The next cohort of the Propel ICT tech accelerator will have a distinctly Celtic flavor.

The regional IT accelerator announced today the 23 companies that will participate in the first 12-week program of 2017, and almost one-third of the companies are based in Sydney, Cape Breton. Propel for the first time ever will host a cohort of its Launch program – which is for early stage companies – at the Navigate Startup House in Sydney.

The Sydney Launch program will feature six companies. A seventh Cape Breton startup, the cybersecurity venture Mimir, is enrolled in the Build program, which helps companies with sales grow revenue and attract investment.

Mimir was founded by cybersecurity veteran Jim DeLeskie, an expert in the detection and mitigation of distributed denial-of-service, or DDOS, attacks. He previously founded Heimdall Networks, which won Innovacorp’s 2014 I-3 Technology Startup Competition, taking home $225,000 in prize money. 

The Build program, which meets at the Venn Centre in Moncton, will also include these companies (with a description for the companies familiar to Entrevestor):

Swell Advantage, Halifax, which is developing a parking management platform for temporary mooring and docking at boat clubs, marinas and government wharves.

Conceptualiz, Fall River, N.S., whose OSSA 3D surgical planning and implant design platform allows orthopedic surgeons to design personalized implants.

- Enkidu, Moncton

- Food Profit Group, Moncton

- SnapAP, Dieppe, N.B.

The companies named to the Launch cohorts are:

Fredericton (meeting at Planet Hatch)

Adventure Pack, Fredericton

dGrief, Saint John

GradsFinder, Moncton

Hit the Road App, Oromocto, N.B.

Methapal, Moncton

Sydney

Click2order, Sydney

BidSquid, Sydney

Player Pack, Sydney

Perata, Sydney

EspresSos, Sydney

MySong, Sydney

Halifax (meeting at the Volta Startup House)

AddText.me, Dartmouth

Living.Room, Halifax

Axem Neurotechnology, Halifax

Vitalo, Halifax

Tranquility online, Halifax

The Love Network, Halifax

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