Salekin surge does not go unnoticed

Efforts of local CEO are recognised by Ace Tech Growth Strategy program

Dan Salekin

Columbia Networks is excited to announce that President and CEO Dan Salekin has been acknowledged as the most improved CEO in the AceTech Growth Strategy Program delivered in partnership with Accelerate Okanagan. AceTech program leader Ralph Turfus and Accelerate Okanagan program director Jeff Keen presented Dan Salekin with the award at the end of the three month program in Kelowna BC.

Founders and CEOs of 16 technology companies signed up for the Okanagan’s first Market Validation Program, which began in Kelowna April 19, 2011. The program included three full-day interactive, educational roundtable workshops and three one-on-one mentoring sessions delivered over three months.The program, presented in partnership with ACETECH, sold out within two weeks of being launched in the Okanagan, and was successful in attracting participants from Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton, Summerland, Castlegar and Vancouver. Applications were also received from start-up comes in Calgary and Toronto.

“This is a world-class program designed to help early-stage technology entrepreneurs find and close customers and bring their product to market faster and with less risk,” says Jeff Keen, Programs Director at Accelerate Okanagan. “The MVP is a proven go-to-market boot camp for technology founders and CEOs with at least an early working version of their product.” For the complete report please see AceTechKelowna.

“With the growth that we are experiencing I felt that it was time to seek out mentors to help take us to the next level.” says Dan Salekin, CEO Columbia Networks. “I feel fortunate that Ralph and Jeff selected Columbia Networks to be part of the AceTech program in Kelowna. I am honoured to have been awarded the most improved CEO during the program and I think it speaks to the fact that the program was a very good fit for me at this point in our business. My progress during the program is directly reflective of the amazing mentorship I received from the program but more specifically from Phil Holland and Richard Fabrio. I am also thankful to Kelvin Saldern from KAST (Kootenay Association of Science and Technology) for supporting Columbia Networks in the AceTech program”.

 

About AceTech:

AceTech, now in it’s 20th year, delivers what is for many a profound experience. Dedicated exclusively to CEOs and Past-CEOs of technology and life sciences companies, everything about AceTech is geared to the unique environment of the chief executive role. Based on the Technology Adoption Life Cycle model, the Growth Strategy Program delivers a series of modules that focus on critical growth factors for technology companies at various stages of development.

Designed and delivered by technology CEOs who have been there, done it and been successful, this program will help you achieve higher performance, faster, with less risk.

More information about the AceTech and it’s programs in British Columbia is available at www.acetech.org.

 

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