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The Entrepreneurs, Professionals & Investors Network (EPI-Net)

The Largest & Most Active Entrepreneurs Community in Canada

(* Among the largest in the world)

We are 12,000 entrepreneurs and professionals with a variety of expertise and resources in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). We organize free events for members with a passion for entrepreneurship, technologies, business, and social innovation. Among us are also investors, recruiters, business owners, marketers, researchers, innovators, networkers, and graduate students.

The dreamers and the entrepreneurs, not government, built this economy, and they can once again make it strong. ~ Mitt Romney

Tech TEAMs:

Social Media & Mobile Apps (Tech/Marketing/E-Commerce) 900+ members

Mobile, Clouds, IoT & Emerging Technologies (e.g., wearable tech, 3D printing...)

Others: Green (Energy & Environmental), Internet (Security/Privacy), BioTech (Bioinformatics, Medical/Health/Beauty )...

Specialized EPI-Nets: Lean Startup Circle | Toronto Business NetworkInvestors & Mentors (950 members) | Business Owners | Marketing & Branding Young Professionals 1,000+ members | Startup/Career Builders Ontario Academics | Ontario Startup Community

* For other EPI-Net groups as well as complete titles of the above groups, see the bottom section of this "About us" page.

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. ~John Lennon

Affiliated Group: Dream BIG (45,000 members worldwide) -- Dare to Dream BIG

(* Among the BIGGEST 'Networks of Local Communities' in the WORLD)


Modern day startup do not necessarily need a lot of money. Rather, the key ingredients are the energy and talents of like-minded people as well as know-how and enabling resources. This group is for those of us dreamers with big ideas, who have actually been doing something to build up dreams, and ready for others (investors, mentors, or co-founders) to help make our dreams come true.

This group is about a combination of talented people, young or seasoned, with the ability to build the next big thing on the Internet or mobile world, and change the world for better. The group will have technical, marketing, and content contributors, focused on a few topics at a time, with specific goals in mind.

Big dreams need not be restricted to Silicon Valley. With the talents and diversity of Torontonians, let's prove that we can build startups, and make something big that benefits the world.

A cool group of talents with lots of ambitions

Who do we have amongst us?

- Entrepreneurs & Innovators

- Engineers & Programmers

- Marketers & Financial Analysts

- Social Media Experts & Web Designers

- Investors & Mentors

- Tech Enthusiasts & Frontiers

- Legal & Insurance Professionals

- Researchers & Graduate students

* Please join and be affiliated with at least one of the above expertise and/or Tech TEAM groups. We will soon be having frequent meetings on specialized topics of the respective groups besides major networking events/seminars across all EPI-Net groups.

Together, We Can Achieve Something Great--Individually & Collectively


Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Univ. of California

International social entrepreneur

Organizer for Toronto EntrepreneursToronto Friends, EPI-Net, & else

E-mail: chris.meetup at

Core Values:

Life: Healthy, Successful, Fulfilling & Enjoyable

Achievement: Change the World for the Better While Making a Fortune

Social entrepreneurship:

Identifying or recognizing a social problem and using entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a social venture to achieve a desired social change.

Business entrepreneurs typically measure performance in profit and return, but social entrepreneurs also take into account a positive return to society.

Global collaboration for a better world:

Social entrepreneurship practiced in a world or international context is called international social entrepreneurship.

(Modified from Wikipedia)


The Entrepreneurs, Professionals & Investors Network (EPI-Net)

EPI-Net @ Toronto: Toronto Entrepreneurs (FLAGSHIP GROUP) 3,900+ members

EPI-Net @ Ontario

EPI-Net @ North America: Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs

EPI-Net @ Bay Area

EPI-Net @ San Francisco

EPI-Net @ New York

EPI-Net @ London

EPI-Net @ Hong Kong

EPI-Net @ Beijing

EPI-Net @ China: Shanghai Entrepreneurs

EPI-Net @ Tokyo

EPI-Net @ Korea

EPI-Net @ Singapore

EPI-Net @ India

EPI-Net @ Asia (2,000+ members)

Toronto Investors & Mentors Network (950 members)

North America Entrepreneurs & Investors Meet Up

Lean Startup Toronto (600 members)

Toronto Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs (1,000+ members)

Canadian Consortium on Mobile, Cloud, IoT & Emerging Technologies (500+ members)

Toronto Professionals (1,100 members)

Toronto Business Owners (700 members)

Social Media, Mobile Apps, E-Commerce & Marketing (900+ members)

Toronto Business Network (700+ members)

The Toronto Marketing Meetup Group (650+ members)

Career, Startup & Dream Builders (650+ members)

Ontario Graduate & College Students Meet Up (600 members)


Sister Groups

Toronto Artists & Art Lovers (700 members)

Canadian Fashion lovers & professional (650+ members)

Toronto Travel & Adventure Enthusiasts (1,800+ travelers)

Toronto Sport & Leisure Meetup Groups (700+ members)

The Toronto Health & Wellness Meetup Group (1,000 members)

Toronto Friends (2,600+ friends)

International Network @ Toronto (1,500+ global citizens)



Messaging (via Meetup): Chris Meetup (Plz message Chris instead of main Organizer's account--long delay there otherwise)

E-mail & LINE: chris.meetup at

* Text is the best way to reach me when timely response is required

-- Message/E-mail/LINE me if you need my mobile number, but let me know the reason. Thx

* Spamming to the group is not welcome nor tolerated (especially spams for commercial purpose on an event wall by people who don't actually attend that event). People violating this rule may be removed and/or banned from this group as well as other EPI-Net groups with or without further warnings.

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