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  • Ian Russell on SAID | IIAC
    Events Investors Newsroom Subject Matter Experts News Releases Op Eds The IIAC in the News Blog eNewsletter Speeches Upcoming Presentations Videos Canada s Investment Industry Faces Did You Know Logos Media Kit Social Media Policy Events Upcoming Events Webinars IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame IIAC Top Under 40 Award Take Our Kids to Work Day Compliance and Operations Symposium Small and Independent Dealers Symposium Cybersecurity Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities Hall of Fame Search Ian Russell on SAID Ian Russell on SAID Under the leadership of Ian Russell IIAC President and CEO the IIAC has made it a priority to raise awareness of and shape the discussion around the different or enhanced challenges specific to Canada s Small and Independent Dealers SAID The following materials demonstrate the IIAC s efforts to shape the discussion around issues facing not only SAIDs but small and mid sized businesses as well Letters from the President V91 Pulling out the stops to rescue the TSX Venture Exchange a recipe for strengthening small business access to equity capital and promoting growth and jobs January 2016 PDF V87 The 2013 2014 Earnings Recovery in the Investment Industry Just a dead cat bounce or a longer term recovery September 2015 PDF V77 Boutiques Improve Financial Results But Face Structural Challenges PDF V71 Missing From Federal Budget A Much Needed Helping Hand for Small Business Capital Raising PDF V69 Looking Back and Ahead What 2013 and Consistently Weak Boutique Firm Earnings Tell Us About Structural Changes PDF V67 Repairing and Strengthening the Capital Raising Infrastructure in Canada for Small Business PDF V64 Regulators Can Take Steps to Support a Collapsing Industry PDF V59 2006 2012 How Canadian Integrated and Boutique Firms Have Fared in the Face of Declining Revenue and Increased Regulatory Burdens PDF V58 Small Business Access to

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  • Advocacy | IIAC
    Learning Media Coverage SAID Events Investors Newsroom Subject Matter Experts News Releases Op Eds The IIAC in the News Blog eNewsletter Speeches Upcoming Presentations Videos Canada s Investment Industry Faces Did You Know Logos Media Kit Social Media Policy Events Upcoming Events Webinars IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame IIAC Top Under 40 Award Take Our Kids to Work Day Compliance and Operations Symposium Small and Independent Dealers Symposium Cybersecurity Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities Hall of Fame Search Advocacy IIAC Advocacy Specific to SAID As the national association representing the investment industry s position on securities regulation public policy and industry issues on behalf of our 160 IIROC regulated investment dealer Member firms the IIAC regularly develops submissions for consideration by provincial regulators IIROC and federal and provincial governments including those specific to small and independent dealers Our advocacy efforts have an impact on securities legislation and regulation and fiscal and monetary policy A Calendar of upcoming regulatory matters including comment period deadlines and implementation dates for rule changes is provided by the Sutton Boyce Gilkes Regulatory Consulting Group Note You ll find exclusive Tools Templates and other content on the IIAC s members only website Sign in today to explore the content not available on our public facing website Log in using your email address as your username If you experience problems please contact us Implementation Toolkits CASL Map CASL Primer Toolkit CRM2 2015 2014 2013 2012 IIAC Comments on Investment Dealer Prospectus Exemption PDF June 15 2015 IIAC Response to IIROC re Lower Minimum Capital Requirements PDF July 3 2014 IIAC Response re Multilateral Instrument Crowdfunding PDF June 19 2014 IIAC Supports IIROC Guidance Clarifying Part Time CFOs PDF June 2 2014 IIAC Response to CSA re Proposed Amendments to NI 31 103 PDF March 4 2014 IIAC letter

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  • SAID Successes | IIAC
    firms if filed incorrectly U S Tax Cost Basis Reporting In February 2014 the IRS issued revised regulations coordinating the requirements of the existing Chapter 61 existing U S tax reporting and proposed Chapter 4 FATCA reporting regimes These regulations clarified that non U S payors provided that they are reporting Model 1 FATCA IGA financial institutions FIs and complete the necessary FATCA reporting will no longer be required to complete IRS Form 1099 reporting that would be duplicative for those accounts This effectively means that Canadian brokers who choose to opt out of Form 1099 reporting will be able to avoid the onerous IRS cost basis reporting requirements under section 6045 of the Internal Revenue Code including those that would require the cost basis of debt and options to be reported on Forms 1099 beginning on January 1 2016 Implementing these changes would have been extremely costly to IIAC members CRA Agence du Revenu Quebec The IIAC established a CRA point person to advance and expedite resolution of Member firms issues within the federal tax authority the first industry association to have such a facilitator The IIAC co ordinated a survey of Member firms with Montreal Exchange shares to facilitate a reasoned response to the questioning by CRA auditors in one region of Canada of the value of the shares The IIAC facilitated challenging discussions among industry members the CRA service providers