22 Startups to Present at AVF

Critical Path Group has named the 22 companies that will present at the Atlantic Venture Forum and tell their stories to investors assembled from across the U.S. and Canada.

The third annual AVF, organized by Critical Path Group, will take place at the Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax on June 10 and 11. The event brings together investors and entrepreneurs in Atlantic Canada’s clean-tech, information technology and…

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Eye on KW: Plum Reprioritizes Hiring

Caitlin MacGregor is convinced the recruiting profession has its priorities backward, and she and her colleagues at Plum Inc. are determined to put them right.

Plum is a Waterloo-based startup that helps companies or other employers find the right employees based on their character rather than skill set or history. That is important because research published recently in Forbes magazine has shown that half of new employees only last in their…

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Woodland: Lawyer Turned Entrepreneur

As a lawyer, Mandy Woodland specializes in offering entrepreneurs affordable legal advice. Now, she’s also CEO of Caetum, a tech startup that aims to make clinical research easier and more successful.

Woodland said Caetum will create a cloud-based application for budgeting and organizing clinical trials that will be cheaper, easier to use and offer better predictive analysis than competing products.

“Our product…

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PropelICT Names 33 Cohort Members

Six diverse startups from around the region have been accepted into the PropelICT Build program this summer, headlining a record intake of 33 companies in the accelerator’s sixth cohort.

The PropelICT accelerator has grown into a two-tier system that operates in four cities. The flagship is the Build program in Moncton for more advanced companies, led by former Propel Executive Director Trevor MacAusland.

Younger companies…

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