Lion’s Lair 2014

Lion's Lair
Over $100,000 up for grabs in the 2014 LiON’S LAIR competition!
Don’t miss the opportunity to win over $100,000 in cash and professional resources to kick-start your business.
The top ten finalists will pitch their businesses to a panel of Hamilton’s top executives.
Through the competition finalists will receive training, resources and exposure to the entire community, so is a fantastic platform to launch your business!
The application deadline is April 30, 2014.
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Click here for more information about the competition!

Expressing Vibrancy Update

Expressing Vibrancy

CoBALT Connects is pleased to announce that its Expressing Vibrancy project now has an online home:, designed by Hamilton’s own factor[e] design initiative.

Here you’ll find regular updates about this year-long cultural research project which has been examining eight neighbourhoods in Hamilton through a unique lens. Watch the space for interactive tools and reports as the project continues.
At the beginning of May, we will be embarking on the next stage of research, with a callout for 500 volunteers to take part in McMaster’s new, innovative LIVE Lab facility.  We’ll need Hamiltonians from all ages and demographics to help contribute their thoughts and impressions. We will be sure to reach out to you again shortly with further details about this volunteer opportunity.
If you have any questions about the project or volunteer initiative please feel free to contact me by return email, or via the contact form on our website.
We hope you’ll “start looking!”

McMaster Alumni Volunteer Mentors Needed

McMaster Alumni

The McMaster Alumni Association is looking for young professional McMaster grads in Hamilton to act as mentors for current students. Currently, there are two specific opportunities to engage with students. We’re looking for alumni to act as ‘tour guides’ on April 30 for the Hamilton Employment Crawl and show students the highlights of living and working in different areas of the city. As well, we’re looking for young alumni to join us on June 20 to meet current and graduating students attending the Kickstart Your Career conference and share your own job search experiences and advice with them. To express interest in either of these opportunities or to request more details, please email Erin O’Neil, alumni officer, at

Ten Thousand Coffees


Check out this interesting concept, similar to our own Hamilton HIVE Connect site: