Calling Canada’s young entrepreneurs to compete for $100,000 Grand Prize

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is accepting applications for the 2013 edition of the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award.  To win a $100,000 Grand Prize, entrepreneurs aged 18 to 35 are invited to present a turning point their company has reached and the solution they propose to take their business to the next level.…

Guest Blog: The Anti-Spam Act – Other things in the Act

This guest blog is the third in a five-part series written by David Canton of Harrison Pensa LLP. This article talks about things in the Anti-Spam Act that are not directly related to spam. This is the third of a series of 5 articles that will introduce the Act, describe what spam is and is…

Dan Lyons and Scott Stratten announced as Gearing Up for Growth keynotes

TechAlliance is pleased to announce that Dan Lyons and Scott Stratten will be the keynote speakers for this year’s Gearing Up for Growth conference on Tuesday, March 26 at the Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre. Dan will start the day as our Power Breakfast speaker, sharing with you the eight simple secrets to Apple’s success,…

London Tech Week 2013

London Tech Week is the annual celebration of the region’s tech community and the tech companies that call London home. We invite you to join in this year’s celebration by participating in events presented by TechAlliance and our partners. TechAlliance Open House – February 5 Drop in and check out the newly renovated TechAlliance space, meet the team and get to…

Guest Blog: The Anti-Spam Act – The definition and treatment of Spam

This guest blog is the second in a five-part series written by David Canton of Harrison Pensa LLP. This article talks about what the Anti-Spam Act defines as spam, the myriad of exceptions, and what needs to be tracked to prove compliance.  This will be presented by way of the thought process to be followed…

Blog: The Evolution of Mobile Medical App Regulation

This post was written by Deniz Temelli, Business Analyst at TechAlliance In a previous blog post, I looked into the differences between the life science and digital media industries, including development timelines, level of investment capital needed and infrastructure requirements.   One area that brings these two together and removes many of the differences is medical…

Guest Blog: The Anti-Spam Act – Introduction

This guest blog is the first in a five-part series written by David Canton of Harrison Pensa LLP. The Canadian Anti-Spam Act was passed in December of 2010, and is expected to come into force some time in 2013. If you think it won’t affect you because you don’t send mass emails trying to sell…

Announcing the 2013 Techcellence Awards finalists

TechAlliance is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 Techcellence Awards, honouring our region’s best in Growth, Innovation and Community Engagement. Growth CADdetails Pulse InfoFrame StarTech.com Innovation Inklyo Scratchd SunWash Technologies Community Engagement Lashbrook Marketing & Public Relations Mimetics Inc. Simalam To find out who takes home each prize, join us at the Techcellence…

Canada launching Startup Visa Program on April 1

Toronto, January 24, 2013 — Canada will launch a brand new program on April 1 to recruit innovative immigrant entrepreneurs who will create new jobs and spur economic growth, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today. “Our new Start-Up Visa will help make Canada the destination of choice for the world’s best and…

Blog: It might just be fast enough

This blog post was written by Howie Chan, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. Looking at today’s smartphones and laptops, I’ve come to believe that we’ve hit a point where we no longer need faster and more furious devices. Ask the average consumer what the difference between a 2.4GHz quad core Q6600 CPU is and a 2.3GHz…