Events

We host many different events throughout the month! The calendar below features events from organizations involved in the ONE Network Partners in Peel, including RIC Centre and the innovation community in Ontario.

Looking for more? Check out our blog for updates on other programs, events and opportunities from the Innovation and Entrepreneurship community in the Greater Toronto Area.

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January 2020

Expert Speaker Series: Financing Your SME

January 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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Join Accelerated Payments and Meridian Credit Union in an interactive Lunch & Learn session as we discuss options to finance your small-medium business. About this Event Join Accelerated Payments and Meridian Credit Union in an interactive Lunch & Learn session as we discuss options to finance your small-medium business. Each organization will discuss their SMB lending methodology. As a group we would cover finance options including Asset backed, Equity, Line of Credit, and Invoice financing. Find financing opportunities for your…

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RIC Centre Pitching Workshop

January 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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The RIC Centre Pitching Workshop is designed to help startups understand how to create a powerful pitch presentation. Ideal Attendee: This workshop is for RIC Centre clients that have a validated value proposition and business model combined with a strong team and attractive market opportunity. Participants are expected to ensure that they have all the information required to create their pitch. Workshop Topics: – Effective communication – Creating powerful narratives – Principles of storytelling – Pitching principles – Effective slide…

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February 2020

RIC Centre Expert Speaker Session: Tools to Review a Contract

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
RIC Centre (co-located in the Xerox Research Centre), 2660 Speakman Drive, Pake Auditorium
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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This session will discuss the key fundamentals in understanding how to read different contracts as a startup business and for entrepreneurs. Andréa Brinston and Marissa Mah of Pallett Valo will discuss the essential contracts that startup business and entrepreneurs should be familiar with and how to accurately comprehended them and their terminology. Andréa Brinston is a member of the firm’s Business Law Practice and Commercial Real Estate Practice. Andréa practices in all areas of corporate and commercial law. She often…

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RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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The RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage clients pitch their startups to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, marketing, and distribution channels to provide feedback and advisory on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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RIC Centre: Customer Segmentation Workshop

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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The RIC Centre Customer Segmentation Workshop will include beachhead identification, market sizing, persona and scenario design. Founders will learn about live persona development and how to structure customer segmentation workshops. This session uses Peer-to-Peer methodologies based on Aulet’s work at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Ideal Attendee: are startups that have a prototype/beta or minimum viable product (MVP), as well a team, some customer validation, and some traction. Please note that to benefit from the peer-to-peer nature of these sessions,…

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RIC Centre: Pitching to Investors Workshop

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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The RIC Centre Pitching to Investors is designed to help startups understand how to create a powerful pitch presentation. Ideal Attendee: This workshop is for RIC Centre clients that have a validated value proposition and business model combined with a strong team and attractive market opportunity. Participants are expected to ensure that they have all the information required to create their pitch. Workshop Topics: – Effective communication – Creating powerful narratives – Principles of storytelling – Pitching principles – Effective slide…

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RIC Centre: Product Marketing Workshop

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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The RIC Centre Product Marketing Workshop focuses on go-to-market strategies, including how to acquire, retain and grow your user base. Founders will learn how to setup a “Get-Keep-Grow funnel”, a “hooked funnel”, and 2BTesting/InTesting and Pass/Fail Funnel. Ideal Attendee: are startups that have a prototype/beta or minimum viable product (MVP), as well a team, some customer validation, and some traction. Please note that to benefit from the peer-to-peer nature of these sessions, all attendees are expected to engage and remain…

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RIC Centre Regional Alliance

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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The RIC Centre Regional Alliance is an invite-only panel that meets bi-monthly to hear clients pitch their startup to business advisers and government funding experts. The goal of the Regional Alliance panel is to proactively champion successful technology commercialization by linking identified opportunities to committed resource providers (Federal, Provincial, Municipal, Industry, Investment, and Private Sector), and engaging their respective communities as functional incubators. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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March 2020

