The Venture Newfoundland and Labrador Fund, the new public-private investment body that will provide seed financing in the province, has announced its first close and should make its first investment within three weeks.Continue Reading
University of New Brunswick recently launched the second year of its Summer Institute, an accelerator that melds entrepreneurial fire with artistic passion.
The three-month program differs from other accelerators that focus on sales, market research and typical research and development. Instead, the Summer Institute aims to help participants discover an issue they are deeply passionate about, and use that passion to create beautiful…Continue Reading
At some point this summer, Sean Sears hopes Canadian startups will be raising capital on his new crowdfunding platform, ICrowdx.
Sears and his colleagues at the Halifax investment-firm-cum-startup-lab Ogden Pond have been working on developing the online portal in preparation for regulators approving equity crowdfunding. Now that that has been achieved, they are in discussions…Continue Reading
Last fall the C.D. Howe Institute published a report titled, "Measuring Innovation in Canada: The Tale Told by Patent Applications". Innovation is a fickle concept, and patents only tell part of the story. Yet when one sees that Atlantic Canada ranks last and well below the national average, it's hard to deny that we have a problem.
Readers of Entrevestor are…Continue Reading
The P.E.I. BioAlliance, the organization that promotes the life sciences industry in the province, has issued the following press release:
Animal Health and Nutrition Businesses Converge on PEI
Charlottetown, PEI (May 25, 2015) – North America’s premier International Animal Health and Nutrition Business Conference – VetHealth Global…Continue Reading