Seccuris has lead the funding and development of several non-profit organizations in Innovation Alley.
Winnipeg, MB (PRWEB) May 30, 2014
As part of a four-day tour of Canada, Britain’s Prince Charles met with representatives of startups, non-profit groups, and other entrepreneurs during his visit to Innovation Alley in Winnipeg on May 21. According to The Prince of Wales, the purpose of his visit was to “focus on Canadian achievements as part of a major celebration of the past and the future.” One of the organizers of the event was Michael Legary, Chief Strategy Officer and founder of cybersecurity consulting and managed services firm, Seccuris.
Innovation Alley is the name given a strip of Adelaide Street in Winnipeg where Seccuris helped foster a community of technology and business innovation alongside other tech companies and traditional manufacturers in the area. Over the past four years, Seccuris has lead the funding and development of several non-profit organizations in the Alley, including StartUp Winnipeg, AssentWorks, and Ramp Up Manitoba.
Besides his leadership duties at Seccuris, Michael Legary is also Chairman of StartUp Winnipeg, a non-profit private industry group focused on developing new businesses within Canada. The organization is dedicated to providing startup incubation, executive mentorship, and 24x7 hands-on access to fabrication and prototyping equipment to startups, young entrepreneurs, inventors, artists, and innovators in order to grow scalable, international businesses.
Mr. Legary and representatives from AssentWorks, Ramp Up Manitoba, and Futurepreneur spoke with Prince Charles about the group’s efforts to expand their community of innovation by exposing traditional businesses to the new business models and technologies that startups have brought to the table. The Seccuris CSO hoped the Royal visit would help spotlight the continuing success and hard work of the members of all the organizations of Innovation Alley and lead to other private industry players developing the same strategy in their jurisdictions.
“Innovation is a critical aspect to the growth and sustainment of any sized organization,” said Michael Legary. “With Prince Charles’s visit, we’ve had a great opportunity to showcase how startups have been creating scalable businesses. We’ve also shown how current enterprise is learning to support and integrate these companies and ideas into their existing ecosystem to create new profits, jobs, and positive impact on our economy.”
Seccuris is the North American leader in premium Enterprise Security Architecture and Information Assurance Integration. Since 1999, the company has been providing clients with unparalleled business-driven solutions through security consulting, risk management, and managed security services. Seccuris is the unique alternative because it assesses each client’s entire enterprise, not just their technology, and then tailors the exact program they need to make effective risk-based decisions at every level. To learn more, visit seccuris.com.
ABOUT STARTUP WINNIPEG
Founded by Michael Legary, Kerry Stevenson, Chris Johnson and David Bernhardt, StartUp Winnipeg is a non-profit, private industry supported, pre-lauch startup facility occupying over 12,000 sq ft. of space filled with state-of-the-art prototyping capabilities, including a diverse set of 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, printed circuit board fabrication, co-working office space, and much more. It is a one-stop shop to ideate, innovate, and launch a product or business. The entities’ mandate is centered on providing affordable accessibility to anyone for as little as $100/month. For more, visit startupwinnipeg.ca.