Discovery is Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. Hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence, Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to collaborate.

Garnering over 3,600 attendees and more than 550 exhibitors in 2018, Discovery is a showcase of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research from sectors such as health, manufacturing, digital media and cleantech. Renowned keynote speakers and panels ignite discussion, knowledge-sharing and new perspectives. Networking opportunities feature key influencers from government, academia, industry and leading sectors.


Those who are active in the London community know just how important business owners and entrepreneurs are to our city. In celebration of a fresh start and a coming together of Forest City business owners, we have a special night planned for Londoners.

Women are the backbone of many of our lives, and not surprisingly, several thriving businesses we know and love in London. Come celebrate the successes of the business women & entrepreneurs of London at the Powerhouse Brewery.

There will be food, drinks and of course beer.

Location & Parking Info: Please note that the best way to access the brewery is on the far side of the Kelloggs building. Take Dundas Street one block east of Kellogg Lane, turn right onto Eleanor and then right on King Street (Liquid Air on the corner). The brewery will be straight ahead on King.


Join Legal Hackers London for an evening of legal tech to talk law, innovation and business with special guests. Take the chance to hear field experts from London and Toronto’s legal innovation spheres discuss AI, e-discovery, information management/KM, blockchains and more.

Follow us on Twitter @LegalHackersLON.

Our January 30 Experts:

  • Evichat: Puneet Tiwari – An E-Discovery tool that allows lawyers to effectively collect and review mobile and social media communications for litigation
  • CiteRight Inc. Aaron Wernner– Lets lawyer’s find and recycle/reuse colleagues’ knowledge, experience and success.
  • Three Lefts – Matt Rappard– E-Contracts allows you to work with those you trust, and those you don’t know. A block chain entity.

Who Should Attend:

Lawyers, entrepreneurs, business people, students, everyone. Join us for the second meeting of Legal Hackers London, a meet up for those interested in learning about, designing, discussing, developing, and implementing different solutions to legal issues to better meet consumer and societal needs. The intersection of law, technology and innovation is at the heart of what we focus on.

Legal Hackers is a global organization, with chapters all around the world that brings people together and encourages new ideas through networking, discussion and speakers. All are welcome. It is free. At this meeting, those interested in being part of the ongoing board/executive will be encouraged to step forward. Legal Hackers London is looking for volunteers to get involved—there are many ways to contribute while learning more about law and tech.

JOIN: Legal Hackers London

On Monday, January 28th, Thames Valley District School Board will be hosting an information session about our School Within a School program and we are seeking your input as we develop our Community Within a School initiative.

We have prioritized working with community partners (not for profit, small, medium, & large businesses, government, entrepreneurs, and charities) to create authentic challenges that will engage our students in the world outside of their classrooms and make learning relevant.


Our students are learning in new ways, facing new challenges, and live in a more complex environment than ever before. TVDSB aims to engage students in their current learning and prepare them for the uncertain future they are about to inherit.


Our School Within a School program takes students out of the traditional siloed structures and into teams that work on real world challenges. We need community partners more than ever to collaborate with us and let our students know that their ideas matter.


Meet with us to learn more about School Within a School, our vision for Community Within a School, and help us to define and develop partnerships that are good for our students, teachers, and YOU.


January 28th at 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm at Innovation Works London (201 King St).

In today’s fast-paced digital world, leaving the traditional 9-5 is a risk more and more women are willing to take.

WCT London has gathered four leaders who are spearheading local innovation to highlight the opportunities, challenges and rewards in starting your own venture. Through a series of ignite-style talks, the speakers will share stories of leaving corporate life, the challenges they faced and best practices for taking action in pursuit of your dreams.

Cost is $15.00+HST (Members/Non-Members) which includes one drink ticket and light nibbles with proceeds to My Sisters’ Place in beloved memory of former WCT London Board Chair and Member, Jodi Orr.

This event is for anyone interested in the journey to entrepreneurship and professionals looking to get connected.


Kim Atkinson – Co-Founder, Ontario SEO
Glendalynn Dixon – Consultant, Business Transformation, Leadership & Culture
Kelly Peckham – Director/Producer, Wide Eye Television
Anita Sutton – Founder and CEO, SEED Learning

Whether you’re interested in digital and social media, freelancing, consulting or technology, these stories are sure to inspire. Reserve your spot now to enjoy a casual evening networking with professionals and innovators in London’s digital creative community.

Ready to jump online, but unsure of what platform is right for your product or service?
Join us for a morning with rTraction’s Marketing Strategist, Alanna Williams and Creative Director, James Kingsley for an overview of the most popular eCommerce platforms and the best content strategies to pair them with!

Topics to include:

  • Determining what eCommerce solution is best for you (with specific focus on Shopify and Squarespace)
  • Approaches to content marketing for products vs services
  • Integrating social media campaigns and targeted advertising into your eCommerce sales strategy
  • The importance of storytelling to a successful eCommerce endeavour

Join Innovation Advisor, Trish Barrow from the Government of Canada’s Concierge service team for virtual Office Hours. Trish provides a single access point for small and medium-sized enterprises to find high-quality, timely advice and access to funding opportunities that will help you innovate and accelerate your growth.

Trish has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and significant experience helping Ontario SMEs access global opportunities. She has an extensive network of innovation contacts and confesses to being borderline fanatical about helping entrepreneurs get the help they need.

Trish will be available for 60 minute meetings on Thursday, January 10, from 11:00AM – 5:00PM.

Join us on January 16, 2019 for an informative session on preparing for an IPO. We will take a deeper dive into some of the key challenges facing companies, market insights and regulatory matters. Speakers will include representatives from the OSC, CIBC World Markets and a panel of executives and legal counsel who will bring real-world perspectives on the IPO process.


2:30-3:00pm – Introductions and background by KPMG
3:00-3:30pm – Market activities and insights provided by CIBC World Markets
3:30-4:00pm – Regulatory matters related to IPOs – OSC viewpoint
4:00-5:00pm – Panel discussion – Perspectives from executives and legal
5:00-6:30pm – Cocktail reception and table top conversation

Artificial intelligence. Machine learning. Deep learning.

These are three words that are disrupting the tech industry.

But WHAT do they mean? HOW are they different? And WHY should you care about them?

Hosted by Western AI Collective, DEMYSTIFYING AI will delve into the nitty-gritty of AI with topics including industry trends entering 2019 and AI-driven solutions developed by Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. Featuring Western faculty and machine learning expert Dr. Dan Lizotte, this event will empower your business with the technologies of tomorrow – today.

Please note: Breakfast Club is a TechAlliance members-only initiative.



HubSpot is committed to helping early-stage companies grow better through a range of programs dedicated to startups. Join us as we livestream Brian’s discussion at the AWS Loft space on December 10th to hear how HubSpot has found success and is helping startups grow better. This conversation will give startups and scale ups alike an exclusive look into how HubSpot’s CEO thinks, acts, and ultimately built a large public company.

Plus, get a first look at two exciting announcements from HubSpot that will directly benefit our HubSpot for Startups community.

Register below to save your seat and more info will be sent via email to access the livestream.