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…

Member Spotlight: ATMOS Marketing | January 2013

The Member Spotlight is a monthly opportunity to learn more about a leader, innovator or entrepreneur in the tech community. This month, we spotlight Larry Lau of ATMOS Marketing. What is your mobile device of choice, and why? My mobile device of choice is an iPhone 5. I’m an Apple fanboy, for work or personal,…

Energy co-operative seeks members to invest in local projects

The London District Renewable Energy Co-operative (LDREC) is seeking members interested in investing in local energy projects with the organization. LDREC was created with the objective of providing a vehicle for Londoners to invest in their community, while leveraging the stability of the Feed In Tarrif (FIT) Contracts provided by the Ontario Power Authority. Londoners…

Venture London profiled in Business London

In our column in this month’s Business London Magazine, we profiled the Venture London business plan competition, from the perspective of our members and clients who have benefited from participating in the competition. Thanks to Jim Ische from VS Controls, Brandon Laan from Race Roster and Larry Lau and Corey Dubeau from ATMOS Marketing for…

Blog: Makers – The Next Industrial Revolution?

This post was written by Alec Miller, Manager of Measured Innovation, at TechAlliance “The past decade was about finding new social and innovation models on the web.   The next decade will be about applying them to the real world.” – Chris Anderson “In the age of democratized industry, every garage is a potential micro-factory, every…

Simalam wins outstanding achievement award

The Interactive Media Council announced November 27 that TechAlliance member, Simalam Media, is the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award in the Charity/Non-profit category in the 2012 Interactive Media Awards. It was awarded for Simalam’s work on updating the website (www.emergingleaders.ca) for Emerging Leaders, a non-profit focused on retaining, developing and engaging emerging talent in…