Introducing Jodi Mabee

Jodi Mabee is the newest member of the TechAlliance team, joining up as Membership Coordinator. Here she is, in her own words: Hi Everyone! My name is Jodi Mabee and I am thrilled to join the TechAlliance team as your new Membership Coordinator. Although I wasn’t born in the Forest City, I have been a…

Happy Holidays From TechAlliance

Here at TechAlliance, we love this time a year. Like, a lot. The Christmas music starts mid-November, the tree-trimming party is in early December, and of course our annual Holiday Mixer at Aroma brings out the London community to share and celebrate together. This year we’ve even added an office initiative called The Twelve Business…

Member Spotlight: Arcane | December 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 Eric Vardon, President & CEO of Arcane. Learn more about Arcane in our member directory. Name: Eric Vardon Title: President, CEO Company: Arcane Arcane combines…

PlantForm awarded federal government contract for production of anti-nerve-agent enzyme

PlantForm Corporation has been awarded a contract with the Government of Canada to create stable glyco-modified Nicotiana benthamiana plant lines for the production of pharmaceutical proteins and continued supply of recombinant butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) to Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC). The contract is valued at $831,600 and the period of the contract is from December…

Resonant Solutions Gives Away $10K In Services

Resonant Solutions is inviting entries from companies, not-for-profits and charities in the Win Your Wishlist $10k Giveaway. This no-strings-attached opportunity was launched by Co-CEOs Vick and Jane Ramachandran, who are willing to give out 10 thousand dollars worth of IT and business services to businesses, non-profits, and charities. “In my years of speaking with people from all…

Big Blue Bubble Appoints New CEO

Big Blue Bubble has announced that they are appointing a new CEO, while current CEO and company founder Damir Slogar moves to a position as Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer. The move is claimed as part of the company’s strategy to move into the next stage of major growth. The new CEO, an as-yet unnamed…

Phoenix CEO Wins RBC Entrepreneur Award

Kyle Macdonald, the CEO of Phoenix Interactive Design, recently won big in the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. MacDonald won the RBC Momentum award. This is the second time MacDonald has been honoured by RBC, as she first won an RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur award in 2006. MacDonald was one of 4,000 women entrepreneurs nominated…

ChainSync Brings More Jobs to SoHo Corridor

London startup ChainSync, a scalable franchise management system, is bringing more jobs to London’s up-and-coming tech corridor in the SoHo neighbourhood. Founded in 2012, the young company has over 500 active franchisee users. Moving forward, to facilitate their aggressive expansion plans, they have attracted a significant investment of $500,000 from an unnamed angel investor. The growth funding,…

‘Startup Showcase’ Brings GEW to Western

If you’ve been following along at home, last week was Global Entrepreneurship Week, and London participated actively thanks to events planned by folks from all over, coming together to share in the spirit of entrepreneurship. One such event was the 2014 WesternU: Startup Showcase. Organized by a team of current Western students, the event was…

Global Entrepreneurship Week Brings Community Together

Hi guys! It was quite an exciting week for entrepreneurship in London!  Each day this week there has been events taking place at various locations across the city in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).  Running this year from Nov. 17th-23rd, GEW is a worldwide celebration of entrepreneurship across 140 countries that encourages citizens to…