Category: Press Releases

TIEIT Selected As a Recipient for ventureLAB & York Region’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund

We are excited to announce that TIEIT has been selected as one of the recipients for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund from ventureLAB and York Region!

We are looking forward to launching a TIEIT for Startups program that will help support our fellow entrepreneurs and businesses that may be facing challenges such as limited resources or funds within the York Region community and Canada. This program can help these businesses grow and become more efficient through a series of events and access to TIEIT’s business tools.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund (EIF) was presented to seven companies and organizations in York Region that demonstrated innovative solutions or services that support business continuity and recovery efforts.

Learn more about the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund by visiting

Webinar: TIEIT Founder Shares Insights and Tips on How to Bootstrap

Our Co-founder & Head of Growth, Jessica Rawlley, had a chance to be part of a Bootstrapping & Mental Health for Founders webinar hosted by YSpace.

YSpace is York University’s community innovation hub that supports high potential innovators to create a thriving network of ventures across all sectors. They help entrepreneurs, community members, and youth build and scale their sustainable and impactful businesses in the York Region.

Jessica shares her tips and knowledge on bootstrapping. She also shares her insights on how TIEIT bootstrapped, grew on a global scale and her experiences with mental health during her journey as a female founder in the technology world.

“Now, more than ever we need to be cognizant of our mental health and be diligent to take action to better ourselves when we aren’t feeling at our full capacity. Taking time off for yourself is not a weakness, it’s a strength to be able to take action to get yourself back to 100%, not only for yourself but for the people around you,” says Jessica Rawlley.

To watch the full webinar, click the button below.

Watch the Webinar

TIEIT Founder Part of Program That Helps Women Entrepreneurs Overcome Business Challenges

Our Co-Founder & Head of Growth, Jessica Rawlley, shared her experiences being a mentor for the Entrepreneurial Leadership & Learning Alliance (ELLA) program during a FedDev Ontario announcement last week.

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade announced an additional investment – delivered through FedDev Ontario, the Regional Development Agency for Southern Ontario – for the Entrepreneurial Leadership and Learning Alliance (ELLA) program.

ELLA is a community and an accelerator for women, by women that is led by York University . Their mission is to reduce the gap of gender inequality in entrepreneurship. They help women-led businesses overcome challenges starting or scaling a business.

To watch the announcement, click the button below.

Watch the Announcement


TIEIT Founder selected as a Women of Excellence Finalist

We are so proud to announce that our co-founder, Jessica Rawlley, was selected to be a finalist for the NewRoads 2020 Women of Excellence award.

Out of 38 nominees, Jessica was selected to be in the bottom three finalists. The winners of the inaugural 2020 Women of Excellence will be announced during a gala awards night on March 10th at the NewRoads Performing Arts Centre in Newmarket.

Congratulations to all the nominees and finalists!

To learn more, click here to read the online article. 

TIEIT Wins Innovation of the Year

What an incredible honour! We are pleased to announce that TIEIT was awarded the Newmarket Chamber’s Business Excellence Award for Innovation of the Year!

The Newmarket Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards recognizes Newmarket businesses whose business achievements or community involvement have made significant contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Town of Newmarket.

We are so incredibly grateful to be part of such an amazing and supportive community.

We are passionate about building and scaling our business worldwide and could not have gotten this far without all the support from our incredible team, families, friends, partners and everyone else who believes in what we are building.

We are so excited to see what happens next and where our journey takes us.

If you’re interested in watching the awards banquet, check out the video on YouTube.