Ellis’ Dos & Don’ts of Growth Hacking

A true pioneer in 21st-century business trends is coming to Halifax next week, and he’s looking forward to sharing insights into the latest methods of getting products to markets.

Sean Ellis, the founder and CEO of GrowthHackers, will be the keynote speaker at the Amplify conference March 28 at Pier 21. In fact, he coined the term “growth hacking,” which will be the basic topic of next week’s

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NB Outlines Innovation Expenditures

As Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau  delivered his innovation budget Thursday, the New Brunswick government said it would spend $160 million over the next four years on innovation and R&D.

Some of the initiatives have been announced previously, such as funding for the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity. But the announcement also showed the government is proceeding with some initiatives

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Breakthru Race Tight in Home Stretch

If you see perplexed, agonized people wandering the streets of Fredericton on Thursday, treat them with kindness and sympathy. They may be judges in the 2017 Breakthru Competition.

These poor tortured souls have an unenviable task that must be carried out by closing time tomorrow: they have to choose the winners of the competition to find the best new startups in New Brunswick.

The New

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Turret Brings Its AI Tech to Germany

FREDERICTON – A New Brunswick startup is launching its technology across the Atlantic this week at a global business event.

Fredericton-based Turret Psychoanalytics, a company that uses big data and artificial intelligence (AI) to create customer market data and leads for businesses, will be at the CeBit conference and exhibition in Hannover, Germany. CeBit is an international conference for

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Nautel Turns to Rocket Science

Nautel, the Nova Scotia company that makes radio transmitters, is diversifying into a range of new ventures including rocket propulsion systems that could shorten the time it takes to travel to Mars.

Based in Hackett’s Cove near Peggy’s Cove, the company has grown into one of the world’s largest maker of AM and FM radio transmitters — an enterprise that will continue to be the cornerstone of

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Innowave Wins Launch Ocean Event

A team called Innowave, which is proposing to use wave-generated energy  to recharge automated underwater vehicles, won the $4,000 first place at the Launch Oceans event at Dalhousie University this weekend.

But that wasn’t really the biggest news to come out of the marine entrepreneurship event. The biggest news was that the business development exercise took place at all. It shows that the

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Mariner Lands TDC as XVu CLient

Mariner, the Saint John tech conglomerate specializing in online video delivery,  has announced its xVu unit has landed TDC Group, Denmark’s largest telecoms operator, as a customer.

Mariner said in a statement last week TDC will deploy Mariner’s xVu software as part of its strategic initiative to deliver best in class customer satisfaction and to enhance the organization’s Service Experience

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Quber Modernizes Traditional Saving

Quber is a FinTech app that brings fun to an all-too-often overlooked aspect of personal finance – saving money.

When people think of personal finance, they envisage hot stocks, tech plays, hedging or getting the best interest rate. But Moncton-based Quber has made a game out of the essential – if less glamorous – task of restraining your spending.

Founded by Jen Leger and Venky Kulkarni, Quber

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Covina Focuses on $1M Round, CTA

What’s striking about interviewing Caitlin Pierlot today is just how much she has grown as an entrepreneur in 18 months.

Pierlot is the co-founder and CEO of Covina Biomedical, a Halifax company that is developing a non-toxic bone cement to help osteoporosis patients who’ve broken bones.

The company first gained attention in October 2015, when it won the $45,000 first place in the BioInnovation

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