Oct
30
Tue
Small Business Month Luncheon @ Club Roma
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join the GNCC for Small Business Month Luncheon!

Featuring small business success story by Tonia Jahshan, Founder, Steeped Tea

Followed by a panel:
The Next Year in Small Business: What You Need to Know

  1. Regulatory Laws: Cannabis in the Workplace
  2. Labour Laws: Update on Bill 148
  3. Federal Tax Cuts

This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

Nov
2
Fri
Niagara Economic Summit @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Nov 2 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Diversification for Prosperity

The Niagara Economic Summit brings us together to celebrate shared successes, strategize the way forward for our regional economy, and increase collaboration. Participants from academy, senior ranks of government, economists, organizational leaders and business owners explore the importance and opportunities presented by diversification.

Topics:

A Blueprint to Attract New Industries
A series of initiatives offered by experts to enhance our economy, leveraging partnerships and specialized resources. This bottom-up effort turns regional feedback on local economic needs into a catalyst for economic growth.

1+1=3: Together, We Are More
Exploring the synergies between private, public and non-profit organizations and their opportunity to be a force for the good of all.

Tomorrow’s Reality – Trends to Watch For
Analyzing contemporary global demographic and economic trends and considering their implications for Niagara, most importantly their effects on our competitiveness in the global market.

This summit is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

Niagara Young Entrepreneur Kick-Off Weekend @ Brock University
Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm

Form a team… build an idea… and develop your entrepreneurship skills… all in one weekend!

Based on the famous “Start-Up Weekend”, from Friday November 2 to Sunday November 4, 2018, Brock University BioLinc and Niagara College ncTakeOff are hosting the Niagara Young Entrepreneur Kick-Off Weekend. This event provides superior experiential education for entrepreneurial youth. Participants will create working startups, collaborate with like-minded individuals, and make new friends.

On Friday night and Saturday, teams will form and learn from industry leaders. Between Saturday and Sunday, teams will develop demos and pitch presentations, and receive feedback from local entrepreneurs along the way. If you’re looking for a co-founder, to apply your business skills, test an idea or take steps towards launching your own start-up – Kick-Off Weekend is the perfect environment! On Sunday, teams will pitch their start-ups and our panel of judges will select a winner to receive the “Kick-Off Weekend Prize Package” (stay tuned for details of the prize!). A detailed agenda will be emailed to all registered participants before the event.

Participants must be between the ages of 18-29 years old to participate in this event.

Cost: $15 (includes materials, meals & brain fuel.) If cost is a barrier to your participation, we can work out a sponsorship plan.

This event is hosted by Niagara College ncTakeOff, Brock University BioLinc, and Brock Innovation Group.

Nov
7
Wed
Canadian Open Data Summit 2018 @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day

Niagara Connects is pleased to invite you to save the date to attend the 5th annual Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS), which will be held in Niagara Falls! The Summit is THE annual event bringing together open data leaders from across Canada, to share best practices and local experiences, learn from top international experts, and grow the community strategically and collaboratively.

Opening Keynote Speaker Hillary Hartley, Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Minister of Government and Consumer Services, will focus on making it easier for people and business to interact and engage with their government through the power of digital technologies.

Confirmed panel topics include:

  • Digital Rights
  • Surprising Allies: the Open Secret of Big Business & Open Data (with participation from Dun & Bradstreet, The Weather Channel, Teranet, Thomson Reuters)
  • Community Open Data Portals
  • Open projects (open data, software, code, standards & project management tools)
  • Visualizations Driving Decisions – Part One
  • Open Data doesn’t mean Open Government or even Open Data
  • Capitalizing on Emerging Open Data Opportunities
  • Visualizations Driving Decisions – Part Two
  • Building a Pan-Canadian Framework on Open Government through intergovernmental collaboration

Annually, the Canadian Open Data Summit draws a diverse range of individuals from:

  • Government
  • Private Sector
  • Technology/Startup Community (including Civic Tech)
  • Academia
  • Non-Profit
  • Communities
  • Media

GREATER THAN THE SUM – A CELEBRATION OF COLLABORATION

2018 SUMMIT STREAMS INCLUDE:

  • Easing Collaboration: Standards, Precedents, Mutuality
  • Effective Collaboration: Impactful, Fruitful, Authentic
  • Excellent Collaboration: Innovating, Trend-Setting, Thought-Provoking

Visit the Canadian Open Data Summit website to view the full program.

