JOIN NORTHERN ONTARIO ANGELS FOR A VIRTUAL FIRESIDE CHAT WITH WITH TONY ORSI, BERESKIN & PARR LLP, MARY LONG-IRWIN & PETER DAL BIANCO, NOA
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Register at no cost on Eventbrite or email Kimberley and you will be sent a series of questions and a link to the Zoom invitation. All participants will be entered into a draw to win a complimentary consultation with Bereskin & Parr LLP (value of $500).
Tony Orsi is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP. Tony’s practice focuses on patents with an emphasis on electrical, biomedical, software, and cleantech innovations as well as patent drafting, evaluating new technologies, and IP management strategies. Tony drafts and prosecutes patent applications relating to medical devices, medical imaging systems, ultrasound, electronic circuits, electronic devices, communication systems, radar systems, video and signal processing systems, mass spectrometry, fuel cell technology, alternative energy sources, internet systems, business methods, as well as mechanical and cleantech devices. Tony has worked on patent matters with small, mid and large-sized corporations universities and tech transfer organizations, as well as individual inventors across Canada. He has also worked with clients to develop in-house IP programs. As part of an initiative to develop and support the growing start-up communities in Durham Region, Peterborough and Vaughan, Tony has been actively involved with Durham College, the Spark Centre, the Cube Incubator, the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster (GPIC) and Vaughan’s Economic Development Office. Tony advises clients of these organizations on IP matters to help them protect their innovation from the beginning of the start-up phase. His efforts with some entrepreneurs in Peterborough have been described as “monumentally helpful.” Tony also has several years of industry experience having worked as an Associate ASIC engineer with a major Canadian video processing company. In addition he worked as a Digital Signal Processing Specialist with a pipeline inspection company where he focused on signal and image processing. While obtaining his honours B.A.Sc. in electrical engineering, Tony studied a wide range of topics including semiconductors, signal processing, electronics, control theory and communication. During his M.A.Sc. in electrical engineering, Tony did research at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and studied signal detection, signal processing, acoustics, auditory evoked potentials, and human auditory physiology. While earning his MBA with distinction, Tony studied a variety of topics including strategy, entrepreneurship, financial services, and negotiations.
Mary Long Irwin, Executive Director, Northern Ontario Angels. For 10 years, Mary has been the Executive Director of Northern Ontario Angels, an organization that matches Entrepreneurs with Angel Investors across Northern Ontario. Under her guidance Northern Ontario Angels has been one of the top performing Angel Groups in North America with 311 deals with over $138M in private investments. Prior to this, Mary was the President/CEO of The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce for 10 years. She worked closely with businesses and three levels of Government to ensure the growth of business and economic development opportunities throughout Northwestern Ontario. She was also the CEO for Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce. During the 1990’s Mary was the General Manager, Principal Lender, and Business Consultant to over 500 businesses, for Superior North Community Corporation for 10 years. Prior to this Mary was an owner of two very successful businesses and taught in the Business Program at Confederation College. Mary was born, raised, and educated in Thunder Bay and continues to provide business advisory services to many area businesses and remains a strong advocate for business and industry.
Peter Dal Bianco is a Consultant for Northern Ontario Angels. He is a serial entrepreneur with over 45+ years experience in franchising, brand development, marketing & sales. He is a proven strategic planner specializing in technology and consumer trends. He is also the Chair of NORCAT’s Innovation Mentors & Angel Group and more recently working to help create the Sudbury Catalyst and Northern Accelerator Fund.
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