SkySquirrel Preps New Product for 2016

SkySquirrel, the Halifax startup that uses drones to improve yields in vineyards, is gearing up to launch a new product in 2016 that will help attack a persistent problem in the European wine industry.

SkySquirrel’s drones survey and collect data on vineyards, detecting diseases in the early stages and helping farmers better nurture their crops.

While several drone companies have developed

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GrowthWorks Adapts to New Reality

Adopting a strategy to maintain its fund without fresh investment, GrowthWorks Atlantic has borrowed $1.5 million to cover operating costs and adopted a plan to distribute funds to its shareholders over time.

The Halifax-based venture capital fundy has made the announcements in the past two months in its latest moves to adapt to changes in its regulatory environment brought in the last two

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Donovan Wins EY’s Canadian Award

Michael Donovan, Executive Chairman of Halifax- and Toronto-based DHX Media Ltd., has been named Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year by the global consultancy EY.

EY said in a statement that Donovan, who heads a global film and television company specializing in children's entertainment, was chosen as the Canadian winner for his industry foresight and relentless belief in the demand for

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Probing our Behaviour Around Money

A Nova Scotian who focuses on making individuals aware of their behaviour around money has received a boost after being recognized by a group that works to promote female entrepreneurs.

The SheEO movement’s Radical Generosity initiative helps finance and support women-led ventures in Canada.

Stephanie Holmes-Winton, CEO of Dartmouth company The Money Finder, has been named a national

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Equals6 Founders Sell SecureReset

Atlanta’s Courion, which helps identify users online, has paid an undisclosed price to buy Halifax’s SecureReset, which has developed two products for simplifying user passwords and authentication.

SecureReset was owned by the entrepreneurial duo of CEO Andy Osburn and chief technical officer Mark Boyle, better known as the founders of Equals6, a career-focused social network for students.

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