Nov
21
Wed
Business of Ageing Niagara Network November Event @ Niagara College
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Business of Ageing Niagara Network (BANN), launched by AGEWORKS™ in conjunction with Niagara College, is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults.

Speaker: Janet Rouss, Brand Engineer, professional speaker and author of “Courage Freedom Happiness – Life Hacks from a Digital Nomad”
Topic: Making Your Work Work for You

Meetings will be held quarterly at Niagara College, Welland Campus on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 -7:30pm. Each meeting will have a relevant speaker/presentation topic for 30-45 minute, then 1.5-hour networking session. Refreshments will be served at each meeting.

BANN will connect businesses, industry leaders and subject matter experts by providing a platform for collaboration, professional development and resource sharing relating to issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and the longevity economy. The network offers a forum to come together to discuss business opportunities and to share information and ideas about diversifying their markets and expanding focus to benefit older consumers and leverage age inclusiveness.

This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.

Nov
23
Fri
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops: Starting Lean – Business Model @ Brock University - Cairns Building, Room 207
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am

Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.

In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process.

In this two-part workshop series, you will follow Steve Blank’s methodology and introduce startups to Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas and the analytical process required to validate their business model. The workshops are highly interactive and all participants will be able to design their own business model during the series.

This workshop series is hosted by Innovate Niagara.

Jan
23
Wed
Business of Ageing Niagara Network January Event @ Niagara College
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Business of Ageing Niagara Network (BANN), launched by AGEWORKS™ in conjunction with Niagara College, is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults.

Speaker: Mike Drak, co-author of Victory Lap Retirement
Topic: How to Design a Healthy Fulfilling Retirement Lifestyle

Meetings will be held quarterly at Niagara College, Welland Campus on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 -7:30pm. Each meeting will have a relevant speaker/presentation topic for 30-45 minute, then 1.5-hour networking session. Refreshments will be served at each meeting.

BANN will connect businesses, industry leaders and subject matter experts by providing a platform for collaboration, professional development and resource sharing relating to issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and the longevity economy. The network offers a forum to come together to discuss business opportunities and to share information and ideas about diversifying their markets and expanding focus to benefit older consumers and leverage age inclusiveness.

This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Oct
30
Tue
Small Business Month Luncheon @ Club Roma
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join the GNCC for Small Business Month Luncheon!

Featuring small business success story by Tonia Jahshan, Founder, Steeped Tea

Followed by a panel:
The Next Year in Small Business: What You Need to Know

  1. Regulatory Laws: Cannabis in the Workplace
  2. Labour Laws: Update on Bill 148
  3. Federal Tax Cuts

This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

Nov
2
Fri
Niagara Economic Summit @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Nov 2 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Diversification for Prosperity

The Niagara Economic Summit brings us together to celebrate shared successes, strategize the way forward for our regional economy, and increase collaboration. Participants from academy, senior ranks of government, economists, organizational leaders and business owners explore the importance and opportunities presented by diversification.

Topics:

A Blueprint to Attract New Industries
A series of initiatives offered by experts to enhance our economy, leveraging partnerships and specialized resources. This bottom-up effort turns regional feedback on local economic needs into a catalyst for economic growth.

1+1=3: Together, We Are More
Exploring the synergies between private, public and non-profit organizations and their opportunity to be a force for the good of all.

Tomorrow’s Reality – Trends to Watch For
Analyzing contemporary global demographic and economic trends and considering their implications for Niagara, most importantly their effects on our competitiveness in the global market.

This summit is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

Niagara Young Entrepreneur Kick-Off Weekend @ Brock University
Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm

Form a team… build an idea… and develop your entrepreneurship skills… all in one weekend!

Based on the famous “Start-Up Weekend”, from Friday November 2 to Sunday November 4, 2018, Brock University BioLinc and Niagara College ncTakeOff are hosting the Niagara Young Entrepreneur Kick-Off Weekend. This event provides superior experiential education for entrepreneurial youth. Participants will create working startups, collaborate with like-minded individuals, and make new friends.

On Friday night and Saturday, teams will form and learn from industry leaders. Between Saturday and Sunday, teams will develop demos and pitch presentations, and receive feedback from local entrepreneurs along the way. If you’re looking for a co-founder, to apply your business skills, test an idea or take steps towards launching your own start-up – Kick-Off Weekend is the perfect environment! On Sunday, teams will pitch their start-ups and our panel of judges will select a winner to receive the “Kick-Off Weekend Prize Package” (stay tuned for details of the prize!). A detailed agenda will be emailed to all registered participants before the event.

