Side Door Refocuses on Online Shows

Halifax-based Side Door, an online platform that matches musical artists to small, intimate physical venues, is getting around the pandemic by offering online concerts and raising money for charity.

Last Saturday, Side Door Co-Founder and award-winning musician Dan Mangan performed a virtual show from his basement in Vancouver. Attendees bought a $6 ticket for a Zoom Video Communications link

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Covid19 Sparks The Rounds’ Growth

As the Covid-19 crisis has deepened, a growing number of physicians and healthcare professionals have been signing up to The Rounds and its sister platform QID to exchange information on the growing challenge of treating patients.

Based in Halifax, The Rounds (whose corporate name is Boondoc Technologies Inc.) is a closed social network for Canadian doctors, a place where they can discuss

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Webinars for Ocean Innovators

The pandemic has led the pan-regional Ocean Startup Project to cancel its in-person Engage Café events and allow virtual participation through a weekly #OceanofOpportunities webinar series.

The interactive webinar is designed for those who have ideas for ocean companies and technology solutions. The first webinar, at 12 noon AST on Thursday, April 2, will feature Julie Angus, CEO and co-founder

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Fieldetect Team Lands $355K Grant

A research team affiliated with Charlottetown-based Fieldetect Inc. has received a $355,000 federal grant to convert its veterinary product to a medtech device that could test for Covid-19 in humans.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, or CIHR, announced Friday that it would provide the grant to a research team led by the University of Prince Edward Island. The team has been developing a

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ShiftKey Plans Virtual Hackathon

ShiftKey Labs, the Nova Scotia post-secondary sandbox focusing on digital technologies, is planning a “virtual hackathon” to find tech solutions to social problems created by the Covid-19 crisis.

The group has hosted several hackathons in the past year, and they have even resulted in the creation of startups. But it had to postpone a few other events – including a hackathon focusing on the

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EOceans Launches App Amid Covid-19

Halifax-based eOceans, which is developing an online platform for gathering ocean data, has launched its app early to gather data on how the Covid-19 crisis is impacting the oceans and people who live near them.

Founder and CEO Christine Ward-Paige sent out a message Friday saying the company has launched its app for Android and iOS, which will allow scientists and other people around the world

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Jobs: CloudKettle’s Business Analyst

Some businesses are continuing to grow during the current downturn, and Halifax-based CloudKettle is one of them. Its opening for a Business Analyst is our Job of the Week column today.

Halifax-based CloudKettle is a consulting company that helps business-to-business SaaS companies improve their use of Salesforce and the Google Marketing Platform to increase revenues. Almost all of its clients

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$600K from RNS for Covid-19

Research Nova Scotia is contributing $600,000 in rapid response match funding to Dr. David Kelvin of Dalhousie University who is looking for biomarkers that indicate the severity of the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

Kelvin and his international research colleagues are looking for a way to quickly identify the severity of the virus in those who test positive for COVID-19. RNS is

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