch Practice Workshop

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

RIC Centre is hosting a private pitch practice workshop for companies invited to present to the upcoming 360 Virtual Advisory Board and Regional Alliance Panels. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at mariya.leslie@riccentre.com.

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September 2018

RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage RIC Centre clients pitch their business idea to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, and distribution channels to provide advice on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at mariya.leslie@riccentre.com.

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BEYOND BUSINESS BASICS: How to Jump Start Your Digital Marketing

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

RIC Centre has partnered with Brampton Entrepreneur Centre to host a seminar on “How to Jump Start Your Digital Marketing” as part of our “Beyond Business Basics” Speaker Series. Are you trying to promote a new product or software? Do you manage your company’s online marketing profile? Looking to learn effective digital marketing strategies? On September 20th, RIC Centre and BEC want to show you how digital marketing can transform your business, grow sales and increase company revenues . Gain insight into different types of digital marketing…

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RIC Centre Regional Alliance Panel

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The Regional Alliance is an invite-only panel that meets bi-monthly to hear RIC Centre clients pitch their business idea to business advisers and government funding experts. The goal of the Regional Alliance panel is to proactively champion successful technology commercialization by linking identified opportunities to committed resource providers (Federal, Provincial, Municipal, Industry, Investment, and Private Sector), and engaging their respective communities as functional incubators. The objective of this meeting is for experts from the local startup community to provide feedback…

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October 2018

Pitch Practice Workshop

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

RIC Centre is hosting a private pitch practice workshop for companies invited to present to the upcoming 360 Virtual Advisory Board and Regional Alliance Panels. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at mariya.leslie@riccentre.com.

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RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage RIC Centre clients pitch their business idea to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, and distribution channels to provide advice on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at mariya.leslie@riccentre.com.

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RIC Centre Investment Review Panel

October 17 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

This invite-only panel is composed of a group of finance and investor experts that meet on a bi-monthly basis to provide a targeted review of high potential RIC Centre client companies prior to external presentations to potential investors. This panel provides guidance to increase the investment success rate of companies. Companies receive targeted feedback around pitch presentation, company financials, valuation, etc. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at mariya.leslie@riccentre.com.

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RIC Centre Investment Review Panel

October 17 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

This invite-only panel is composed of a group of finance and investor experts that meet on a bi-monthly basis to provide a targeted review of high potential RIC Centre client companies prior to external presentations to potential investors. This panel provides guidance to increase the investment success rate of companies. Companies receive targeted feedback around pitch presentation, company financials, valuation, etc. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at mariya.leslie@riccentre.com.

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BEYOND BUSINESS BASICS: How to Boost Sales for Accelerated Growth

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

RIC Centre has partnered with Caledon Business Innovation Zone to host a seminar on “How to Boost Sales for Accelerated Growth” as part of our “Beyond Business Basics” Speaker Series. In this seminar, you will learn how to develop and support a sales execution strategy and build a repeatable sales process. Ready to focus on customer acquisition? This talk will provide you with 6 steps that help you develop and execute a sales plan and identify the resources required to support it. Steps include identifying activities and…

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NRC-IRAP Funding Program Office Hours at RIC Centre

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

RIC Centre is hosting private one-on-one Office Hours with an NRC-IRAP Innovation Adviser that meets with our clients to advise about the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). NRC-IRAP is Canada’s premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is a vital component of the NRC, a cornerstone in Canada’s innovation system, regarded world-wide as one of the best programs of its kind. IRAP provides technology assistance to SMEs, at all stages of the innovation process, to build…

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November 2018

Pitch Practice Workshop

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

RIC Centre is hosting a private pitch practice workshop for companies invited to present to the upcoming 360 Virtual Advisory Board and Regional Alliance Panels. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at mariya.leslie@riccentre.com.

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Pitch Practice Workshop

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

RIC Centre is hosting a private pitch practice workshop for companies invited to present to the upcoming 360 Virtual Advisory Board and Regional Alliance Panels. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at mariya.leslie@riccentre.com.

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RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage RIC Centre clients pitch their business idea to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, and distribution channels to provide advice on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at mariya.leslie@riccentre.com.

