“1855 Whitby” provides ninovative thought leadership

1855 Whitby, Durham Region’s first and only technology accelerator, officially opened its doors in downtown Whitby’s Innovation District in the spring.

This growth-centric organization helps driven tech entrepreneurs establish business roots within the region, where they can live and run a thriving, profitable company.

1855 Whitby recently launched a high-profile thought leadership series, “1855 MASTERCLASS” presented by Durham Region Economic Development in September. This best-in-class series featured industry leaders with proven track records of success in their areas of expertise, and defined strategies to achieve and drive growth.

“We believe this will shine a light on the region as a leader in delivering thought leadership excellence, positioning Durham as the ‘go to’ place to run, do, and celebrate business,” explains Stephanie Mann, CEO, 1855 Whitby.

The reach for 1855 MASTERCLASS will extend beyond the region to the broader tech community, through monthly uploads on 1855 Whitby’s YouTube channel, as well as live content streaming to satellite host venues. The Town of Whitby, Ontario Tech University, and Durham College are also supporting partners.

“We’re excited to be the lead partner for this special initiative, which will inform the business community on trends and innovations to grow their companies while providing avenues for valuable network connections. We look forward to helping more businesses thrive and ultimately plant their flags in Durham Region for the long haul” adds Simon Gill, Director, Economic Development & Tourism at Durham Region.


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