Monthly Newsletter
November 2015

On October 29, AceTech Ontario was proud to announce our 100th CEO member! We welcome Askuity CEO Eric Green to the community. The number is a huge milestone for AceTech Ontario and is a sure indicator for membership growth and sustainability.

We at AceTech would also like to welcome Justin Millerson, our new Community Manager. His addition will allow for a richer overall AceTech member experience. Justin will be responsible for building strong relationships with each roundtable leader to ensure that each roundtable meeting is executed optimally. Beyond this role, Justin will also handle all digital communication, which will include managing a new AceTech Blog . We are hoping the blog will allow members and prospects to take a look into the fantastic companies our members run and the insights they have to share. We ask if any of our members would like to contribute and offer advice to please contact Justin at
In This Issue
When Is The Right Time To Take Money?
2015 Fall Dinner 
When is the right time for your business to take money? How much should you take and from whom?  How do you find the right partner?  How should you structure the deal?  And perhaps most importantly, raising money can relate to how you most effectively scale your company, so once you have raised the money, then what?

Please join Robert Lewis on Nov 25th as he chats with Kevin Kimsa  on When Is The Right Time To Take Money In Your Business?.  Kevin will share his experiences from both sides of the equation as the Executive Chairman of AudienceView, aManaging Partner at OMERS Ventures, President and COO of Casero, and President and COO of Solect Technology Group.

To add to the value of this evening for our members, we will also be inviting many leading Venture Capital and Private Equity partners to attend the event to circulate and network with our members and discuss these issues as they relate to your companies.

At this dinner  Robert Lewis , Editor in Chief of Techvibes, will also be announcing the winners of the AceTech Ontario Leadership Initiative Awards.  
Invitations have been sent to all our members - be sure to register today.
Welcome New Members

Eric Green, CEO of Askuity

Erik Hamalainen, CEO of ApprenticeLMS

Pamela LeBlanc, Marketing Manager of Nexonia

In the Community

Innovation is essential for any business to stay competitive. Join  PwC  for an exclusive evening as we celebrate the innovators, pioneers and business leaders who are moving beyond uncertainty to create and inspire change in their industries.
Event details:
Thursday November 12th, 2015
2nd Floor Events
461 King St. W Toronto, ON  M5V 1K4
Guest speakers will discuss creating a culture of innovation, adapting to global trends, cross-industry collaboration and staying ahead of the competition from their unique perspectives: start up founder, small business entrepreneur and corporate innovator.
Nicole Verkindt - Founder/President of OMX, Dragon on CBC's Next Gen Den Christian Lassonde - Managing Partner, Impression Ventures 
Mary Proc - Vice President, Customer Service, Metrolinx/GO Transit
RSVP  here 


Join the Entrepreneurship Society on November 18, 2015 at  PwC in downtown Toronto for speaker presentations and a roundtable discussion designed to introduce you to fellow entrepreneurs and to learn from them and other business experts.
Our topics at the next event will be:
1) The art of M&A strategy
2) Raising capital for growth
3) How to secure government funding
There will be short speaker presentations with Q&As, an hour-long roundtable discussion on a topic of your choice, and 30 minutes of open networking. 
The event runs from 6pm to 9pm.
A limited number of tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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