1. Hear advice from leaders in Ontario's bioenergy, biochemical and investment sectors on exploring opportunities in developing bio-based technologies and finding the right approach to financing and entering this innovative market.

    Speakers include:

    - Andrew Heintzman, Investeco
    - Bob Gallant, Greenfield Specialty Alcohols
    - Shirley Speakman, Investment Accelerator Fund
    - Scott Thurlow, Canadian Renewable Fuels Association

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  2. Ontario is rich in natural resources and uniquely positioned to become an innovative leader in biofuels, biopower and biochemicals. Tom Rand, Senior Advisor, MaRS Cleantech Practice, discusses the development of Ontario’s bio-based economy with Garry Rawson, Elementa Group Inc.; Bob Gallant, Greenfield Ethanol; Scott Thurlow, Canadian Renewable Fuels Association; and Andrew Heintzman, Investeco.

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  3. Moderated by Stephen Hurwitz, this thought-provoking panel discussion examines the impact that domestic and foreign investment have on Canada's high-tech industry. Hear practical advice on navigating the world of venture capital and bringing the right investors on board early. Learn why entrepreneurs should seek investments in their largest target market area as a way to optimize their future business success and exits. Gain insight into how the venture-capital industry is strengthening in Canada and the key factors that have contributed to Canadian startups becoming acquired.

    Stephen Hurwitz, Partner, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

    Chris Arsenault, Managing Partner, iNovia Capital
    David Quail, C100 charter member; former CEO of Attassa
    Code Cubitt, Managing Director, Mistral Venture Partners
    Carol Leaman, CEO, Axonify

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  4. Watch a panel examine and discuss the impact of accessible energy data while highlighting the economic impact, market scope and growth potential of the innovation economy that will be created by establishing appropriate standards and mechanisms to allow data to be used in new solutions.


    Ron Dizy, CEO, Enbala


    Ron Dembo, CEO, Zerofootprint
    Carol Stimmel, Research Director, Smart Grid, Pike Research
    Mike Winters, Senior VP & CIO, Hydro One

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  5. This panel discusses the emerging world of social commerce. Topics covered include how new technologies are redesigning in-store shopping, whether it is necessary to leverage the social graph at this time, and what role startups play in social commerce.

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