and infrastructure to better manage the combination and XML ization of limited partnership unit tax reporting to clients These efforts enabled Member firms to educate CRA on the complexities of systems changes and continue to press for early information regarding changing tax requirements As IIAC Member firms can experience losses when trying to comply with a CRA requirement to pay RTP the IIAC successfully persuaded the CRA to provide significantly greater clarity regarding practices and procedures surrounding these demands to remit tax amounts owed by a client to the CRA improving clarity and helping members avoid future losses The IIAC posted on its members only site Q As and a CRA approved IIAC template relating to a new streamlined process designed to help client recover withholding tax This is necessary when a non resident client moves from a higher to a lower withholding tax jurisdiction and only later advises the member firm of the move Formerly the CRA s procedure required one NR7 R form per payment on which tax was over withheld The new process is faster more efficient and less costly for investors the CRA and IIAC member firms The IIAC working in conjunction with the Investment Funds Institute of Canada IFIC successfully lobbied Revenu Québec and the CRA to defer by at least another year any requirement to report on revenue and income by source country avoiding unnecessary cost and client irritation and significant systems changes late in the tax season These efforts saved member firms approximately 2 million These efforts also resulted in the CRA ceasing its practice of automatically charging late filing penalties and interest totalling more than 200 000 annually The IIAC prepared a Member firm only toolkit for easy bulk reclaiming of late filing penalties and interest charged due to issues beyond dealers control The IIAC and IFIC were successful in building a larger stakeholder group to expand the effectiveness of the relationship with the CRA and RQ at senior levels leading to more timely answers greater flexibility earlier involvement in consultations and greater trust CRA is seeking IIAC s feedback on NR301 forms and other form changes and Revenu Quebec is doing the same In addition the IIAC persuaded the CRA to extend the timeline for addressing unmatched TFSAs by four months allowing Member firms to focus on completing the tax reporting season avoiding overtime to meet requirements Finally the IIAC obtained CRA approval for non qualified investment reporting to be made by CD ROM rather than the CRA s requiring a rushed move to XML Due Bills The IIAC played an instrumental role in implementing the Due Bill framework improving client holding valuation accuracy when securities undergo a major corporate action event e g stock split or spin off The IIAC created a short document to explain the impact of the Due Bills initiative on holders of securities undergoing one of these events Non Resident Tax Issues The IIAC provided non resident tax certification wording that could be included after internal review and approval in members know your client or other account opening documentation The IIAC led an initiative to develop single distributor and manufacturer agreements and an agreement posting facility on the FundSERV website for non resident tax information collection to avoid costs and client service challenges of fund managers and dealers asking the same clients for tax certifications U S Snowbirds The IIAC published U S snowbird and temporary resident exemption guidance on U S states with regulatory relief for Canadian broker dealers with Canadian clients who have self directed retirement plans or are present temporarily in a particular state 2014 CRA Form T1135 Foreign Income Verification The IIAC relentlessly pursued the CRA to make changes to requirements for clients completing T1135s Foreign Income Verification statement with respect to their holdings of foreign securities Despite every expectation that the CRA would not change its position the Agency provided transitional relief for securities dealers and a simplified reporting method for clients in late February 2014 This saved member firms hundreds of thousands of dollars at a minimum Although it s anticipated that some reporting changes will be required they will be substantially less onerous than what would have been originally required This win is a direct result of the IIAC s advocacy efforts The IIAC s standing with the Chartered Professional Accountants Canada CPA Canada increased significantly as a result of this process as CPA Canada had unsuccessfully pursued a similar change This relationship will be used to promote education of the accounting industry in which a number of accounting firms criticize dealers for reporting delays beyond

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  • Publications | IIAC
