TechAlliance has partnered with IBM Canada to bring a new initiative to London- a pitch competition where the winner has a shot at $25 thousand dollars and a spot in the prestigious LAUNCH Incubator in San Francisco. You can come watch seven companies give their best pitch next week, but until then, check out this article about the competition in TechPortfolio:
“It’s a great opportunity for our local entrepreneurs,” says Marilyn Sinclair, President & CEO of TechAlliance, which will be actively helping competitors craft their pitches, as well as offering support after the event.
Sinclair thinks London’s SmartCamp event is the perfect vehicle to help shine a light on the city’s burgeoning tech community. “We have a very diverse tech sector,” she says.
That diversity is one reason why Sinclair thinks London, Ont. doesn’t always get the attention of tech hubs like Kitchener-Waterloo, an ecosystem that is packaged and branded in a familiar way for the venture capital world.