December  Newsletter
December 1, 2013
Member Survey Results  


We have the results of our 2013 Member survey and we learned a great deal about the success and accomplishments of our members.


AceTech Ontario companies are growing rapidly and planning on hiring a significant number of new employees in 2014 and are a significant contributor to the Canadian Economy. Our companies are doing business internationally and servicing thousands of customers. Our CEO members come from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and educational history.


A few interesting facts:

  • AceTech Ontario companies grew on average 256% over the last 5 years.
  • On average, AceTech companies have 1000 customers each
  • AceTech Ontario companies currently employ approximately 1,500 people in Ontario
  • AceTech Ontario companies plan to hire approximately 800 people in 2014

More and more Tech CEOs want to become part of this successful group of entrepreneurs that learn from each other to become more competitive in their industries.  Contact us today if you want to become part of our great organization. 

In This Issue
December Quarterly Dinner
With John Beck, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Aecon Group Inc*

We are thrilled to announce that John Beck will be speaking at our December 10th Quarterly Dinner on "Building for the Long Term - the 50 Year CEO".  John will be sharing with us the stories, challenges and lessons he has learned as he built his company from a 2 person operation into a 3 Billion Dollar Public Company He will tell about both his successes and failures, what has worked and what hasn't....and even what he would do differently.  These will be learnings that will apply to building any successful company, not just a Technology Company.  You won't want to miss meeting him!
The event will take place at the Thompson Hotel.  We will meet at 5:30 in the screening room to hear from John and to recognize our 2013 Leadership Initiative Award Winners.  Then we will move upstairs to the glass-walled rooftop patio for dinner and networking.  Invitations will be coming out shorty to  our members - register early as space in the Screening Room is limited!
*Aecon Group Inc. (TSX:ARE) is Canada's largest publicly-traded construction and infrastructure development company. Aecon is a leader in providing services to private and public sector clients throughout Canada and internationally.
Save the Date
March 25th will be the first Quarterly Dinner of 2014

We are excited to be going to The Spoke Club in March for our Quarterly Dinner.  And we have an exceptional opportunity for all AceTech Members that register and attend the event - you will be given a complimentary 6 week pass to the Spoke Club!

In the heart of Toronto's bustling King West strip, discreetly nestled in one of the city's distinguished hundred-year-old buildings, stands The Spoke Club. Beyond its humble bricks-and-mortar heritage, The Spoke Club has evolved into a thriving meeting place where individuals with interests in media, entertainment, and the arts can converge.  This is an excellent opportunity to try out the club and take advantage of all the networking and social events that they offer to see if it might be a good fit for you.

More details will follow in the new year, but mark your calendars now to attend this event.

Steve Green, CEO - Tembo Social


Jeff Wiener, CEO - Digitcom


Mike Benadiba, CEO & Mike Turcsanyi, President - Order Dynamics


Greg Johnson, CEO - RBR 


Darcie Vany, CFO - Crawford Tech


Jamal Baksh, CFO - Constellation Software

Nathan Partington, CFO - Trapeze 


How To Deal With Pure Recruiting Mistakes


Secrets Of Public Speaker From The Best Ted Presenters


Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use


Reduce Your Stress In 2 Minutes A Day 


Secrets of Successfully Assertive Leaders

ENBALA Receives Best In Smart Grid Award From The Global Cleantech Cluster Association

Intelex Celebrates 2014 Greater Toronto's Top Emplolyer Award

* if you have stories about yourself or your business you want to share, please email them to

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