Libro Financial Group donates $444,356 to local youth initiatives

Libro Financial Group has invested $444,356 – five per cent of its profits – back into southwestern Ontario by awarding seventeen youth-initiated community projects with grants which will fund valuable programs and initiatives to support the people and communities in the region. The grants were awarded to the youth projects through Libro’s Community Builder Program,…

Help shape the future of the London Public Library

The London Public Library is working on a new strategic plan, and asking Londoners for their input about how the library can best support the community. Complete the quick online survey to share your thoughts  (whether you use the library or not), and help set the future direction for the London Public Library

Member Spotlight: Rogers Business Solutions | July 2013

The monthly Member Spotlight is an opportunity to learn more about a leader at one of our member companies and showcase the company. This month, we spotlight Christos Diavolitsis, Business Sales Executive for Rogers Business Solutions. 1) What is your mobile device of choice, and why? I have been using Blackberry products for years and often think back…

Cineplex offers to acquire EK3 Technologies Inc.

Cineplex has announced its offer to purchase EK3 Technologies, a digital merchandising provider in London with operations in Canada, the United States and other countries. The initial offer is approximately $40 million, in addition to a reverse earn-out payment which could push the total purchase price up to $78 million. EK3 will be renamed and…

Blog: My first experience with Google Glass

This blog post was written by Suzanne Morrison, Communications Coordinator at TechAlliance. By now, many Londoners have heard the buzz around Voices.com CEO David Ciccarelli and his new specs. David is Canada’s first Google Glass Explorer and he has been proudly sporting his hi-tech eyewear all over town. David is one of 8,000 people who…

Grassroots tech in the forest city

There are many community projects, events and groups that entrepreneurs, startups and community members can get involved with in London and Southwestern Ontario. We’ve started a community tree that maps out some of these growing grassroots initiatives. If you have any recommendations for additions or changes to the tree please contact Suzanne Morrison, Communications Coordinator…

Blog: London Library gets kids hooked on making

This blog post was written by Suzanne Morrison, Communications Coordinator at TechAlliance. The London Public Library let robots loose on the main floor of the Central Library on Friday – but don’t worry, we aren’t expecting the likes of the Terminator any time soon. As part of the Library’s summer programming schedule a handful of…

London entrepreneur launches Bellybets.com, makes betting on babies a whole lot easier

Bellybets.com is the bun-in-the-oven project that was launched this past spring by London entrepreneur Peter Scott. “It’s a new take on the classic ‘I’m having a baby, let’s guess what I’m having’ that lots of people do at work,” explained Scott, President of Traxion Consulting. “Normally you would do a baby pool with a piece…

Blog: Ontario Brain Institute: building a neurotech cluster in Ontario

This blog post was written by Deniz Temelli, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. After the recent success of one of our life science clients, Jack Lee of MDDT Inc. who was awarded an OBI-OCE Fellowship award, I was invited to attend the inaugural Ontario Brain Innovation Council (OBIC) Plenary Session hosted at the McMaster Innovation Park.…

Province supports research projects in Southwestern Ontario

The Ontario government announced supports for local research teams through the Ontario Research Fund-Infrastructure program this week. The program provides research institutions with funding to help support infrastructure needs such as modern facilities and equipment. The announcement includes support for 12 southwestern Ontario research teams to help them make discoveries. “Research teams in southwestern Ontario…