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In the December SalesProChat episode, Amie Sergas talks with host Bill Banham about supporting Canada's next generation of innovative brands. 

Toronto-based Amie Sergas works with Ontario’s partner network of Regional Innovation Centres through the Business Acceleration Program (BAP) at MaRS Discovery District. Over the last nine years she has developed and managed funding programs and support services for the Ontario innovation entrepreneur ecosystem.

More recently, Amie has also been building out venture programs to support MaRS Start services. She brings over 15 years of program development and operations experience to this role. Prior to working at MaRS Amie held roles in marketing and business development in both telecom and biotechnology companies, as well as in cleantech and bioproducts for a non-profit organization. She holds a BSc in biotechnology and chemistry from Brock University and an MBA from Queen’s School of Business.

Listen to the CPSA’s interview with Amie Sergas and join us on November 30 for our monthly #SalesProChat Twitter chat.

The interview considers questions such as:

* The Business Acceleration Program (BAP) at MaRS Discovery District - why was it created, what is it and what does it do?

* The background of start-up leaders - do you often see start-ups being led by professionals with sales and marketing-focused careers?

* Do start-ups require sales-focused leadership skills?

* How can pros with a sales background connect with tech pros to network and find the next big innovation?

* What advice would you offer to a sales-focused professional looking to make the leap into starting their own business?

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Join the #SalesProChat Twitter chat, December 14, 1 pm Eastern / 10 Pacific.

Every month we present a SalesProchat podcast and host a #SalesProChat Twitter chat. SalesProChat brings sales pros and business leaders together to discuss major topics in Sales. On Thursday December 14, 2017 at 1:00 ET the CPSA will host our next Twitter chat.

Business leaders, sales professionals and high-profile industry experts from across Canada and the US will come together on Twitter to share tips, strategies and enjoy lots of virtual networking.

The December 2017 #SalesProChat Twitter chat will consider the following questions:

Q1: Top tips for sales-focused professionals looking to make the leap into starting their own business? #SalesProChat #salestips
Q2: Do the best leaders of #startups have strong sales skills? #SalesProChat
Q3: How important is #mentorship to developing first-time leaders of start-ups? #SalesProChat #salestips #leadership
Q4: As it is the end of the year, which innovative Canadian brands have impressed you in 2017 and why? #SalesProChat #Canada

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