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From Mind to Market

  • 29 Apr 2010
  • 9:00 AM
  • 01 May 2010
  • 3:00 PM
  • Saint Mary's University, Sobey School of Business, Room 265


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From Mind To Market:
A Workshop on Commercialization & Productivity

Workshop Details

Dates & Location

April 29th to May 1st

9:00am - 3:00pm


Saint Mary's University, Sobey School of Business, Room 265



$150 + tax per participant

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Please contact Maureen Joudrey to register

(902) 429-0558


"The information I learned from the From Mind to Market workshop is invaluable. It answers all the questions you have and don't have. It makes you consider things that you have not considered and places you in the mind of your customers and partners. From Mind to Market is a program that any business owner, manager, or executive needs to attend."
-Joe Chabassol, Owner, E'Motion Media Inc.

Greetings from the Saint Mary's University Business Development Centre,

From Mind to Market is a three-day workshop designed to assist small to medium sized businesses in launching a new product, service, or technology.
While good ideas or successful research form the foundation of innovation, no matter how good the idea or well developed the research, it's critical to know when and how to break into the market. That's where the knowledge and experience of experts who through personal experience have assisted and invested in start-ups can make a difference as to whether a product or idea will achieve commercial success.


As a participant in the program, you will learn the required skills necessary for the successful launch of your ideas. You will also have an opportunity for the facilitator to join you on-site to discuss your company and how to incorporate the key outcomes from the workshop into your business.

Facilitator Bio

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Permjot is a prolific investor having invested in over twenty-five businesses in the last five years. The companies he has invested in have ranged from a café making 'The British Sandwich of the Year' to a company supplying vegetarian condoms to the National Health Service. Permjot started angel investing after having served as a Sales and Marketing Director for Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Services in London. He has been involved in many start-ups as both an investor and an entrepreneur.
Over the past few years, Permjot has built up strong connections in the Nova Scotia business community. He is a member of The First Angel Network, Halifax's leading angel investor network; he has counselled and given presentations to university students on various topics; and has delivered various workshops on topics such as sales, personal selling, and growth strategies, to name a few.
More about Permjot:
 * Co-founded Flight & Partners Ltd. which invests in distressed businesses with over 25 million under management
 * Started
www.businessangelblog.com where he passes on many of the lessons he has learned from angel investing
 * Obtained a degree in Economics with Honors from the University of Leeds
 * Completed his MBA from the Open University

The Saint Mary's University Business Development Centre is an external department of Saint Mary's University, which focuses on building and supporting business within Atlantic Canada. Over the years, the SMUBDC has helped more than 1,300 organizations of all sizes from a variety of sectors through our consulting and training services.


Please contact us to find out how we can help you achieve your business needs.


1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

T. 902.429.2992

E. smubdc@smu.ca



Saint Mary's University Business Development Centre | 1546 Barrington Street | Halifax | Nova Scotia | B3J 3X7 | Canada

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