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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Local Women Support SheEO Fund

Eight women banded together in Halifax Thursday night and brought the dream of a funding platform for female entrepreneurs a little closer to reality.

Halifax businesswomen Allyson England, Stefanie MacDonald and six others committed a total of $2,000 to the Act of Radical Generosity, a national program that aims to raise $1 million to help finance women-owned businesses. They had shown up at an information session about the program and ended up becoming the latest funders.

An Act of

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Ryan Tapping Into Medication Records

Growing up with a father and an aunt who both had Type 1 diabetes taught Halifax health entrepreneur Patti Ryan the importance of managing chronic conditions and medications.

Ryan is the co-founder and CEO of Health QR, the company behind an app that allows pharmacy clients to manage their health information and medications.

Legally, medication records belong to individuals, but the information is often hard to access and understand.

“We are mainly targeting the estimated 29 million

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Last Chance to Vote for Creator Program

You have a little more than a day to vote in the Great Big Gigabot Giveaway, so we’re asking one last time to vote for the Atlantic Canadian entry, The Creator Program.

Our daughter Cat Adalay has initiated this program for young teens in the Halifax area, starting in St. Margaret’s Bay. The program is teaching coding, the design and assembly of electronic circuits, and 3D design and 3D printing.

There are now three main projects in the running for the Gigabot Giveaway – an international

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No Entrevestor Next Week

There will be no Entrevestor posts next week.

Unless something truly earth-shattering is announced, we will be taking our annual late summer break. You’ll just have to get on with your lives without us.

Entrevestor will return on Monday August 31.

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