QRA Lands $3M in ACOA Funding

Halifax-based QRA Corp. said Tuesday it has received $3 million in funding from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and gave its first indications that its two main products are finding a home with customers.

In a ceremony in Halifax, Treasury Board President Scott Brison announced that the company will receive a $2.995 million conditionally repayable sum from ACOA’s Atlantic Innovation

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Briefs: Cloud-A, Ignition, Ag Award

Innovation PEI’s Ignition Fund deadline on Friday

Applications for Innovation PEI’s Ignition Fund – which offers $25,000 to launch or expand a business on P.E.I. – must be submitted by Friday.

“The fund is proving popular again this year as evidenced by the number of participants attending Ignition fund information sessions across the province this past spring,” said Economic Development and

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Channeling Funds Into Drug Discovery

Kevin Sullivan had the pride of a guy showing off his new Cadillac. But it wasn’t a car he was displaying, it was the new laboratory that his company had recently moved into.

The company is Halifax-based drug discovery outfit Appili Therapeutics Inc., which in May announced $3.3 million in funding, comprising equity, debt and grants. On the same day, Sullivan unveiled the company’s new lab in

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Lighthouse Labs’ New Halifax Program

Halifax native Rebecca Haliburton moved to Vancouver to work as the marketing manager for the tech education company, Lighthouse Labs. Six weeks later, the company told her that they would be expanding their software and app development bootcamps to her hometown.

“I’m really stoked to be able to bring back everything that I love about my job in Vancouver back to my hometown,” she said. “I know

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Teaching the Rewards of a Sales Career

Young Atlantic Canadians, and the region’s economy, are missing out because young people don’t understand the rewards of a career in sales, according to professionals at executive search firm Venor.

“Many youth are unaware of sales, and some are intimidated by it. Negative stereotypes, such as the used car salesman, persist,” said Chantal Brine, Vice President, Youth Employment at the

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