Nominations now open for Startup Canada Awards

Startup Canada (www.startupcan.ca) will recognize the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship movement with a new awards program. The Startup Canada Awards will distinguish the individuals, communities, organizations and institutions in Canada that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, impact and outstanding achievement in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship. “Starting a company is a difficult task; entrepreneurs need a…

Interview with Tom Wujec

Tom Wujec speaks internationally on innovation: why it matters, why it is a vital engine of economic growth (especially today), and how to foster it. TechAlliance is pleased to welcome Tom as our keynote speaker at this year’s Gearing Up for Growth Conference. We were able to sit down with Tom for a brief Q…

OCE Discovery: The David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge

Discovery is Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. Hosted by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities. Participate in one of the many competitions taking place throughout the conference. Tuesday, May 13, 9:00-11:30 a.m. – Innovation…

London’s Voices.com puts aggressive expansion plan into action

Voices.com, the startup that grew up, is entering its 10th year of business, and celebrating by putting into action a major growth plan. Riding on the momentum of success the company has experienced, Voices.com has committed to adding 30 positions over the next 6 months. This mission is already underway, with Voices.com set to be…

OCE Discovery: Investor Pitch Competition

Discovery is Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. Hosted by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities. Participate in one of the many competitions taking place throughout the conference. Tuesday, May 13, 9:00-11:30 a.m. – Talent…

OCE Discovery: Elevator Pitch Competition

Discovery is Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. Hosted by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities. Participate in one of the many competitions taking place throughout the conference. Monday, May 12, 4:00-6:00 p.m. – Talent…

23andMe vs. the FDA part 3 – Lessons for start-ups

This blog post was written by Deniz Temelli, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. Late last fall genetics testing company 23andMe was ordered to stop marketing and selling their Personal Genome Service by the FDA (recap in my last blog post here). The company soon complied and limited their services to providing only ancestry related information. However,…

New Apps for Energy Consumers

The province has announced the six winners of the Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge. The innovative new apps will help Ontario families and businesses better understand and manage their electricity use. The award winners are: Gold Award and People’s Choice: Wattson was the favourite of the judges and online voters. This app provides users with…

Hacking Health hosts first pitch night

Over 40 people converged on Edgar & Joe’s Café, Tuesday night to hear 7 pitches to improve healthcare with technology as part of Hacking Health London’s first pitch night. Hacking Health is designed to improve healthcare by inviting technology creators and healthcare professionals to collaborate on realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line problems. The initiative hosts…

TechAlliance and Fanshawe College collaborate on mentoring and high-tech mobile devices for students, entrepreneurs

TechAlliance and Fanshawe College will collaborate to provide high-tech mobile devices and entrepreneurial mentorship to students in the School of Contemporary Media. TechAlliance will be providing access to business advisors, industry leaders, and community events in the school’s downtown campus in addition to supplying smartphones and tablets for the school’s new device lab. “The mobile…