TechAlliance is at the forefront of Southwestern Ontario’s innovation economy, as the Province of Ontario’s Regional Innovation Centre for London and surrounding areas. Focused on supercharging our community, TechAlliance provides advice, experiences, and access to capital to launch startups, accelerate scale-ups and inspire talent. 

Our Team / Notre équipe

We create an entrepreneurial culture, launch new startups, and accelerate growth for established tech companies, while attracting the next generation of tech talent and innovative entrepreneurs.

Nous créons une culture entrepreneuriale, lançons des strat-ips et accélérons la croissance des entreprises de technologie établies, tout en attirant la prochaine génération de talents technologiques et d’entrepreneurs innovants.

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Christina Fox


Karen Chalmers

Vice President

Jennifer Starcok

People & Operations Leader

Andrew Leest

Manager, Startup Advisory & Venture Growth

Farida Abdelnabi

Communications Manager

Omran Sheikh

Program Coordinator

Devin Golets
Devin Golets

Startup Advisor, Venture Growth

Aman Samra
Aman Samra

Startup Advisor, Venture Growth

Tanushree Prasad

Digital Marketing & Engagement Specialist

Heather Siskind-Levite
Heather Siskind-Levite

Community Engagement Specialist

Sarah Edmundson

Engagement and Facilities Coordinator

Dina Kanarellis

CRM Data Analyst

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Tyler Wilson

Project Lead

Our Board of Directors

Konrad Konnerth

Owner, Konnexio

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Keith Murray

Past Chair
VP, Operations at Autoverify

Chris Dowding

Partner, MNP

Peter Dillon

Partner, Siskinds

David Brebner

CFO & Co-Founder, Mobials Inc.

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Brennon D’Souza

Founder, DIBZ

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Anna Foat

Director, Global Digital Transformation Office, Sun Life Financial

Christine Haas

Co-Founder & President, Renix Inc.

Ian Haase
Ian Haase

Serial Entrepreneur, Co-Founder, Motif Labs

Heather Macpherson

Founder & CEO, The Minery Ltd.

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Melissa McInerney

CEO and Chief Creative Officer, tbk Creative

Brian Maxfield

President, ODEA

Dr. Asha Parekh

Co-Founder & CEO, Front Line Medical Technologies

Michael Schmalz

President, Digital Extremes

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David Strucke

Chief Executive Officer, Media Sonar

Our Mission

To champion, coach and amplify businesses, creating a vibrant technology community.

Notre Mission

Promouvoir, encadrer et amplifier les entreprises, en créant une communauté technologique dynamique.

Our Vision

To empower world-class ventures and fuel growth in Canada’s innovation economy.

Notre Vision

Favoriser les entreprises de calibre mondial et stimuler la croissance de l’économie de l’innovation canadienne.

Open Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors

TechAlliance Board of Directors provides strategic leadership and governance of the organization. We are seeking Expressions of Interest from community members whose experience and passion align with TechAlliance’s mission and vision, who would like to support the continued growth and reach of our vibrant innovation economy. Submit an Expression of Interest here.