Irvings Donate $2.2m to Dal’s IDEA

Irving Oil has donated $2.2 million to Dalhousie University’s upcoming Innovation and Design in Engineering and Architecture project, more commonly known as the IDEA project.

According to a post in Dal News, the Saint John oil and gas company has made a substantial contribution to the $64-million project in Dalhousie’s downtown Sexton campus.

The Irving donation will include the new $1.5

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Propel Applications Close Friday

There are just two days left to apply for the next cohort of Propel ICT, the regional IT accelerator.

The organization, whose goal is to find and support the first $1 billion tech company in Atlantic Canada, has been holding information sessions across the region to tell prospective participants about its program offerings. It wants participants to understand which program is best suited to

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HelpMeOrder Expands Into Toronto

A year after a launching in Atlantic Canada, HelpMeOrder has just expanded its dish-rating service into the Greater Toronto Area, hoping to capture clients in Canada’s culinary capital. 

Based in St. John’s and Mississauga, HelpMeOrder is a restaurant rating app with a difference. What HelpMeOrder does is let people rate or recommend specific dishes and to share the reviews with friends and

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Should Startups Become B Corps?

WoodsCamp Technologies seems like a natural candidate to become a B Corp, but its CEO isn’t rushing to gain certification.

The Mahone Bay, N.S., startup has developed an online tool to help manage private woodlots, identifying the inventory of trees and helping owners and harvesters decide which can be sustainably and profitably cut down. It promises to enable sustainable forestry and prevent

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The Task of Finding a Co-Founder

Finding the right co-founders to grow a startup is often a challenge. Just ask entrepreneur Randy Campbell, who has launched ShopLaw, an online platform that helps people find a lawyer to meet their needs and budget.

The serial entrepreneur has spent two years researching the market for his Fredericton-based business and trying to bring consumers and lawyers onto ShopLaw’s platform.

Now he is

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Growing as Social Ventures Increase

As the social entrepreneurship movement gains momentum, Common Good Solutions of Halifax is keeping pace and growing its business locally and internationally.

The company is dedicated to working with a range of stakeholders to nurture businesses that are committed to a triple bottom line, or what’s known as the three Ps — people, planet and profit. The idea is spreading that modern capitalism

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PEI Launches Early-Stage Fund

Island Capital Partners, a new $4-million-plus investment fund, has launched to fund startups and add some investment power to the deepening startup ecosystem on Prince Edward Island,.

The new early-stage investment fund will be managed by a committee of four business people, most with international business experience. They have received commitments of $2 million from the P.E.I. government and

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V4C Partners with McInnes Cooper

Venture for Canada, a not-for-profit organization that recruits, trains and supports recent graduates to work at leading Canadian startups, has announced a partnership with McInnes Cooper.

Through this new partnership, McInnes Cooper will provide legal training to Venture for Canada fellows on employment issues and matters related to launching their own businesses. In addition, McInnes Cooper

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Jobs of the week: Dash Hudson

Halifax-based Dash Hudson just keeps on hiring.

Today, our Jobs of the Week column is featuring three Dash Hudson openings – for a front-end web developer, sales development representative and an account executive.

Dash Hudson has created a “visual intelligence platform” that helps its corporate clients to create and distribute photos and video, then analyze their impact. The system is an

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