The top online tech events this October

The top online tech events this October

A giant networking event, new insights on Canadian cleantech and other virtual events to check out this month.

With the second wave of COVID-19 starting in Ontario, it looks as though we’ll be meeting online for the foreseeable future. Luckily, there are many reasons to stay home this month, thanks to the online events hosted by the Canadian tech community.

Looking at the future beyond COVID-19 is a major theme for this month, from an event on how your business can thrive past 2020 to a discussion on Canada’s transition to clean technologies. There’s also a massive conference for Black professionals in tech as well as another MaRS fintech demo day. 

Here are our top picks for online tech events this October:


A discussion on the future of Canadian cleantech

Canada’s success in transitioning to a low-carbon future depends on two factors: the degree to which governments, businesses and households adopt clean technology, and the degree to which those cleantech goods and services are provided by Canadian companies. Across the country, tech entrepreneurs are working to bring solutions from the laboratory to commercial reality, both at home and in export markets. With the right support, these companies will grow into economic powerhouses, generating good jobs and tax revenue for decades to come. In this Innovation Economy Council broadcast event, learn how investing in clean, green innovation will help Canadians prosper — and heal the planet. October 8, online


An event on how to make progress during volatile times

In this discussion co-hosted by MaRS and the University of Toronto, learn from innovation leaders on how to strategically navigate these difficult times. Leaders from Deep Genomics, Geneseeq, LSK Technologies and Xanadu will share insights on how to survive and thrive beyond 2020. October 5, online


A fintech demo day featuring payment startups

Stay up-to-date on payment trends and meet fintech leaders that can keep your business on the cutting edge at the latest MaRS Fintech Demo Day. This month’s edition will feature pitches from nanopay, Remitr, Smooth Commerce and VoPay. Interested businesses can also request virtual B2B meetings with the pitching companies. October 21, online


A conference from the Black Professionals in Tech Network

The largest virtual gathering of Black tech professionals is a tech summit, career fair and networking event all wrapped into one event. More than 100 speakers from such top tech companies as Shopify, LinkedIn, Google and Salesforce will share insights on leadership, diversity, embracing technology and preparing for a new reality. Attendees will also have a chance to network with senior tech leaders and participate in career connection opportunities. Plus, passes are free for Black professionals in tech. October 22 and 23, online


Plus, here are some more online events you might want to check out:

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