RIC Centre Investment Review Panel

March 10 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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The RIC Centre Investment Review Panel is an invite-only panel composed of a group of finance and investor experts that meet on a bi-monthly basis to provide a targeted review of high potential client companies prior to external presentations to potential investors. This panel provides guidance to increase the investment success rate of RIC Centre startups. Companies receive targeted feedback around pitch presentation, financial model, valuation, etc. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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RIC Centre Startup Bootcamp

March 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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Join us for a one-day course that emphasizes smart business fundamentals to help kickstart your entrepreneurship journey on the right foot. Startups get a mix of in-class learning, interactive discussion, networking opportunities and experiential exercises. The morning session will introduce you to business essentials like legal planning, IP strategy and finance essentials. The afternoon will walk you through a startup validation workshop that will inspire a customer-centric design mindset and leave you with tools to help you build products or…

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RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

The RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage clients pitch their startups to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, marketing, and distribution channels to provide feedback and advisory on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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RIC Centre: Sales Workshop

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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The RIC Centre Sales Workshop will introduce the Sales Canvas Framework, which encompasses all aspects of inbound and outbound sales activities, and how these activities relate to moving customer prospects through the sales funnel. You will get the opportunity to learn about cold calling techniques and practice managing individual sales opportunities to turn leads into prospects. The Customer Sales Meeting: In preparation for your customer sales meeting, you will get the opportunity to identify various customer stakeholders and practice managing individual…

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RIC Centre: Pitching to Investors

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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The RIC Centre Pitching to Investors is designed to help startups understand how to create a powerful pitch presentation. Ideal Attendee: This workshop is for RIC Centre clients that have a validated value proposition and business model combined with a strong team and attractive market opportunity. Participants are expected to ensure that they have all the information required to create their pitch. Workshop Topics: – Effective communication – Creating powerful narratives – Principles of storytelling – Pitching principles – Effective slide…

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April 2020

RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

The RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage clients pitch their startups to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, marketing, and distribution channels to provide feedback and advisory on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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RIC Centre Regional Alliance

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

The RIC Centre Regional Alliance is an invite-only panel that meets bi-monthly to hear clients pitch their startup to business advisers and government funding experts. The goal of the Regional Alliance panel is to proactively champion successful technology commercialization by linking identified opportunities to committed resource providers (Federal, Provincial, Municipal, Industry, Investment, and Private Sector), and engaging their respective communities as functional incubators. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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May 2020

RIC Centre Startup Bootcamp

May 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

Join us for a one-day course that emphasizes smart business fundamentals to help kickstart your entrepreneurship journey on the right foot. Startups get a mix of in-class learning, interactive discussion, networking opportunities and experiential exercises. The morning session will introduce you to business essentials like legal planning, IP strategy and finance essentials. The afternoon will walk you through a startup validation workshop that will inspire a customer-centric design mindset and leave you with tools to help you build products or…

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RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

The RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage clients pitch their startups to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, marketing, and distribution channels to provide feedback and advisory on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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June 2020

RIC Centre Regional Alliance

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

The RIC Centre Regional Alliance is an invite-only panel that meets bi-monthly to hear clients pitch their startup to business advisers and government funding experts. The goal of the Regional Alliance panel is to proactively champion successful technology commercialization by linking identified opportunities to committed resource providers (Federal, Provincial, Municipal, Industry, Investment, and Private Sector), and engaging their respective communities as functional incubators. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

Find out more »

RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

The RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage clients pitch their startups to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, marketing, and distribution channels to provide feedback and advisory on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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RIC Centre Investment Review Panel

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

The RIC Centre Investment Review Panel is an invite-only panel composed of a group of finance and investor experts that meet on a bi-monthly basis to provide a targeted review of high potential client companies prior to external presentations to potential investors. This panel provides guidance to increase the investment success rate of RIC Centre startups. Companies receive targeted feedback around pitch presentation, financial model, valuation, etc. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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July 2020

