Keeping things clear for reopening

A year after London-based sisters Madison De Sousa and Jenessa Olson shelved their growing startup because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, they are helping businesses across the country reopen. De Sousa and Olson launched In The ClearZone in March 2020 when their clothing rental business was put on hold following the onset of the pandemic. Having…

AutoVerify Names New Digital Desking Manager

AutoVerify is proud to announce that Dee Murphy has been named Digital Desking Manager at the rapidly growing automotive software company. AutoVerify is powered by parent-company Mobials Inc. Murphy comes to AutoVerify with over 10 years of experience in the automotive industry, developing extensive knowledge of both the front and back ends of the dealership…

NGen’s 3rd Annual Collaboration Day

Join NGen at their 3rd Annual Collaboration Day to hear what’s next for Canada’s advanced manufacturing sector. Learn first-hand from NGen-funded projects and get valuable access to transformative advanced manufacturing ideas from companies seeking collaboration partners for their success. On Wednesday, July 28 hear from companies that have been funded by NGen and learn about…

TechAlliance welcomes Quinn Palmer as Communications Specialist

Continuing to grow our communications team, we’re excited to welcome Quinn Palmer. This new addition to our team will help continue to highlight the incredible stories that come from within Southwestern Ontario’s innovation economy, and in tandem, foster more opportunities for collaboration, partnership, and open connections in our region. Keeping a focus on the founders, talent, and stakeholders, we’re excited to increase…

The Western Fair partners with Forest City SynBio to build biotech startup hub

Forest City SynBio Inc. (“FCSB”) partners with the Western Fair Association to build a 7,000-sf synthetic biology startup accelerator within The Grove, set to open doors in early 2022. Tapping into The Grove’s $7.2M grant from FedDev Ontario to grow London’s agriculture and food sector, FCSB supports biotechnology startups with a primary focus on agri-food innovation. Synthetic biology…

TechAlliance partners with Bayfield and Strathroy Chambers of Commerce to Roll Out Free Rapid Antigen Screening Program for Businesses

TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario has launched two StaySafe™ Rapid Antigen Screening Programs – StaySafe™ Bluewater, with the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce and StaySafe™ Middlesex, with the Strathroy and District Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario and Canadian governments.  Through this initiative, small and medium-sized businesses throughout the Municipality of Bluewater and Middlesex…

VidHug acquired by Punchbowl

London-based Vidhug, a video platform that enables users to combine videos and create personalized greetings for special occasions, has been acquired by Punchbowl, a web-based online invitation company headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts. Founded in 2018 by Zamir Khan (Khan was named a London Inc. 20 Under 40 in 2020), the platform realized explosive growth as the pandemic…