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
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
"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.
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.
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
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