Yvonne Pilon, President & CEO of WEtech Alliance, is very pleased to announce the addition of Marco Fiori to the WEtech team as a Business Advisor. Marco brings to the team a multi-disciplinary background having worked in various fields over the past fifteen years.
“The opportunity to be a Business Advisor with WEtech Alliance here in Windsor is a tremendous way to be part of the energetic and vibrant entrepreneurship community here. The team is all very passionate and focused on helping startups succeed. There are many great initiatives happening here in the city and the community is really coming together to position itself for success that I look forward to contributing to.” said Fiori.
As an active investor in private and public companies, Marco has assisted in investor relations, private placements and corporate branding. Previous experience includes database and CRM integration, design work and corporate creation for the development of young startups as well as project management, marketing and communications.
Highlights include concept to full execution of two startup private companies in 2006 that were listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. As a founding member in 2008, Marco was instrumental in the creation of the Investment & Commercialization Group at the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI). Assisting to establish a company process model and best practices for the group, the team was successful in its application to become the Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) for Ottawa and Eastern Ontario through the Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI) in 2011 operating as part of Invest Ottawa. As the Manager of the Business Acceleration team and since its inception, the group has helped generate over $100 million in private investments.
Marco Fiori, Business Advisor