London Tech Jobs
Zeros and ones are adding up to a whole lot more in London as the technology sector grows. Established industry juggernauts such as EK3, Phoenix Interactive, and Autodata Solutions are looking to expand while emerging companies like Big Viking Games are gearing up for growth. The LEDC has launched www.londontechjobs.ca to support the growth of the tech sector and attract talent. “We are promoting www.londontechjobs.ca across Ontario and in key markets where we know we can recruit talent,” notes Larry MacKinnon, Director of Business Development, Technology. “With strengths in game development, content solutions, middleware systems and financial services, our multi-faceted ICT sector has many opportunities available.” Visit www.londontechjobs.ca and help spread the word – London’s ICT sector is growing and we need talent!
Entrepreneurs Recognized at Venture London Awards
Venture London, a business plan competition held annually in the city, announced the winners of this year’s awards at a ceremony held April 4th at the Best Western, Lamplighter Inn. Variable Speed Controls was awarded more than $30,000 in cash and prizes in the planned business category for their plan for bringing energy conservation devices for pool pumps to the market. In the existing business category, Race Roster received more than $40,000 in cash and prizes for their cloud-based registration platform for road race organizers.
Fifty-one business plans were submitted to the competition, representing a broad range of businesses from fields including manufacturing, industrial services, financial services, retail operations, and medical devices. The four-month, two-round competition was designed to help entrepreneurs and new businesses develop sound business plans.
Solar Opportunities Lighting Up in London: CanSIA Connections
With our recent attraction of Samsung, London is quickly gaining a reputation as a hothouse for Ontario’s solar industry. Companies like QPA Solar, German Solar, KACO new energy, and Hanwha Solar Canada are lighting up the city within the global solar industry. CanSIA, a national trade association representing the solar industry in Canada, is hosting its Solar Ontario 2012 conference in London. “LEDC has worked closely with CanSIA and we are excited to host the organization and its members in our city,” says Heather Pilot, Director of Business Development. The conference will host over 50 exhibitors and 300 delegates. With a focus on Ontario’s FIT Program, the conference offers a robust agenda to those in the solar industry, developers, architects, builders, NGOs, and anyone interested in learning more about the solar industry in Canada. Register online to connect with this growing sector.
Talent Still the Best Corporate Asset
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OPEN for Business Emergency Preparedness Workshop
As part of the City of London’s National Emergency Preparedness Week activities, local business owners are invited to learn from the Goderich Community Emergency Management Coordinator and Chamber of Commerce about their experience during the 2011 tornado. The workshop will be held Monday, May 7th, from 9 am to 4 pm, at the London Emergency Operations & Training Centre, #12 Firehall in Byron. Participants will tour the centre and hear from London Emergency Management staff and officials from Western’s Institute of Catastrophic Loss Reduction. OPEN for Business is a free program that provides a disaster protection and a recovery planning toolkit for small to mid-sized businesses.
Register by April 30th by contacting Henry Klausnitzer at 1 519-661-2500 ext. 7502 or by email at: email@example.com
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