175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, Ontario, CA, L8P 0A1 | McMaster Innovation Park
R.egional E.cosystem C.ollaborative ON.tario = recon
WHY recon? We aspire to connect our individual regional ecosystems to promote collaboration. The goal is to incorporate as many regions in Ontario as we can.
The play on words is also well aligned! As it could be said, for each region we all visit, we are doing a fair bit of recon’naissance “a preliminary survey to gain information”. We’re also recon’necting with both internal an external stakeholders.
WHAT IS IT? The focus is on connecting resource providers and business support organizations, which can be characterized as ‘agency and academia’. It’s an informal group of academia, agency and investor stakeholders that support regional business growth at federal, provincial, regional and municipal levels.
WHO SHOULD JOIN? recon is designed for economic development teams, academia, incubators, accelerators, funding partners & business support agencies ranging from municipal <-> federal government dedicated to innovators, entrepreneurs and changemakers.
WHAT TO EXPECT? The monthly recon meeting travels from region to region and is scheduled for 3hrs (generally 11a-2p on a Friday) with a networking component before and after the ‘regional showcase’. The 90-120 min. regional showcase portion of the meeting is intended to bring familiarity & connection to the internal & external ecosystem partners.