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…

Member Spotlight: Digital Extremes | December 2013

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 Mike Schmalz, from Digital Extremes. Learn more about Digital Extremes in our member directory. Name: Mike Schmalz Title: President Company: Digital Extremes Digital Extremes is a developer and publisher of digitally distributed…

Blog: 23andMe vs. the FDA part 1: analyzing the arguments

This blog post was written by Deniz Temelli, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. Early last week, the FDA sent Google-backed genetics testing company 23andMe a letter ordering them to halt sales and marketing of their Personal Genome Service (PGS). As part of this service, a customer sends the company a saliva sample from which 900,000 base…

12 TechAlliance members nominated for Business Achievement Awards

Congratulations to the many TechAlliance member companies that have been recognized for a London Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business Achievement Award. The following 12 companies represent the technology sector strongly across a total of five categories.  Awards will be given in the categories of Business of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Leadership, Excellence in…

Big Viking Games recognized as one of Canada’s top employers

Big Viking Games, one of the fastest growing mobile games startups, has been named one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers, in just its second year of operations. Big Viking Games recognized that in order to build world-class innovations and games it had to attract the best and the brightest. The company has worked…

Blog: Celebrate the holiday season tech-style

This blog post was written by Suzanne Morrison, Communications Coordinator at TechAlliance. Here at the TechAlliance office, the holiday spirit is buzzing. Between our lunch-time tree-trimming and cocoa, Jen’s Elf on the Shelf stories, and overall excitement for our Holiday Mixer next week, our staff team are definitely getting into the festive spirit. As we…