    Social Media Policy Events Upcoming Events Webinars IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame IIAC Top Under 40 Award Take Our Kids to Work Day Compliance and Operations Symposium Small and Independent Dealers Symposium Cybersecurity Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities Hall of Fame Home Member Login Contact Us Français About the IIAC Who We Are Board of Directors President CEO Subject Matter Experts IIAC Committees Working Groups IIAC Member Firms IIAC Affiliates Industry Job Board Advocacy Submissions Letters Letter from the President Key Issues Successes Activity Updates Member Support Cybersecurity Resource Centre CRM2 Resource Centre Industry Data Publications Public Advisories Institutional Trade Matching Tools Member Benefits Member Kit Members Only Small Dealers Overview Ian Russell on SAID Advocacy SAID Successes Publications Industry Data Tools SAID Committee Meeting Minutes Centres of Higher Learning Media Coverage SAID Events Investors Newsroom Subject Matter Experts News Releases Op Eds The IIAC in the News Blog eNewsletter Speeches Upcoming Presentations Videos Canada s Investment Industry Faces Did You Know Logos Media Kit Social Media Policy Events Upcoming Events Webinars IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame IIAC Top Under 40 Award Take Our Kids to Work Day Compliance and Operations Symposium Small and Independent Dealers Symposium Cybersecurity Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities Hall of Fame Search Publications Existing Users Log In Username Password Remember Me Forgot password Click here to reset New User Click here to register Tweet Follow us IIAC Letter to Montreal Exchange Seeks Amendment to Special Terms Transaction Reporting February 12 2016 IIAC Comment Letter on Revised Capital Markets Act and Draft Regulations for CCMRS December 21 2015 IIAC Response to ASC Nunavut Start Up Prospectus Exemption December 9 2015 IIAC Letter from the President Vol 92 China thrusts into world headlines and global financial markets February 4 2016 Advisor ca Opportunities for Canada in China s new

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  • Industry Data | IIAC
    Industry Faces Did You Know Logos Media Kit Social Media Policy Events Upcoming Events Webinars IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame IIAC Top Under 40 Award Take Our Kids to Work Day Compliance and Operations Symposium Small and Independent Dealers Symposium Cybersecurity Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities Hall of Fame Home Member Login Contact Us Français About the IIAC Who We Are Board of Directors President CEO Subject Matter Experts IIAC Committees Working Groups IIAC Member Firms IIAC Affiliates Industry Job Board Advocacy Submissions Letters Letter from the President Key Issues Successes Activity Updates Member Support Cybersecurity Resource Centre CRM2 Resource Centre Industry Data Publications Public Advisories Institutional Trade Matching Tools Member Benefits Member Kit Members Only Small Dealers Overview Ian Russell on SAID Advocacy SAID Successes Publications Industry Data Tools SAID Committee Meeting Minutes Centres of Higher Learning Media Coverage SAID Events Investors Newsroom Subject Matter Experts News Releases Op Eds The IIAC in the News Blog eNewsletter Speeches Upcoming Presentations Videos Canada s Investment Industry Faces Did You Know Logos Media Kit Social Media Policy Events Upcoming Events Webinars IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame IIAC Top Under 40 Award Take Our Kids to Work Day Compliance and Operations Symposium Small and Independent Dealers Symposium Cybersecurity Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities Hall of Fame Search Industry Data SAID Industry Statistics Tweet Follow us IIAC Letter to Montreal Exchange Seeks Amendment to Special Terms Transaction Reporting February 12 2016 IIAC Comment Letter on Revised Capital Markets Act and Draft Regulations for CCMRS December 21 2015 IIAC Response to ASC Nunavut Start Up Prospectus Exemption December 9 2015 IIAC Letter from the President Vol 92 China thrusts into world headlines and global financial markets February 4 2016 Advisor ca Opportunities for Canada in China s new economy IIAC February 4 2016 Investment Executive Best

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  • Tools | IIAC
    Social Media Policy Events Upcoming Events Webinars IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame IIAC Top Under 40 Award Take Our Kids to Work Day Compliance and Operations Symposium Small and Independent Dealers Symposium Cybersecurity Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities Hall of Fame Home Member Login Contact Us Français About the IIAC Who We Are Board of Directors President CEO Subject Matter Experts IIAC Committees Working Groups IIAC Member Firms IIAC Affiliates Industry Job Board Advocacy Submissions Letters Letter from the President Key Issues Successes Activity Updates Member Support Cybersecurity Resource Centre CRM2 Resource Centre Industry Data Publications Public Advisories Institutional Trade Matching Tools Member Benefits Member Kit Members Only Small Dealers Overview Ian Russell on SAID Advocacy SAID Successes Publications Industry Data Tools SAID Committee Meeting Minutes Centres of Higher Learning Media Coverage SAID Events Investors Newsroom Subject Matter Experts News Releases Op Eds The IIAC in the News Blog eNewsletter Speeches Upcoming Presentations Videos Canada s Investment Industry Faces Did You Know Logos Media Kit Social Media Policy Events Upcoming Events Webinars IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame IIAC Top Under 40 Award Take Our Kids to Work Day Compliance and Operations Symposium Small and Independent Dealers Symposium Cybersecurity Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities Hall of Fame Search Tools Existing Users Log In Username Password Remember Me Forgot password Click here to reset New User Click here to register Tweet Follow us IIAC Letter to Montreal Exchange Seeks Amendment to Special Terms Transaction Reporting February 12 2016 IIAC Comment Letter on Revised Capital Markets Act and Draft Regulations for CCMRS December 21 2015 IIAC Response to ASC Nunavut Start Up Prospectus Exemption December 9 2015 IIAC Letter from the President Vol 92 China thrusts into world headlines and global financial markets February 4 2016 Advisor ca Opportunities for Canada in China s new

