Pascal Press Launch Kickstarter Campaign

Pascal Press have officially begun their Kickstarter campaign, hoping to raise 40 thousand dollars to launch their innovative portable coffee-brewer. You can check out the campaign and donate here, where there’s a wide variety of different options to back. Update: With one week remaining in the campaign, the goal of raising $40 thousand has been completely smashed,…

Catalyst137 Unveiled as World’s Largest Hardware Technology Hub

The new Catalyst137 project announced today will provide the world’s largest workspace and innovation center for hardware technology companies and draw entrepreneurs from around the world to a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of an ecosystem already known for innovation. Ontario’s Waterloo Region boasts the densest collection of tech startups outside of Silicon Valley with…

Ontario Investing $3 Million for Biotechnology Hub in Sarnia

Ontario is partnering with Bioindustrial Innovation Canada to support a new hub in Sarnia-Lambton that is expected to create 400 high-value jobs, strengthen the province’s industrial competitiveness, and raise the profile of Ontario as a world leader in biotechnology. Ontario will invest $3 million over four years through the Business Growth Initiative to build the…

TopSpin360 Announced As Lion’s Lair Finalist

Fifteen companies have been selected as finalists for the 2016 LiON’S LAIR competition, which offers entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their idea to a panel of industry judges—the “Lions”—and solicit over $100,000 in cash and in-kind resources. Hopeful participants submitted their business plans in late April. Throughout May, each plan was evaluated during two separate…

Canadian Technology Accelerators Seeking Fall Cohort

Are you a Canadian tech company ready for the US market?  The Canadian Technology Accelerators in Silicon Valley and New York are now recruiting high potential Canadian tech companies to participate in our Fall 2016 (Aug-Dec) cohort! CTA Digital Tech is a five-month program run by the Canadian Consulate in New York that helps high-potential SME…

Studio Y Fellowship accepting applications from young leaders

Applications have opened for the MaRS Discovery District’s paid Studio Y Fellowship for the September 2016 – May 2017 cohort. The Studio Y Fellowship is a flexible and funded opportunity developing high-performing young systems leaders who will make bold economic and social impacts while fostering innovation. Housed at MaRS Discovery District, the 25 Fellows will be mentored by…

Stiris CEO Ranks 9th On Profit W100

PROFIT and Canadian Business today ranked Shantal Feltham, President and CEO of Stiris Research Inc., No. 9 on the 18th annual W100 list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs. Published today at PROFITguide.com, the W100 ranks female entrepreneurs using a proprietary formula that considers the size, growth rate and profitability of the businesses they own and…

Listen to the First Entrepreneur Circle Episode

Recently TechAlliance partnered with CHRW for a new project. What if we could pair successful entrepreneurs from our community with student entrepreneurs from Western’s Propel Entrepreneurship program and have them sit down to have a conversation together? This is exactly what happened with our first Entrepreneur Circle episode, featuring David and Stephanie Ciccarelli of Voices.com…

Voices.com Ramps Up Growth Initiative With 100 Hires

Voices.com, the largest online marketplace for voice-over in the world and a local success story, has recently announced an impressive growth plan that will have positive implications for London’s economic development. The company, which was founded by husband and wife team, David and Stephanie Ciccarelli in 2004, recently hit 100 employees. Voices.com is on track to hit…

Western’s Propel Summer Incubator Launches 2016 Cohort

Propel, Western University’s entrepreneurship accelerator, announced its new cohort of startups for its 2016 Propel Summer Incubator (PSI).  The PSI program received applications from more than 50 entrepreneurs. After a competitive process involving a written application and in-person pitch, 11 startups were accepted. PSI is quickly establishing itself as a premier incubator program for the…