Gearing Up for Growth in London, ON –March 25th, 2014

This annual event offers entrepreneurs and business leaders the tools, insight and inspiration to lead their businesses through their next stage of growth.  Additionally, attendees will have the chance to connect with leaders of as many as 200 small to mid-sized tech enterprises as well as the event’s corporate sponsors.

Gearing Up for Growth –Event Details

The Tech Alliance is proud to present the fifth annual Gearing Up for Growth Event.

Date/ Time: Tuesday March 25, 2014, 11:30am – 6:00pm
Location: The Best Western Lamplighter Inn, 591 Wellington Rd., London, Ontario
The Keynote Speaker, Tom Wujec will speak from 1:00pm-2:15pm, while the panel discussion will take place from 3:45pm – 5:00pm.   See full agenda.
Cost: Starting from $50.  See price list.
Registration: Register Now

Gearing Up for Growth –What You Will Learn

Gearing Up for Growth offers business leaders the opportunity to learn from world renowned thought leaders on how to seize opportunities, overcome challenges, and maximize profitability.

Gearing Up for Growth –Panel Discussion Profiles

This year’s panel discussion titled “Show Me the Money” promises to be useful to business owners looking to growth their businesses.  The discussion will highlight the importance of funding needs being accounted for, and making strategic decisions that will help you to reach your growth goals. This year’s panel includes:

Moderator: Randall Howard, Verdexus

As a serial leader and investor in the technology industry Randall is passionate about helping to grow a local globally competitive tech eco-system.   Randall is a General Partner at Verdexus, a strategic advisory firm, a board member of Golden Triangle AngelNet (GTAN), and Director of Innovation Guelph.

Bernadeen McLeod, Mentor Works

IMG_9668Bernadeen McLeod is the President and Founder of Mentor Works, a consulting firm based out of Cambridge, Ontario that serves clients throughout Canada. Bernadeen spent 18 years as an executive and general manager in the manufacturing sector, and now leads a team of consultants that help clients select and access government funding programs.

Marvin Junop, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Marvin is a member of BDC’s Subordinate Financing Group, with a portfolio of $40 million and financings of more than $160 million over the past 12 months. As Manager, Marvin has a passion for assisting Canadian businesses with their financing and equity needs.

Derek Van Der Plaat, Veracap

With over 15 years of corporate finance experience as an advisor with a major Canadian bank as well as the leader of technology companies Derek has experience working within a number of industries including food, manufacturing, chemical engineering, telecom, software, and more.  Derek also serves on the Board of Directors for a number of public and private companies.

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