January is Mentor Month!

Written by Allison Price, Director, Programs & Engagement I recently found out that January is #mentoringmonth. Simply search that hashtag in Twitter and you will see the significant impact that mentoring has. This quickly got me thinking about all of the wonderful opportunities available locally to give back as a mentor or to receive mentorship, and the number…

Bumpy Road to Commercialization

This blog post was written by Business Services analyst Harman Malhi. Queue the motion sickness Canadians are great innovators – just look in our own backyard. The forest city is home to some of the top research institutions in Canada, including Robarts, Lawson Health Research Institute, and Western University. We have some of the brightest…

Driverless Vehicles

The 20th century was shaped and characterized by the mainstream adoption of the automobile, which drastically changed the lives of humans. The automobile has helped to shape the modern world and plays a huge role in our society.  It is believed that the 21st century will see widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles (AVs). The shift…

Driverless Vehicles

This guest blog post was written by Jaclyn Longo, an Analyst at Propel. Propel is located at Western University and is part of the Campus-Linked Accelerator (CLA) program. The centre provides co-working space, mentorship, seed funding, events and acts as an advocate for local youth-based (aged 18-29) startups in the community. For more info, visit the Propel website. Driverless…