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Kinectrics Peralta to Join New Ontario Industry Panel

December 11, 2013

Kinectrics' Samuel Peralta, Ph.D., has been invited to join the panel at the Ontario Capital Growth Corporation's (OCGC) first "Dragon's Den" styled interactive session for start-up companies.

The meeting, organized by the OCGC, will focus on "Industrial Software and IT Solutions for the Power Industry". The meeting follows similar Silicon Valley models--popularized by "Dragon's Den", the television show originated by Sony Pictures in Japan, which features entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to a panel of venture capitalists in order to secure investment financing for their ventures.

The real-life version of the meeting in Ontario, to be moderated by John Marshall and Brenda Hogan of the OCGC, brings together six early-stage companies selected by OCGC co-investors and venture firms, with  industry experts, for a business overview and feedback session.

"Kinectrics is an excellent model for technology-based companies in the energy industry," said Dr. Peralta. "Starting as an Ontario government R&D facility, it boot-strapped itself into an independent engineering and testing firm--with zero government subsidies--to gain thousands of clients worldwide, and build a revenue stream now exceeding $100M per year."

The  invitation-only OCGC meeting will be held in mid-December at the Ontario Investment Trade Centre, with participation from the energy and business finance communities.

Dr. Peralta is a power industry and technology professional whose experience includes progressive positions in engineering, project management, business development, and corporate transformation at Ontario Hydro, Ontario Power Generation, and Kinectrics.

He has served on the Board of Directors of several private and publicly-traded firms, including Qvadis, Envergence, Axiom NDT and OPEL Solar, and is currently on the Board of POET Technologies, named to the TSX Venture 50 and to Canadian Business Magazine's Top Tech 100.

Dr. Peralta currently serves as a business director at Kinectrics, where he leads its key corporate transformation program.