May was so busy; we did not have time to notice that winter has finally retreated! But as typical for our region, spring has sprung immediately to summer. Let’s all take the time to enjoy!
We enjoyed great success with our second in the series on 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing on May 8th, 2014. This event targeted an audience of advanced manufacturers and was developed and delivered with the University of Windsor Engineering Department and led by Dr. Jill Urbanic, as well as in collaboration with IRAP and Business Advisory Services. We look forward to continuing this series in fall 2014 in our outreach and intent to grow our value proposition for this important regional sector.
Yvonne and I had a successful time in Toronto on May 12th & 13th at Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery Conference with our colleagues from the University of Windsor and WEtech DeskUP client -Daedas. Of particular value for me personally, was the opportunity to participate in an all morning session with my fellow CEOs from the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs sharing successes, best practices and challenges. It proved to be a very valuable tool for all of us.
May 22nd was the official launch of the Ontario Trillium Foundation funded YKNOT Windsor-Essex, a Youth Attraction and Retention initiative, reminding us that as we work collaboratively to build this region into a highly innovative landscape- we will need to ensure that we have the skill sets to deliver at a globally competitive status.
We also had a robust month of new and exciting technology clients in both the start-up and accelerating stages of business. Reminding us that ongoing growth and diversification are critical to maintaining a healthy economy and by offering strategic support for entrepreneurs with innovation and technology companies. WEtech Alliance and our networks will continue to help encourage long-term economic impact in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent by providing a vibrant and supportive environment for everything from small startups to large, cutting-edge innovation and tech firms. Through our Entrepreneurial tool box, programs, partners and services- we will help promote, nurture, support and grow our entrepreneurs.
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