TablePlus Sets Up in Halifax

Having caught the attention of some of the world’s largest corporations, two Vietnamese entrepreneurs have now chosen Nova Scotia as their company’s new home.

Henry Pham and Joe Nguyen are the creators of TablePlus, a computer program that helps data scientists and software developers interact with large information databases.

Their product is used by staff at several Fortune 500 companies,

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PurelyHR Launches Performance

Dieppe, NB-based PurelyHR has launched an employee-evaluation product called Performance, the latest module within its human resources management platform used by small and medium-sized businesses all over the world.

PurelyHR, the public brand for Ironflow Technologies, has developed a Software-as-a-Service product that helps SMEs with a range of human resources tasks. Performance is the

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B4C Start Registration Open

Registration is open for the autumn cohort of the B4C Start program at the B4Change Social Enterprise Accelerator in Fredericton.

A social enterprise is a business that does good in addition to making money. The Start program is for people with very early stage ideas and for those who have not yet had time to work deeply on their ideas, organizers said in a statement. The Start programming

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Thwarting Jet-Lag with LED Acupuncture

A retired physiotherapist from New Waterford, Cape Breton, is the driving force behind a project to create a device that can prevent such conditions as jet-anxiety, motion sickness, and even hangovers.

Joan Chiasson-MacDonald operates Yin and Yang Wellness at Halifax’s Stanfield International Airport, and has partnered with Dalhousie University researchers and Cape Breton IP specialist Rob

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Feds Support Women-led Ventures

The federal government has announced almost $10 million for Atlantic Canadian companies led by women, or organizations in the region advancing women’s entrepreneurship.

On Monday, Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, was in Fredericton to announce the funding, which comes from the government’s $2 billion Women Entrepreneurship Strategy. The funding includes direct grants for

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QUBER’s $450K Raise Led by NBIF

QUBER, the Moncton company whose smartphone app helps people save money, has raised $450,000, in equity funding led by a $200,000 contribution from the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation.

NBIF issued a statement on Monday announcing the round, which included investments from a number of angel investors and the company founders.

The company, which now has five employees, will use the money to

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Jobs: 2 Openings at Dash Hudson

Our Job of the Week column today showcases a couple of openings at Dash Hudson in Halifax – for a Sales Development Representative and an Account Executive.

Dash Hudson is a visual marketing Software-as-a-Service company that helps its clients increase engagement on their social media. Its software, called Vision, is a one-stop spot for clients to manage, source and engage with the traffic of

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German Firm Invests in Focus FS

St. John’s-based Focus Field Solutions Inc. has sold a stake to Germany’s Dräger Safety AG, which will help to sell the company’s digital industrial safety solutions in global markets.

Focus FS issued a statement this week saying Lübeck, Germany-based Dräger had invested in the company to extend its expertise in the area of digital worksites.  The parties did not disclose the terms of the

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Innovacorp Invested $6.3M in FY19

Innovacorp, the Nova Scotia government’s early-stage venture capital agency, invested a total of $6.3 million in 17 companies in its 2019 fiscal year, marking a decline in investment totals from the previous year.

The agency each summer releases its annual Accountability Report with little fanfare, and the latest edition shows Innovacorp is continuing to make direct investments from its Nova

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