Hamilton wants to grow an innovation cluster through TechCity event

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On June 1, the City of Hamilton is hosting TechCity: Hamilton, where startups and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to learn how tech and innovation are reshaping the city.

Taking place at McMaster University, TechCity: Hamilton will feature various speakers who will discuss Hamilton’s role in the innovation corridor, and highlight companies that make up Hamilton’s tech ecosystem. Attendees will get to network, participate in a one-hour tour of Hamilton’s office spaces, and learn about funding opportunities from BDC Tech Support, SOFII, and others.

Speakers include Dave Carter, executive director of Hamilton’s Innovation Factory, which just received $4.5 million in investments from Amazon and Nokia; Andrew Verlaan, senior account manager of the Ontario Technology Group at BDC; and Sarosha Imtiaz, CMO and co-founder of Aiva Labs.

Organizers said the event aims to bring together innovators, startups, and scale-ups who are interested in engaging in the “innovation and urban renaissance happening in Hamilton.”

Those interested in attending TechCity: Hamilton can register here.

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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.