Blog: Where are all the biotech incubators?

The post was written by Deniz Temelli, Business Analyst at TechAlliance Within the start-up space, one of the many buzz words thrown around is “incubator.” An incubator is a program that is designed to support entrepreneurial ventures by offering numerous resources, assistance and, in most cases, some sort of funding. It usually involves a group of companies…

Highview selects Akira Systems to enhance implementation of Retirement Home Act

Highview Residences will unveil their plans to use Wavelength 3.0 to enhance their reporting and documentation processes associated with compliance with the Retirement Home Act, which came into force on July 1, 2012.  Highview Residences has established itself as a leader in delivering Excellence in Alzheimer, Elder and Respite Care to the people of London…

Photos: Entrepreneur 1.0 kicks off!

On October 2, Entrepreneur 1.0: The Ultimate Business Boot Camp kicked off its first session with Rob Mitchell and Ian Haase introducing the 10-week course. TechAlliance Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Dennis Ensing, Justin Leushner and Jennifer MacDonald spoke about their business experiences and answered questions from the students. [fbphotos id=10151273116061474]

Blog: User growth vs. revenue growth

This post was written by Howie Chan, Business Analyst at TechAlliance Facebook has been criticized by the media for failing to meet investor expectations of revenue growth. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that Facebook is the largest social network in the world, with a user base of over 1 billion members. I can…

Sentry III Launch features Akira Systems technology

Sentry Metrics unveiled their new Sentry III platform at the Governance Risk and Compliance program offered together with Globalscape at SecTor (www.sector.ca), Canada’s Premier IT Security Conference. Sentry III was developed under contract by Akira Systems of London, Ontario. Akira Systems develops customized Microsoft Sharepoint solutions including its proprietary Wavelength Workforce Management solution. Sentry leveraged…

Mobile app helps Londoners scratch their way to savings

Two young London entrepreneurs and TechAlliance clients, Diana Robbins and James Lynch, have launched Scratchd Inc. a mobile version of the scratch and save ticket, giving businesses a new way to reach the mobile market and Londoners a new way to win and save. “It is a fun approach for businesses to promote and for Londoners to…

Blog: What’s new with Advisory Services

This post was written by Ian Haase, VP Advisory Services for TechAlliance. It was a busy summer for the TechAlliance team, as 31 new entrepreneurs entered our doors between June and August (including 10 from outside of London), and an additional 13 so far in September. This brings the total number of entrepreneurs actively working with TechAlliance…

Blog: Innovation vs. invention

This blog post was written by Alec Miller, Manager, Measured Innovation at TechAlliance Although certainly not new, the trend towards innovation seems to have accelerated in the last few years. In the wake of the 2008 economic downturn, many governments and organizations have invested heavily in innovation as a way to spur economic activity. But…