Participants must be between the ages of 18-29 years old to participate in this event.

Cost: $15 (includes materials, meals & brain fuel.) If cost is a barrier to your participation, we can work out a sponsorship plan.

This event is hosted by Niagara College ncTakeOff, Brock University BioLinc, and Brock Innovation Group.

Nov
7
Wed
Canadian Open Data Summit 2018 @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day

Niagara Connects is pleased to invite you to save the date to attend the 5th annual Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS), which will be held in Niagara Falls! The Summit is THE annual event bringing together open data leaders from across Canada, to share best practices and local experiences, learn from top international experts, and grow the community strategically and collaboratively.

Opening Keynote Speaker Hillary Hartley, Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Minister of Government and Consumer Services, will focus on making it easier for people and business to interact and engage with their government through the power of digital technologies.

Confirmed panel topics include:

  • Digital Rights
  • Surprising Allies: the Open Secret of Big Business & Open Data (with participation from Dun & Bradstreet, The Weather Channel, Teranet, Thomson Reuters)
  • Community Open Data Portals
  • Open projects (open data, software, code, standards & project management tools)
  • Visualizations Driving Decisions – Part One
  • Open Data doesn’t mean Open Government or even Open Data
  • Capitalizing on Emerging Open Data Opportunities
  • Visualizations Driving Decisions – Part Two
  • Building a Pan-Canadian Framework on Open Government through intergovernmental collaboration

Annually, the Canadian Open Data Summit draws a diverse range of individuals from:

  • Government
  • Private Sector
  • Technology/Startup Community (including Civic Tech)
  • Academia
  • Non-Profit
  • Communities
  • Media

GREATER THAN THE SUM – A CELEBRATION OF COLLABORATION

2018 SUMMIT STREAMS INCLUDE:

  • Easing Collaboration: Standards, Precedents, Mutuality
  • Effective Collaboration: Impactful, Fruitful, Authentic
  • Excellent Collaboration: Innovating, Trend-Setting, Thought-Provoking

Visit the Canadian Open Data Summit website to view the full program.

Nov
21
Wed
Business of Ageing Niagara Network November Event @ Niagara College
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Business of Ageing Niagara Network (BANN), launched by AGEWORKS™ in conjunction with Niagara College, is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults.

Speaker: Janet Rouss, Brand Engineer, professional speaker and author of “Courage Freedom Happiness – Life Hacks from a Digital Nomad”
Topic: Making Your Work Work for You

Meetings will be held quarterly at Niagara College, Welland Campus on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 -7:30pm. Each meeting will have a relevant speaker/presentation topic for 30-45 minute, then 1.5-hour networking session. Refreshments will be served at each meeting.

BANN will connect businesses, industry leaders and subject matter experts by providing a platform for collaboration, professional development and resource sharing relating to issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and the longevity economy. The network offers a forum to come together to discuss business opportunities and to share information and ideas about diversifying their markets and expanding focus to benefit older consumers and leverage age inclusiveness.

This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.

Nov
23
Fri
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops: Starting Lean – Business Model @ Brock University - Cairns Building, Room 207
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am

Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.

In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process.

In this two-part workshop series, you will follow Steve Blank’s methodology and introduce startups to Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas and the analytical process required to validate their business model. The workshops are highly interactive and all participants will be able to design their own business model during the series.

This workshop series is hosted by Innovate Niagara.

Jan
23
Wed
Business of Ageing Niagara Network January Event @ Niagara College
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Business of Ageing Niagara Network (BANN), launched by AGEWORKS™ in conjunction with Niagara College, is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults.

Speaker: Mike Drak, co-author of Victory Lap Retirement
Topic: How to Design a Healthy Fulfilling Retirement Lifestyle

Meetings will be held quarterly at Niagara College, Welland Campus on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 -7:30pm. Each meeting will have a relevant speaker/presentation topic for 30-45 minute, then 1.5-hour networking session. Refreshments will be served at each meeting.

BANN will connect businesses, industry leaders and subject matter experts by providing a platform for collaboration, professional development and resource sharing relating to issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and the longevity economy. The network offers a forum to come together to discuss business opportunities and to share information and ideas about diversifying their markets and expanding focus to benefit older consumers and leverage age inclusiveness.

This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.

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