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142 Ron Dembo Math Finance and the Fields Institute and the Financial Mathematics seminar has been a model for other disciplines. I served for a number of years on the Board of Directors and the Industrial Advisory Board at Fields and recall debating quite fiercely whether we should allow incubation of appropriate companies at Fields. The rest is history. Fields, thanks to John Chadam, Don Dawson, and Barbara Keyfitz, became home to a number of successful start-ups that were incubated at Fields and evolved from there. I always appreciated the open-mindedness of the mathematicians I met on the Board and the Directors who embraced the business side of mathematics and saw the benefits of working with industry. Congratulations Fields, you are a wonderful Institution and a shining light in Canada.