Blog: Look for the TechAlliance team at this year’s Canada 3.0

This blog post was written by Suzanne Morrison, Communications Coordinator at TechAlliance. The Canadian Digital Media Network’s Canada 3.0 conference begins on Tuesday, May 14 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Canada 3.0 is Canada’s only national digital media conference focused on the commercialization of innovation. The two-day conference will include a lineup of keynote…

Applications now open for startup accelerator programs

Applications are now being accepted for the next cohort of startups to the JOLT and Hyperdrive accelerator programs. JOLT JOLT, a four month accelerator program located at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, works exclusively with startups in the IT, communications and entertainment (ICE) industries. The program aims to build high-growth web and mobile companies…

Ontario’s budget aims to support innovation, entrepreneurship and job creation

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne tabled a budget Thursday that includes measures to support innovation and entrepreneurship, address youth unemployment and support small businesses. If passed, the $127.6-billion plan would dedicate $295-million over two years to help young people find jobs. The Youth Jobs Strategy will help up to 30,000 youth across the province to start…

Blog: “Venture Capital Firms profit from investing in women-led businesses” – Analyzing the headline

This blog post was written by Deniz Temelli, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. A recent study published by the US Small Business Administration, an organization which lobbies for small businesses, suggests that Venture Capital (VC) Firms that invest in more women-led businesses have better financial returns than those that don’t. The study examined all US-based VC…

Big Blue Bubble acquires The Ant Firm

Big Blue Bubble is proud to announce today the acquisition of The Ant Firm, London, Ontario, Canada.  The Ant Firm, winners of the 2011 Venture London Business Competition, is Ontario’s leading independent Quality Assurance services facility for the videogame and interactive entertainment industries.  The acquisition solidifies Big Blue Bubble’s commitment to maximizing their freemium titles’ retention,…

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…