Government of Canada expands Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to provide more support for southern Ontario businesses

Minister Joly announced that $184 million in additional relief funding is now available for small- and medium-sized businesses in the region Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan has helped to protect millions of jobs, provide emergency support to families and keep businesses afloat as they deal with the impact of COVID-19. A central part of this…

Start.ca Partners with Area Companies to Unveil New Installations at London International Airport

Start.ca has unveiled new installations at the London International Airport (LIA). Created in collaboration with area partners, the installations feature materials and symbols local to the Forest City. The installations were designed to facilitate connection and demonstrate appreciation and pride for London, Ontario to travellers, whether they are residents of the city or visiting for…

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Community recovery is our shared responsibility

Challenging times bring exceptional people together, and new solutions to light. This rings especially true for a region as resilient as Southwestern Ontario. As our business landscape remains dynamic, radical and inspiring change continues to happen here. Now more than ever, leadership within our communities and technology sectors have a duty to provide accessible supports…

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? …