REF NO.: 143
|SUBJECT:||Memorial Universitys Genesis Centre graduates wireless power technology company|
|DATE:||June 19, 2013|
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For more information, please contact Keelin OLeary, vice-president, entrepreneurial support, Genesis Group, at 709-864-2365 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Kris McNeil, president and CEO, Solace Power Inc., at 709-765-3353 or email@example.com.
Solace Power was founded in 2008 to commercialize its wireless power technologies. Solace Powers advisory board has included Dr. Jacqueline Walsh, Assistant Professor, Memorial University, Grenfell Campus; Deborah Bourden, CEO, Applecore Interactive; Steve Kavanagh, Deputy Operations Director, IntecSea and Neil Chaulk, before he joined the company in early 2013. The companys mentor is Gordon Conlin. Gordon was formerly the Managing Director of Fidelity Information Systems. He was responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the Canadian division. He is currently working as an independent investment management professional in Toronto.
The Genesis Centre is a division of Genesis Group Inc., the technology commercialization arm of Memorial University. It is supported by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the provincial Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development, and Memorial University.
The Genesis Centre operates as a support network for technology-based ventures that have high-growth potential, and are seeking business guidance and capital. It helps selected enterprises gain access to the marketing, finance and management expertise of world-class mentors and advisory board members. It also connects entrepreneurs to the scientific, technical and business expertise resident at Memorial University. By helping these entrepreneurs implement effective advisory boards, develop comprehensive business plans and build capable management teams, the centre prepares promising ventures for private investment.