RIC Centre Startup Bootcamp

July 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

Join us for a one-day course that emphasizes smart business fundamentals to help kickstart your entrepreneurship journey on the right foot. Startups get a mix of in-class learning, interactive discussion, networking opportunities and experiential exercises. The morning session will introduce you to business essentials like legal planning, IP strategy and finance essentials. The afternoon will walk you through a startup validation workshop that will inspire a customer-centric design mindset and leave you with tools to help you build products or…

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RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

The RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage clients pitch their startups to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, marketing, and distribution channels to provide feedback and advisory on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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August 2020

RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

The RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage clients pitch their startups to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, marketing, and distribution channels to provide feedback and advisory on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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September 2020

RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

September 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

The RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage clients pitch their startups to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, marketing, and distribution channels to provide feedback and advisory on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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RIC Centre Startup Bootcamp

September 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

Join us for a one-day course that emphasizes smart business fundamentals to help kickstart your entrepreneurship journey on the right foot. Startups get a mix of in-class learning, interactive discussion, networking opportunities and experiential exercises. The morning session will introduce you to business essentials like legal planning, IP strategy and finance essentials. The afternoon will walk you through a startup validation workshop that will inspire a customer-centric design mindset and leave you with tools to help you build products or…

Find out more »

RIC Centre Regional Alliance

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

The RIC Centre Regional Alliance is an invite-only panel that meets bi-monthly to hear clients pitch their startup to business advisers and government funding experts. The goal of the Regional Alliance panel is to proactively champion successful technology commercialization by linking identified opportunities to committed resource providers (Federal, Provincial, Municipal, Industry, Investment, and Private Sector), and engaging their respective communities as functional incubators. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

Find out more »

RIC Centre Investment Review Panel

September 30 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

The RIC Centre Investment Review Panel is an invite-only panel composed of a group of finance and investor experts that meet on a bi-monthly basis to provide a targeted review of high potential client companies prior to external presentations to potential investors. This panel provides guidance to increase the investment success rate of RIC Centre startups. Companies receive targeted feedback around pitch presentation, financial model, valuation, etc. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

Find out more »

October 2020

RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

The RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage clients pitch their startups to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, marketing, and distribution channels to provide feedback and advisory on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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November 2020

RIC Centre Startup Bootcamp

November 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

Join us for a one-day course that emphasizes smart business fundamentals to help kickstart your entrepreneurship journey on the right foot. Startups get a mix of in-class learning, interactive discussion, networking opportunities and experiential exercises. The morning session will introduce you to business essentials like legal planning, IP strategy and finance essentials. The afternoon will walk you through a startup validation workshop that will inspire a customer-centric design mindset and leave you with tools to help you build products or…

Find out more »

RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

The RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage clients pitch their startups to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, marketing, and distribution channels to provide feedback and advisory on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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RIC Centre Regional Alliance

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

The RIC Centre Regional Alliance is an invite-only panel that meets bi-monthly to hear clients pitch their startup to business advisers and government funding experts. The goal of the Regional Alliance panel is to proactively champion successful technology commercialization by linking identified opportunities to committed resource providers (Federal, Provincial, Municipal, Industry, Investment, and Private Sector), and engaging their respective communities as functional incubators. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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RIC Centre Investment Review Panel

November 25 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

The RIC Centre Investment Review Panel is an invite-only panel composed of a group of finance and investor experts that meet on a bi-monthly basis to provide a targeted review of high potential client companies prior to external presentations to potential investors. This panel provides guidance to increase the investment success rate of RIC Centre startups. Companies receive targeted feedback around pitch presentation, financial model, valuation, etc. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

Find out more »

December 2020

RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada), 2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

The RIC Centre 360 Virtual Advisory Board is an invite-only panel that meets monthly to hear early stage clients pitch their startups to technology and business advisers. The purpose of this meeting is for experts from software, hardware, sales, marketing, and distribution channels to provide feedback and advisory on business model and go-to-market strategy. For more information, please contact your EIR at the RIC Centre. 

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