Voices.com Brings Parents To Work

You might have heard of Take Our Kids to Work, the annual program where grade 9 students get to accompany their parents into work to see what exactly it is they spend all day doing out there in the world. But what about taking your parents to work? Well, last year on November 6th, LinkedIn…

Maple Leaf Angels Launch MLA48 Investment Fund

The Maple Leaf Angels Corporation today announced the launch of MLA48, Canada’s first angel investment fund committed to a turn-around time of just 48 hours. The fund promises the ultra-quick decision making process to entice young companies in the information, communication, and entertainment sectors across Southern Ontario, where the fund aims to provide early stage financing.…

Techtoberfest 2014 Retrospective

Hi guys! My TechAlliance career is off to a flying start!  Last week our StartUp Services team had the opportunity to attend Techtoberfest, a two day event in Kitchener-Waterloo’s great start up ecosystem that brought together entrepreneurs and venture capitalists during the world’s second largest Oktoberfest. The event was hosted by Communitech, Kitchener-Waterloo’s regional innovation…

Synapse Competition open to Londoners

One of the most difficult steps in the process of commercialization is putting the right team together, especially finding the right help for the business side of technical projects. To help address this issue, the Innovation Factory in Hamilton (part of the same Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs as TechAlliance) ran a competition last year for…

Member Spotlight: Quantum RBS | October 2014

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 Kimberly Marcotte, President & CEO of Quantum RBS. Learn more about Quantum RBS in our member directory. About Quantum RBS We provide a fully-automated, 100%…

Small Business Centre puts the spotlight on entrepreneurship

The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well in London, as new research commissioned by the London Small Business Centre attests. Presented to the public by Steve Pellarin, Executive Director of the London Small Business Centre, Spotlight on Entrepreneurship is the result of a study of the entrepreneurial environment in Elgin, Lambton, Middlesex and Oxford…

Voices.com Receives $900K FedDev Investment

Today Voices.com and the Federal Economic Development Agency For Southern Ontario announced that Voices.com would receive 900 thousand dollars in investment funding through the Investing in Business Growth and Productivity initiative offered by the federal government. Voices.com plans to hire 45 new employees to expand its outreach into the global market, translating its products into six…

Say Hello to Blake, Business Analyst

Hi everyone! My name is Blake Farquharson (not to be confused with our other awesome digital media analyst Blake Stone) and I am the new Business Analyst here at TechAlliance, focused on youth. I will be acting as the bridge between the TechAlliance StartUp Services team and the newly created Campus Linked Accelerators at Western,…

London’s Pod – Designed to Organize

Pod is a London startup founded by Luke Swanek and four other Londoners, all Western University graduates. Recentlyfeatured in Metro news, Pod is a TechAlliance client that’s making big waves- and it all started by the group deciding to build a tool that they wish they had for their own lives. Pod is described as an…

Welcome Tori – Our new Programs Coordinator

My name is Tori Lawrence and I am very excited to be the new Programs Coordinator here at TechAlliance. As a planning and organizing enthusiast, I am thrilled to have joined the Programs team to assist in the execution of high quality, engaging programs and events. I am most excited to meet our members and…