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What's Happening at Common Ground

What's Happening? October Events

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The days are getting a little crisper, and besides binge watching the Halloweentown series, there are lots of things to do this October! Check back throughout the month for updates! 

October 3 - DesignEx Forum

Join IDC and IDNL at the upcoming DesignEx St.John's! DesignEx Forum & Function 2017 will connect you with manufacturers, suppliers, fellow interior designers, architects and others from the built industry. At 11:30AM Dave Lane & Grant Genova will present "Creating an Innovation Hub & Creative Centre in St. John's" 

October 3 - NLOWE Digital Skills Pilot

This fifty hour program is designed to give beginners essential 21st century skills to use in their personal and professional lives such as: HTML & CSS / WordPress & CMS. 

October 4 - Accessibility + Design Downtown - a Lecture by Grant Genova

Join us as Grant Genova, a member of Universal Design NL, discusses the accessiblity in downtown St. John's. Learn how tightly designed heritage buildings in the downtown core can be retrofitted to accommodate accessible design, and how to extend universal design beyond the footprint of a building and into the surrounding urban fabric, creating space that is accessible to everyone.

October 5 - Customer Discovery Workshop For Entrepreneurs

This event hosted by the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship will be held in their FounderSpace and is open to all. 

October 11 - Newleef 2017 Green Economy Conference

The themes for this year’s conference focus on Clean Technology in our province and the Journey of Start-ups in Cleantech and the Environmental Sector. Among these themes we have sessions on: Green Building, Procurement both Federally and Provincially, Environmental Regulatory Improvements in NL, a session on Offshore Wind Energy in NL and more!

October 12 - #Adulting Financial Peace 

Join Freeform Events in welcoming Financial Jon Dalton of Investor's Group. Marrying his life as a caregiver with that as an expert in financial health, Jon's warm approach to personal finance will help clarify both sides of the equation: helping you move toward defining your financial goals and your preferred option(s) for achieving them.

October 18 - Hacking Health October Cafe

Hacking health aims to transform healthcare by bringing people together to build realistic human centred solutions to front line healthcare problems. This cafe's priority themes will be: mental health and addictions, wait times, community support / services & primary care. 


October 25 - Canada Business NL Guest Advisor program

The guest advisor program offers one on one consultations with Guest advisors through confidential consultations at Common Ground (Harvey Road). This session's advisors will be Jenny Smith of Ray Agency, answering questions about online marketing, social media, email marketing, traditional advertising and more. Slots available: 9, 9:45, 10:30, 11:15AM & 12PM as well as Brad Driscoll (Bluedrop Performance Learning), who will answer questions about topics such as: tax issues, GST, business number registration, payroll, leasing, business structure, book keeping, accounting software and employee / employer responsibilities. Available slots: 1:00, 1:45, 3:15 & 4PM. To book your complimentary session contact kim.fleming2@canada.ca. 

October 25 - BOT Halloween Party

Join the St. John's Board of Trade for a spooktacular time! 

October 30 - MCE Entrepreneurial Workterm Applications Round #1 Due

Students interested in pursuing an entrepreneurial workterm with the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship must submit applications by this date. 


Did we miss a great event for innovators & entrepreneurs? Let us know about your event by emailing hello@workatcommonground.com 

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