Vendeve, Addo Join The Mill in Vegas

There’s an unlikely alliance forming between the startup communities in Halifax and Las Vegas, as witnessed by two Halifax companies attending an accelerator in the southern city.

The cities, about 4,400 kilometres apart, are obviously very different in mindset and climate, but The Mill accelerator has featured Halifax companies in each of its first two cohorts. And there is talk of a deepening relationship between support groups in the two cities.

The second cohort of The Mill’s Startup

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Press Release: Rho, Build Back AirVM

Build Ventures, the Halifax-based venture capital fund, has distributed the following press release:

AirVM Raises $8.0 million in Series A Funding

RHO Canada Ventures, Build Ventures and Wesley Clover Back Growing Cloud Management Company

AirVM, the leading cloud management platform company, today announced it has closed $8.0 million in Series A funding. Led by RHO Canada Ventures, joined by Build Ventures, and current investor Wesley Clover, the Series A financing positions AirVM for

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Competitions Heat Up in Cape Breton

When the I-3 Technology Startup Competition takes place in the next five months, one area to keep an eye on will be Region 5, more commonly known as Cape Breton Island.

The interesting thing about the biennial I-3 competition in Cape Breton is it will feature the winners of the past three Spark Cape Breton competitions – a list that grew last week when Innovacorp announced the winners of the 2015 Spark competition.

Not to pre-judge the results of I-3, it’s conceivable that a Cape Breton

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Eye on KW: AC Expands with Reactor

On the cusp of a major expansion, the Waterloo Accelerator Centre will hold is second annual Showcase on Sept. 16, allowing about 35 of its members the chance to pitch  before investors and guests.

The Accelerator Centre is a four-tiered system of mentoring programs that aims to help mature entrepreneurs test a concept, launch a company and then develop it into a successful business.

Its Showcase, the second annual such event, will be a bit of an assault on the senses as more than 30 of

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Applications Open for 2nd UIT Cohort

UIT, a startup immersion program at Cape Breton University, is accepting applications for 20 spots in the second year of the program, which runs from September to June.

Applications, which can be found here, are due this Friday.

UIT began last September and the 12 students in the first cohort learned simple coding and business methodologies through self-directed learning and conversations with mentors. All the curriculum materials are available free on the Internet.

UIT founder and lead

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