Essex CFDC Releases 2013/14 Annual Snapshot

ESSEX COMMUNITY FUTURES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION – ESSEX COUNTY, ON – Is pleased to announce the release of its 2013/14 Annual Snapshot of activities supporting businesses in rural Essex County. “Through our business counselling and integration of county services with the Small Business Centre and WEtech Alliance; 2013/14 was a very productive year for our organization […]


Ellis Digital Solutions “AUGMENTS” Balloonapalooza

On August 16-17, the Downtown Windsor Business Improvment Association will present the region’s fourth annual cold air balloon festival — a breathtaking event that attracts thousands of people to the city centre for two days of fun, food and festivities. To “augment” the over 80 cold air balloons and other inflatables, Ellis Digital Solutions Inc. […]


Innovation Information Forum Set for June 25

Register at: Hosted by: About the Session Come find out how the latest in federal government innovation and commercialization initiatives can help your business. Hear from experts at the following departments and agencies to get up-to-date information on how their programs and services support innovation and entrepreneurship: Public Works and Government Services Canada Build […]

Opportunity Alerts

Where to Network this September

If you’re looking to network this September, take advantage of these local networking events to build your networks and meet new faces. Drink and Draw: Drink and Draw is a weekly (Friday) social gathering for artists and art-enthusiasts alike. Club members are encouraged to bring sketchbooks … [Read More...]

Workplace accessibility funding available to SMEs

See below or visit: Employment and Social Development Canada launched a call for proposals on August 6, under the workplace accessibility stream of the Enabling Accessibility Fund. Small businesses* can apply to receive up to $50,000 in … [Read More...]

Take your M2M solution to South East Asia

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) revenues are expected to reach US$44.8bn by 2018, with more than a third coming from Asia-Pacific. Take advantage of this market growth by participating in Wavefront’s Global Market Entry trip to South East Asia specializing in M2M solutions from December 1 – 5, … [Read More...]

Opportunity Alert (Youth)

Calling All Hackers! The Next 36: 2014 Wearable Tech Hackathon

On October 3rd and 4th, students have the chance to compete against Canada’s top innovators, hack for prizes, and possibly win a finalist spot in The Next 36 at our 2014 Wearable Tech Hackathon. Hosted at Google Canada, participants will hack on some of the hottest wearables in tech, including those from our device partners, […]

EPICentre Call for applications to our Mentorship Program

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NACO’s 2014 Pitch Competition

NACO’s annual Pitch Competition celebrates dynamic early-stage companies that have demonstrated successful growth and whose outstanding achievements have made them some of Canada’s most promising startups. The 2014 Pitch Competition will take place in Quebec City, on Thursday, October 2, during the 2014 National Angel Summit (October 1-3). Up to 15 semi-finalists will be invited […]

WEtech Blogs

Key Success Factors for Every Student Entrepreneur

Student Entrepreneurship – Leverage Every Opportunity! With the start of another academic school year fast approaching, you may be wondering how your post-secondary education will lead you to success. In reality, nothing will lead you to success but yourself. In 2014, the term “entrepreneurship” … [Read More...]

Innovation with Cooperation

By: Karen Behune Plunkett, President/CEO, WEtech Alliance In my over three years in this role as President/CEO at WEtech Alliance ( a Regional Innovation Centre of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs), it has been abundantly clear that our regional success(es) will be reliant and measured on our … [Read More...]

A Message from the President: August

By: Karen Behune Plunkett, CEO and President, WEtech Alliance The August long weekend reminds us, that despite the lack of hot days, we have sadly reached summers midpoint. For industries and organizations not reliant on seasonal business, it also gives us the pause to clean up our desks so to … [Read More...]