Blog: Startup Grind is Coming to London, Ontario!

This guest blog post was written by Amanda Stratton, Director of Startup Grind London. This post was originally published at StartupGrind. The year was 1826, and the first settler to put down stakes in the city at the Fork of the Thames established not a residence, but London’s first business. Peter McGregor’s tavern consisted of…

Member Spotlight: Critical Outcome Technologies | February 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 Dr. Wayne Danter from Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. Learn more about Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. on their website. Name: Dr. Wayne R Danter Title: President and…

Blog: My paperless pledge for 2014

This blog post was written by Howie Chan, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. About a month and a half ago, I made the effort to go paperless – my New Year’s resolution. I thought the challenge of going without paper was both noble and a great learning experience. Yes, I probably won’t make an impact on…

Province’s Green Button initiative – app voting now open

Ontario is inviting the public to vote online for their favourite app in the Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge. In partnership with MaRS Discovery District, the challenge is offering $50,000 to support the best new apps that use electricity data collected by smart meters. These apps will help Ontario households and businesses better understand and manage their…

Venture London applications now open

Small companies play a big role in the development of a vibrant business community. That’s why Venture London Business Competition was created in 2008 by four of London’s economic development partners as a way to celebrate and support new businesses that contribute to the entrepreneurial spirit that exists in our city. Open to planned and…

TechAlliance announces winners of 3rd annual Techcellence Awards

TechAlliance hosted its 3rd Techcellence Awards Celebration on Thursday which recognized excellence and achievement across the local technology sector. The celebration is held every year as part of London Tech Week and honours companies and individuals though awards in four categories: Business Growth, Community Engagement, Innovation and IT Professionalism. The award for IT professionalism was…

Ontario announces recipients of new accelerator fund

Ontario has announced the first recipients of the Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Program (Youth IAF). Launched in 2013 as part of Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy, the program invests in technology-based start-ups founded by entrepreneurs under the age of 30. The Youth IAF is designed to accelerate the commercialization of innovative technologies in Ontario by investing…

Young entrepreneurs – make your pitch!

The Ontario Youth Jobs Strategy is launching a new program from high school-aged entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to experts and the public as part of the province’s Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch contest. The contest, now in its second year, challenges high school students in grades 9 through 12 to promote their business…

2014 Techcellence Award Finalists

Congratulations to the following finalists for the 2014 Techcellence Awards! Award winners will be announced at the Techcellence Award Celebration and Mixer on February 6. Innovation: Vital Biomedical Technologies MDDT Canatomical Research Services Business Growth: rtraction Big Blue Bubble Info-Tech Research Group Community Engagement: ATMOS Marketing Thread Development Warpaint Media

London company Akira Systems Inc. completes new web portal for the Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee

ConnexOntario Health Services Information announced today the completion of the new Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) web portal. The new HSJCC site, found at www.hsjcc.on.ca, features: a content management capability, designed to empower end users a workflow that enables visibility of content from draft to publication the ability for users to expand functionality…