Arlene Dickinson Enterprises announces new technology partnership to fuel entrepreneurial tech innovation

TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Arlene Dickinson, CEO of Arlene Dickinson Enterprises (ADE) and YouInc.com, today announced the formation of AK Technology Group (AKTG), a partnership with Kinetex, a leading North American Marketing and Sales Tech consultancy. AKTG will focus on fueling entrepreneurial innovation in the technology sector.

Recognizing that entrepreneurs have unique and diverse needs in bringing their innovations to market, AKTG will offer a range of services that will enhance the commercialization process and accelerate time to market. With a vast wealth of experience, AKTG provides expert counsel to technology companies for business planning, product design (ODM), marketing, manufacturing, sales and distribution. The first global innovation from the new partnership will launch in early 2014.

"This is an ideal partnership for us. Working with Kinetex, we are going to continue to deliver on our mission to meaningfully help entrepreneurs bring their tech innovations to market. This partnership brings a host of world class resources in tech commercialization from mobile and tablets to Smart phones and accessories," said Dickinson.

A cornerstone of the partnership will be strategic alliances geared to bringing the best resources to the table and the ability to compete on a global scale. ATKG first major alliance will be with WISTRON Corporation, a global Fortune 500 company and multi-billion dollar leader in Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) and subcontract manufacturing.

"We are proud to be an integral part of Arlene's vision and passion to promote the advancement and growth of entrepreneurs. We look forward to engaging with creative and passionate tech innovators and applying our collective know-how and networking to launch successful products," said Craig Farrow, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Kinetex.

AKTG brings together team members with a wealth of first-hand experience starting and building successful tech companies and developing award-winning products. Entrepreneurs, who have established hardware technology or product innovation, are invited to submit their business proposal to youinc.com for consideration by AKTG.

About Arlene Dickinson Enterprises (ADE):
Arlene Dickinson launched Arlene Dickinson Enterprises Ltd. (ADE), and YouInc, in 2012 to invest in, serve and support entrepreneurs. The purpose of ADE is to promote the advancement of entrepreneurs through funding investments in entrepreneurial businesses and creating entertaining and educational media aimed at them. The business also includes a strategic partnership with Metroland Media Group, which publishes more than 100 publications and owns numerous websites, digital businesses and consumer shows along with an international product distribution business.

Over the course of her career, Dickinson has invested in, assisted and advised hundreds of companies from local, sole-proprietorships to multi-billion dollar international businesses. In addition to ADE, Dickinson remains CEO of Venture Communications Ltd., the national marketing company she has owned for more than 25 years, as well as a venture capitalist on the hit CBC series Dragons' Den. Arlene recently launched YouInc.com, a social network platform for entrepreneurs. www.youinc.com

About Kinetex:
Kinetex is a leading North American company comprised of seasoned entrepreneurs and business professionals whose business model is to deliver accelerated marketing and sales to its clients. The Kinetex team is rooted in decades of practical, real-life experience building companies, developing and launching highly innovative products world-wide. Their proven business methodology "Smart Speed" means faster times to revenue, better decision cycles and meaningful sales partnerships around the globe. kinetex360.com.

About Wistron:
Wistron Corporation is one of the world's top ODMs and provides a variety of support services related to design, manufacturing and after-sales repair service for information and communications technology (ICT) products. Wistron sells products to clients who use their own brands to introduce into the marketplace. Wistron's client base consists of top global and regional brands and industry leaders. www.wistron.com

SOURCE: Arlene Dickinson Enterprises

For further information:


Michelle Easton, rock-it promotions, inc., at michelle@rockitpromo.com
or 416.656.0707 ext. 103
Ashley Ballantyne, rock-it promotions, inc., at ashleyb@rockitpromo.com
or 416.656.0707 ext. 111

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