Our Partners

We work collaboratively with your team and bring in experts from our partner companies selected for their depth of expertise to take on special challenges.

 

Each one is our favourite, but don’t tell the others:)

INCUBATORS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Valerie Fox

Headed by Valerie Fox, co-founder of the DMZ at Ryerson University, The Pivotal Point shares its unique model for fostering entrepreneurship to bring insights on innovation, creativity and synergy to organizations developing their own incubators and accelerators.

 

In this way, The Pivotal Point not only lays out a map to success, they help academic institutions, SMEs, and government set out a new definition of success itself.

 

For schools and universities, it’s a model that supports a new way of learning and encourages the next generation of entrepreneurs. For corporations, it’s a method of designing innovation centres that are truly innovative – ones that enhance the product line and the bottom line. For government, it’s a strategy that can bring revitalization to regions and build community and commerce.

DIGITAL STRATEGY AND CONTENT MARKETING
Peter Coish

Founded and led by Peter Coish, Kuration specializes in content marketing strategy, creation and amplification.

They are dedicated to building your brand – and sales – with content that entertains, engages and informs. Unlike advertising agencies, their people are drawn almost exclusively from the entertainment and publishing sectors. They know how to capture and keep the attention – and hearts – of your prospects and customers.

Smart marketers today know that traditional digital advertising is becoming less effective as consumers go social and mobile. So they are turning to content and social media marketing.

Content marketing is the creation of relevant and valuable free content with the goal of engaging your prospects and leading them to purchase. Social media marketing puts that content in front of the right audiences, and gets them talking. It’s what they do at KURATION.

COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA RELATIONS
Katherine Clark

Katherine Clark, is the Founder of Beacon Strategic Communications and a senior communications strategist.  She brings more than 20 years of communications experience to her clients.

 

Throughout her career, she has counselled, supported and promoted some of Canada’s most familiar brands including Pet Valu, French’s, Jamieson Vitamins, CARA, Kraft Canada, Food Banks Canada, American Express and Reckitt Benckiser. She has had equal success with small, regional clients.

 

One of her recent career highlights was generating hundreds of potential business leads for Smooth Rock Falls in Northern Ontario.

TRAINING AND FACILITATION
Richard Toker

Richard Toker, founder of Rich Content, is a fully trained practitioner of the Osborn-Parnes Creative Problem Solving method of facilitating applied creativity, and is certified to deliver the FourSight® Thinking Profile assessment to individuals and teams.

 

Richard has facilitated innovation and applied creativity on behalf of the Institute of Communication Agencies, and for the Canadian Marketing Association where he also was chair of the Education Committee.

 

Richard is also fully trained in Solution Focus, a well-researched and widely used change and facilitation toolbox. Solution Focus helps organizations, teams and individuals to create shared understanding, clarify desired outcomes, and gets people moving forward.

 

He has facilitated team and stakeholder dialogue at a diverse range of organizations including Acklands-Grainger, Aon, CBC, CAA, BDC, Canada Post, CIBC, Foresters, Hamilton Health Sciences, Interac, Public Health Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, Ontario Public Sector, and Tangerine.

FRENCH TRANSLATION AND ADAPTATION
Nathalie Altman

Natalie Altman is a freelance French language services expert.

 

Nathalie is a translator with more than 30 years of experience. She helps clients with their various English to French language needs, such as translation, editing, adaptation and proofreading.

 

She takes immense pride in her quality work, excellent research skills, and meeting all deadlines.

 

Nathalie is currently working work with municipalities, retail, marketing, advertising, agriculture, natural resources and the volunteer sector.

CRM AND DATA ANALYTICS
Louis Cho

Louis Cho is the CEO of Nexus AI.  They are a Toronto AI Start-up founded in 2016. They are proudly part of the MaRS Discovery District, North America’s largest urban innovation hub for start-ups, and based in Toronto, one of the world’s leading AI hubs.

 

At Nexus AI, they combine Data Science and Artificial Intelligence to help companies deliver automated, behavior-based, personalized Customer Experiences at scale. Their ‘Plug and Play’ technology is a Personalization Engine, APEX©, that integrates seamlessly with existing Martech stacks to deliver AI-powered personalization at each customer touchpoint across web, mobile, apps and email.