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We are a TOP-5 meetup in Canada (across all cities and categories including social groups) & one of the best in the world!

Welcome to Toronto's Startup Community - TORONTO ENTREPRENEURS !

The Largest & Most Active Startup Community in Canada

** FREE Service ** Supporting Entrepreneurs & Startups in the Extended Greater Toronto Since 2010 ** 

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

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

The Entrepreneurs, Professionals & Investors Network (EPI-Net) 30,000 members globally

Female Entrepreneurs in Canada (2,800+ members)

Investors & Mentors Network (1,500 members @ Toronto) 

TORONTO TECH: Wearable, 3D Printing, AI, Energy, IoT, Mobile & Robotics...

Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs (2,400 members @ Toronto) 

LEAN STARTUP (1,500+ members @ Toronto)

Social Media & Mobile Apps (2,000 members @ Toronto + Mobile Apps Circles worldwide)

EPI-Net Circles:  Business Owners (1,800 members) | Marketing & Branding (3,000+ members)Waterloo Entrepreneurs (1,500+ members) | Ontario Academics & Researchers (1,500+ members)

Other initiatives: Green (Energy, Sustainability & Eco)Internet (IoT, Security/Privacy), BioTech (Medical/Health/Beauty, Bioinformatics)...

* For other EPI-Net groups as well as complete titles for the groups above, 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

Affiliation: Dream Builders International Group (Dream BIG) *** Dare to Dream BIG ! ***

* Dream BIG is currently among the BIGGEST communities in the WORLD (across all categories), with over 100,000 members globally.


*** Build Up Your Social Capital for Success ***

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 & Business Professionals

- Researchers & Graduate Students

* Please join and be affiliated with at least one of the above expertise and/or EPI-Net Circles. 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

Founder for Toronto EntrepreneursEPI-Net & non-profit chapters worldwide

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 collaborations for a better world:

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

(Adapted from Wikipedia)


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

EPI-Net @ Toronto, Canada, North America: Toronto Entrepreneurs (8,500+ members) *FLAGSHIP GROUP*

EPI-Net @ Ottawa, Canada

EPI-Net @ Waterloo

EPI-Net @ Silicon Valley, USA

EPI-Net @ New York 

EPI-Net @ London, UK, Europe

EPI-Net @ Berlin, Germany

EPI-Net @ Paris, France

* more cities to come in USA & Europe

EPI-Net @ Shanghai, China, Asia

EPI-Net @ Beijing, China 

EPI-Net @ Hong Kong

EPI-Net @ Tokyo, Japan

EPI-Net @ Korea

EPI-Net @ Taiwan

EPI-Net @ India

EPI-Net @ Singapore*10,000 members in Asia*

EPI-Net @ Africa *where innovative entrepreneurs or their solutions are very much needed !*

Toronto Investors & Mentors Network (1,500 members)

Toronto Business Owners (1,800 members)

Toronto Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs (2,400 members)

Ontario Academics (1,500+ members)

Female Entrepreneurs in Canada (2,800 members)

Social Media, Mobile Apps, Marketing & E-commerce (2,000+ members)

The Toronto Marketing Meetup Group (3,000+ members)

Lean Startup Toronto (1,500+ members) 

TORONTO TECH: Wearable, 3D Printing, AI, Energy, IoT, Mobile & Robotics...

Career, Business & Dream Builders (3,000 members) 

Toronto Business and Social Network (3,500 members)



Toronto Artists & Art Lovers (1,500+ members)

Canadian Fashion Lovers & Professionals (1,500+ members)

Toronto Sports & Leisure Meetup Groups (1,500+ members)

The Toronto Health & Wellness Meetup Group (1,500+ members)

20 & 30 somethings in Toronto (3,000+ friends)

DISCOVER TORONTO: The Adventures & Travel Meetup Group (3,000+ adventurers)

Toronto Language Exchange (4,000+ members)

Global Friends (4,800+ members)


* Sometimes I feel that entrepreneurs and successful startup co-founders are like an architect that has a vision ahead of their time, assembles the right resources and people at a right timing, and take persistent actions or creative solutions to make things happen--building what's in our imaginations or wildest dreams that would not have existed otherwise in our age. C.

Sharing of a nice TED talk by Kare Anderson (filmed September 2014 at TED@IBM):


Unlike an increasing number of Americans who are working and living and playing with people who think exactly like them because we then become more rigid and extreme, opportunity-makers are actively seeking situations with people unlike them, and they're building relationships, and because they do that, they have trusted relationships where they can bring the right team in and recruit them to solve a problem better and faster and seize more opportunities. They're not affronted by differences, they're fascinated by them, and that is a huge shift in mindset, and once you feel it, you want it to happen a lot more. This world is calling out for us...

... When you connect with people around a shared interest and action, you're accustomed to serendipitous things happening into the future, and I think that's what we're looking at. We open ourselves up to those opportunities, and in this room are key players and technology, key players who are uniquely positioned to do this, to scale systems and projects together

... Remember the three traits of opportunity-makers. Opportunity-makers keep honing their top strength and they become pattern seekers. They get involved in different worlds than their worlds so they're trusted and they can see those patterns, and they communicate to connect around sweet spots of shared interest.

* Think Big, Build Bridges, Facilitate Visions, Remove Obstacles, Make Things Happen! C.



Messaging (via Meetup)

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). Anyone violating this rule may be removed and/or banned from this and other EPI-Net groups with or without further warnings.

* This group is aiming at hi-tech startups, Internet/traditional business owners, professional practitioners & service providers, etc., rather than MLM recruiters. I respect people in MLM as in other business sectors, but such activities are not encouraged in our events or web sites, and please refrain from messaging other members for such 'opportunities'--this is just a wrong venue for that purpose. 

* Mutual respect is valued and is a necessity to remain part of this group. We have 0-tolerance policy for harassment and inappropriate/hostile conducts. I cannot provide a comprehensive list or policy here at this moment, so I'd like to ask members and visitors to exercise their common sense, and in case there are issues you are not certain with, you are advised to message me and inquire about it. (An example for inappropriate/unwelcome behaviors: Previously a PUA/seduction coach pitched his service to this and quite a few other groups of mine--and you can guess that I would ask him to leave or get rid of people in that category in no time, right?)

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