Atlantic Canadian Startup Directory

Entrevestor, Volta and PropelICT are pleased to announce we will soon produce the first directory for the Atlantic Canadian startup community.

Modeled on the directory put out by Communitech in Kitchener-Waterloo, the Atlantic Canadian Startup Directory will provide the names and contact details of all the participating startups in the region. It will also provide similar information on tech service companies and…

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Capital Health launches M@CH

Three young tech companies – two of them from Halifax – are working with the Capital District Health Authority to commercialize their products while accelerating the treatment of patients with mobility issues.

On Wednesday, the Halifax area’s district health authority launched Mobility at Capital Health, a $2.6 million project that will use existing and developing technology to assess whether people need orthopaedic surgery…

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Helping Employers Use Job Boards

A young New Brunswick company is making it easier for employers to extend their reach when looking for new employees.

Moncton-based Qimple has developed an automated process that helps employers to carefully assess where they are posting their job openings. It automatically posts jobs in the best places possible and screens the responses – all with the goal of increasing the likelihood of finding top-flight candidates.

Employers looking…

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Press Release: Smart Skin Tech

Smart Skin Technologies, the Fredericton company that has commercialized a pressure-sensitive surface material, issued the following press release last week:

Smart Skin Expands Global Reach with New Executive Vice President for Europe

Brewing Expert Dr. Ing. Andreas Weideneder joins the Smart Skin Team

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada -- Smart Skin Technologies Inc., the global leader in pressure management solutions for the bottling…

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KIRA Awards Finalists Named

The organizing committee for the KIRA Awards– which recognize excellence in the knowledge industry in New Brunswick – has named its 2014 finalists, which include several members of the startup community.

The winners will be named May 15 at a dinner at the Fredericton Convention Centre. Following is the announcement from the organizing committee:

Fredericton—April 14, 2014 –The KIRA Organizing Committee is pumped to announce…

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Learning Tech in Halifax Schools

While countries such as China, Estonia and Britain prioritize teaching computer programming to the very young, most Canadian students do not learn how to code until the final years of high school. But a new lunch time tech club at Le Marchant St. Thomas Elementary School in Halifax is teaching programming to children aged nine and ten, and its organizers want to share their program across the province.
The tech club for students in grades four to six started at…

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Profile: Ozge Yeloglu’s Journey

Even in the 21st century, female computer scientists are few in number and women founders of tech startups are even scarcer, but Ozge Yeloglu doesn’t find her position lonely. The co-founder and CEO of Halifax-based data analytics venture topLog is focused on building her company, mentoring young women in computer science and teaching men in the field how to be less sexist toward their female counterparts.

Male computer scientists don’t always react well to female colleagues,…

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