Race Roster makes great strides with startup

By Sandra Desrochers Some would say that we’re in the midst of a second running boom. There are over 60,000 endurance events in North America each year, generating $250 million in processing fees – that’s a lot of races to organize and a lot of revenue to capture. Three local London, Ontario race organizers recognized…

Member Spotlight: Mindstack Inc. | October 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 David Uram from Mindstack. Learn more about Mindstack in our member directory. 1) What is your mobile device of choice, and why? Blackberry right now…

London Bridge Network: building bridges between business and technology

The London Bridge Network will be hosting its first event on Tuesday, November 5, marking the re-birth of the former Internetworking group. The new group, while still technology driven, will focus primarily on bringing business and technology together. Join the London Bridge Network on Tuesday, November 5 at Friday Knight Lights starting at 5 p.m.…

Stiris Research Named To Profit W100

Profit Magazine has ranked Stiris Research #94 on the 15th annual W100 which ranks Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs on a composite score based on the size, growth rate and profitability of their businesses. Published in the November issue of Profit and the December issue of Chatelaine, the W100 is Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial…

Calling all developers! Get ready to help Ontarians save money and conserve energy!

This guest blog post was written by: Sasha Sud, Energy Data Manager, MaRS Discovery District Yesterday, the Ontario Minister of Energy, Bob Chiarelli, announced the Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge, a contest organized by MaRS and funded by the Ministry of Energy that encourages developers to create the best new, proof-of-concept apps to help Ontarians…

ATMOS Marketing and rtraction announce the Great Western Railway Roundhouse as their next home

London’s historical Great Western Railway Roundhouse has found new tenants in digital agencies rtraction and ATMOS Marketing. With the restoration efforts of building owner Creative Property Developments Inc., the revamped London Roundhouse will be an office space unlike anything the city has ever seen. “We are thrilled to be tying our company’s future to London’s…

National Biotechnology Week: Research Park expansion plans support growing sector

London has the potential to become the cornerstone of biotechnology research in Canada, and some would say we are well on our way. The sector as a whole, while experiencing tremendous growth, is currently facing several challenges though. New expansion plans for Western’s Research Parks hope to face some of those challenges head-on and extract…

Scratch-and-Save on the Go

by Sandra Desrochers When Diana Robbins was a young girl she would accompany her mom to popular scratch-and-save retail events at Sears. Diana’s mom always let her scratch the card to reveal the discount. Diana loved scratching the card and her mom loved getting the deal. Years later during Robbins’ career in marketing and sales,…

Grade 7 and 8 students go for the gold in biotechnology competition

As part of National Biotechnology Week, grade 7 and 8 students from across London competes in London’s BIOlympics on Friday. The interactive competition pits student groups against each other as they competed in a series of biotechnology related challenges. The challenges are designed to teach students about core biotechnology principles and also to inspire students…

Life sciences networking event connects highly-skilled immigrants with London companies

LifeSci Connect, a local networking event hosted by TechAlliance, WIL Employment Connections and the London-Middlesex Immigrant Employment Council (LMIEC) brought together immigrant professionals and employers in life sciences at Aroma restaurant in downtown London on Tuesday. The event, hosted as part of National Biotechnology Week, aimed to connect employers struggling to hire and retain highly-skilled…