14 Dec 20080 Comments
I wanted to share a great presentation by Ray Simonson who spoke on December 3rd, giving a “Lived It” talk as part of the Mars Entrepreneurship 101 lecture series at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.
I’ve known Ray for a long time and, not only is he a great guy, but he’s an amazing storyteller. Certainly Ray’s stories can serve to inspire and educate any budding entrepreneur. Ray is forthright, having seen his share of challenges along the way, ones that might make a less determined person pack it in.
Since 2004, Ray and I partnered through Verdexus to acquire then build the company now known as Coreworx (formerly Software Innovation). Since its August 2008 acquisition by Acorn Energy, Ray continues as CEO of a growing business.
This recent lecture, focusing on Ray’s first exit at BlueGill Technologies, was taped and the video located here:
is well worth the time to view. The site requires you to provide your name and email to access the video.
It’s part of a great, non-credit course to encourage and educate new entrepreneurs with real life experience. You can find out more about it at the MaRS CIBC Entrepreneurship 101 Lecture Series site. You might want to sign up for this series, but they don’t come much better than Ray’s recent talk.