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  • SAID Committee Meeting Minutes | IIAC
    Media Policy Events Upcoming Events Webinars IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame IIAC Top Under 40 Award Take Our Kids to Work Day Compliance and Operations Symposium Small and Independent Dealers Symposium Cybersecurity Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities Hall of Fame Home Member Login Contact Us Français About the IIAC Who We Are Board of Directors President CEO Subject Matter Experts IIAC Committees Working Groups IIAC Member Firms IIAC Affiliates Industry Job Board Advocacy Submissions Letters Letter from the President Key Issues Successes Activity Updates Member Support Cybersecurity Resource Centre CRM2 Resource Centre Industry Data Publications Public Advisories Institutional Trade Matching Tools Member Benefits Member Kit Members Only Small Dealers Overview Ian Russell on SAID Advocacy SAID Successes Publications Industry Data Tools SAID Committee Meeting Minutes Centres of Higher Learning Media Coverage SAID Events Investors Newsroom Subject Matter Experts News Releases Op Eds The IIAC in the News Blog eNewsletter Speeches Upcoming Presentations Videos Canada s Investment Industry Faces Did You Know Logos Media Kit Social Media Policy Events Upcoming Events Webinars IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame IIAC Top Under 40 Award Take Our Kids to Work Day Compliance and Operations Symposium Small and Independent Dealers Symposium Cybersecurity Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities Hall of Fame Search SAID Committee Meeting Minutes Existing Users Log In Username Password Remember Me Forgot password Click here to reset New User Click here to register Tweet Follow us IIAC Letter to Montreal Exchange Seeks Amendment to Special Terms Transaction Reporting February 12 2016 IIAC Comment Letter on Revised Capital Markets Act and Draft Regulations for CCMRS December 21 2015 IIAC Response to ASC Nunavut Start Up Prospectus Exemption December 9 2015 IIAC Letter from the President Vol 92 China thrusts into world headlines and global financial markets February 4 2016 Advisor ca Opportunities for Canada in China

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  • Centres of Higher Learning | IIAC
    ice engineering tanks chemistry labs and computing services to the knowledge of experts The cost of services is covered by the client but the Centre can help clients find research financing University of New Brunswick The International Business Entrepreneurship Centre IBEC http www unb ca fredericton business centres ibec about The International Business Entrepreneurship Centre IBEC is a specialized Centre housed within the University of New Brunswick s Faculty of Business Administration in Fredericton New Brunswick IBEC s main objective is to facilitate entrepreneurial endeavours amongst promising students through such methods as the Activator program The Centre supports several objectives including the development of expertise in the fields of entrepreneurship and international trade IBEC also aims to foster partnerships between UNB and the business community increasing the knowledge base about New Brunswick s growth oriented entrepreneurs and helping students to grow into effective innovative business people through experiential learning research and training and opening up the field to many unique opportunities None found University of Manitoba Eureka Project http eurekaproject ca The Eureka Project helps technology companies accelerate their growth by increasing their sales We provide management expertise to innovators and small and medium sized companies with a desire to succeed on an international scale You bring the technical expertise We bring the management experience to elevate you Our entrepreneurial intelligence gives you the edge you need to build sales The Eureka Project s ability to provide the support you need to achieve that sales growth is unparalleled in Canada no one can match our power to drive you to success The Eureka Project is located in the centre of Canada in Winnipeg Manitoba and supports global companies and innovators who want to rapidly scale up sales in the North American market Interested in finding out how we can take you to the next level Contact us The University of Winnipeg The Virtual Business Innovation Centre VBIC http businessinnovationcentre ca The Virtual Business Innovation Centre is a Joint Initiative of the University of Winnipeg and the Aboriginal Business Development Centre The concept draws upon the experience of the CyberVillage Virtual Incubation Manitoba and the Aboriginal Business Innovation Centre The best of all these successful projects has been brought to VBIC Most knowledgeable leaders in the economic development field have long since discovered that the encouragement of an entrepreneurial atmosphere and the development of management skills is a necessary component of any economic development strategy Having a Virtual Business Innovation Centre that delivers high quality business education and training is a significant economic development initiative for several reasons The two most important of which are reduced attention by both the centre and participant on managing the real estate side of a business and the ability to work from a distance at the Innovation Centre or on site with the participant VBIC s business incubation activities improve the survival