Design Challenge Two launches to revitalize Southwestern Ontario

On the heels of Recovery & Rebuilding the Region Design Challenge One, TechAlliance, Libro Credit Union and Pillar Nonprofit Network have launched the second phase of the Recovery & Rebuilding the Region Design Challenges, focused on collaborative innovation to help revitalize Southwestern Ontario beyond COVID-19. Recognizing the strength in the Innovation Economy’s diversity, innovators, entrepreneurs…

Cautious optimism and new deals ahead for Angel Investors

Angel investment is a key milestone for many startup entrepreneurs — that important moment when they can boost their company’s prospects with external validation, funding, and mentoring.  But like every aspect of modern business, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted angel investors, leaving many early-stage entrepreneurs wondering if there will still be that financial lifeline available to their emerging company? …

Making a statement in the sanitation space

Madison and Jenessa Olson are repurposing their resources to make a meaningful impact amid COVID-19. The co-founders of Southwestern Ontario startup STMNT are tackling disrupted times with the same resourceful mentality that gained them early traction and success in the fashion space, as they establish their place in the sanitation game. Recovery within our innovation…

Federal Innovation Assistance Program now accepting applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Innovation Assistance Program (IAP), providing financial assistance for small and medium-sized companies. The $250 million initiative was announced by the Government of Canada last week to provide support for technology-driven companies without a revenue history that would qualify them for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). IAP, administered by…