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Prior to joining MaRS, Don worked with clients in life science, health care and consumer business sectors for a global management consulting firm. He was also part of a successful start-up company and is on the board of the Queen’s Players Toronto Theatre Company and JUMP Math.

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  1. 1. Conference for International EngineersToronto, OntarioPresented by Don DuvalMarch 30th, 2012
  2. 2. 1. Provide an overview of MaRS, our mandate, and the programs we offer to meet the needs of our entrepreneurial community2. Discuss the “state of the union” for the cleantech sector and the role Canadian entrepreneurial ventures are playing to address complex global problems1. Provide an opportunity to address any questions you may have 2
  3. 3. MaRS is a non-profit innovation centre connectingscience, technology and social entrepreneurs with businessskills, networks and capital MaRS helps to create successful global Mission businesses from Canada’s science and technology Who we Early stage science and technology ventures Serve and innovative social purpose businesses Measure of Job and wealth creation for the economy Success 3
  4. 4. Competing is one thing… Winning is another!
  5. 5. How do we Compete?At an average of only 3.3 peopleper square km, Canada has oneof the lowest populationdensities in the world.
  6. 6. Big Country but few people… 33 Million People VS. 300 Million 1.1 Billion 1.3 Billion 6
  7. 7. The importance ofHistory and Place
  8. 8. “…incubator, conferencecentre, education clubhouse, researcinstitute, entrepreneurs h centre, entreprene urial services and programs - all under one roof…” pg 8
  9. 9. Universities Proof of Principle Grants Research Hospitals Pre-Seed Funds Individual Angels Scientists“ Philanthropists Generating “ Inventors VCs Purposeful Banks Collisions Individual Service Providers Entrepreneurs Government Incubator Companies Industry Associations Regional Innovation Small/Medium Organizations Sized Business Large Sector-based Corporations Organizations 9
  10. 10. Phase I Phase II
  11. 11. Improving Commercialization Building Next GenerationOutput from Academe Startups 11
  12. 12. Memory at Work Only… 4-10% of new companies become high-growth firms. But the top… 1% in any given year generate roughly 40% of new jobs. 5% in any given year generate roughly 66% of new jobs.High-Growth Firms and the Future of the American 12Economy, Kaufmann Institute, 2011
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  14. 14. Business Advice Education Access and and Insight to Capital Mentorship Networks, Talent, Customers and PartnersPrograms for High Growth Ventures, Policy Initiatives, and Special Projects 14
  15. 15. Our unique and evolving advisory model MaRS Advisory Services “The Engine Room”Full - Time Part - Time Volunteers Internship Corporate A single, integrated pool of advisors offering free consultative services to an array of emerging ventures 15
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  17. 17. RisingEnergy Global Population GrowthPrices Climate ChangeNaturalResource ExpandingScarcity Middle Class 18
  18. 18. Global Cleantech Investment Continues to GrowSource: Cleantech Group 19
  19. 19. Pure-play Cleantech Company Market Landscape 44 public Cleantech companies with a $5.7b market capSource: Ernst & Young, “Cleantech Matters”, 2009. 20
  20. 20. 21 Advisors • Entrepreneurs • Technical support CorporateDeal Flow Partners• Public agencies • MaRS is a starting• Universities point for companies• Entrepreneurs seeking innovation in• Corporate partners Ontario• Brand Government Community Funding • IAF • Office space • SDTC • Educational programs • IDF • Events • ETF • OVCF 21
  21. 21. Manufacturing Energy Advanced Materials infrastructure, generation, efficienc Water y, and advanced materials account for the majority of ~160 clients in Transportation the MaRS Cleantech portfolio Recycling & WasteManufacturing & Industrial Energy Storage Energy Infrastructure Energy Generation Energy Efficiency Air/Environment 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Evolving Emerging 22
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  23. 23. Culture ofEntrepreneurship
  24. 24. Impact Real Estate Services Ecosystem DevelopmentOffice & Laboratory Facilities | MaRS Incubator Strategic Partnerships | Stakeholder SupportMaRS Collaboration Centre l IT/AV Services Community Programs | Awards & Recognition MaRS Centre Development Talent & Knowledge Management Public Policy Business Services IP Development | Market Intelligence | Capital & Investment MaRS Advisory | Entrepreneurship Education 25
  25. 25. Don DuvalVice PresidentMaRS Discovery Districtdduval@marsdd.comTwitter: don_duvalSpeakerfile: don.duval