Nurturing First Nations Startups

To truly appreciate the uniqueness of the JEDI Aboriginal Business Accelerator Program, it’s a good idea to spend time with Cameron Paul.

Paul is the Economic Development Officer at the Joint Economic Development Initiative, or JEDI, which fosters economic growth for First Nations communities. In the spring, JEDI hosted the 10-week accelerator to teach business fundamentals to a group of

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Natural Products Canada Staffs Up

Natural Products Canada, the Charlottetown-based organization that supports businesses that commercialize natural products, has fleshed out its staff and is ready to help build a vibrant, pan-Canadian ecosystem.

The organization announced this week that it has hired two new positions in Charlottetown, Karen Wight, Vice-President Investment and Finance, and Stephen Ball, Regional Director of

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Serial Entrepreneurs Back in the Saddle

There was something interesting on display at DemoCamp Halifax on Thursday night: Four of the 10 presenters were serial entrepreneurs who are back in the arena with new ventures.

It’s a trend in the East Coast startup hub, and is especially pronounced in Halifax.

We’re seeing entrepreneurs who have put a notch in the win column with one venture, and a few years later get back at it with a

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Briefs: Alongside, TruLeaf, Fredericton

Qimple Changes its Name to Alongside

Qimple, the Moncton-based maker of digital recruitment tools, has changed its name to Alongside.

The company said in a statement that the online hiring space has become less personal, so Qimple recognized the need for a hiring solution that facilitated human connection – the driving force behind every great hire.

The company applied that understanding and

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We Need A Federal Investment Credit

New Brunswick’s venerable tech investor Gerry Pond often bemoans the fact that he can receive a tax incentive to invest in Arkansas but not in Nova Scotia.

The investment group that Pond chairs, East Valley Ventures, has a portfolio of 26 active companies, and Pond could have claimed New Brunswick’s Small Business Investor Tax Credit only on the 17 that are based in New Brunswick. His

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