Haltech Highlights October 2018 – Monthly Moments from Our Executive Director Shann McGrail

Have you ever been so absorbed by work, that has totally captured your attention, to realize that time has flown by?

That’s how I feel about my first few months at Haltech. Meeting our clients, talking with partners and sponsors about their views on innovation and opportunities, and listening to input from the team has been informative, engaging and exciting. While there is more to learn and work to be done to build out the roadmap for the future, I am confident that the best tools to put to use in this effort are collaboration across the community, a deep understanding of what clients need to be successful and creatively using all available resources to drive bigger results.

As just one example of collaboration, Haltech and TechPlace are teaming up for a road trip. The first ever Innovation in Action Tour kicks off on November 13th. Insights, networking, tours, and talks from leaders in our Region promise to get you out of the office, connecting with others, and thinking differently.

Haltech is thrilled to welcome almost 50 new clients in the first half of the fiscal year, a considerable jump over the same period last year. When asked ‘why Haltech’, I hear answers that include referrals from others who have had a positive experience, the expertise of our advisors, and a network of knowledge. The take away for me is that we need to deliver more of that and celebrate client successes. We also need address feedback that clients want to understand key milestones on their entrepreneurial journey and how to make the best use of available support.

Finally, nothing happens without enthusiasm and teamwork and I’m lucky to have an abundance of that around me every day. Just one more reason time is flying by – we’re having fun!

Share your thoughts and input – Shann.mcgrail@haltech.ca