Ocean Supercluster Named Winner

Atlantic Canada’s Ocean Supercluster has been named one of five groups to share $950 million in federal funding to establish innovation hubs across Canada over the next five years.

Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced the five winners at a ceremony in Ottawa on Thursday, and the Atlantic Canadian finalist made the cut.

What this means is that Ottawa

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A Rental Service for New Parents

When Kiera Devine flew to New York with her baby girl, the new mom left her bulky stroller at home because she expected to be able to rent baby equipment in New York. When she couldn’t, her new business — Parental Marketplace — was born.

Parental Marketplace is an online platform that allows parents to rent baby equipment.

“My husband and I were travelling with our daughter Kingsley last year,”

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Island Capital Invests in Garago

Garago Software Inc., which makes software for local governments, has received a $205,000 investment from Island Capital Partners, with which it hopes to sell its product across North America this year.

Founded in Moncton, Garago has developed a cloud-based software that provides an accessible solution to local governments by offering so-called e-permits to their citizens. The company works with

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IWT Lands $500K, Joins Imagine H2O

Charlottetown cleantech company Island Water Technologies has closed a $500,000 round of funding from Island Capital Partners and Natural Product Canada.

The company announced the financing, which will be used to commercialize its new bio-electrode sensor technology, at a reception today in Charlottetown. IWT also said recently that it has been accepted into the San Francisco-based water-focused

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B4checkin Unveils B4easypost Sales

B4checkin, a Halifax company that offers Software-as-a-Service solutions to the hospitality industry, is installing one of its main products in two prestigious Canadian hotels – One King West Hotel & Residences in Toronto and the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alta.

The company issued a statement last week saying the two hotels were installing b4easypost, which it called the industry’s first

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TieÓ§s Takes New Approach to Cancer

Tieӧs Pharmaceuticals, a Moncton- and Toronto- based biotech company, is taking a whole new approach to finding a cure for cancer.

For generations, the scientific and medical communities have been attacking cancer with the understanding that the tumors are created by genetic mutations. But Tieӧs is questioning that tenet, saying instead that cancer tumors originate from metabolic causes rather

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Propel To Unveil New Program

The regional tech accelerator Propel ICT has decided not to hold its customary Launch and Build cohorts this spring as it prepares to launch a new program later in the year.

Propel issued a statement Monday announcing that a new program is on the way and will begin in September. It gave few details of what the new program will look like, other than to say it will be focused on the founders of

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Our Virtual Pints and Pitches

If you were as disappointed as we were that Pints and Pitches was scrapped due to weather, here’s your chance to make up for it: Entrevestor’s Virtual Pints and Pitches.

The regional IT accelerator Propel ICT had planned to combine a pub crawl into the demo day for its latest cohort – staging pitches in craft breweries around Fredericton. Sadly, the gods were against the idea, and Pints and

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