Training a Broader Base of Founders

At Entrevestor, we’re dedicated to the growth of innovation-driven companies as vehicles for economic development in Atlantic Canada. But it would be great if economic policy in the region focused more on entrepreneurs than innovators.

We’re all too anxious to toss around the term “innovation” and its derivatives these days. Same goes for “disruptive”, “smart”, “clean” and so on. I plead guilty.

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A Look at Halifax’s Startups in 2018

Halifax in 2018 maintained its position as the cornerstone of the Atlantic Canadian startup community, and in the last two years the city’s ecosystem has deepened.

As we present segments from our 2018 Atlantic Canada Startup Data report, we’re breaking out Halifax as its own jurisdiction because it was home to 199 startups at the end of last year – almost two-fifths of the 550 companies we

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Region Slips in Tech Talent Rankings

Atlantic Canadian cities have generally lost ground in the past year in the rankings of Canadian tech talent centres, even though other small cities have advanced.

The real estate consultancy CBRE last week released its report titled 2019 Scoring Canadian Tech Talent, which ranks major Canadian cities based on their ability to support information technology companies. The survey’s main focus is

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Redmond Joins Emergence Incubator

The Prince Edward Island BioAlliance has appointed Mark Redmond as Director of Incubation Services for the Emergence incubator, which supports life sciences startups in Atlantic Canada and elsewhere.

The BioAlliance – a partnership of government, industry and academia dedicated to fostering the life sciences sector on the Island – issued a statement Friday announcing the appointment. It said

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Teaching Robots to Collaborate in Hostile Environments

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Mae Seto compares the way her laboratory programs robots to work to the way we all try to raise our children.

An associate professor in Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Engineering, Seto’s official titles include the Director of the Intelligent Systems Laboratory, or ISL, and the Irving Shipbuilding Research Chair in Marine Engineering and Autonomous Systems at Dalhousie

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Medteq To Host $200K Pitch Event

The Montreal-based health technology organization Medteq is seeking health startups to apply to pitch at its next funding event, which offers startups a chance to win $200,000 in funding.

Five founders from across the country will pitch at a cocktail reception in Montreal on Jan. 13. A panel of judges will then choose which pitcher receives $200,000 in funding. You can apply here

The next

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Dispension Installs First VID Machine

As it plots the expansion of its Cannaplex innovation hub, Dartmouth-based Dispension Industries has also just installed its first Verified Identity Dispenser, or VID, in a pilot project in Vancouver.

Dispension created the VID to allow authorities to distribute regulated substances like cannabis or opioids to registered users, and only those users. The machines use scanning sensors to take

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