Monthly Newsletter
September 2014
Exciting Fall Line Up!

Welcome to September - a time for renewed attention to our business goals and our personal development.  AceTech Ontario has an exciting line up of events over the next few months to help you learn from successful CEOs and put in practice new and innovative business concepts to ensure you succeed.  Helping CEOs on their journey to success.....that is our mission and that is what the following events will help to achieve over the next few months.  Register now to attend!
In This Issue
"The Exit
 September Quarterly Dinner with Prompt Alert 

Join us for an entertaining, interactive, and open discussion with Acetech Ontario member Jeremy Greven (CEO) and Jordan Shnier (CFO) from Prompt Alert.  Jeremy and Jordan successfully orchestrated the exit of their SAAS business to a $10B US publicly traded company.


Discussion Topics:

  1. CEO - CFO dynamics - It's a marriage...Make the right choice
  2. Being self-aware is critical  - As a leader, do you truly know your strengths and weaknesses? From both a company and inner self perspective?
  3. Understanding your options in the financing process - Debt vs. Equity, How valuations range, Valuation should not be your only focus
  4. The decision to sell "How to know the time is now"
  5. The sale process and the emotional roller coaster that runs parallel
  6. Capitalizing on the "smoking hot" market conditions
The Quarterly Dinner will take place on Tuesday September 16th at The Spoke Club.  The presentation will begin at 5:15pm and will be immediately followed by cocktails, networking and dinner.  Invitations will be sent out in early August - make sure you register to attend.

Power Session on Boards and Councils
September 26th

Join us on Sept 26th for an interactive discussion with Jeff Cullen, President and North American CEO for Rodair International Ltd. Jeff will discuss Formal Processes vs. A free-for-all, and provide tools for effective governance. Whether you are building a "real" board or an advisory board, this session will help answer any questions you may have.


Questions to be discussed:

Where and how do you begin to form a board? 

  1. What, if anything, do you pay them?
  2. Where do you find board members?  
  3. The usual suspects or step outside of your comfort zone? 

 This session is open to all our members.  Check your inbox for your invitation and register online today to attend. 

Ownership Thinking - A Webinar Series

AceTech Ontario is very pleased to be partnering with The Achievement Centre to put on a two-part Webinar series called "Ownership Thinking; How to End Entitlement and Create a Culture of Accountability, Purpose and Profit.",  based on the Ownership Thinking (OT) book written by Brad Hams. OT is a proven method to increase bottom line results by creating a culture of accountability, purpose and profit. The goal of OT is to create an organization of employees who think and act like owners while enhancing the organization's value. Companies that implement OT retain employees at a far better rate than companies that don't  and can see a doubling of profits in the first year. Be the first 25 to sign up and receive the book at no cost to the members and find out what over 2,000 other companies across North America have already learned. 


The webinars will take place on October 7th and 28th.  Everyone who registers will be sent a complimentary copy of the book "Ownership Thinking", which they will be expected to read prior to the Webinar.  Registration will be limited to 25 AceTech Ontario members, although each member is welcome to gather their Senior Executive Team into their conference room to listen in. 


Further details will be sent out with the invitations to register in early fall.  Register early to guarantee your spot!

Apply or nominate a company for the PWC Vision to Reality Awards

Attend the Canadian Innovation Exchange with a special rate for AceTech Members

Entrepreneurship Society event on raising capital for growth

North of 41 Mentor Mornings: How to Effectively Sell to the Enterprise
Tech firms are actually using data and analytics less than other industries

11 books by CEOs that will teach you how to run the world

10 small things you can do every day to get smarter

Why CEOs fail, and what you can do about it
Mark Jaine from Intelex on BNN speaking about the AceTech Ontario Roundtable with the Minister of Finance

David Lloys from Intelliresponse receives nomination for Innovators at Work

Sidense on Legal Fee Shifting

TemboSocial: What do you do when creating change backfires?

Percy 3D feature on Startup Branding
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