Over the past few months many people have transitioned to remote work to comply with the province's Stay Home order to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Technology has allowed us to remain connected in a time of crisis, and has also been pivotal in facilitating the spread of reliable information during lockdown. This pandemic has truly shown us just how vulnerable we are without technology — and how instrumental it is in keeping us working, learning, entertained, informed, and healthy.

We want to take a moment to thank all of the dedicated essential workers and tech heroes who are keeping Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent safe, healthy and connected. We see you. We appreciate you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

The artwork above was created in partnership with regional Graphic Designer, Jeff Denomme of Haunted Zoo.
Design Challenge Two Seeking Collaborative Solution for $20K
It's almost time for you to share your innovative ideas to help our region address immediate economic recovery and community prosperity within Southwestern Ontario related to COVID-19, with the opportunity to receive $20,000 in seed funding to implement your solution. Applications open Monday, June 15th.
University of Windsor Students In Top Running for APMA's Project Arrow
Three university students submitted a proposal for the first all-Canadian, zero-emission vehicle and is one of nine being considered for the three finalists spots in the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association’s Project Arrow competition. READ MORE
A Windsor company involved in producing the first all-Canadian, cup-style N95 mask is also going to open a local protective personal equipment manufacturing facility. DETAILS
St. Clair College Student named '2020 HSBC Woman Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year'
Sierra Scott, a recent Finance graduate has been named the recipient of the  HSBC Entrepreneurial Leadership Award; designed to inspire and recognize entrepreneurial student leaders within the Enactus Canada network. DETAILS
Detroit Mobility Lab Partners with WindsorEssex Economic Development to Support Mobility in Region
The International partnership agreement is focused on supporting companies on both sides of the border to expand into new markets and create the most powerful mobility node in North America. DETAILS
Regional Investment Community Shares How COVID-19 Has Impacted Startup and Scaleup Investment
According to Mike Labiak, a successful local investor in entrepreneurial projects and member of WEtech Alliance’s Venture Service Team, investment opportunities can be easier to come by if they’re involved in the healthcare or medical sectors. DETAILS
Responding to COVID-19: TMT Predictions | How has COVID-19 Changed Expectations (June 16)
On June 16, 2020, join Deloitte Canada’s Duncan Stewart, Director of Research, TMT and co-author of the TMT Predictions annual report, as he provides an updated look at the trends affected by COVID-19. You don’t want to miss these important updates!  
Navigating Through Turbulent Times (June 16)
Businesses will need to undergo transformation and adopt lean processes to ensure sustainability and growth as they face abrupt closures of revenue streams. Experts provide practical advice and focus on key challenges for businesses and what Ontario government programs are being launched . DETAILS
Digital SHIFT #2 E-Marketplace (June 16)
The Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab has partnered with WEtech Alliance to support hard-hit tourism businesses in a virtual workshop series. Shift Experts who have made digital pivots to their own business share learnings and pitfalls when finding new ways to deliver value online. DETAILS
The Future (of Work) is Now, Re-Learning in the Era of COVID-19 (June 16)
The pandemic has made traditional models of learning difficult and has accelerated a considerable shift in education and in the workforce. Join a panel discussion on learning-integrated life in the era of COVID-19 . DETAILS
Growing in Canada, Eh! - Demystifying our Neighbours to the 'North' (June 24)
In this Detroit Startup Week session, you learn from a team of experts in cross-border economic development and hear from companies that have driven 'north' to set up operations in Windsor-Essex, Ontario, Canada. Detroit Startup Week 2020 is a f ree, 5-day celebration of Entrepreneurship. DETAILS
Collision From Home (June 23-25)
Three days. 100 hours of content. Thousands of valuable connections. Join tech’s leading lights for one incredible online event at Collision from Home this June. DETAILS
June 27th Miracle (June 27)
Following a successful food drive that collected almost 700,000 pounds of food for Chatham-Kent food banks, organizers of the June 27th Miracle project are looking to do even better in Essex County. DETAILS
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Rebooting the World | Campus Party Digital Edition (July 9-11)
Campus Party Digital Edition, launching July 9-11, 2020, will host more than 30 countries who will simultaneously hold their Campus Party events in a digital format to deliver a global experience like no other. Official details to be announced Monday, June 15.
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