Scratch-and-Save on the Go

by Sandra Desrochers When Diana Robbins was a young girl she would accompany her mom to popular scratch-and-save retail events at Sears. Diana’s mom always let her scratch the card to reveal the discount. Diana loved scratching the card and her mom loved getting the deal. Years later during Robbins’ career in marketing and sales,…

Blog: Crowdfunding in the Biotech Industry

Crowdfunding has become a popular funding source for many industries, though biotech-related projects are still relatively new to the scene. That seems to be changing, as the Scanadu Scout recently became the highest grossing Indiegogo campaign ever, raising over $1.6 million. Scanadu Scout is a device that measures and records a person’s blood pressure, heart…

Blog: Can an algorithm pick startup winners?

This blog post was written by Alec Miller, Manager, Measured Innovation at TechAlliance. According to Adeo Ressi of the Founder Institute – a startup training centre in Silicon Valley – entrepreneurs with the best chance of success tend to exhibit the following characteristics (professional experience, fluid intelligence, high openness, moderate agreeableness): generally 28 or older…

Grassroots tech in the forest city

There are many community projects, events and groups that entrepreneurs, startups and community members can get involved with in London and Southwestern Ontario. We’ve started a community tree that maps out some of these growing grassroots initiatives. If you have any recommendations for additions or changes to the tree please contact Suzanne Morrison, Communications Coordinator…