Welcome to our special  Impact Issue  of the monthly newsletter!

We invite you to take a glance at our Annual Impact Report , which provides a concise review of the impact WEtech Alliance has made in our community over the previous year to advance tech companies, help build the tech talent pipeline, and work with our partners to strengthen our region’s tech community.

The Annual Impact Report leads nicely into a series of three timely feature stories that highlight the work of WEtech Alliance across our three mission pillars: TECH Acceleration + Tech TALENT + Tech COMMUNITY .

In the first article – we shine a spotlight on a  Canadian Tech Company Bringing IoT to Feed Mills and Farms  and the work of WEtech Alliance in accelerating tech companies, leveraging the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) to bring meaningful and measurable value to our roster of companies.

The second article features local elementary school  Hetherington Setting the Pace in STEM Education  and highlights the work of Chuck Stoffle, who was one of the first teachers in Canada – and the first in Windsor-Essex - to receive STEM certification from an American non-profit STEM.org.

The third feature is a wrap up of a marquee cross-border conference that tells the story of how the  Third Annual MedHealth Summit Inspires and Delivers  in building a vibrant cross-border tech community.

We hope you enjoy our special Impact Issue – and hope you found as much inspiration reading the Annual Report and these remarkable stories as we have in preparing them for you.

With Best Wishes from the Team,
 
Yvonne Pilon,
President & CEO of WEtech Alliance
TECH | TALENT | COMMUNITY:
Annual Impact Report 2018-2019
WEtech works to consistently provide open and transparent reporting with our quarterly WINfographic snapshots, Client Impact Reports and now, we're proud to introduce our brand new Annual Impact Report.

Supporting entrepreneurs as they build and grow tech and tech-enabled products & companies is at the heart of WEtech Alliance. We know that technology touches every aspect of our lives; and Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent is packed with bright, ambitious, and hard-working entrepreneurs that are tackling challenges every day with the incredible opportunities that technology brings. This report highlights Who We Are, What We Do, and highlights our programs, our clients, our partners and our impact over the past year (April 2018-March 2019).
TECH: Binsentry Brings IoT Technology to Feed Mills & Farms

Farmers are incredibly busy people, so checking feed mills can sometimes fall to the bottom of a list of urgent priorities. Canadian Tech Company Binsentry has developed an AI sensory which co-ordinates deliveries and grain levels; saving farmers time; which equates to money.
TALENT: Hetherington Setting the Pace in STEM Education
Hetherington Elementary boosted their impressive STEM credentials this past April.
Chuck Stoffle – who runs the school’s Makerspace – became one of the first teachers in Canada to be STEM certified by the American non-profit organization STEM.org that provides curriculum coaching and credentialing.
COMMUNITY: 3rd Annual MedHealth Summit Inspires and Delivers

 Six months after undergoing an emergency heart transplant, Rachel Kuntzsch took the stage at the third annual MedHealth Summit to deliver the keynote address and a stirring message of hope and gratitude.

Rachel and her company – Public Sector Consultants – had been a key partner over the last three years helping to lead the MedHealth Steering Committee and the MedHealth Summit that was hatched out of TechTown Detroit and is now supported by over thirty cross-border partners. DETAILS.
Windsor App Developer Climbs
Into Gaming World
After more than a decade of creating popular Android apps, Highway North Interactive Inc. is excited to make its first foray into game development and publish its first Apple Store offering with the release of Little Climber, a simple game that anyone can enjoy. In the game, a two dimensional character named Little Climber needs your help traversing his three dimensional world. DETAILS
Sirved Reimagines Restaurant Discovery
The Sirved team has been working around-the-clock building a complete redesign version of Sirved. In other words – the very best version of their platform With their new ‘Discover page’ you can easily find your food without having to do the research. Search by location, price, restaurant hours, within walking distance, craving, cuisine and even by keyword. Vegetarian? Vegan? Gluten-free? Sirved does the work for you. Sirved will find restaurants that you didn’t even know existed! DETAILS
Tech Bytes: The Future of Community Development in Windsor & Essex County
( Source: Biz X Magazine) It's Saturday, June 1st, 2019. In front of you is a plate full of mouth-watering, finger licking, belly rubbing, good BBQ. Next to that plate is a cold, delicious, Ontario craft beer. All around you is hundreds of people enjoying the same experience. Where are you? The Windsor Rib and Craft Beer Festival. The only thing missing is a feasible way to connect all of you so that you can share your experience together. Check it out on page 26 of this month's Biz X Magazine HERE.
WECAN Announces New
Executive Director
Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network welcomes Debbie Landers as WECAN's new Executive Director as of April 1, 2019. Deborah a resident of Tecumseh, retired from IBM in 2018 after a career spanning more than three decades. She spent more than 20 years in senior executive positions globally and in Canada, and ascended to be one of IBM’s top 300 executives while running a large global software and services business. DETAILS
Tech Bytes:
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St. Clair College Hosts Esports Festival

Ontario's E-sports Festival returns to the St. Clair College SportsPlex on May 11 with over $15,000 in prize money to be won. A premier Esports with Tournaments and camarderie over a weekend of challenges. DETAILS
Detroit Startup Week Fireside Chat with Founder and CEO of PlayVS
Delane Parnell is currently the Founder and CEO of PlayVS, the venture-backed startup building the infrastructure for amateur esports starting with high school. Delane, a native from Detroit, has raised over $46 Million from NEA, Adidas, Samsung, LA Dodgers, Diddy, Nas and others. DETAILS
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery facilitates the exchange of ideas and encourages new ways to collaborate and push the boundaries of research and innovation. On May 13-14 join in to create a strong innovation economy which is key to Ontario's future. DETAILS
WEtech War Rooms
Our War Rooms take a small group of companies with a specific challenge & pair them with an expert in that field to guide them through the process of solving it. The companies in each War Room will leave having completed the task they came to learn. Targeted Coaching. Tangible Results.

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Three Local Robotics Teams Compete in FIRST World Championship Detroit
Worlds FIRST Robotics Championship held in Detroit (April 24-25) was a hub of technology, manufacturing, innovation and creativity where over 43,000 registered to compete including Windsor's Sabre Bytes Robotics Team 772 , The Mustangs Robotics Team 4903 and FIRST Lego League team , Holy Cross Catholic School Space Cadets . Congratulations on reaching the Championships! DETAILS.
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