gifts inkind
Wise 50 Over 50 Award™

In-Kind Gifts

All 2017 winners will receive an in-kind gift in the form of business services or products from experienced business owners. Below is a partial list of what is being offered. Check back often to see what you may be receiving as an 50 over 50 Award winner.

Gift Value ~ $1,000

MDK Business Law has focused on providing legal advice and services tailored to the needs of knowledge-based companies at any stage of the business life-cycle. Whether you are a first-time start-up founder, experienced serial entrepreneur or rapidly scaling company; we understand that developing and protecting your brand is a key priority. As a prize for the 50 Over 50 Awards, we are pleased to offer a consultation and preparation of an initial Canadian trade-mark application relating to broad brand protection for your desired business or product logo, phrase or image, and its associated goods/services.

Gift Value ~ Priceless

The L-Spark Accelerator is the destination for enterprise SAAS and Cloud Startups to connect with Canada’s SAAS experts and propel their revenues to $100K MRR or 10 x revenue growth.

L-Spark is offering a one hour mentoring session by an L-Spark Director.

Please note: This mentoring session will only be offered if there is an Ottawa award winner.

Gift Value ~ $20,000

Sales Choice is offering one fifty over fifty award winner an in kind gift to advise on strategies to apply Artificial intelligence to drive growth for a company in sales and marketing and service areas. A value of over $20K of professional services and software for 1 year.

Please note: Company must have over 15 sales product professionals to be eligible and use Salesforce as their CRM.

Gift Value ~ $1,100 US

The Founder Institute is a global accelerator program for early stage companies. Through intensive programming and high quality mentors, we help take startups from idea to MVP.

We are sponsoring one fellowship to allow someone to participate to our next cohort for free.

Gift Value ~ $1,500

Next Level Business Planning is offering a three hour Leadership Development session for one business winner (which can include additional senior management people from the same company).

The Leadership Development program will include an overview of the following:

1. Improving organizational culture & behaviour
2. Setting and achieving goals
3. Defining key performance indicators
4. Developing an internal communication cycle
5. Identifying & solving business challenges

Gift Value ~ Priceless

Startup Canada is offering a 50% discount to all winners for the Canada Day on the Hill, October 19, 2017.

Gift Value ~ Priceless

Colleen is driven by a passion for sales – and results. A successful sales leader for over 20 years, she understands the challenges of selling in today’s market and that business leaders can no longer rely on approaches to sales based on techniques from decades ago.

Colleen is offering two 1-hour Sales Strategy Sessions for two winners.

Gift Value ~ Priceless

Colleen is the author of the popular “Nonstop Sales Boom” and “Honesty Sells” books. She has been distinguished as a Certified Sales Professional (C.S.P.), is a past President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and is a member of the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame. Sales and Marketing Magazine has called Colleen and Engage Selling: one of the top 5 most effective sales training organizations in the market today!

Nonstop Sales Boom reveals powerful strategies to drive consistent sales growth quarter after quarter, year after year. Put an end to boom and bust sales cycles – once and for all!!

Colleen is offering all 50 winners a copy of Nonstop Sales Boom!

Business Model Fulcrum

Gift Value ~ Priceless

Michael Lachapelle has more than 17 years experience in business design, enterprise business analysis, strategic management, and product and service innovation. He has worked with clients from many sectors: private, public, not-for-profit, member-based organizations and government. His clients range from established multi-national organizations and businesses to small enterprises and early-stage startups. An independent consultant, Michael works with senior executives and founders helping them better align, communicate and change the way they do business. He coaches individuals and small teams; helps organizations implement business design methods, and facilitates product, service and business innovation initiatives. Michael is currently the only Strategyzer certified Business Model Canvas coach and consultant in Canada, and one of 29 world-wide

A one-on-one, focused consultation session on the design of the business and the business model of the organization. Michael will work with one winner to review their business strategy, and their business model, looking at key elements of the business and suggestions to further develop their approach.

Gift Value ~ Priceless

Innovation Guelph is offering 4 hours of mentoring to one winner.

This mentoring gift is for one winner regardless of their location in Canada via a Skype call.

Gift Value ~ Priceless

Since 1997, 1st on the List Promotion (located in Vancouver, Canada) has been one of North America’s top SEO companies providing professional Search Engine Optimization Services to clients throughout the United States and Canada.

1st on the List is offering two 1-hour Search Marketing Strategy Sessions for four winners.

Gift Value ~ $ 2,000

Christine Culbertson (Boyle) is a change-maker, building business, leaders and BIG lives. She is distinct in the market as a professionally certified and trained coach (ICF: International Coaching Federation) and is a consultant with 20+ years business experience in corporate, government and small business and most recently was invited to join the Forbes Coaches Council.

Blending a unique set of skills, Christine teaches her clients how to develop new business, find more prospects, make more sales, manage time and master the balance of work and home life pressures.

Because Christine specializes in supporting the whole person, from the inside-out, clients’ results are fast-tracked, creating powerful results.

Christine is offering one (1) Enhanced Coaching plan of 6 hours. We’ll meet by video conference or telephone, whichever suits you best and we’ll customize the topic and focus based on your greatest need.

Gift Value ~ Priceless

Leadmark conducts online training and coaching for new and emerging leaders to develop the emotional intelligence and hard skills necessary to be truly effective in their roles.

Leadmark is offering a 3-hour online interactive workshop entitled “The One Thing You Absolutely Need to be a Great Leader: Emotional Intelligence”. In this workshop the learner will understand what emotional intelligence is, why it’s critical to success, and how to develop it.

This workshop will be given to 20 participants from anywhere in Canada.

Gift Value ~ Priceless

Hootsuite is offering one winner, two – 30 minute training sessions. Each session will address a challenge you have or a goal you want to achieve. From getting set up to building brand awareness, Hootsuite will provide you with the know-how needed to get the job done sooner.

Gift Value ~ Priceless

FreshBooks is accounting software that makes running your small business easy, fast and secure. Spend less time on accounting and more time doing the work you love.

We are happy to offer one winner, a 1 year subscription for Freshbooks and a copy of our CEO’s 2 books “Breaking the Time Barrier” and “Cracking the Client Code”.

Gift Value ~ Priceless

Maple Leaf Angels will be meeting with 50 over 50 Award winners who are looking for financing.

Gift Value ~ Priceless

Capital Angel Network will be meeting with 50 over 50 Award winners who are looking for financing.

Gift Value ~ Priceless

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) will be meeting with 50 over 50 Award winners who are looking for financing.

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