Liftoff Is Part of John Swan’s Legacy

Jake Swan started Liftoff Capital to help entrepreneurs link up with investors, peers and mentors, but now he sees it as part of the legacy of his late father, the Saint John tech entrepreneur John Swan.

Jake Swan grew up hearing his father, a serial entrepreneur who was Executive Chairman of the tech consultancy Encore Interactive, say entrepreneurs’ greatest challenges are finding investors

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Securicy Launches Free Platform

Sydney-based Securicy, which helps medium-sized enterprises meet the cybersecurity requirements of larger customers, has launched free tools to help startups protect their data.

The company announced Wednesday that its new platform is now live, and that it can help young companies understand what they need to do to protect themselves from cyber-criminals.

Securicy was formed in 2016 with the

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Densitas Partners with U.S. Beta User

Halifax-based breast imaging analytics company Densitas has announced a collaboration with TeleMammography Specialists of Decatur, Georgia, that will improve the quality of breast screening offered to more than 60,000 women annually.  

TeleMammography Specialists is an international teleradiology services provider and will be the first U.S. beta user for the new densitasquality solution, the

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Propel Adds Six Board Members

Propel, the Atlantic Canadian tech accelerator, has almost doubled the size of its board with the appointment of new directors, drawing from its pool of graduates and the broader business community.

The group said its 14-member board includes members beyond Atlantic Canada and features experts with strong involvement in entrepreneurship and the startup community.

“Over the past year, Propel has

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Bringing AI to Building Design

A team of Dalhousie University faculty members is creating engineering software to partly automate the design of buildings, and has already arranged two pilot projects with its solution.

Smart Engineering, co-founded by faculty members Reza Rahimi and Gordon Fenton, will allow engineers to request a change to a design and then use artificial intelligence to implement the change without

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Startup Canada Seeks Award Entries

Startup Canada has opened nominations for its sixth annual Startup Canada Awards – a contest that Atlantic Canadians have always done well in.

Startup Canada, whose mission is to promote and nurture startups and entrepreneurship across the country, holds regional awards across the country in 17 categories. The regional winners in most of these categories then compete in the national finals.

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Picomole Wins Funding for Diagnostic Lung Cancer Device

Moncton-based medical technology company Picomole has announced non-dilutive funding for its breath analytics technology, which has the potential to be a low-cost and effective tool for cancer screening.

The announcement Tuesday revealed that the federal government is providing a total contribution of $818,000 for the project through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the National

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Please Help Us With Our Survey

Today, we’re launching our campaign to ask the founders and CEOs of Atlantic Canadian startups to take two minutes to complete our 2018 survey.

We’re working with partners across the region to enhance our annual analysis of the Atlantic Canadian startup community.

We need your help. In the next week, we will contact founders, asking them to take two minutes to answer the 15 questions in the

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