You are invited to the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster’s Quarterly Breakfast
Balinder Rai, Business Development Manager, OCE
Friday, April 17, 2015
Holiday Inn, Garden Court, 150 George St. North, Peterborough, ON
Eggs Benedict Buffet, Fresh Baked Muffins, Season Fruit Yogurt Parfaits, Smoothies, Pan Friend Potatoes
Co-funded by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario, the SmartStart Seed Fund (SmartStart) provides seed financing and funding for entrepreneurship skills training to help high-potential start-up companies grow their companies and make them investment and customer ready. The program was first piloted with FedDev Ontario funding in 2012 and renewed with Government of Ontario funding in April 2014. It currently offers entrepreneurs between 18 and 29 years of age up to $40,000 for technology or innovation-based companies located in Ontario to launch and grow their businesses. After April 1, 2015, southern Ontario entrepreneurs between 18 and 29 years of age may apply for up to $70,000, while those 30 and older can apply for up to $40,000.
OCE is leveraging partnerships with private-sector accelerators, Campus Linked Accelerators (CLAs) located in academic institutions across Ontario, Regional Innovation Centres (RICs), angel investor networks, venture capital firms, industry and sector organizations to deliver this program.
About the speaker, Balinder Rai
Balinder Rai is Business Development Manager, and Sector Manager for Energy and Environment, at the Ontario Centres of Excellence, facilitating connections between Ontario academia and industry to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. Highly self-motivated and a strong collaborator, Balinder focuses on enhancing results for her clients based on their strategic needs.
Balinder has more than 15 years public and private sector experience, primarily working in the environment sector. She has held positions in corporate services and business development in the water and wastewater industry, and at OCE has managed business portfolios in waste management technologies, clean air technologies, water technologies, and brownfields remediation and revitalization. In addition to her in-depth experience in the environmental arena, Balinder has worked with innovative companies in the energy, medical devices, ICT, and manufacturing sectors. Balinder holds an MA from the University of Toronto.
R.S.V.P. by Thursday, April 2, 2015 @ 12:00pm