Monthly Newsletter
June 2017 
Annual Retreat Highlights
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated at our Annual Retreat last week! It was a huge success and we could not have done it without your involvement and input. Please enjoy our highlights video below from this year's retreat.  Special thanks to Tiffany Houle for putting this together!

SAVE THE DATE: Next year's retreat will be May 30 - June 1 in Blue Mountain!

In This Issue
Compensation Survey for Technology Firms in the GTA, KW and Ottawa Region

We are thrilled to announce that we are partnering with Brighlights, MaRS, MNP and others to provide you with an opportunity to get compensation information tailored to you so you can compete more effectively and acquire the best talent.  This is an excellent opportunity for all our members and we strongly encourage you to each participate so everyone can benefit from the data provided. 

What we need from you:
The simplest is to send a copy of your Compensation spreadsheet with all personal information deleted. We need base salary, bonus and stock incentives (options, RSU's, DSU's)  for the various roles in your company as well as your location (GTA, KW, Ottawa), company size and how long you've been in business.

Additionally, we need to know how much your company has raised to help match you against similar sized companies. We've enclosed a spreadsheet to assist in your effort.
What you'll get:
We'll provide you with current compensation information that's tailored to this geography and relevant hiring roles.
This survey will be going out to approximately 350 small to mid-sized tech companies.  Needless to say, the more surveys we receive the better the insights that we can provide.

How to get involved:
Please send your response info to with the subject line COMPENSATION SURVEY.

If you have any questions, please email Michael Fox at
In the Community:
Let's Talk Exports 2017 

Register today for the Let's Talk Exports webinar on June 8th with Peter Hall, EDC's Vice-President and Chief Economist, as he shares his perspectives on the current global economy and its effects on Canada.  Click here for more information & registration. 
June 22 Annual Fintech & Funding Summer Kickoff Rooftop Networking!
Join the  National Crowdfunding Association of Canada  and North of 41 and partners in the heart of King West, one of Toronto's hottest districts, on The Spoke Club's Rooftop patio for a night of revelry and prime fintech networking mixer.  Interested in disrupting the finance industry, raising capital or participating in Canada's growing alternative finance and fintech sectors? Here's a perfect opportunity to learn the latest market trends from hot startups (stealth mode) and experts, strategize with partners, pitch investors and mingle with Toronto's burgeoning fintech ecosystem.

This event is for anyone interested in raising capital or networking and collaborating with startups, investors, angels, early stage-focused VC's and industry experts in alternative finance, crowdfunding, fintech, payments, crypto-currency, blockchain ICOs, AI investing and other financial innovation sectors.  Register your ticket before they're gone! 
Leadership Workshop with Rob Luke

Did you miss our Executive Workshop with Rob Luke last month?  Now is your chance to still participate!  Allen Leigh Consulting has taken the highest impact elements from their experience coaching and leading workshops for over 300 leader-managers and teams and put them into a 2-day intensive program supported by 3-months of coaching support and resources.  This 2-day workshop is being held June 27th & 28th for a special price of $1,800 for AceTech Ontario members if you register by June 20th! Click here for more information.
The Upside Foundation Launches 150x150: Turn Equity into Charity Campaign

Recently The Upside Foundation launched the 150x150: Turn Equity into Charity challenge, bringing the Canadian startup community together to have a huge positive impact.  In 2017, they are aiming to grow the number of companies who have pledged to give back to 150.  Together, as we celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday, and reflect on what it means to be Canadian, we are making a statement about the role of startups in building a stronger future for Canada.  Join the #150x150 challenge today! Click here to make your pledge.
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