Puddister Wins EY’s EoY Award

Larry Puddister, Executive Chairman of St. John’s-based integrated solutions provider Pennecon, is this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 Atlantic winner.

Puddister’s entrepreneurial journey started at the age of 12 in his hometown of Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador, cutting out cod tongues to sell to the local grocery store for some extra money. He later found success as a project

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ShiftKey, Dal CS Grow Together

With computer science enrollment soaring at one of its key constituencies, ShiftKey Labs is developing programming to encourage tech entrepreneurship among students.

ShiftKey Labs is housed in the Goldberg Computer Science Building at Dalhousie University, which is a boon for a few reasons. One is that Dal’s Computer Science faculty is witnessing strong enrollment growth. The total number of

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Arolytics Preps for Oil Patch Change

The founders of a startup that aims to help oil and gas companies track their greenhouse gas emissions believe their business is poised for rapid growth.

Arolytics was developed at St. Francis Xavier University, where co-founders Liz O’Connell, Emmy Atherton and Dave Risk were developing technology to measure methane releases. Now, they are preparing to help for-profit businesses document those

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Region’s Startups Eye Stock Market

Much has been written about the record year in funding for Atlantic Canadian startups last year, but one facet of startup fundraising in the region has been largely overlooked: the growing role of the stock market.

For the first time, high-growth innovation companies in Atlantic Canada are turning in a meaningful way to the stock market as a source of capital. Several forces have converged to

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Jobs: Dash Hudson, Protocase

Our Jobs of the Week column today features openings for a Quality Systems Manager at Protocase in Sydney and a Junior Project Manager at Dash Hudson in Halifax.

Established in 2001, Protocase makes custom electronic enclosures. It focuses on combining advances in software with advanced manufacturing techniques to offer unique custom manufacturing to the engineering, design, and research

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Squiggle Park in Florida Accelerator

With its latest product generating weekly growth of 10 percent, Dartmouth-based edtech company Squiggle Park is attending the Rally accelerator in Orlando, Fla., to improve its performance further.

Co-Founder Julia Dexter was accepted this summer as a fellow at the Florida accelerator, which helps social ventures with their dual mission of producing social change while developing a profitable

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Clockk Launches Time Record App

Almost two years after winning $25,000 at the first Volta Cohort pitching event, Paul Doerwald has launched his product Clockk, an automated time-tracking app for freelancers and small agencies.  

Doerwald not only launched the product Wednesday but also demoed it that night at the DemoCamp at Volta. The product helps freelancers, such as software developers or graphic designers, to keep track

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Tickets Available for Manning Event

Tickets are now available for the reception honouring the Atlantic Canadian nominees for the 2019 Ernest C. Manning Innovation Awards, which present cash prizes totalling $145,000 to winners.

The Manning Awards are among the most prestigious competitions for innovation companies in Canada because of the size of the prize package and the rigorous selection process across the country.  


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