Eigen Expanding in Auto Sector

Six years after he began dabbling in the Internet of Things space, Scott Everett is pushing his company Eigen Innovations aggressively into the automotive sector and courting investors. 

Everett is the CEO of Fredericton-based Eigen, which in the past few years has established itself as one of the leading Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, companies in the region. The company uses

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Colin Deacon Appointed to Senate

Colin Deacon, who has led startups Bluelight Analytics and SpellRead, has been appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The Prime Minister announced Friday that the Governor General appointed Deacon as an independent Senator to fill a vacancy in Nova Scotia.

Deacon was a Co-Founder and CEO of Halifax-based Bluelight Analytics, whose technology helps dentists ensure they are

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Huskilson Lauds Ecosystem Growth

Chris Huskilson on Thursday evening showcased the recent improvements in the innovation ecosystem supported by Emera, the company he ran for 14 years.

Huskilson, who retired as the CEO of the Halifax-based energy company in March, was the keynote speaker at the reception for the three Atlantic Canadian nominees for the Manning Awards.   They will be considered for the national awards at a gala

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Job of the Week: Innovacorp

Innovacorp’s posting for a Vice President of Investment is our one job in our Jobs of the Week column today.

The Nova Scotian venture capital and innovation agency aims to help startups commercialize technologies for the global market. Current Innovacorp companies include Appili Therapeutics, Prospify and Dash Hudson.

The Halifax-based organization also boosts early-stage technologies with the

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Kognitiv Spark Vies for Microsoft Prize

Kognitiv Spark, one of the hottest new tech startups in Atlantic Canada, has been named a finalist by Microsoft Canada for the tech giant’s 2018 Impact Awards.

Fredericton-based Kognitive Spark, which uses augmented reality to help workers in remote locations, said Wednesday the company has been named a finalist in the Innovation with Hardware category. The winners will be named at a ceremony in

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Region on Pace for Funding Record

As we approach the halfway point of 2018, it may be time to take a look on how fundraising by Atlantic Canadian startups has gone in the first half of the year.

Quick answer: Really good.

I posted on the Entrevestor Facebook page a few weeks ago that I believed equity funding for 2018 was already approaching about $45 million to $50 million. As we coast toward the Canada Day weekend, I realize

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Hydrotroniks seeks investments

Hydrotroniks is a clean-tech company nestled along the Cabot Trail in Cheticamp, Cape Breton. This company, which is made up of engineers, designers and environmental engineers, aims to create solutions for a more efficient and eco-friendly fishing industry.

Its team is developing environmentally sustainable solutions for small to medium size boats. The company was founded in 2016, with the goal

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Global Vision’s Youngest Junior Ambassador

For its annual trip to China, Global Vision Junior Team Canada selected 35 student ambassadors to represent businesses from their regions of the country. This year, JTC recruited its youngest ever ambassador, 15-year-old Connor Kirby from the St. Margaret’s Bay area in Halifax.

“I am overjoyed that I got accepted for it,” said Kirby in an interview.  “I did not think I was actually going to make

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