Blog: 23andMe vs. the FDA part 2 – analyzing the science

This blog post was written by Deniz Temelli, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. Early last December, the Google-backed personal genetics company 23andMe was ordered to stop marketing and selling its Personal Genome Service by the FDA. You can read the details of why in my last blog post. The fall out and debate surrounding this decision…

Local design start-up to publicly develop website in 3 weeks

Mobile app development agency will develop new site while posting progress live to web    Inner Geek will be publicly developing a brand new company website from the ground up in only 3 weeks. Development will commence on January 13, with the goal of having a beautifully designed and completely functional website for January 31.…

Member Spotlight: Thread Development | January 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 Thomas Cermak from Thread Development. Learn more about Thread Development in our member directory. Name: Thomas Cermak Title: Partner, Technical Director Company: Thread Development Thread is a creative agency…

Apply now for Embedded Executive Funding

The Embedded Executive Funding Program is designed to accelerate novel Ontario-based technology companies by funding the hire of a C-level executive. The program will grant $50,000 with a matching contribution of $15,000 from the successful applicant. For more information about the program please contact our Startup Services team.

London Tech Week 2014

From February 3 to 9, 2014, TechAlliance will proudly host London Tech Week, the only week dedicated to the London technology sector. Join us for the following events: February 4 – TechAlliance Open House February 5 – Tech Connect February 6 – Techcellence Awards Celebration and Mixer February 7-9 – Startup Weekend London

Blog: Connected Cars

This blog post was written by Howie Chan, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. Remember those OnStar commercials from the late 90’s?  GM has been integrating cellular and GPS technology into its cars since 1996. To put this into perspective, 1996 was the same year the late Steve Jobs returned to the ailing Apple after NeXT was…

Speed Interviews at Voices.com: An Innovative Approach to the Hiring Process

Voices.com held its first ever “speed interviews” event on Wednesday, December 18. A local tech company with international reach, Voices.com was has quickly grown to 30 team members and experienced a noticeable boost in business. This development has resulted in an immediate need of 6 new hires for January 2. Always thinking outside of the…

TechAlliance celebrates at annual Holiday Mixer

More than 130 tech sector and startup community members joined us on Thursday at Aroma Mediterranean Restaurant for our annual Holiday Mixer. The evening was relaxed and festive, and gave our community the chance to catch up with colleagues and celebrate the success we have all shared over the past year. The Holiday Mixer also…

5 Tips for getting the most out your mentor

This blog post was written by Ian Haase, Vice President, Advisory Services at TechAlliance. An actively engaged and experienced mentor can be an invaluable resource for any budding entrepreneur; however it’s a relationship that is often overlooked, especially when the daily grind of building the business seems to fill the entire day. Here are 5…