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BEYOND BUSINESS BASICS: How to Hack Your Public Relations Strategy

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

RIC Centre has partnered with Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre to host a seminar on “How to Hack Your Public Relations Strategy “ as part of our “Beyond Business Basics” Speaker Series. Are you an entrepreneur looking to gain or increase your business’ early traction? Have you wondered why your company is often unseen despite all marketing attempts? Could you use a few pointers for early traction strategy? If so, join us at this seminar and let our expert Veronica Langvee teach you how to land press coverage and increase early traction! FOR…

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RIC Centre Regional Alliance Panel

November 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The Regional Alliance is an invite-only panel that meets bi-monthly to hear RIC Centre clients pitch their business idea to business advisers and government funding experts. The goal of the Regional Alliance panel is to proactively champion successful technology commercialization by linking identified opportunities to committed resource providers (Federal, Provincial, Municipal, Industry, Investment, and Private Sector), and engaging their respective communities as functional incubators. The objective of this meeting is for experts from the local startup community to provide feedback…

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December 2018

Pitch Practice Workshop

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

RIC Centre is hosting a private pitch practice workshop for companies invited to present to the upcoming 360 Virtual Advisory Board and Regional Alliance Panels. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at mariya.leslie@riccentre.com.

Find out more »

RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

December 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage RIC Centre clients pitch their business idea to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, and distribution channels to provide advice on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at mariya.leslie@riccentre.com.

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RIC Centre Investment Review Panel

December 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

This invite-only panel is composed of a group of finance and investor experts that meet on a bi-monthly basis to provide a targeted review of high potential RIC Centre client companies prior to external presentations to potential investors. This panel provides guidance to increase the investment success rate of companies. Companies receive targeted feedback around pitch presentation, company financials, valuation, etc. For more information, please contact Mariya Leslie, Operations Manager at RIC Centre, at mariya.leslie@riccentre.com.

Find out more »

NRC-IRAP Funding Program Office Hours at RIC Centre

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

RIC Centre is hosting private one-on-one Office Hours with an NRC-IRAP Innovation Adviser that meets with our clients to advise about the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). NRC-IRAP is Canada’s premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is a vital component of the NRC, a cornerstone in Canada’s innovation system, regarded world-wide as one of the best programs of its kind. IRAP provides technology assistance to SMEs, at all stages of the innovation process, to build…

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January 2019

BEYOND BUSINESS BASICS: How to Get Government Grants & Tax Incentives

January 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

RIC Centre has partnered with Brampton Entrepreneur Centre to host a seminar on “How to Get Government Grants & Tax Incentives” as part of our “Beyond Business Basics” Speaker Series. The Government of Canada offers grants and incentive programs to encourage growth, research, development and technology demonstration in Canada. So what is out there for your business? A 2014 report identified over $7 billion allocated on 60 major federal programs spread across 17 different departments. Now there are even more incentives! Whatever the business, come learn how…

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February 2019

BEYOND BUSINESS BASICS: How to Raise Capital and Find Government Funding

February 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

RIC Centre has partnered with Caledon Business Innovation Zone to host a seminar on “How to Raise Capital and Find Government Funding” as part of our “Beyond Business Basics”Speaker Series. We’re pleased to welcome FundingPortal CEO Teri Kirk for an in-depth interactive training session on how to use cutting-edge online tools to save time and effort when selecting and applying for government grants for your business, as well as best practices and actionable tips on raising capital. FOR MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/beyond-business-basics-how-to-raise-capital-and-find-government-funding-tickets-43102851790

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March 2019

BEYOND BUSINESS BASICS: How to Successfully Pitch to Investors

March 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

RIC Centre has partnered with Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre to host a seminar on “How to Successfully Pitch to Investors” as part of our “Beyond Business Basics” Speaker Series. Raising money is hard as every entrepreneur knows. While there is no magic formula that guarantees success, there are some fundamentals that help. Perfecting your pitch is one of the most important things for any startup or entrepreneur to do. Your elevator pitch, which is tightly tied to your value proposition, has to be short, sweet and to…

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We host many different events throughout the month! The calendar below features events from organizations involved in the ONE Network Partners in Peel, including RIC Centre.

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