Hamilton has been undergoing a remarkable renaissance that continues to attract attention from across the country. This urban rival has created a great environment for entrepreneurs, community builders and investors to make a major impact locally. Our emerging coworking community has been a catalyst for change, forming a professional network that has grown across the city. Places like CoMotion on King, CoMotion 302, The Seedworks, The Cotton Factory and Steel City Studio have become home to over 100 thriving businesses led by passionate entrepreneurs.
We would like to bring this creative group together for a discussion on using entrepreneurship, sharing, and design to drive change in the Hamilton community. We are delighted to have a number of amazing speakers share their insights on how to make an impact locally through entrepreneurship, sharing, and design.
12:00pm - 12:05pm: Welcome and Introductions to Speakers
12:05pm - 12:20pm
Paul McGrath: is CEO of The Laundry Design Works, a fully integrated marketing and design studio in Hamilton. He is also the Owner of Pine and Dale, Burlington's longest running Barbershop. Paul has a passion and drive for all things creative. He will be discussing the role that design and branding plays in entrepreneurship, and how you can use it to resonate with your target audience.
12:20pm - 12:35pm
Thomas Allen: is an award winning architectural journalist who was born and raised in Hamilton. His blog Rebuild Hamilton is all about chronicling the architecture of the city. Thomas will be presenting The New Urban Zeitgeist and Progress in Hamilton, discussing the urban movement and what we look for in the design of cities.
12:35pm - 12:50pm
Joe Accardi: is CEO of Forge & Foster, an investment management company based in Hamilton. He has been investing in real estate and local businesses for the last 10 years and has a strong track record for making big ideas come to life. Some of the businesses he owns or is partnered on include CoMotion Group, Honest Foods Group, and Ambitious Reality. Joe will be discussing the idea of impact investing as a collective group to positively transform our community.
Food will be provided by Bonanza Bakery.