Greg Picken is the Communications Manager for TechAlliance.

Big Blue Bubble acquires The Ant Firm

Big Blue Bubble is proud to announce today the acquisition of The Ant Firm, London, Ontario, Canada.  The Ant Firm, winners of the 2011 Venture London Business Competition, is Ontario’s leading independent Quality Assurance services facility for the videogame and interactive entertainment industries.  The acquisition solidifies Big Blue Bubble’s commitment to maximizing their freemium titles’ retention,…

Startup Canada launches national support network for entrepreneurs

On May 2, Startup Canada, a national entrepreneur-led non-profit movement, will launch its flagship venture, Startup Canada Communities, trailblazing a new approach to supporting entrepreneurs – from the bottom-up. Startup Canada Communities provides entrepreneurs with access to mentors, workspace, and funding to start and grow their businesses and to connect with other startup founders. Local…

Make Your Pitch video contest

The Ontario Network of Excellence is asking high school students to “Make Your Pitch”. The contest challenges students in grades 9-12 to pitch their business idea in a 2-minute video that will be voted on by the public and expert judges.  Finalists will present their ideas in front of a panel of judges in Toronto…

Blog: The TechAlliance team is growing!

This blog post was written by Suzanne Morrison, Communications Coordinator at TechAlliance. Hello TechAlliance Blog Readers! My name is Suzanne and I am happy to join the TechAlliance team as your new Communications Coordinator. As a part-time geek, full-time car nut and all-around lover of stories, I am excited to join the group of vibrant,…

Blog: Avoiding Fundraising Fails

This blog post was written by Alec Miller, Manager, Measured Innovation at TechAlliance. The Advisory Services team here at TechAlliance works with all kinds of entreprenuers, and after reviewing even just a handful of business plans or pitches, it’s not hard to start recognizing some common patterns. Granted, no two start-ups are identical, but when…