Pleased to be on the Speakers list for CIX, the Canadian Innovation Exchange, “where connections are made and deals get done”. CIX is a must attend technology innovation destination, where investors, innovative companies, entrepreneurs, and facilitators converge to drive economic growth and accelerate the development and implementation of new ideas. This two-day, internationally recognized technology investment conference includes a range of sessions and powerful networking opportunities, including the showcasing of CIX’s Top 20 Companies for 2018, a group that I had a hand in selecting again this year, as a member of the Selection Committee. This year, the Top 20 includes companies from Ontario, Quebec, BC, PEI, and Saskatchewan.
Experience has taught me that action-based implementation assistance is an area that young companies do not always fully appreciate. Implementation tends to require far more time than anticipated and involves more challenges than one would expect, resulting in many promising companies failing to reach their potential. What’s critical is having access to experienced resources, be it advisors, investors, or senior level executives, who possess tried and true strategies that accelerate growth. No matter how poised for success you might think your company is, don’t make the mistake of failing to build out your team to include experienced people who have the ability to help generate success and avoid pitfalls.
If you are a leader of a high potential company attending CIX, feel free to drop by and say hello. See you in Toronto!