rate of the participant companies and encourages business retention according to studies conducted in Canada the United Kingdom and the United States Studies have shown that 87 of businesses receiving incubation services remain and grow in the municipality in which they were incubated VBIC has already provided virtual incubation to Aboriginal start ups and expanding companies which have added substantially to the sustainable growth of the economy Virtual incubation services are an economic tool that can be used to encourage entrepreneurship in all communities geographic or cultural Manitoba s Aboriginal people benefit greatly from the creation of entrepreneurial activities within their communities VBIC is designed to assist companies in the start up or expansion phases of business Counselling services vary according to the needs of the participating companies they commonly include management services such as business planning strategic planning market development counselling and mentoring The primary focus of VBIC is education and training in all aspects of business including marketing bookkeeping management and strategy Our participant entrepreneurs will be offered whatever path is appropriate for the education they need This may take the form of one on one counselling research distance education or classroom opportunities At the end of 52 weeks the training component will be cut back to a maintenance level for the next year Participants will continue to be in touch with the VBIC And it is the goal of VBIC to have graduates become mentors themselves as their business experience grows There is a second component to the education and that is for select participants to become Interns and Research Assistants Students from the U of W Faculty of Business and Education who are particularly interested in Economic and Community Development may be recruited and trained in delivering business counselling to future participant entrepreneurs VBIC has already chosen the first two students an aboriginal woman from the Island Lakes communities in Manitoba and an international student who wishes to deliver incubation in his home country As has been proven by the Canadian Association of Business Incubators the National Business Incubation Association in the U S and the network of Business Innovation Centres in Europe business education forms a stable base to successful entrepreneurship Brock University BioLinc http www brocku ca biolinc Niagara s bioscience story is evolving Welcome to the next chapter The Goodman School of Business BioLinc is part of Innovate Niagara s network of incubators BioLinc is a dynamic bioscience biotechnology applied health and biomanufacturing business incubation facility dedicated to promote enhance and commercialize the discoveries that are taking place at Brock while bringing Niagara s health bioscience and biomanufacturing sectors to the next level Innovate Niagara helps entrepreneurs in high growth industries to start grow and succeed Innovate Niagara is a Regional Innovation Centre RIC through the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs ONE Formerly known as nGen Niagara Interactive Media Generator Innovate Niagara was renamed in 2013 to reflect their expanding mandate to serve emerging sectors and high growth industries through business advisory services tools and resources including a network of business incubators BioLinc integrates University expertise and community resources to provide the needed support to entrepreneurs who are establishing new health and bioscience ventures This is accomplished through BioLinc s ability to provide a physical incubation space access to business support services from the partners of Innovate Niagara as well as Innovate Niagara s dynamic web portal Carleton University Carleton Entrepreneurs http ventures carleton ca about Carleton Entrepreneurs is a unique program that provides mentorship and feedback to help student entrepreneurs who are working on innovative projects across all faculties Experienced mentors and reviewers help students transform their ideas into compelling business opportunities and successful ventures The program also provides students that present compelling opportunities a chance to connect with potential investors Carleton University alumni and friends of Carleton University A full time student a group of Carleton students or a group of Carleton students with external partners can submit an application to participate in this program at any time McMaster University The McMaster Biosciences Incubation Centre MBIC https www mcmaster ca research mbic htm The McMaster Biosciences Incubation Centre MBIC offers entrepreneurial researchers and start up companies in the life sciences sector with resources to develop commercially successful products and services These resources include laboratories scientific equipment and research resources as well as business mentoring and support services In addition MBIC offers shared administrative facilities and office equipment executive meeting space business advice and referral services networking opportunities programs for off site clients and more McMaster Innovation Park http mcmasterinnovationpark ca McMaster Innovation Park is the place where visions are realized and ideas are transformed into commercial opportunities through collaboration with McMaster University The Don Pether Incubation Centre http xceei mcmaster ca pether index html You are a start up looking to move to the next stage of maturity You have an idea product service that will be ready for the market in one year and a management team in