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||Innovation in a Cold Climate
Dr. Tony Redpath,
Vice President, Partner Programs, MaRS
|Day and Time
Thursday, November 20th, 2008, 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner/light snacks will be served – please register below.
**$20 includes: starter, main course, coffee/tea
O'Grady's Pub (2nd floor, Private Area)
171 College Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1P7
Just west of University on College
||GOLD Affinity Group and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Chapter
Follow steps below – Deadline: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Online payment ($20) – Bring to the event a printout of your payment receipt OR just the transaction ID
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||6:00 - 6:30, Networking (Cash Bar)
6:30 - 6:45, General Introductions
6:45 - 7:15, Speaker
7:15+ - Dinner + Networking
The recent malaise affecting the global economy has created a truly cold investment climate. But good opportunities, including biomedical technologies, can move forward. This talk will focus on some of the attributes of those opportunities that are most likely to make it through tough times.
Come and network with your peers and have some fun too!
Tony Redpath was born in 1949 in London, England. He emigrated with his parents to Canada in 1954 and attended schools in Toronto, Ontario and St.Albert, Alberta. He attended the University of Alberta and received a B.Sc (Hon) degree in Chemistry in 1970. He followed that with a Ph.D in Physical Chemistry (molecular dynamics) from the University of Toronto in 1976 and completed his academic training with post doctoral fellowships in West Berlin (ion – molecule reactions) and Toronto (polymer dynamics).
He moved to industry as a research scientist at a small technology based company developing photo-degradable (litter-control plastics) as well as other environmental technologies. He ultimately became President of the company, EcoPlastics, and managed it through the process of going public. He was responsible for the creation of a spin-of company, Solarchem, and for securing angel financing for its launch. Following his departure from EcoPlastics he served as a consultant on environmental materials issues to a range of companies / agencies in fields as diverse as forestry, health care, chemicals and transportation. For the next ten years he worked for an Ontario Centre of Excellence in the materials and manufacturing area. (The Centre is a private not-for-profit corporation funded by government to create links between industry and universities by funding industrially relevant research collaborations and other activities.) He played a number of roles in the Centre, from managing corporate communications to research project management to the commercialization of research results. He was particularly active in the creation of spin- off companies. He left the Centre of Excellence to join Primaxis, a private early stage venture capital fund investing in technology start-ups. He has had responsibility for evaluating investment opportunities, negotiating investments and managing the relationships with investee companies. While still acting as a Managing Partner at Primaxis, he took on the additional role of Business Advisor to MaRS Inc., an Ontario based convergence centre active in the medical sciences and related technology areas. He has recently accepted the role of Vice President, Partner Programs at MaRS, taking on responsibility for a range of privately and publicly funded programs under MaRS’ management.