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Thank you to our generous event sponsors for their support of the advancement of Barrie’s Business Community.

Xcelerate Summit 2017 Sponsorship Package

Interested in participating as a sponsor for Xcelerate Summit 2017? Download the sponsorship package and connect with one the partnering organizations and learn more!

Feature Sponsors

NetGain SEOwww.netgainseo.com

NetGain makes great websites that get you found. We build your site from concept to completion, putting your brand at the forefront of technology. Our sites include: search engine friendly content, innovative designs, mobile device compatibility, social media integration, modern development techniques, content management, effective site launch, if needed, ecommerce and custom applications.

The use of mobile devices continues to grow at a rapid pace. By late 2015 mobile device web traffic will have overtaken web traffic from desktop computers. Sites that are built for mobile get a much higher response rate. At NetGain we are experts in building websites for mobile devices, designing them for compatible viewing regardless of the device.

NetGain has SEO in our name for a reason. SEO/SEM (search engine optimization/marketing) has been one of our core proficiencies since the beginning. We are an active member in the Google Engage for Agencies program. We manage monthly campaigns including SEO, social media, PPC, web presence, Google Maps optimization and online reputation management. Our goal is to get you leads and real ROI.

Gage Business Communicationwww.gagebiz.com

At Gage Business Communication our goal is to provide top quality, value added promotional products and marketing services to increase brand awareness and boost sales.

Since 1977, GAGE has consistently proven its leadership in business communication. Great communication begins with expert logo design, corporate branding and custom graphic design consistently used in all your business advertising and marketing. We take your brand and create customized printing products, website design, signage, rubber stamps, name badges and promotional items that will help promote your business and keep your brand top of mind.

Our highly experienced team of consultants and designers are happy to share their knowledge with you to help you achieve your marketing and promotional goals and keep you within your budget.

After all…We GAGE our success by your success!

Keynote Sponsor - Erin Bury



Small businesses need big dreams, and TD wants to help make yours a reality. Whether you’re starting your business or have been running it for years, TD has the products and services to help you get there.

Their knowledgeable and dedicated Advisors have a deep understanding of your industry and market, and will provide customized advice specific to your needs – every step of the way.

From Advisors who will support you through the highs and lows of business to choosing the right account, TD wants to be a part of your success.

TD Canada Trust

Innovation Alley Sponsor


At Lardner Nixon we earn your trust and take the time to build our relationship with you. Our top accounting professionals work with you from day one, asking the right questions and applying our depth of experience to your unique financial needs. We offer guidance and insight into a broad cross-section of financial & accounting issues that affect you and your company today and tomorrow.

Lardner Nixon LLP

Resource Showcase Sponsor


At BDO, we believe that delivering exceptional client service is the foundation of our being a trusted advisor. With more than 100 offices from Vancouver to St. John’s, our 3,000 empowered professionals are committed to providing clients with practical advice and insight, tailored to their industry, unique priorities and ambitions. Through clear and open conversations, and with a focus on delivering value for money, we strive to exceed the expectations of our more than 50,000 business clients.

BDO is committed to supporting our local communities. Our team proudly volunteers it’s time to help worthwhile organizations ― whether we do so as one firm, one office, or on an individual basis. Each year, we strive to make a positive difference coast to coast through a variety of charitable causes.

We strongly believe in combining business and ethics by engaging our many communities across the country.

For more information on BDO’s services click on www.bdo.ca

Trends Panel Sponsor


BDC are Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs.

Our mission is to help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, consulting services and securitization, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.

Through our subsidiary—BDC Capital, we also offer a full spectrum of specialized financing, including venture capital, equity as well as growth and business transition capital.

For more information on BDO’s services click on www.bdc.ca

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Presenting Partners

Recognizing the importance of collaboration, Barrie Business Week has been co-programmed by key community local business service providers who are engaged and in touch with the needs of Barrie business owners. The partners are:


Henry Bernick


The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre helps students, community members and youth to start their own businesses or accelerate the success of their established business. Through a generous donation to establish the Entrepreneurship Centre, Henry Bernick is helping entrepreneurs find their mentors, reach their potential as business leaders and play key roles in transforming and evolving the local economy.

small business centreONEwww.barriebusinesscentre.ca

The Small Business Centre supports entrepreneurs in both start-up and early growth stages of business through free business advisory services, youth programs, resources and seminars.


Barrie Chamber of Commercewww.barriechamber.com