What do great hockey players and entrepreneurs have in common?

Good values, hard work and a determination to be the best you can be, says Stanley Cup winner and Olympic gold medallist Theo Fleury.

Fleury spoke to a captive crowd of fans, startup executives and students who gathered at the Accelerator Centre on Tuesday to meet and learn at the hand of an NHL legend. Fleury’s visit to the AC was co-ordinated by AC startup MyProHero, a company that offers young and up-and-coming players the opportunity connect online for virtual coaching delivered by former NHLers.

Fleury was himself starstruck by the incubator’s graduate wall and startup clients. “I’m a huge tech geek myself and here I am standing in Canada’s tech heartland. It is amazing to be among such smart people,” he said.

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Ellyn Winters-Robinson

As part of the Accelerator Centre (AC) mentorship program, Ellyn Winters-Robinson of Ignition Inc. has been providing AC clients with Communications and PR consulting services since October 2009. Ellyn’s focus is on delivering creative marketing, communications advice and leadership to the high technology sector – something she’s been doing for more than 15 years, as a VP of Marketing with MKS and now flying her own flag under the Ignition name.