Member Spotlight: Knighthunter.com | August 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 Knighthunter.com’s Mike Sherlock. Learn more about Knighthunter.com in our member directory. 1) What is your mobile device of choice, and why? I’m a Blackberry user…

Mitacs supports companies in need of research expertise

Ontario technology companies in need of the latest research expertise need look no further than Mitacs-Accelerate. This national program connects companies with graduate students and university faculty members through short or long-term research projects aimed at addressing a company’s need. During a Mitacs-Accelerate internship, a highly-skilled graduate student or post-doctoral fellow spends approximately half of…

TechEdge compensation survey

TechEdge is conducting a short compensation study focused on seven key job families: UI/UX Specialists, Mobile Designers, Web Designers, Front End Developers, Back End Developers, Client Relations/Product Specialists, First Tier Technical Customer Support. Visit TechEdge for more information, and to participate in the survey before August 30. Participants will receive the results of the survey…

Western’s job shadow program

Western University’s Job Shadow program gives local companies the opportunity to showcase their organization to emerging student leaders, and gives students a first-hand look at a work environment with their chosen field.The program is currently looking for companies and students to match. If you are interested and would like more information about becoming a host,…

Blog: Why should I consider financing?

This blog post was written by Howie Chan, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. Although debatable, the best and easiest way to start your business in today’s highly connected technology world is to bootstrap together a minimal viable product at zero outside investment. How do you do this? First, it’s about having a founding team that is…

SunWash harnesses the power of light

By Sandra Desrochers SunWash Technologies, a London company co-founded by Dan Jenken and Patrick Therrien, has developed a material which uses the power of light to sanitize surfaces. The pair accessed resources available through the VentureStart program to support the development of their technology and their business. VentureStart, a program funded by the Federal Economic…

Medical imaging sector partnership developing innovative oncology therapy

The Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization (CIMTEC), Western University and Claron Technology Inc. are developing hardware and novel software modules to be integrated into an image-guided oncology therapy system for wide distribution abroad by Perfint Healthcare, based in India. “This collaborative project has the potential to profoundly impact liver cancer treatment in developing countries such…

Pilot of new geo-adventuring app launches in Oxford County

Local London company TecVana has launched a pilot program for their new Geo-Adventuring mobile application in partnership with Oxford County Tourism. The app allows users to explore events and activities that interest them in Ontario’s outdoors and to customize their own expeditions, all while earning rewards for merchandise and services. TecVana Corporation‘s Geo-Adventuring initiative is…

Big Blue Bubble collaborates with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kristian Bush

Big Blue Bubble Inc. has joined musical forces with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kristian Bush of Sugarland to collaborate on a brand new character for My Singing Monsters, their award-winning and critically-acclaimed title which is currently enjoying success on multiple platforms. Bush contributed vocals and mandolin for the ‘Shugabush,’ which was designed and animated by the talented…

Blog: Can an algorithm pick startup winners?

This blog post was written by Alec Miller, Manager, Measured Innovation at TechAlliance. According to Adeo Ressi of the Founder Institute – a startup training centre in Silicon Valley – entrepreneurs with the best chance of success tend to exhibit the following characteristics (professional experience, fluid intelligence, high openness, moderate agreeableness): generally 28 or older…