“This letter is a sincere thank you for Deborah Livneh. I’m a young entrepreneur with a tech venture and have been working with Deborah for the past few months. I dont know how many start ups Deborah is working with, but I do know that she makes me feel like I’m her top priority. Deborah challenges me as a entrepreneur, and provides the unbiased direction that inspires me. I’m driven to go above and beyond her expectations. Regardless of the industry, a startup needs the support of a quality advisor and I can honestly say that I’ve listened to every single word of advice that Deborah has provided. With Deborah’s help, I’ve moved my venture from a struggle to a viable startup. The Windsor entrepreneurship scene is in good hands with Deborah Livneh. She is a motivator, facilitator, and a genuine person. I’m truly thankful to have her guiding my new venture.
Deborah has provided guidance across all facets of my new venture. Business Strategy, Financial Planning and access to Funding. She has put me in touch with the experts of Branding, IP and has also referred me to various local tech developers to help move my tech venture forward.
I truly thank WEtech as an organization for their Market Intelligence and Guidance. I would like to also like to take this opportunity to personally thank the WEtech president for her support!”
Edwin Padilla, Powerball Technologies
“WEtech Alliance has been a champion in my entrepreneurial journey and has provided Powerball Technologies with exceptional support from the very beginning. In fact, when I was only still considering putting my aviation career on hold to pursue this start-up, I discussed the plan to develop the business case and a proof-of-concept with WEtech’s Entrepreneur in Residence Rob Whent. Since then, the support and encouragement has never stopped and WEtech has become an important partner in our success.
With the support of WEtech Alliance, Powerball Technologies has been able to:
- Connect with technical advisor that later became the first angel investor in Powerball Technologies;
- Connect with industry leaders such as Red Piston that has now become a key technology partner of Powerball Technologies;
- Garner advice and mentorship from veteran entrepreneurs such as Deborah Livneh and Rob Whent; and
- Attain financial assistance through the DeskUP program and Regional Advisory Service Fund program that has helped bridge the gap from start-up concept to commercial product.”
Lauren Lund, CEO, Code Culture Inc.
“My business is run entirely online, which means that it’s been global since day one. What I’ve found over time is that although the global business model is wonderful in terms of creating an audience, it’s still essential to have in-person connections with like-minded individuals in order to stay on top of the game. WEtech has provided me with a network of local business experts of whom I can seek advice, bounce ideas off and swap services with. I’m particularly grateful for Ashlyn Bird’s financial advisory and custom spreadsheets which have allowed me gain immense clarity on my financial goals and streamline my sales operations. If you’re a solo-preneur or small business owner looking for guidance and a team of reliable people to support you, I highly recommend WEtech!”
Dwayne D. Ellis, President, Ellis Digital Solutions
“I just wanted to say that it was great to see you guys at the monthly Regional Resource Table (RRT) meeting and I’m grateful for the input you provided as well as the opportunity. Its always nice to get an outside perspective on business….since mine can be overly technical, biased or simply insufficient. Fortunately, every time I’ve taken part in a WEtech event I’ve come away feeling closer to where i need to be….in the business sense.
So thank you for your time and effort. I really do appreciate it!”
Patrick Strong , DD, President and CEO, Strong Dental
“My company would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the WEtech Alliance team and more specifically to Deborah Livneh for their continued dedication and assistance in helping Strong Dental grow and flourish. Deborah has helped Strong Dental get recognized within the community and has been a key intermediary in connecting us with a private sector consultant, who assisted in submitting various grant applications and as such, facilitated the receipt of our SR&ED and government funds. She has also enthusiastically advised Strong Dental to apply for grants and informed us of opportunities that best matched our business and our needs. With Deborah’s guidance, we were able to successfully receive the Business Acceleration Program grant, which was funding of almost $20,000 as well as the New Horizon for Medtech Program, which was close to another $20,000. We would like to thank Deborah and the WEtech team for their continued support and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with them in 2014 and for many more years to come.”
About Strong Dental: Strong Dental is the developer and exclusive manufacturer of The SUAD™ Device, a premium dental sleep appliance used in the effective treatment of snoring and all levels of obstructive sleep apnea. Honoured to serve the North American dental community since 2000, Strong Dental understands that quality begins in your dental office and continues through our laboratory.
“I wanted to express our deep appreciation of the excellent support of WEtech president and Entreprener-in-residence that we received during the past 3 years.
We greatly benefited from the advisory and feedback in developing the initial business plan and strategy.
We are also thankful for the monitory support of Regional Advisory Service fund which help us protect the unique IP we developed for our new game changer surgical products. The funds helped pay for our patent application.
Today, we are expanding our leadership team and hiring staff as we setting up to launch into the market from our new headquarter in Amherstburg.”