Monthly Newsletter
August 2015
Member Benefits Program Launch

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our Member Benefits ProgramAceTech Ontario is all about CEOs helping CEOs and this program offers discounts to fellow members on services and software that can make an impact to your bottom line!  Many of our members and sponsors are already participating and we anticipate more offers coming soon.  Take a look at our website to read over all the discounts and offerings that you can now take advantage of in your company.  You can save money on important software and services that your business needs, AND support your fellow AceTech Ontario Members at the same time!  Just one more benefit of your AceTech Ontario membership!


In This Issue
Developing Your Salespeople - A Proven Process to Take Them To The Next Level
Sales Workshop on September 17th

We all have detailed plans on how to grow our customers but how many of us have detailed plans on how to grow our salespeople?  A sales manager's job is not to grow sales but rather, to grow salespeople.  This workshop applies a proven model to people development and will allow you to create a customized and effective plan for each of your people.


Please join Michael Caron as he teaches sales leaders the 4 different categories of salesperson development, the unique leadership styles each requires and how to develop a plan to grow their own team members.

Invitations will be coming out shortly.  Please register online to attend!

September 29th Quarterly Dinner with:
Howard Gwin  
  1. "Mentor Monday" Session hosted by Howard Gwin
  2. Presentation by Mark MacLeod, Founder, SurePath Capital Partners
We will start off our dinner with a "Mentor Monday" format, where two of our AceTech members will present to the audience a little about their business, and then a business problem they are struggling with, or an idea they are thinking of trying, or an issue that is keeping them up at night. The audience will then provide advice, ideas and mentorship to the member to assist.
Following this, Mark MacLeod will be speaking to the group.  Since 1999 Mark MacLeod has been helping fund, grow and exit venture-backed startups.  He has over 14 years experience as a CFO for leading companies such as FreshBooks, Shopify, Tungle and many others.  He also spent 3 years as a General Partner at Real Ventures, Canada's largest and most active seed stage venture fund, where he led investments in a number of SaaS and e-commerce companies including Unbounce and Frank & Oak.

Mark has raised hundreds of millions in capital from investors in Canada, the US and Asia.  In addition he has sold companies to Airbnb, Blackberry, Rackable Systems , Return Path and others.

His deep experience and passion for starups led Mark to found  SurePath Capital Partners in order to guide and advise founders on how to fund, grow and ultimately exit their companies.
Mark is a frequent blogger on startup finance.  You can follow him at or @startupcfo
Invitations will be coming out in August so be sure to register online to attend.  You won't want to miss this dinner!
Welcome New Members

Bret Dawson, VP Development at Interfaceware

Nav Sangha, Director of Marketing at Nexonia
In the Community

The Canadian Innovation Exchange is looking for the nation's Top 20 hottest innovative companies! Enter the CIX Top 20 here

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Articles of Interest

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