TORONTO, Aug. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - JA Central Ontario and TMX Group will today launch the JA Alumni TMX Innovation Challenge, an exclusive, two-night event for students who have completed the 18-week entrepreneurial JA Company Program. Participants will be challenged to address evolving issues facing TMX Group and the broader capital markets industry in three areas: big data, social media and technology.
Held at the eXplore TMX Innovation Lab, a design and development space, 25 JA alumni will join a cross-functional team of data scientists, digital media experts and TMX mentors to create a business plan and digital strategy with the potential to generate $1 million within three years. This collaborative event is the first project the eXplore Lab has undertaken with university-level students, and will serve as a springboard to future events with creative, diverse and high-achieving millennials.
"I am delighted to see TMX Group recognize and harness the tremendous capabilities of our Alumni," said Jane Eisbrenner, CEO, JA Central Ontario. "The support of corporate partners like the TMX Group truly help prepare our students to succeed in a global economy.
"The JA Alumni TMX Innovation Challenge aligns well with TMX's vision to be a technology driven solutions provider that puts clients first," said Jean Desgagné, President and CEO, Global Enterprise Services, TMX Group. "This event is a great way to connect with high potential students and provide them with a platform to unlock their creativity, tackle real-world business challenges and innovate new client solutions."
TMX Group is a proud supporter of JA Central Ontario, an organization dedicated to inspiring students and preparing them to succeed in a global economy. TMX is also a Co-Presenting Sponsor of JA Central Ontario's 28th Annual Governor's Dinner, which will be held on November 22, 2016.
About JA Central Ontario
From Barrie to Bowmanville to Burlington, JA Central Ontario provides financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness programs to over 53,000 students each year. Our programs help students make informed and knowledgeable financial decisions, develop career plans and express their innovative spirit. For more information please visit us at www.jacentralontario.org or follow us on Twitter @JACentralON
About TMX Group (TSX:X)
TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Alpha Exchange, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montréal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, NGX, BOX Options Exchange, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, AgriClear and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada (Montréal, Calgary and Vancouver), in key U.S. markets (New York, Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London, Beijing, Singapore and Sydney. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at http://www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter: @TMXGroup.
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For further information: Tracey MacDonald, Senior Director, Marketing and Community Development, JA Central Ontario, 416.360.5252 ext. 240, firstname.lastname@example.org; Mathieu Labrèche, Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, TMX Group, 416.947.4474, email@example.com