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Metamaterial Raises At Least $3.1M

Metamaterial Technologies Inc. has closed a $3.1 million round of funding, which will help the Dartmouth company with its ambitious plans to establish a metamaterials R&D and pilot production facility in Nova Scotia.

The company – which has developed revolutionary materials that deflect, enhance or absorb light -- has raised $2 million from Innovacorp. It comprises a $1.5 million venture capital investment and a $500,000 non-dilutive contribution from the innovation agency’s cleantech fund.

The company has also raised $1.1 million from private investors, including an undisclosed contribution from the First Angel Network, the Halifax-based angel group. FAN arranged for Founder and CEO George Palikaras to also pitch to the

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Eye on KW: Rev Targets Growth Stage

It’s strange -- and certainly refreshing – to hear the program manager of a tech accelerator say he doesn’t really care whether startups get any investment once they graduate from his course.

In fact, Sam Legge hopes the 10 companies now going through Rev at Kitchener-based Communitech won’t need to.


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Press Release: Bluteau DeVenney Relaunches

Bluteau DeVenney, a Halifax-based business consultancy, has issued the following press release:

Bluteau DeVenney Resets, Rebrands and Renews

Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 23, 2015.  Bluteau DeVenney and Company announced today that they have shifted their focus to growing companies through their new custom programs.   “We want to support more entrepreneurs to build high-growth companies…

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Promoting Fredericton’s Tech Hub

When Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside reads dismissive comments about Atlantic Canadians made by Canadians elsewhere, he feels the usual irritation.

Case in point: Woodside recently read a commentator in an Ontario newspaper question why a group of Ontarians would visit Fredericton when “the city contains nothing but snow.”

“They think we’re so backward,”…

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The Launch of Yes Nova Scotia

About 70 people congregated at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax on Tuesday night to launch an initiative that will help young people to understand that entrepreneurship is a viable career option.

The Yes NS initiative — Yes stands for youth and entrepreneurship skills — has set up several working groups that will take various approaches to raising awareness of entrepreneurship.

“We started with an open-ended…

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