Talkatoo Raises, Preps for Launch

Halifax-based Talkatoo has raised $700,000 in equity funding and is on the verge of releasing its new voice-recognition software that can eventually be used across a range of platforms.

There’s been a bit of buzz about Talkatoo in Halifax tech circles recently, partly because of Wilkie’s track record as a serial entrepreneur and partly because of its potential as a Software-as-a-Service product

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Atlantic Tech Summit Set for Nov 20

The first Atlantic Technology Summit is slated for next month, to provide a one-day conference for people who work in the IT field and showcase some of the region’s growing companies.

The goal of the conference is to bring together people who work in the digital technology field and provide talks by specialists, both reps from some of the world’s biggest tech companies and home-grown talent.

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Kraken Lands $35M-$40M Contract

St. John’s-based Kraken Robotics announced last week that it had secured a contract with a foreign navy to supply it with mine-hunting sonar systems at a value of about $35 million to $40 million.

The maker of unmanned submarine and sonar equipment released a flurry of news in the past month, capped off by the statement last Tuesday about the sonar contract with an unnamed foreign navy.

“Under

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Crowell Named Startup Genome Rep

Startup Genome, the San Francisco-based organization that assesses and ranks startup ecosystems around the world, has named Chris Crowell its first ambassador in Atlantic Canada.

Crowell is the former Vice-President of Corporate Innovation at Halifax-based Volta, having previously worked at Waterloo, Ont.-based OpenText and Saint John-based Mariner. He has a long history of connecting and

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Innovacorp Names Contest Winners

Innovacorp has announced the eight startups that have been accepted into its 2019-20 Innovacorp Accelerate Program and the five winners of the fall Sprint competition.

The Nova Scotia government’s early-stage venture capital agency on Thursday released the names of the winners, who between them will divide more than $500,000 in development capital.

INNOVACORP ACCELERATE PROGRAM    

Each

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CoLab Closes $2.7M Funding Round

St. John’s-based CoLab Software, which makes advanced design and manufacturing collaboration software, has closed a $2.7 million financing round following its participation in Silicon Valley’s prestigious Y Combinator accelerator.

The company, whose software allows industrial designers and manufacturers to collaborate on 3D models online, also announced that it will release version 2.0 of its

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Spark NS to Focus on Rural Areas

Spark Nova Scotia, previously known as the Spark Innovation Challenge, is making a change to focus on rural innovation and is accepting applications for the next two weeks. 

For the last few years, the contest, which was previously organized by Innovacorp, has taken place in three rural areas and Halifax. This year, Halifax has been dropped and organizers will focus only on the rural parts of

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Bursity Plans Databank Release

With post-secondary students back in colleges and universities, Bursity.ca is pushing forward with its mission of helping more young people find scholarships and bursaries and avoid the trap of student debt.

The company is developing an online platform that will help match students with the scholarships for which they are eligible and automate the application process.

Co-Founders Charles Milton

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