LifeRaft Nears $2.5M in VC Funding

LifeRaft, a startup whose platform uncovers potential threats through social media posts, expects to soon close a $2.5-million round of venture capital funding that it hopes will accelerate its already-impressive growth.

LifeRaft of Halifax identifies threatening keywords, such as “kill” and “gun,” on social media sources like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. This then allows the user to drill into any post…

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Press Release: BioEnterprise in PEI

BioEnterprise Corp., an ag-tech business accelerator, has issued the following press release:

Bioenterprise Corporation Expands into the Maritimes

Bioenterprise opens a new office in the Maritimes in collaboration with Prince Edward Island ADAPT Council.

Guelph, ON (April 16, 2015) - Bioenterprise Corporation is pleased to announce that it will be opening its newest office in Charlottetown, PEI.…

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ShowBattery Lights Up the Ski Hills

A Dartmouth company whose product is gaining traction in the trade show industry is pondering whether to make a similar mark in an unexpected market — skiing.

SGS Solutions Inc. has produced portable batteries for exhibitions and trade shows that allow exhibitors to save thousands of dollars by avoiding electric installations. In the meandering way entrepreneurs stumble on innovation, it is planning a system that…

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Entrepreneurs’ Forum Relaunches

Entrepreneurs’ Forum, the pan-regional not-for-profit that promotes entrepreneurship, has rebranded itself as Entrepreneurs3.0 as a sign of its enhanced mission.

As Entrepreneurs’ Forum, the group was known for bringing together entrepreneurs and mentors in an intimate dinner so they could work together to improve the company’s prospects. The not-for-profit has held 55 to 65 for these meals a year, and they…

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