place to make that happen If this sounds like your business you may apply for space in The Don Pether Incubation Centre Xerox Centre for Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation http xceei mcmaster ca index html Develop your business Earn a Masters s degree Whether you are engaged in original research launching a business or have been assigned a marketing opportunity from within your enterprise the Xerox Centre for Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation offers an environment designed exclusively for real time venture creation and education You ll learn a proven start up methodology work with business and technical experts have access to funding sources and walk away with a Master s degree in either Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation or Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation University of Ottawa Université d Ottawa Startup Garage http www startupgarage ca Startup Garage was started by the University of Ottawa as a means of offering students the opportunity to experience the exciting world of entrepreneurship Selected students have 3 months to get their business off the ground and be their own boss Of course you are only invited to participate in the program if your application is successful Applications are reviewed and ranked and the top candidates are invited to pitch their business Startup Garage runs from June to August and offers space mentorship formal training support and cash to for students to launch their compnies If selected the successful companies will be invited to join the Startup Garage Queen s University Innovation Park http www innovationpark ca Innovation Park at Queen s University is a community of innovators and specialists where academia industry government and not for profits work together to cultivate ideas identify and transform important technological discoveries and propel innovations into the marketplace The role of Innovation Park is to foster interaction among the participants in the research and innovation system and thus stimulate commercialization and economic development in the South Eastern Ontario region With support from the provincial government announced in the 2007 budget and with Queen s University as the catalyst Innovation Park has emerged as a technology development hub and an important vehicle that is helping to drive and accelerate university industry interaction create vibrant research and innovation forums facilitate business retention growth and attraction PARTEQ Innovations http www parteqinnovations com PARTEQ Innovations was founded in 1987 by Queen s University at Kingston Ontario Canada to commercialize intellectual property e g inventions arising from university generated research A not for profit organization PARTEQ provides institutional researchers with the business intellectual property and financial expertise that is needed to advance their discoveries to the public while returning the proceeds from those activities to researchers and their institutions PARTEQ provides technology transfer services to Queen s University the Royal Military College of Canada St Lawrence College Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hosptial Queen s Incubator future plans http www queensinnovation ca Innovate Future Plans Queens Incubator html In much the same way that PARTEQ Innovations helps Queen s researchers take promising business ideas to market the Queen s Incubator will provide the support and resources students need to turn innovative ideas into viable business opportunities University of Toronto UTEST University of Toronto Early Stage Technology http utest to The UTEST Program is part of U of T s growing ecosystem of incubators and commercialization support services In partnership with MaRS Innovation it provides nascent software companies with start up funding mentoring business strategy and office space in the MaRS Discovery District facility UTEST accepts early stage companies and awards each with up to 30 000 in start up funds UTEST is jointly administered by the Innovations Partnerships Office at the University of Toronto and MaRS Innovation Financial support for the UTEST program is provided by the Connaught Fund and MaRS Innovation Creative Destruction Lab http www creativedestructionlab com Through Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto The Creative Destruction Lab program is an eight month long program organized by the Creative Destruction Lab at Rotman The program is designed to help participating ventures build strong scalable businesses around their product service The program is comprised of a comprehensive suite of support services including mentorship from successful serial entrepreneurs business education from Canada s leading management professors and privileged access to Toronto s venture capital network The program also provides the participating ventures with accounting services legal services and office space Milestones are a central feature of the program The ventures are guided by the Group of Seven Fellows G7 who work with the founders to set specific business and technical milestones to guide the allocation of their resources The G7 meets with the founding teams of the participating ventures every eight weeks approximately to set milestones for the next meeting and review progress on milestones set upon the previous meeting At each meeting the G7 identifies the lowest performing venture which is dropped allowing the Lab to focus additional resources on ventures with the highest chance of success University of Waterloo Velocity http velocity uwaterloo