ATMOS Marketing & SunWash Technologies win Venture London

ATMOS Marketing and SunWash Technologies have taken home the top prizes in this year’s Venture London business plan competition, in a ceremony at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre on April 3, 2013. SunWash Technologies, a client with our Advisory Services team and the recipient of this year’s Techcellence Award for Innovation, took…

Blog: Avoiding Fundraising Fails

This blog post was written by Alec Miller, Manager, Measured Innovation at TechAlliance. The Advisory Services team here at TechAlliance works with all kinds of entreprenuers, and after reviewing even just a handful of business plans or pitches, it’s not hard to start recognizing some common patterns. Granted, no two start-ups are identical, but when…

New provincial fund to help innovative companies grow

The Ontario government is moving forward with its plan to create a new venture capital fund that will help innovative startups and other emerging companies get the financing they need to build competitive businesses and create tomorrow’s jobs. The Ontario government will contribute up to $50 million to the new fund, as committed in the…

Blog: The “Googz” (Google)

This blog post was written by Howie Chan, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. It dawned on me the other day that “the Googz” (Google – as we call it in the office and not to be confused with Mr. Googz) now touches almost every line of business I can imagine. From the popular search engine to…

Member Spotlight: Info-Tech Research Group | March 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 Chris O’Connor of Info-Tech Research Group. What is your mobile device of choice, and why? For me it really depends on the use case. I use an iPad for home…

Big Blue Bubble’s Raft Pirates now available on the App Store

Leading global and mobile social game publisher 6waves, and Big Blue Bubble, the biggest, baddest buccaneers of game development, today announced the launch of Raft Pirates, an MMO featuring adorable robot pirates made just for mobile devices. Starting today, sailors can explore the online seas for resources to build armed rafts, plunder other pirate ships…

Guest Blog: Giving your business a competitive edge with Mitacs

This guest blog was written by Dane Svenson, Mitacs Communications Coordinator. Innovation is the key to business success and staying ahead of competitors.  But many businesses struggle to find the innovative thinkers they need to enhance their existing processes, products and technologies. Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that connects businesses with academia for research…

LDREC applied to install solar panels on 11 City of London buildings

LONDON, ONTARIO – The London District Renewable Energy Co-operative Inc. (LDREC) is proud to announce that through the London Renewable Energy Initiative (LREI), a joint venture with London Hydro, 11 Small Feed-in-Tariff program applications have been submitted to the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to develop and operate solar panels on 11 City of London owned…

Blog: Developing a distribution strategy for biotech startups

This blog post was written by Deniz Temelli, Business Analyst for TechAlliance. Over the past few months we have had an influx of Advisory Services clients in the life science and biotech space. Although this is a very broad industry with multiple sub industries, one common issue is distribution – how to get your product…

Voices.com participating in the Canadian Technology Accelerator in Silicon Valley

For the next three months, Voices.com will be participating in the Canadian Technology Accelerator, a program to grow innovative Canadian technology companies in the global commercialization hub – Silicon Valley. The Silicon Valley is an integral part of the global value chain for Canadian entrepreneurs and a strategic access point to unique resources and the new…