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…

Member Spotlight: ZTR Control Systems | June 2016

The monthly member spotlight is an opportunity to learn more about a leader at one of our member companies and showcase the work they are doing. This month, we spotlight Matthew Scott, General Manger, Railway Division with ZTR Control Systems. Learn more about ZTR Control Systems in our member directory. Name: Matthew Scott Title: General Manager, Railway…

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…

Member Spotlight: Aquatell Inc | May 2016

The monthly member spotlight is an opportunity to learn more about a leader at one of our member companies and showcase the work they are doing. This month, we spotlight Reid Thornley, owner of Aquatell Inc. Learn more about Aquatell in our member directory. Name: Reid Thornley Title: Owner Company: Aquatell Inc Aquatell is Canada’s premier online retailer of…

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…

Big Blue Bubble Recognized On Branham300’s 2016 Top 250

Big Blue Bubble, a leading Canadian developer of mobile games, has recently been named to a number of the Branham300 lists released to the public. Appearing on three of the Branham300 lists, Big Blue Bubble ranked overall #133 on the Top 250 list, #16 on the Top 25 Movers and Shakers list (companies which climbed the most…