Monthly Newsletter
March 2017 
Registration for our CEO Annual Retreat Opens Tomorrow! 

The 2017 Annual Retreat will take place from
May 31st - June 2nd in beautiful Muskoka and it is shaping up to be another innovative, provocative, and worthwhile agenda.  You won't want to miss out!  Speakers include Olympian Larisa Yurkiw, 12th Commissioner of the CFL, Mark Cohon, Volaris CEO, Mark Miller, Hubba CEO, Ben Zifkin and many more! We will also be running several workshops throughout the retreat.  Topics include Forecasting Up the Funnel, Life After Liquidity, and How to Prepare for a Financial Event to name a few.  To view full speaker sessions, please click here.

As always, a few spots will be reserved for non-member CEOs to join us at the all-inclusive price of $1,800.  If you are interested, please contact Jo Ann Dizy at  We hope to see you there!
In This Issue
Welcome Stacy Woloschuk!    
We would like to introduce the newest member of our AceTech Ontario team!  Stacy Woloschuk joins us as our new Business Development Manager. Stacy lives at the intersection of business, sales and technology. Since day one, her career has been aligned with startups, high growth tech companies, consulting projects and innovative, leading brands based in Toronto and around the globe. 

Prior to AceTech, Stacy supported the growth of the DMZ from 5 to 85 startups making it the #1 University Business Incubator in North America. She also opened a student incubator and accelerator as well as launched and managed the Konrad Group's 20,000 sq ft technology hub, home to BrainStation. Stacy consults in innovation hubs and incubators and actively supports tech startups and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Stacy is leading sales & partnerships at AceTech.  If you haven't met her already, be sure to say hi! Stacy can be reached at  or 647-214-0573  . 
Unconscious Cognitive Biases 

Join Dr. Carlos Davidovich on March 24th at 8AM as he teaches us about the influences that unconscious biases have on our behavior.  He will help us understand the negative consequences unconscious biases can have, how to rewrite those patterns, and how to understand which unconscious biases are useful and when they are ineffective.

Originally from Argentina, he has been with Optimum Talent since 2013, working as an executive coach, facilitator, and is certified in Optimum Talent's SuccessFinder Career System. Carlos has expertise in NeuroLeadership, NeuroManagement , and NeuroMarketing. He draws on his skills as a medical doctor plus his twenty years of experience as executive in the pharmaceutical industry to deliver insights to both organizations and executives about neuroscience and leadership. For more on Dr. Davidovich, please click here.
Quarterly Dinner & AGM with Justin LaFayette  
Justin LaFayette, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Georgian Partners, will be our keynote speaker at our Annual General Meeting & Dinner on March 28th.  Justin will be speaking on  Incorporating Applied Artificial Intelligence into your Business. 
Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are making their way out of the research labs and into innovative companies around the world. The most successful companies of the next few years will be those that invest in Applied Artificial Intelligence to reshape not just how they build software, but every aspect of how they do business. In this session Justin will talk about how the firms' portfolio companies are embracing Applied Artificial Intelligence in their own businesses to create new business value and continue to lead their markets.
The Executive Workshop with Rob Luke   

Join Rob Luke on April 19th in this executive series for tech CEO's and Executives to mobilize their teams and down line managers to take their business further, faster. Allen Leigh Consulting has taken the highest impact elements from their experience coaching and delivering workshops to over 800 executive leaders and teams across 16 industries and put them into a full-day hands-on workshop for our members.  
This program is designed for the Executive who:
  • Leads high talent c-suite or in-line teams in imminent growth, restructuring or merger positions
  • Is confident in their team's execution style, but their cross functional delivery can cause tension between teams resulting in business disruption
  • Is time crunched and doesn't have time for lengthy coaching and performance discussions, but needs to connect and correct action quickly and promptly
  • Likes bottom line results and practical tools to help their team move forward
To learn more about Rob, click here.

Be on the look out for your invitation next week!
Community Partners   
JazzHR & AceTech Ontario Sponsor, TalentMinded are offering our members a special discount on JazzHR platform!  Pricing starts at $29/month with unlimited user accounts, unlimited open jobs and unlimited resume storage! Click here for more information, offer ends March 31st. 
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