ca What would happen if we took the University of Waterloo s brightest students and gave them access to a learning focused community of mentors and like minded peers the latest equipment and the resources to turn their business ideas into successful startups What better place to build such a unique community than University of Waterloo which Maclean s Magazine has named Canada s most innovative university 21 years running With these questions in mind the University of Waterloo s Velocity program was born Drawing on the Region of Waterloo s thriving startup community and the University of Waterloo s most ambitious entrepreneurial students Velocity s first program the Velocity Residence was created in 2008 In the years since Velocity has grown into a set of six interlinked entrepreneurial initiatives Velocity Residence Velocity Garage Velocity Alpha Velocity Science Velocity Foundry and the Velocity Fund Finals VFF Each of these unique initiatives supports Velocity s vision of developing an engaging community that fosters creativity and entrepreneurship while turning students ideas into sustainable businesses They also form the perfect complement to the environment at uWaterloo a university that holds entrepreneurship as one of its key pillars by equipping students with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the entrepreneurial space supporting knowledge sharing among peers providing access to a diverse network of mentors and allowing students to maintain ownership of their intellectual property Velocity s commitment to education idea sharing and the creation of support systems has allowed it to become a highly successful startup community which contributed to the success of companies like Kik Thalmic Labs BufferBox Vidyard and MappedIn University of Western Ontario Western Research Parks http westernresearchparks ca For nearly three decades Western Research Parks have served as a strong link between academics and commerce and a key contributor to the movement of an idea or a discovery from concept to the marketplace The original Park now called Western Discovery Park is located adjacent to Western University and is home to over 200 000 square feet of office space lab space and industrial grade space including the Stiller Centre for Technology Commercialization one of Canada s most successful biotechnology incubators Western has expanded its Park program and contributed to the opening of two more Parks a 10 hectare site located alongside Highway 401 called the Western Advanced Manufacturing Park and a 30 hectare location just south of Highway 402 called the Western Sarnia Lambton Research Park University of Windsor The Centre for Enterprise and Law http www1 uwindsor ca cel about us 0 The Centre for Enterprise and Law was founded in 2010 by co directors Dr Francine Schlosser and Professor Myra Tawfik Previously CBAR IPLIN CEL encourages innovation and entrepreneurship in Windsor and Essex County through its collaboration with local industry community organizations and academia Every semester the CEL recruits top performing business and law students to aid in the development and realization of local businesses Led by project managers from the University of Windsor s joint M B A LLB program students use their knowledge skills and abilities to produce business deliverables and legal support for local thriving entrepreneurs The course is led by CEL co directors Dr Francine Schlosser and Professor Myra Tawfik The Centre for Enterprise and Law is a collaborative strategic initiative of the University of Windsor It has received significant support from the Deans of the Odette School of Business and the University of Windsor s Faculty of Law as well as the President s Strategic Initiative Committee The CEL also recognizes the continued assistance of Andrew Kuntz Assistant Dean Odette School of Business and Ms Michelle Pilutti Assistant Dean Faculty of Law Words cannot begin to explain how grateful we are to the Centre for Enterprise and Law for having the program out there for people to be a part of It made all the difference from success to failure Marissa Zuliani CEL client 2011 York University York Entrepreneurship Development Institute YEDInstitute http www yedinstitute org York Entrepreneurship Development Institute is a charitable organization no 81209 5735 RR0001 whose mission is to provide free top tier business education and mentorship to innovative entrepreneurs from any sector or industry in order to build and accelerate successful businesses and efficient not for profit organizations YEDI is committed to ensuring that ideas with high impact are not lost due to lack of knowledge during the start up process YEDI guides innovators to refine their ideas and create tested proof of concepts that are attractive to investors and will benefit Canadian society Upon graduation the entrepreneurs receive formal certification from both York University and YEDI and the opportunity to pitch to potential investors including our own Venture Fund Serving Toronto York Region based ventures YEDI presents an intensive 12 week program and guided process for its participants including lecture based learning seminar training deliverable milestones peer workshops and mentorship by subject matter experts YEDI offers a hybrid entrepreneurial environment comprising of for profit and not for profit innovators from a diversity of sectors At the conclusion of the term our students have the unique benefit of graduating with a formal Schulich Executive Education Centre Certificate and will

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