Please Help Us With Our Survey

Today we are launching our survey to capture data on the Atlantic Canadian startup community in 2019, and we’re asking all founders in the region to take two minutes to complete our 14-question survey.

We know how busy people are, so we have made our survey is brief as possible. Filling in this brief survey creates three benefits.

  1. It helps to produce meaningful metrics for the startup
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PhotoDynamic Closes $2.3M Round

Halifax-based PhotoDynamic, Inc. has closed a $2.3 million round of financing, which will help to finance the launch of its teeth-cleaning product in the autumn of this year.

The company’s CEO Martin Greenwood told Entrevestor a year ago that the company was aiming to raise at least $1.35 million, and it has handily exceeded that figure. More important, one of the lead investors is the American

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Jobs: CloudKettle, Protocase, 45Drives

Our Jobs of the Week column today features several opportunities at such companies as CloudKettle in Halifax and Protocase and its 45 Drives unit in Sydney.

Halifax-based CloudKettle is a consulting company that helps business-to-business SaaS companies – almost all of them in major centres like San Francisco and Toronto -- increase their revenue. It is looking to hire a Vice-President of

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Catalfamo Joins Mariner Board

Saint John-based Mariner Partners Inc. has expanded its board by adding venture capital veteran Joe Catalfamo, who once won a CVCA Deal of the Year award for backing Fredericton-based Radian6.

He will act as an independent director with founding partners and board members Bob Justason, Curtis Howe and Chairman Gerry Pond.

Catalfamo is best known as the managing partner for Summerhill Venture

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Granville Biomedical Gains Clients

St. John’s-based Granville Biomedical is improving women’s health by 3D printing vaginal simulation products that allow healthcare workers to learn about injuries caused by childbirth, disease and genital mutilation.

The company, which formed early last year, has already raised funds and gained clients, and has recently been accepted into Genesis, the innovation hub in St. John’s.


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SDTC Grants SomaDetect $3.9M

Fredericton-based SomaDetect, whose technology helps to detect disease in dairy cows, has been approved for a $3.9 million grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

The two groups issued a statement on Wednesday saying the funding will help to pilot SomaDetect’s product with dairy farms and industry partners in Canada and the U.S. The company’s product is an automated, in-line sensor

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How Doug Jones Developed Ignite

As improbable as it sounds, Doug Jones has turned a love of sports into a licencing business, then into an innovation hub in Yarmouth and then into an entrepreneurship network for rural Nova Scotia.

Jones is the CEO of Ignite Labs, the innovation hub that he established in Yarmouth to foster entrepreneurship in Nova Scotia’s southwesterly town. Not only has it nurtured a range of companies that

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ProcedureFlow Partners with Deloitte

ProcedureFlow , the Saint John company that helps companies’ employees find critical information quickly, has struck a partnership with Deloitte to penetrate new markets in North America and elsewhere.

ProcedureFlow, whose corporate name is Gemba Software Solutions, said in a statement that the partnership reflects the two companies’ ongoing mission to help organizations reduce their training

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Code Ninjas Opens Halifax Office

A new branch of the global Code Ninjas group has opened to allow Halifax-area kids to learn to code by building video games, robotics, and drones.

Aimed at children aged seven to 14, the new centre will host a grand opening on Feb. 1. Complimentary game-building sessions, STEM learning activities and refreshments will be offered.

The Halifax location is operated by Sean Plumridge, who has

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PEI’s Startup Zone Eyes Busy 2020

Startup Zone, the entrepreneurial incubator in the heart of Charlottetown, had a busy year in 2019, starting an in-house accelerator and co-hosting a MentorCamp. And now CEO Patrick Farrar is looking forward to more activity in 2020.

Patrick Farrar, who left a senior position with Venture for Canada in 2018 to become the CEO of Startup Zone, said the ecosystem in P.E.I. is evolving with a larger

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