HEY SIRI: What are 5 Ways I can Get ‘Techie’ This April?

Here’s your monthly dose of how to engage in the YQG and CKONT tech scene. Have others? Make sure to share them with us at info@wetech-alliance.com.

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1. FIND, TARGET, ENGAGE & NURTURE BUYERS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

April 16

Postmedia Solutions invites you to attend our exclusive event, in partnership with the Windsor Essex Chamber of Commerce, the WindsorEssex Small Business Centre and the Windsor-Essex County Association of REALTORS®, to hear from Facebook’s Brian Sencich. Brian teaches businesses how to best utilize Facebook and Instagram to drive real business results, with effective campaign solutions and partnerships like Postmedia Solutions.

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2. Innovative Solutions Canada Information Session

April 17

Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) – a new Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) innovation program by the Government of Canada – is in town!

Through our program, 20 participating departments and agencies will create challenges for the small business and the start-up community to find original and unique solutions.

We dedicate $100 million to support Canadian companies and pre-commercial R&D by funding proofs of concepts (up to $150K) and backing the development of prototypes (up to $1 million). Innovators keep the IP and departments get their hands on cutting-edge products/services!

Come learn more about what that means for you!

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3. MedHealth Summit

April 18

MedHealth is transforming the way healthcare technology is discovered and sourced in Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario. One way we do it is by giving healthcare organizations, innovators, research institutions, and investors opportunities to participate in custom-matched, one-on-one meetings and educational programming. Mark your calendars now so you can take part in our upcoming one-of-a-kind MedHealth Summit, where, together, we will help catalyze partnerships and support the growth of healthcare innovation businesses.

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4. Meet Your Makers

April 18

Find out what Meta Makers Cooperative (M2C) is all about. Meet fellow makers and founding members. Discover Windsor’s first members owned makerspace. The event takes place at 7pm at Sandwich Brewing Company.

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5. FIRST Robotics World Championships

April 24-27

Join FIRST in Detroit – a hub of technology, manufacturing, innovation, and creativity – for the world’s largest celebration of STEM for students. At the 2019 FIRST® Championship presented by Qualcomm® Incorporated, we’ll bring together tens of thousands of students from around the world who participate in our K-12 robotics programs – along with the educators, industry professionals, sponsors, organizations, and colleges/universities who support them – for a celebration of STEM inspiration and space exploration.

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BONUS: Check the Tech at Windsor Public Library

Every Thursday

Explore the different robotics, electronics and tech tools in the TechHub every Thursday. All ages welcome, under 12 must be accompanied in the room by a caregiver. For more information about innovative programs in our TechHub, click the link below.

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Yvonne Pilon is the President and CEO of WEtech Alliance, one of the eighteen Regional Innovation Centres in the province of Ontario focused on driving the growth and success of Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent’s technology centric companies and entrepreneurs.