Monthly Newsletter
August 2014
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Date for Annual Retreat 2015 Announced!

We are thrilled to announce that the 2015 AceTech Ontario Annual Retreat will be held from Wednesday June 3rd to Friday June 5th at Taboo Resort, Golf and Spa.  Mark your calendar now and plan to attend.  Check out this video of all the great sessions and networking opportunities that took place this year, and make sure you don't miss this great event next year. 
In This Issue
Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver


We are happy to announce that Finance Minister Joe Oliver will be leading a roundtable discussion with AceTech Ontario CEO members on August 26th. 


Minister Oliver will highlight the Government of Canada's unprecedented support for Canada's science and technology sectors, industries they recognize as key drivers of the Canadian economy. He will then take the opportunity to listen and learn from some of Canada's brightest business minds - our AceTech Ontario members - with the goal of ensuring that Canada remains one of the most competitive and best places to do business in the world.  This is a rare opportunity for AceTech Ontario members to help shape Government support for technology companies in Ontario and to share their thoughts on the industry and its challenges.  You won't want to miss this event.


The roundtable is open to a maximum of 20 CEOs so it is important that you register early to guarantee your spot.  Once registered, it is imperative that you let us know if your plans have changed so someone on the waiting list can attend in your place.


Minister Oliver was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence in May 2011. He served as the Minister of Natural Resources until his appointment as Finance Minister on March 2014. Read his full bio here .

"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.

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!

Chris Wiegand - CEO

Boris Levin, CFO

Jason Dea - Sales/Marketing

Daneal Charney - HR
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