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Toronto, ON — At Mitacs’s 2017 Entrepreneur Awards ceremony a panel discussion titled Coopetition: A global advantage for Canadian business united experts from entrepreneurship and academia to discuss how cooperation among competitors can strengthen Canadian start-ups and business.
The panel discussion preceded the presentation of the Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards, and was moderated by Dianne Buckner, television journalist and host of CBC’s Dragons’ Den.
Panellists discussed the need for Canadian start-ups to build strategic partnerships that can benefit all players involved. Other topics of discussion included the role of the university in supporting coopetition and start-ups, scaling to international markets, and more.
The panel featured the following speakers:
The 2017 Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards took place on June 8, 2017, in partnership with MaRS Discovery District, and with the sponsorship of CARIC.
Alejandro Adem, CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs
“Canadian start-ups have developed a unique culture of cooperation that is helping them connect to new markets and customers. Mitacs is proud to support this culture of coopetition by connecting companies to top university talent through our research and training programs.”