Technicity to promote Toronto to the world, investors and itself

by Liam Britten | Business

The future is bright for the technology industry in South Ontario, and at Technicity, being held at the Allstream Centre in Toronto, the opportunities and challenges of the future will be discussed in depth.

If technology is your livelihood, you are invited to head to the Allstream Centre on November 30th for this exciting discussion about what the future holds — and how to make the most of it. Entrepreneurs, educators and IT professionals will be coming out in droves for this exciting event.

One of the themes of the event is why Toronto and South Ontario as a whole is a great place for technology businesses. It’s sort of a self-esteem booster for a region that often has trouble attracting venture capital because the bright lights of Silicon Valley often draw all the attention of investors.

As David Crow [pictured], a speaker at Technicity says, the entrepreneurial community needs to start doing a better job of promoting Toronto themselves. He says that there is a lack of community in Toronto, and that’s hurting all tech businesses in the region.

Crow said the responsibility of strengthening Toronto’s IT and start-up community falls squarely on the shoulders of the area’s entrepreneurs.

While out raising money for start-ups in Silicon Valley, Crow said he always remembers to plug another entrepreneur or emerging company from Toronto. He said that fellow Toronto techies should bang at the same drum when dealing with investors abroad.

“There’s no direct benefit to doing that, but it will have every VC saying, ‘What the hell is going on in Toronto?’” Crow added.

Lou Milrad, chair and CEO of the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance, said the Technicity event will be a great starting point for Crow and others to push this idea to the forefront.

“This is a great opportunity to find out and collaborate on what’s happening in the GTA’s tech sector for entrepreneurs, SMEs and academia,” he said.

For Milrad, the event will be about creating more partnerships between entrepreneurs and local educational institutions and government agencies. He added that a portion of the attendees includes local councilors and academic leaders.

To find out more about Technicity or to register, click here.

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Liam Britten

Liam Britten

Liam Britten is a writer and editor with a journalism background operating out of Vancouver. In addition to his work at Techvibes, he has been published in student publications across Canada, as well as local newspapers such as The MapleRidge-Pitt Meadows TIMES and The Langley Advance. An aficionado for the finer things in life — such as video games and sports — Liam is plugged into the tech... more

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