Congratulations to the 60-Second Pitch Competition winners

TechAlliance congratulates the three winners of this year’s 60-Second Pitch Competition: in first place, Kirsten Rosenkrantz of rtraction (centre), in second place Tonya Constant of The Ant Firm (right), and in third place, Cyrus Nambakhsh, iGNiTeck. Thank you to all of the competitors who participated in this year’s 60-Second Pitch. Check out our photo gallery…

Big Blue Bubble release their 100th game – I, Oracle

Big Blue Bubble Inc. have released I, Oracle, the latest game from the makers of Burn the Rope, is now available for your iOS and Android devices. I, Oracle is an unique trivia game where the player answers questions on a daily basis but there’s a catch… the questions are about future events! Guess who’s…

Member Spotlight: EyeLook Media | June 2012

The monthly Member Spotlight as an opportunity to learn more about a leader at one of our member companies. This month, we spotlight Dan Wright, President & CEO of EyeLook Media. What is your mobile device of choice, and why? The iPhone 4S. It has unified abilities across all devices and its computer-like functionality enables me…

BDC Subordinate Financing provides $2,000,000 to iLOOKABOUT

The Business Development Bank of Canada has provided iLOOKABOUT with a 4-year secured term facility valued at $2,000,000. Jeff Young, President and Chief Executive Officer of iLOOKABOUT, said, “We are pleased to have obtained this commitment from the BDC , the funds of which are anticipated to support revenue growth and enhance shareholder value.” Proceeds…

Voices.com vies for Globe & Mail’s $100,000 small business grant

Voices.com are profiled in the Globe and Mail today as a competitor in the newspaper’s Challenge Contest, offering a $100,000 small business grant to the winner. If they win the contest, Voices.com would use the grant to begin making their services available in ten other languages besides English. Source: The Globe and Mail

Government of Canada supports the commercialization of neurotechnologies in Southern Ontario

Toronto, Ontario – The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) has partnered with universities and private sector companies to help accelerate the commercialization of neurotechnologies thanks to a Government of Canada investment of nearly $11 million announced today by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). “Our…

Western alumnus named new Vice-President (Research)

Following an international search, Western University has announced John Capone as its new Vice-President (Research). Currently serving his second term as McMaster University’s Dean of Science, Capone is recognized as an extraordinary academic leader and one of Canada’s foremost molecular biologists. Capone begins his five-year term on October 1, 2012. “This is a key appointment…

SAS helps Canadian SMBs gain competitive edge through Info-Tech Research Group

TORONTO, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ – As mountains of customer data and increasing competition continue to overwhelm many small and medium businesses (SMBs), SAS and Info-Tech Research Group have combined efforts to provide companies with information and resources to help them become more competitive. The two companies are creating an extensive wealth of information and…

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You’ve probably noticed that we’ve refreshed our site with a new look. But along with keeping you up to date on TechAlliance services and programs, we’re enhancing our site’s focus to emphasize tech industry news and resources. Bookmark this site and check back on a regular basis to find posts on the home page highlighting…

Government of Canada announces three new research networks

Montreal, Quebec, May 30, 2012— New research networks will advance the care available to elderly patients, boost the production of sustainable biofuels and improve our ability to respond to marine emergencies or environmental changes. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, today announced $73.8  million over five years to support three new Networks…