TechAlliance client wins joint OCE and OBI award, works towards commercializing novel treatment for tremors

Jack Lee is an emerging entrepreneur in London, an Advisory Services client at TechAlliance, and recently became one of eight recipients of this year’s joint Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) fellowship award. Lee’s award includes $50,000 over one-year to support the commercialization of a discovery that will help diagnose and…

Greatfruit Grove now available on iOS

Big Blue Bubble Inc., creators of chart topping games like Burn The Rope and My Singing Monsters today announced the launch of Greatfruit Grove, a beautiful and captivating FREE game that is sure to keep you entertained. Made just for mobile devices, Greatfruit Grove is a world-building game where players collect and genetically engineer a…

Voices.com Ranks #57 on the 2013 PROFIT 500 List

Voices.com, the online marketplace that connects businesses with professional voice talent, announced Wednesday their inclusion on the PROFIT 500 List, ranking 57th among Canada’s fastest growing companies for 2013. Known for speed, quality and competitive pricing, the company’s global pool of voice talent is at the heart of how Voices.com meets and exceeds client expectations…

Neuroscientists get yes-no answers via brain activity

By: Western University Communications Staff Western researchers have used neuroimaging to read human thought via brain activity when they are conveying specific ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers. Their findings were published today in The Journal of Neuroscience in a study titled, The Brain’s Silent Messenger: Using Selective Attention to Decode Human Thought for Brain-Based Communication. According…

Winners of the Make Your Pitch Competition Announced

Ontario is helping promising young entrepreneurs kick-start their business ideas through the Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition. Competition winners were announced Tuesday at OCE Discovery in Toronto.  The six successful high school students will receive $750 towards their postsecondary education from Desire2Learn and a reserved spot in Ontario’s Summer Company program. The six winners…

#YoungTreps night a great success

London’s Joe Kool’s eatery was bursting at the seams on Thursday night with some of London’s best, brightest and youngest business professionals. The Young Entrepreneurs Night mixer, hosted by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Small Business brought together young entrepreneurs and established businesses in the community to grow their networks, businesses and ideas. A…

Woodstock student receives accolades from science community for malaria treatment

By Tara Bowie, Woodstock Sentinel-Review Published: Thursday, May 23 Woodstock is home to the top youth medical researcher in the world. Jessie MacAlpine, a Grade 12 student at Huron Park Secondary School earned a gold and best in category for her cost effective malaria treatment at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in…

Web development and design firm Rtraction honoured As Featured Company

Southwestern Ontario’s leading information technology company, rtraction, has been named an LEDC – City of London Featured Company award. Founded in 2001, rtraction is a full-service digital agency based in London, Ontario. Serving clients across North America, and known for innovative web design and services that go above and beyond industry standards.  This local company…

Creating Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs

Ontario is expanding Summer Company — a flagship program for helping students launch start-up companies. As part of the Youth Jobs Strategy announced in Ontario’s 2013 Budget, 100 new spaces would be added to Summer Company this year, bringing the number of openings to 600. The number of spaces will increase again in 2014 and…

Member Spotlight: Robertson Hall Insurance | May 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 Heather McNamara, Account Executive with Robertson Hall Insurance. 1) What is your mobile device of choice, and why? Right now I have the Samsung galaxy 3 however I’m looking forward…