My name is Blake Farquharson (not to be confused with our other awesome digital media analyst Blake Stone) and I am the new Business Analyst here at TechAlliance, focused on youth. I will be acting as the bridge between the TechAlliance StartUp Services team and the newly created Campus Linked Accelerators at Western, Fanshawe, and Lambton College.
Having graduated from the Ivey HBA program at Western a couple of years ago and subsequently moving home to Ottawa, I am excited at the opportunity to get back to London and work with our city’s vibrant youth and educational communities on building great startups.
My passion for entrepreneurship lies in the creativity and problem solving that building a business requires. Having most recently worked at a capital raising advisory and business networking startup helping to connect young companies with investors, I am thrilled to join TechAlliance and have an opportunity to continue to work in the startup space.
I hope to get out in the community and speak with as many students and recent graduates as possible in an effort to hear your ideas and understand how TechAlliance can help you build a business that can prosper in London. There’s a huge number of smart, talented youth in our community and I’m extremely excited to collaborate with them and grow the wider startup community in Southwestern Ontario.
Looking forward to connecting!