#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…

Blog: Natural Language Processing

This blog post was written by Howie Chan, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. With Google’s recent acquisition of social media startup Wavii, an online tool that used natural language processing to source content for users, it’s clear that competing on data aggregation is not enough for today’s startups. Apps like Treato and the well-known Siri, are…

Local London firm creates one-of-a-kind pool pump controller

A local London firm has created a swimming pool pump controller designed to save the average consumer 75% to 90% on their energy bill. The Blue Wave, created by Londoner Jim Ische, is the world’s only 220Vac single-phase motor controller capable of operating all induction motors. The invention, already making waves in the industry, won…

Ontario Government Boosting Support for Entrepreneurs

Ontario is making it easier for people to start and grow successful businesses by streamlining and improving its business support services. The new Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs  is a one-stop shop for anyone involved in planning, launching or building a company — whether it’s a main street retailer, a high-tech start-up, or a growing manufacturer.…

EyeLook Media settles in to new offices

It’s always good practise to keep one’s finger on the pulse of society, and in many ways the majestic beat of the heart of London, Ont., can truly be felt in one place more than any other – in the city’s core. With that in mind, EyeLook Media Inc., the London ON based digital signage…

Virtual reality tool looks to improve rehab care for Parkinson’s patients

A team of researchers and physicians out of the Movement Disorder Centre at Lawson Health Research has developed a virtual reality tool they hope will enhance rehab care for patients with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. The tool enhances current rehabilitative care by providing patients with safe and realistic virtual environments to practice daily physical…