Royal Bank of Canada Set to Host 2016 TechToronto Meetups
It’s official! TechToronto’s monthly gatherings have found their home for 2016, and it could hardly be better! As of February 1st, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) agreed to become the annual sponsor for TechToronto, the organization that brings together the brightest minds in technology once every month for them to share valuable knowledge and relevant industry experience.

For the remainder of 2016, TechToronto’s monthly meet-ups will be hosted at RBC’s WaterPark Place, which is the city’s first LEED® Core and Shell Platinum office building, and the only to boast an indoor tunnel PATH connection to the waterfront.

Sponsoring Collaboration

RBC is one of the largest banks in Canada and, indeed, the world, based at least on market capitalization. Still, one might ask what role an international bank might hope to play in promoting Toronto’s burgeoning technology community. For Gabriel Woo, vice-president of Innovation at RBC, TechToronto’s meet-ups represent a significant opportunity.

“Innovation and collaboration are central to what we do,” says Woo. “We believe in the potential of GTA’s tech ecosystem, so we are thrilled to help bring together technologists, entrepreneurs, innovators and engineers to network, share expertise and spark new ideas. We look forward to welcoming an exciting group of TechToronto’s speakers through 2016.”

TechToronto’s Origins

The startup responsible for attracting RBC’s sponsorship got its start in 2014, and it is the brainchild of co-founders Jason Goldlist and Alexander Norman. According to their website, TechToronto’s mission “is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize.”

With additional sponsors that include The City of Toronto, Hired, and PwC, TechToronto has garnered significant attention in the year since its inception. It is already firmly invested in supporting the people, companies, and infrastructure essential to a healthy technology community in Toronto.

“We are first and foremost entrepreneurs ourselves,” says Goldlist. “TechToronto is simply a way for our community to build the connection and knowledge they need to succeed and compete globally.”

As it stands today, TechToronto’s network has grown to include more than 8,500 members and 100 alumni speakers. Their monthly events regularly attract upwards of 500 attendees, and this year’s lineup will boast speakers from Toronto’s most influential technology companies.

These speakers will share lessons and surprising research findings, as well as demo innovative products soon to hit the market. In addition to sharing trade secrets and valuable findings, attendees also enjoy opportunities to make new connections in a casual environment, which usually includes pizza and a variety of thirst-quenching beverages.

Register to Meet-up Today!

With RBC’s easily accessible WaterPark place auditorium, located at 88 Queens Quay West, as the backdrop for all of TechToronto’s 2016 meetups, this year is sure to bring plenty of excitement and innovation to Toronto’s technology community!


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Posted by: DSR
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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