Innovacorp, Angels Back The Rounds

The Rounds, a social network for medical professionals, has raised a $1 million seed round, including a $250,000 investment from the Nova Scotia investment agency, Innvoacorp.

The Halifax-based company, which works out of the Volta startup incubator, said in a press release it closed the funding round on Tuesday, and that the money would likely last it for a year. Other…

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Wesley: A Call for A Design Culture

Almost everything we experience in life has some kind of design. Determining if it is good or not is complicated. Where one object or process may function well under one set of conditions, it may fail under another. From a business standpoint, three factors separate the winners from the losers: the design’s utility, its appeal to a particular demographic, and its staying power.

When developing or improving a product, service or technology, the most successful companies employ professional…

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Equals6 Survey on Students’ Plans

A student recruitment survey from Equals6 has revealed interesting views from the Millennial Generation, including that 91 per cent of respondents would relocate for a new job, that 42 per cent seek professional mentorship and that just 13 per cent wish to run their own business. 

Halifax-based Equals6 is an online community of 75,000 students who use the site to make connections with each other and employers. The company surveyed nearly 6,000…

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SwiftRadius’s New Innovation Division

SwiftRadius, the Fredericton-based IT consulting firm, is launching a new initiative to help large North American companies develop innovation.

The company has struck a partnership with Forth Innovation, a Dutch business consultancy, to roll out the European firm’s innovation program in the North American market. They will launch the initiative in late May when Forth Innovation founder Gijs van…

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Press Release: Cloud-A’s ‘Bricks’

Cloud-A, a Halifax provider of cloud delivery solutions, released the following press release:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – April 16th, 2014, Cloud-A, a Canadian leader in cloud delivery solutions for high performance software applications, announced today that it has developed a new automation technology for cloud providers called “Bricks”.    

This advancement solves the problem that developers and…

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Entrevestor Dinner Set for Fredericton

The first Entrevestor Dinner will be held in the Fredericton area May 12, and we hope it will offer members of the startup community a chance to plan lasting improvements to the regional startup ecosystem.

Held with the assistance of the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, the discussion-and-dinner event will feature working sessions in which participants will discuss ways to enhance the startup ecosystem. We didn’t think the community needed another…

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Profile: Marc Mansour Ascending

After 14 years in startup wilderness, Halifax biotech company Immunovaccine (IMV) and its Chief Operating Officer Dr. Marc Mansour are exactly where they need to be. With data from clinical trials demonstrating the effectiveness of the IMV patented vaccine-delivery system, the company may soon see its technology lessening everyday scourges like flu and cancer as well as uncommon diseases, such as anthrax.

The company’s DepoVax vaccine delivery…

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Press Release: Social Enterprise Event

The Pond-Deshpande Centre has issued a press release announcing its Social Enterprise Development Dialogue this week: 

Second Social Enterprise Development Dialogue attracts talent from Toronto to Boston

April 15, 2014

Fredericton, NB - The Pond-Deshpande Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Saint John Community Loan Fund are proud to present ecosystem2enterprise; ideas for a new economy, the 2nd Annual Social…

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