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8th March 2013

New Partnership Brings Growth Opportunities For Startups

innovate calgaryThe Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX) has announced a new strategic partnership with Innovate Calgary and Alberta Deal Generator (ADG). Innovate Calgary and CNSX have forged a partnership agreement to enhance and support the technology and startup sector in Canada. Innovate Calgary is the first technology transfer office in Canada to develop a joint venture with CNSX. 

Technology entrepreneurs and investors can now access the combined bench-strength of Innovate Calgary, ADG and CNSX. Innovate Calgary, a leading commercialization centre, ADG, a highly regarded Angel Network of investors and CNSX, increasingly the best market for venture tech companies to list as they go public, through this partnership, will provide more options for technology company investment and exit strategies.

“CNSX is an innovative stock exchange with a focus on technology companies and the capital markets that support them. This partnership marks the natural evolution for CNSX as each party is strategically aligned to improve the financial environment for technology and industrial innovation companies,” explains Richard Carleton, CEO of CNSX. Mark Francis, Western Canada Advisor for CNSX believes “This initiative will result in efficient application of this mandate and enhance growth capacity for technology companies.”

“This partnership launches a major initiative to magnify the Alberta technology capital market,” states Peter Garrett, President, Innovate Calgary. “We are pleased to unite with CNSX. We look forward to this next step in focusing on investors as a major client group for us.”

The vision of Innovate Calgary is, to accelerate, facilitate and support innovation in the technology sector. This joint venture maintains and enhances that mandate.

“In partnering with CNSX we assert our intention to bring on many more angel investors who want to add tech deals to their portfolio and who understand how CNSX can provide another road to liquidity,” explained Henry Kutarna, Executive Director, ADG. “We are now able to offer our investors another path to exit – something our tech entrepreneurs also appreciate.”

Innovate Calgary, ADG and CNSX are committed to providing the highest level of service for their clients while evolving with technology ecosystem demands. This alliance allows each partner to deepen their contribution to the technology space while contributing to the development of a leading innovation ecosystem in Canada.

This entry was posted on Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 10:53 am and is filed under Associations, Business News, National News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    2:55 am on March 8th, 2013

    New @innovatecalgary Alberta Deal Generator & CNSX Partnership Brings Growth Opportunities For Startups http://t.co/frJAshWg79

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