The Winners of 60-Second Pitch

The 2015 60-Second Pitch Competition has concluded, and was a stunning success. After an incredible array of pitches and pitchers from all over Southwestern Ontario, our judges deliberated to decide who would be taking home over 47 thousand dollars in business acceleration prizes and resources. Thank you to everyone who came out to compete, and…

Arcane Launches Code Camp For Kids

Does your 12-16 year old love video games, technology or solving problems? Arcane is hosting a CodeCamp this summer! Coding is becoming a basic literacy, and Arcane wants to empower innovation. What separates those who simply have an idea and those who make their ideas a reality is simple: the ability to code. Programming is…

OCE Partners With AUTO21 For Internships

Ontario Centres of Excellence, through its TalentEdge Internship Program, is partnering with AUTO21 to give 50 Ontario students real-world experience and the chance to apply their knowledge and leading-edge expertise to industry problems specific to the automotive sector. The AUTO21 Automotive Practicum Program provides graduate and undergraduate students in their final year of study with…

Member Spotlight: CityMatch | June 2015

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 Jodi Simpson, founder of CityMatch. Learn more about CityMatch in our member directory. Name: Jodi Simpson Title: Founder Company: CityMatch CityMatch delivers a powerful attraction…

Voices.com Opening NYC Office

(New York, NY) – The online marketplace that disrupted a 100-year-old, $26 billion industry is expanding its global footprint and opening up operations in New York City come September 1, 2015. Voices.com is currently engaged in the Canadian Technology Accelerator, a program put on by the Canadian government that invites high potential Canadian tech companies…

New youth entrepreneurship program launches in London

London, May 27, 2015 – London’s aspiring young entrepreneurs will harness their creativity at a new summer camp, announced by TechAlliance, focused on facilitating youth innovation and entrepreneurship. The program, facilitated by Future Design School (FDS) and supported by TechAlliance, will provide students entering Grades 6-8 with an intensive one-week startup experience. The camp will…

Stiris Research Inc. Ranks #23 on Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs List

London, Ontario (21 May, 2015) PROFIT and Chatelaine today ranked Stiris Research Inc. No. 23 on the 17th annual W100 list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs.  Published in the June issue of Canadian Business (available now) and online at PROFITguide.com and Chatelaine.com, the W100 ranks female entrepreneurs with a proprietary formula that considers the size,…

Help Fanshawe College create an Institute for Small Business Informatics

Local private sector and not-for-profit organizations are invited to join Fanshawe College in applying for funding to undertake a $2.5 million, five-year applied R&D program and establish Fanshawe’s Institute for Small Business Informatics. What Types of Companies Will Benefit? Retail, point of sale, online sales IT supply & service sector Data management and IT security…

Voices.com CMO & Co-Founder Named #41 On Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs List

The Co-Founder and CMO of Voices.com, Stephanie Ciccarelli, has been ranked for the second time on the 17th annual W100 list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs, produced by PROFIT and Chatelaine. For 2015, Stephanie has been ranked #41 of 100 entrepreneurs. “You need a bold vision, an innovative strategy and loads of tenacity to earn…