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?…

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…