Tech Week YQG Busts Borders and Goes Mobile

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Media Release


October 29th - November 2nd

Windsor-Essex is shining a big bright weeklong spotlight on the local tech community with a focus on mobility and the cross-border tech scene.


TECH WEEK YQG is a showcase of all things tech spearheaded by WEtech Alliance that brings together tech leaders and entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, and the broader community.

The mission of TECH WEEK YQG is to promote, accelerate and celebrate our local tech community while providing unique perspectives from world-class speakers on what the future of tech holds.


"Our regional tech community is constantly evolving and pushing the envelope," says Yvonne Pilon, President and CEO of WEtech Alliance. "And part of the evolution is building new strengths in areas like mobility and seeking new opportunities including partnerships across the border."


The week kicks off with TECH LAUNCH powered by EPICentre at the J.P. Wiser's Brand Centre that will bring together movers and shakers in the tech community to build upon the #yourWindsor campaign launched by three local tech companies to attract talent to YQG. The evening will also include our 2nd Annual TECH AWARDS and the CLOSING CEREMONIES for our 3rd Annual Nerd Olympics.


Tuesday is our TECH SHOW in partnership with the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce powered by the University of Windsor that has a distinct mobility and cross-border theme - with keynote speakers from Rock Ventures, City of Detroit, Grand Circus and Ignition Media Group.


"The speakers are world-class sharing cutting edge ideas at the intersection of technology, business and policy," says Janice Forsyth, Acting CEO of the Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce, the initiator of the Tech Show.


Midweek shifts the focus to TECH TALENT powered by Workforce WindsorEssex with St. Clair College hosting a Tech Talent Day that will introduce over 200 high school students to the world of robotics, manufacturing, e-gaming and coding. As well, WEtech Alliance will partner with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Discover Ability Network to discuss breaking down barriers to employment in the tech space for the accessibility community.


On Thursday we host a discussion on the role of TECH WOMEN powered by St. Clair College's Zekelman School of Business and Information Technology including a beginners coding workshop and keynote luncheon with Canada Learning Code's Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Melissa Sariffodeen.


TECH WEEK YQG concludes on Friday with TECH MOBILITY powered by the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation including a Mobility Challenge Pitch Competition, Keynote Speaker and Mobility Showcase hosted at the Institute for Border Security and Logistics facility.


For complete information on #TechWeekYQG along with a list of community events and registration details, visit


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Media Contact:

Yvonne Pilon
President and CEO, WEtech Alliance