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The Innovation Cluster would like to thank all of our Knowledge Partners and Sponsors for their In-Kind services and contributions in addition to their financial support in 2017.
The Innovation Cluster appreciates the community throughout Peterborough, the Kawarthas and surrounding areas for their continued support in helping startups grow.
Our supporters are:
- Gastle and Associates
- Gauvreau & Associates
- Inclusive Advisory
- LLF Lawyers
- Part Time CFO Services
- WCKD Marketing
- Mega Experience
- Prima IP
- Independent Reach
- Birchbark Media
- Stikeman Keeley Spiegel LLP
- RBC Royal Bank
- Bereskin Parr Intellectual Property Law
- The Stewart Group
- Merit Precision
- Peak Benefit Solutions
- Brant Basics
- Community Futures Peterborough
- Darling Insurance
- Cambium Consulting and Engineering
- Peterborough Petes
- Amer & Associates
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The Innovation Cluster Partners with Feevale Techpark and Incubator from Feevale University in Brazil - 2017-10-18
(Left to Right): Ambassador Ana Lelia Beltrame, Consul General of Brazil in Toronto; Marcelo König Sarkis, President of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (BCCC); Michael Skinner, President and CEO of the Innovation Cluster of Peterborough and the Kawarthas; Nina Garcia, Director of Business Development of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (BCCC); Daniela Carolina Eckert, Executive Manager, Feevale Techpark; Ted Hewitt, President, Social Science Humanities Research Council (SSHRC); Ademar Seabra, Deputy Consul General of Brazil in Toronto
The Innovation Cluster – Peterborough and the Kawarthas and Feevale Techpark and Incubator from Feevale University, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, is proud to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding. This partnership will promote the support and growth between both incubators based on technology innovation.
Based in Brazil, the Feevale Techpark is integrated into the structure of Feevale University and focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship, contributing to local and regional development while promoting technology, business and entrepreneur advancement. Now, the Innovation Cluster is in an international partnership with the incubator, providing a closer connection between each of their clients.
“At Feevale Techpark we believe companies need to be born global, and we strongly encourage them to expand their markets and build strong relationships,” says Daniela Carolina Eckert, Executive Manager of Feevale Techpark. “This agreement contributes by creating opportunities for these connections to take place in both of our ecosystems.”
The partnership between The Innovation Cluster, under the leadership of Michael Skinner, and Feevale Techpark, located within Feevale University, allows both organizations to work together to create innovative ideas which will strengthen entrepreneurship and technology innovation globally. Clients within the Cluster will now have access to connections in marketing, products, services and more throughout Brazil.
As a business association with the objective of fostering stronger relations between Brazil and Canada, the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) was instrumental in facilitating this partnership between the incubators.
“Joining together two strong influencers in the tech startup world will help foster successful entrepreneurship between Brazil and Canada, and create new innovations,” says Marcelo Sarkis, President of BCCC and resident of Peterborough, Ontario.
Through this partnership, the Innovation Cluster and Feevale Techpark will benefit through exchanging each other’s best practices, including introductions in networking groups and recruitment initiatives provided by local organizations, national, regional and local government agencies, research and developmental funding agencies, local universities, and more.
“Through this partnership, the Innovation Cluster and Feevale Techpark will be able to create new products and ideas crucial to the development of each incubator’s economic growth,” says Michael Skinner, President and CEO of the Innovation Cluster. “Connecting Peterborough entrepreneurs with a technology institution in Brazil will help drive future innovations.”
We are excited to introduce the Innovation Cluster’s member – the newest Entrepreneur Sponsor this year to The Cube: our business incubator for technology start-ups and early-stage companies: Peterborough Petes!
The Peterborough Petes, formerly the Kitchener Green Shirts, were officially born in Peterborough on October 1st, 1956 as a farm team for the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens. They played their first game on November 4th, 1956, against the Toronto Marlies, with the team’s first win occurring at the newly built Peterborough Memorial Centre on November 8th, 1956 against the St. Catharines Tee-Pees.
It was not until the 1974-75 season that fans saw the birth of the official “Petes” wearing the maroon and white and dropping the TPT and Montreal Canadiens colours.
Throughout team history, Peterborough has enjoyed much success, which has helped to put Peterborough and the Petes on the map throughout the hockey world. They have paved the way for many legends, with its notable alumni including Zack Kassian, Zach Bogosian, Eric & Jordan Staal, Chris Pronger, Steve Yzerman, Bob Gainey, Mike Ricci, and Tie Domi.
The franchise has also been home to notable coaches/managers including Scotty Bowman, Roger Neilson, Mike Keenan, Gary Green, and Dick Todd.
Currently in their 62nd Ontario Hockey League season, the Peterborough Petes are the oldest continuously operating franchise in the OHL.
The Petes are coming off their best season in 11 years that saw them win the East Division, finish atop the Eastern Conference regular season standings, and compete for the Bobby Orr Trophy (Eastern Conference Championship).
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