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The next “Growing your Business” seminar Dec. 9 will focus on Accessing Government Programs [in order to] Leverage Resources to Grow your business.

The seminar is sponsored by RIC Centre (Research Innovation Commercialization Centre) and the Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement (OCETA) and held at the University of Toronto, Mississauga campus from 7:30 – 10 a.m.

Panelists include Amie Sergas from the MaRS Discovery District, Kevin Wright from the F.R.E.D Group Inc, and Niall Wallace from Infonaut Inc.

Amie Sergas, Manager, Mentorship Programs, Market Readiness Program of the MaRS Discovery District, manages the mentorship programs and works with partner commercialization organizations for the Business Mentorship and Entrepreneurship Program (BMEP) at MaRS Discovery District. BMEP is a $17M program, part of Ontario’s Market Readiness Program that provides support services and mentorship to high-potential technology entrepreneurs across the province. She has managed stakeholder relations among private, public and non-profit organizations, and has successfully navigated projects through entrepreneurial environments. Amie holds a BSc in Biotechnology and an MBA for Science and Technology from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where she focused on New Venture Management.

Kevin Wright, Director, F.R.E.D. Group Inc., along with his team, help businesses obtain government funding from more than 150 federal and provincial business incentive and assistance programs, including SR&ED tax credits. A recognized expert in the SR&ED field, Kevin works closely with the FRED team to deliver The FRED Advantage- a surround group of services that leverage the SR&ED process and funding that helps companies grow. Kevin has been active in the business since 2004, and prior to this, was an award-winning marketing director having worked for multi-national marketing, advertising and interactive communications companies.

Niall Wallace, CEO, Infonaut Inc., is responsible for creating the vision for Infonaut’s software solutions, as well as leading corporate strategy and overseeing business development. He brings his healthcare experience to a number of advisory boards, including positions as co-chair of ITAC’s RFID Business Committee and as a member of George Brown College’s Innovation Board. He has spoken at numerous conferences across North America on the value of GIS and mapping technology for the healthcare sector.

The discussion promises to be engaging and informative.

Registration for the event is required by Dec. 8 .Check in and breakfast will start promptly at 7:30 in the Faculty Club (second floor of South Building of University of Toronto, Mississauga).

For further details about this innovation event please contact sharon.dotan@ric-centre.on.ca

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