The edge of innovation

Entrepreneur and scientist Saumik Biswas, PhD’20, is taking medical innovation to the next level with medical technology start-up Tenomix Saumik Biswas, PhD’20, says that the past two years have flown by faster than he would have ever imagined. Not only did he graduate with his PhD in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, but he also completed…

The many hurdles life sciences startups must overcome to commercialize

Alex Muggah has seen hundreds of life sciences and healthtech companies work to commercialize their innovations. As Director of the Synapse Life Science Consortium, a partnership of public- and private-sector institutions in Hamilton, Ontario and administrator of SOPHIE life sciences commercialization grants, Muggah likens his job to that of a concierge: connecting high-potential startups to…

Business as an Art Form – tbk’s Melissa McInerney appointed to TechAlliance’s Board of Directors

When you think of building a business, the buzz words that often come to mind involve success, money, or recognition. For one London-local entrepreneur, and TechAlliance’s newest appointment to our esteemed Board of Directors, business is synonymous with creativity, passion, and people. Melissa McInerney, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of tbk, started her founder journey…

AutoVerify Acquires iDealerPlus to Help Dealers Set Realistic Customer Expectations Around Financing

AutoVerify, powered by Mobials Inc., is pleased to announce the acquisition of iDealerPlus Inc. As the retail process continues to evolve, consumer expectations have increased around the ease of finding what they need online. iDealerPlus is a dealer-facing software that matches a consumer to a vehicle in the dealer’s inventory, considering both the customer’s credit…

Athlete, innovator and entrepreneur

Like many of us, Nicole Baranowski, Founder and CEO of Hairstrong has a strong connection to her hair, “I believe that my long hair defines my personality and gives me a unique individual identity.” However, she was often disappointed with the available options for ‘one-size-fits-all’ scrunchies and hair ties in the market. Nothing seemed to…

Government of Canada invests $3 million to help early-stage companies adopt low-carbon processes and products

As industry seeks to accelerate the adoption of new clean technologies to drive de-carbonization and the transition to a green recovery, there is a growing demand for made-in-Ontario solutions to achieve this objective. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting this transition to a green economy and to advancing clean growth innovators in this…

i.d.e.a. Fund cohort one announced

TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario provides 20 companies with $600,000 through Cohort 1 of Government of Canada-funded i.d.e.a. Fund

TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario provides 20 companies with $600,000 through Cohort 1 of Government of Canada-funded i.d.e.a. Fund LONDON, ON. AUGUST 4, 2022 Companies in southern Ontario that focus on environmental impacts are vital to creating jobs and bringing new, innovative technologies to market that continue Canada’s transition to a green economy. The i.d.e.a. Fund…

Algoma University Partners with Tailwind to Become the First University in Canada to Incorporate Proactive Mental Wellness Awareness Programs

Algoma University has recently launched a new mental wellness awareness program for students; the first institution in Canada to implement this new and groundbreaking tool. The revolutionary new program, designed by Canadian health tech firm Tailwind, aims to prepare incoming university students for the mental stresses of their academic journey while organically gathering and harnessing…