Startup Canada launches national support network for entrepreneurs

On May 2, Startup Canada, a national entrepreneur-led non-profit movement, will launch its flagship venture, Startup Canada Communities, trailblazing a new approach to supporting entrepreneurs – from the bottom-up. Startup Canada Communities provides entrepreneurs with access to mentors, workspace, and funding to start and grow their businesses and to connect with other startup founders. Local…

Ontario launches youth jobs strategy

The Ontario government announced today that it will launch a comprehensive Youth Jobs Strategy across the province. This strategy will help more young people find jobs and enable employers to hire the skilled workers they need to thrive. “Today’s young people will be tomorrow’s leaders in an innovative economy.” said Ontario Minister of Research &…

2013 Pillar Community Innovation Awards – call for nominations

The Pillar Community Innovation Awards celebrate non-profits and charities and the individuals, businesses, and government sector organizations who work with them to make our community brighter. Nominations are being accepted in four categories recognizing non-profit, business, individuals, and government for their work and support to the non-profit sector in London. The deadline to nominate is…

Western makes a bold ‘brain gain’ investment

Western University is investing in a ‘brain gain’ initiative to attract and secure elite academic talent, allocating up to $30 million to a pair of new strategic programs that will recruit and support the very best students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers from around the world. The Western Clusters of Research Excellence program will provide up…

Voices.com announced as a finalist in the Canadian Digital Media Network’s Moonshot Awards

Nine Canadian digital media companies have been named finalists for the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) Moonshot Awards. The inaugural year for the awards, they were created to recognize Canadian companies that create jobs and wealth for Canada through innovation in digital media. The Moonshot Awards also acknowledge companies that contribute to the Canada 3.0 “Moonshot…

Make Your Pitch video contest

The Ontario Network of Excellence is asking high school students to “Make Your Pitch”. The contest challenges students in grades 9-12 to pitch their business idea in a 2-minute video that will be voted on by the public and expert judges.  Finalists will present their ideas in front of a panel of judges in Toronto…

Blog: The TechAlliance team is growing!

This blog post was written by Suzanne Morrison, Communications Coordinator at TechAlliance. Hello TechAlliance Blog Readers! My name is Suzanne and I am happy to join the TechAlliance team as your new Communications Coordinator. As a part-time geek, full-time car nut and all-around lover of stories, I am excited to join the group of vibrant,…

Member Spotlight: Polar Imaging Inc. | April 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 Steve Todd, Director of Business Development with Polar Imaging Inc. 1) What is your mobile device of choice, and why? My mobile device of choice would be my iPhone because…

London ranks #2 among mid-size cities in ‘American Cities of the Future’

fDi Intelligence has published it’s ranking of ‘American Cities of the Future’ for 2013/14, placing London 2nd in the mid-sized cities category. Mississauga finished first in the category, with London topping cities including Hamilton, Quebec City, New Orleans and Albuquerque. Download the report to see how London’s top ranking was achieved, as well as the…

Blog: Watch what you publish App Developers

This blog post was written by Howie Chan, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. Not every app business model is the right model for Apple’s App Store. Last week, Apple pulled AppGratis from the App Store for breaching its iOS Guidelines. What did AppGratis violate and what does this mean for startup mobile app companies moving forward?…