Proposify’s Unlikely Partnership Works

Kevin Springer and Kyle Racki have forged an unusually successful partnership — forming two businesses and exiting one — despite a 20-year age gap and early religious differences.

Springer, 51, is president of Halifax-based PitchPerfect Software, the parent company of Proposify.biz.

Proposify is a software-as-a-service, or SaaS, product, which allows members of an agency to collaborate on client proposals.

Racki, 31, is PitchPerfect’s CEO.

Before Proposify, the two built the

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Revising our Jobs Data Upward

I’ve been diving into the data we’ve collected on Atlantic Canadian startups, and one thing that’s become clear is that we underestimated job creation by startups in 2014.

Earlier this year, we reported that the results of our most recent survey showed that employment at Atlantic Canadian startups rose 9.4 per cent, while revenues rose 36.5 per cent. It’s becoming clear we underestimated things on the jobs front. So we’re restating our data to say that the number of people working for

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Happy Canada Day from Entrevestor

In recognition of Canada Day, we’re pausing today  to reflect on how lucky we are to live in Canada.

Every day on social media, I read friends complaining that Stephen Harper has ripped the heart out of the country. I hear conservatives complain of the overbearing government and high taxes.

But I really don’t think there’s a better place in the world to live. As proof, here’s some data (chosen in no particular order) on how we stack up internationally.

-  According to the World

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Transit 360 Downloads Spike with 5.0

Transit 360, a mobile app that gives information on public transportation, has experienced a five- to six-fold increase in downloads since its 5.0 version launched and it expanded into more cities this month.

MindSea Development Inc. of Halifax first launched the iPhone app, then called Transit To Go, in 2010 so commuters in its home city could see when buses were coming. Since then, it has expanded, using municipalities’ open data to update users in real time about a transit vehicle’s

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Dobbin Looks Ahead After Strong Year

More than a decade after encountering skeptics at a conference, Mark Dobbin feels vindicated for his faith in Atlantic Canadian entrepreneurs.

The Founder and President of St. John’s-based Killick Capital Inc. was reminiscing lately about how he felt when attending an event for venture capital investors in Halifax in 2004 – about the time he launched his investment firm.

“They were discussing VC in Atlantic Canada and the theme seemed to be there aren’t enough good companies,” said Dobbin

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