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…

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…

Scytl acquires Akira, a leading provider of workforce management software

Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, has announced today the acquisition of 100% of Akira Systems (Akira), a leading provider of workforce management solutions based in London (Ontario). With this acquisition, Scytl complements its end-to-end election management platform with a leading workforce management solution especially designed to address all the…

Introducing Brad Ausrotas, Communications Coordinator

Hi everyone! My name is Brad Ausrotas and I’m the new Communications Coordinator here at TechAlliance. I’ve worked with TechAlliance in the past through WARPAINT Media, and am very excited to be a part of the team. I’ve lived, learned, and worked in London all my life and couldn’t be happier to be helping the…

Farewell Message from Suzanne Morrison

On October 1st, I will spend my last day with the TechAlliance team, and I couldn’t imagine a more amazing last day than at our annual BIOlympics. While I have enjoyed my time at TechAlliance over the past year and a half, and have built some amazing relationships along the way, it is also time…

Top 5 reasons why business owners need to provide Free Wi-Fi to their customers

This guest blog post was written by François Vergès at SemFio Networks. Talking to a lot of small and medium business owners, they often tell me that they don’t really see any need in proposing free Wi-Fi to their customers. It sounds like it will be a real struggle for them. The new Wi-Fi technologies…