The Power of Innovation: A Pathway to Business Expansion, speaker series, will be taking place Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at The Venue, 286 George Street North, Peterborough, ON, K9J 8B6.
This speaker series will address how innovation (both in terms of Intellectual Property, as well as, managerial innovation) can be utilized to grow one’s business. The speakers will highlight their experience utilizing new technologies or methodologies to facilitate expansion to their business or others that they have worked for.
Jeremy Laurin, President and CEO of VentureLAB, will be on the panel discussing “how to take new technologies to the market place.” We are very excited to have Jeremy to share his knowledge and expertise.
Jeremy, is the President and CEO of ventureLAB™ — York Region’s Premier Regional Innovation Centre and member organization of the Ontario Network of Excellence (ONE). Jeremy has overall responsibility for operations of the organization which includes: Municipal, Regional, Provincial and National mandates, innovation programs for companies ranging from entrepreneur development and support, to helping connections with York Regions largest tech sector giants.Previously, Jeremy was a technology entrepreneur having co-founded his first of three IT firms in Kingston, Ontario in 1995. Throughout his career he has successfully authored Patent’s and has been responsible for raising private equity, growing the IP assets of the firms he has led and creating shareholder value.
Jeremy has worked internationally opening offices throughout the European Union, China, Korea, Japan and the United States of America.
In 2000 Jeremy was recognized by St. Lawrence College with the prestigious Alumni of Distinction Award. In 2001 Jeremy was honoured with the Entrepreneur of the Year award and in that same year his company was recognized with the Business of the Year award from the Bank of Nova Scotia.
Jeremy also sits on the Board of the York Technology Alliance where he continues to provide passion and leadership for York Regions technology sector.
For more information on VentureLAB click here http://venturelab.ca/
Stay tuned for more information regarding speakers at The Power of Innovation.