RBC’s New Joint Sponsorship of Haltech And TechPlace Boosts Strength of Technology Companies in the Region

The below article was first published on haltech.ca.

Burlington, ON, January 24th, 2020 – RBC’s New Joint Sponsorship of Haltech And TechPlace Boosts Strength of Technology Companies in the Region

Haltech and TechPlace are excited to welcome RBC as our newest joint sponsor. RBC will bring their experience and advice to startups, scale-ups, and Small, Medium Enterprises in Halton’s innovation ecosystem.

“Whether it is new business models or opportunities in other markets, we are seeing companies with more sophisticated financial needs, so having the support of RBC will help us to connect clients with the experts who can help them address challenges and accelerate their growth,” says Shann McGrail, Executive Director of Haltech.

Haltech and TechPlace often work together in an alliance to help nourish and grow their overlapping network of client technology companies in the Halton Region. Manger of Innovations and Partnerships at TechPlace & Burlington Economic Development Corporation, Mark Steffler highlights the importance of RBC’s funding to help grow the local economy, “Innovation is a driver of economic development, and RBC’s support of Haltech and TechPlace will help cultivate and grow strong, successful local companies thus contributing to both the local Halton Region, and the global Canadian economy.”

RBC is a champion of innovation, with their investments and partnerships in the tech ecosystem helping to drive the future prosperity of clients and communities. The joint sponsorship of Haltech and TechPlace is part of RBC’s broader support of educational programs and innovation hubs. RBC also supported Silicon Halton’s Tech Under Twenty T20Cup in 2019.

RBC also provides thought leadership through RBC Disruptors, an ongoing speaker series designed to bring leading thinkers into RBC to talk about major shifts in the world around us. Hosted by John Stackhouse, RBC Disruptors features thought-provoking sessions on digital technology, changing workplaces and big shifts in consumer behaviour, and how we can understand these changes to better serve clients and communities.

Through the sponsorship, RBC will be working with Haltech & TechPlace to provide:

  • Drop-in office hours
  • Advice and guidance to Haltech clients
  • Webinar and seminar educational programming

Haltech and TechPlace clients can reach Adrienne Knott, Haltech Client Service Representative, at venture_services@haltech.ca to learn more, and connect with RBC’s sponsorship services.

About Haltech Regional Innovation Centre

Haltech is part of Halton Region’s innovation ecosystem, working with technology companies to accelerate innovation for business growth. We support technology entrepreneurs and companies to group and scale their business with a wide range of free services that include: Business Advising & Innovation Support, Entrepreneur Skill Development through Education, and Corporate Innovation Partnerships.

About TechPlace

TechPlace is a one-stop destination for new and growing technology companies. With the support of partners from across the public and private sectors, it is dedicated to connecting, developing, and advancing entrepreneurs at all stages. This means providing access to space, programming, mentorship, networking, and resources that are fundamental to growing a business in today’s technology-driven marketplace. Led by the Burlington Economic Development, TechPlace exists to help technology, talent and ideas come together under one roof to create and promote opportunities for economic growth.

About RBC

Royal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance. Our success comes from the 85,000+ employees who bring our vision, values and strategy to life so we can help our clients thrive and communities prosper. As Canada’s biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to 17 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 34 other countries. Learn more at rbc.com.

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