Simpson Wants More Success in NB

As the incoming chair of the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, Cathy Simpson intends to help more startups achieve the kind of accelerated growth that pushes companies and regions forward.

Simpson also aims to get more women involved in science, technology and management. To that end, she is leading youth initiatives that demonstrate that women can succeed in the innovation sector.

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Three Events in Sydney Next Week

I’m pleased to be the guest speaker at a TecSocial gathering Thursday in Sydney – one of a few events Entrevestor will be attending in Cape Breton late next week.

I’ll be delivering a brief chat on communications for startups at the TecSocial get together from 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm June 4 at the Membertou Trade & Convention Centre.

My talk will focus on the need for startups to identify their…

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Futurpreneur Seeks Young Founders

Futurpreneur Canada, a group that supports young entrepreneurs, has launched the fifth annual Spin Master Innovation Fund, a competition for innovative young people.

The national organization is looking for innovative Canadian entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 39 to apply to the competition by June 19.

The competition’s judges will select as…

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Press Release: Densitas’ ISO Standard

Densitas, a Halifax startup developing software that enhances mammography, his issued the following press release:


HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – May 28, 2015 – Densitas Inc. announced today it has received 13485:2003 certification from the International Standards Organization (ISO).

This ISO standard specifies the requirements for comprehensive quality…

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McMaster Out to Defeat Android, iOS

A guy from Cape Breton Island has launched a war with both Google and Apple, and investors like Rupert Murdoch and Twitter have bet $85.4 million that he’ll win.

Kirt McMaster is gaining fame in the tech world as the CEO of Cyanogen Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif., company that is developing a new operating system for smartphones. There is now a duopoly in these operating systems as 90 percent or more of the smartphones in the world…

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