Key Investment Players Announce New Event Focusing on Innovation in Canada

    CIX To Bridge Gap Between Entrepreneurs and Investors, Highlighting Best-
    of-Breed Technologies and Exploring How Today's R&D Impacts Tomorrow's

    TORONTO, Dec. 7 /CNW/ - Three Toronto-based investors - Robert
Montgomery, Sean Wise and Rick Nathan - today announced the inaugural Canadian
Innovation Exchange (CIX), a new event focusing on innovation in Canada, which
takes place April 29 and April 30, 2008 at The Carlu, Toronto.
    "Canada is an innovative nation," says Sean Wise, CIX Co-Chair and a
leading Canadian entrepreneurial evangelist. "CIX will showcase our best and
brightest entrepreneurs and shine a spotlight on emerging technologies."
    The two-day event will feature an innovation marketplace, flash-forward
presentations on the state of technology, and facilitated networking
opportunities. Key participants from the U.S. and other countries will be
invited, as befits the world-class status of Canada and the Toronto area with
the highlight of the event being a showcase of Canada's top startup companies.
    Co-chairs of CIX are Robert Montgomery, a private investor and CEO of
Achilles Media; Sean Wise, Managing Director of Wise Mentor Capital and former
Chair of the Canadian Venture Forum; and Rick Nathan, Managing Director of
Kensington Capital Partners Limited and President of CVCA, Canada's Venture
Capital and Private Equity Association.
    CIX is intended to fill a void in the marketplace for an efficient and
cost-effective meeting place leading to the development of innovative

    CIX is geared towards:

    -   CEOs, CIOs and CTOs of public and private companies interested in
    -   Founders of fast growing startups
    -   Members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem including banks, lawyers and
        government officials
    -   Sources of capital

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    CIX is organized by Achilles Media Ltd., a leading event management firm
focused on facilitated networking and noted for the quality of the content of
its other events including nextMEDIA and the Banff World Television Festival.

For further information:

For further information: Jackie Krstev, Marketing Director, Achilles
Media Ltd., Tel: (416) 921-3171,

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