ACAAThe Alberta Chinese Alumni Association (ACAA) will present “Win in Canada” on October 4, a Chinese-style Dragons’ Den for promising, new high-tech companies based in Northern Alberta. The event represents a novel approach to trade and investment between China and Canada, focusing on access to Chinese investment capital and business opportunities in China.

Among the seven Dragons on the panel are representatives of Chinese research funds like Bricknowledge and the City of Wuxi Research Park, as well as accounting and law firms working with the local and international Chinese business community, like Collins Barrow and Parlee McLaws.

Many of the presenting companies already have Chinese connections.

MTI’s (Metabolomic Technologies Inc.) early-stage cancer detection technology was developed at the University of Alberta with the help of a Chinese PhD candidate. MTI is also conducting clinical trials in China in collaboration with Chinese research institutes.

Vanadis Advanced Materials is a candidate company from Beijing, trying to enter North America with its technology in Photovoltaic material transparent conducting glass.

Date: Friday, October 4th, 2013
Time: 18:30 – 21:30 (arrive at least 10 minutes before 18:30)
Location: the CN Conference Theater (1st floor of Building 105) , MacEwan University City Centre Campus. 105 street crossing 104 AVE, free Parking @ north of 106 AVE
Dress Code: Casual

The event has been supported by Canadian partners, including TEC Edmonton, AIMCo and ATB Financial.

About the ACAA

The Alberta Chinese Alumni Association (ACAA) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2012 by President Dr. Robin Mao and a group of passionate volunteers who are graduates from Canadian universities. The organization strives to connect Chinese alumnus and professionals in Alberta through cross-cultural interactions at high quality events. Within the short period of establishment, the ACAA has attracted attention and participation from governments, and many institutions, non-profit groups, businesses and corporations, many of which have already been benefited through the ACAA’s connection to the growing local Chinese professional community and the Greater China Economic Region.

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About TEC Edmonton

TEC Edmonton helps tech entrepreneurs accelerate their growth. In addition to being the commercialization agent for University of Alberta technologies, TEC Edmonton operates the region’s largest incubator for early stage technology companies, including both university spinoffs and companies from the greater community. TEC provides services in three broad areas: client business development, technology commercialization, and entrepreneur development. TEC’s ~100 active clients are an outstanding group of companies: since 2011, they have generated $180M in revenue, raised $85M in financing and funding, invested $49M in R&D, grown both revenue and employment by 25%, and employ ~1200 people in the region. In addition, TEC has assisted in the creation of 9 spinoffs from the University in the last two years.

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