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…

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…