Three NS Startups Head to Collision

Three Halifax startups have been selected to showcase their businesses at Collision, the Toronto conference that has been called the fastest-growing technology event in North America.

Hosted by the Ireland-based Web Summit group, Collision brings together about 25,000 tech experts, companies and enthusiasts each year and has grown into the premiere tech event in Canada. It will be held this year

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Deloitte Opens Fast 50 Applications

Applications are now open for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, which recognizes the scaling companies in Canada that are increasing their revenue the fastest over a four-year period.

Deloitte Canada this week opened the applications for the annual event, which culminates with a presentation ceremony in the autumn, attended by a range of investors and support organizations.

The Fast

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Bulletproof’s Three-City Roadshow

Fredericton-based tech services company Bulletproof Solutions will launch its 2019 Bulletproof Roadshow on Tuesday, a three-city tour focusing on identity and information protection in the cloud.

The company said in a statement the roadshow will begin Tuesday April 9 at the Atlantica Hotel in Halifax, then proceed to Moncton on Wednesday and Fredericton on Thursday. You can register free here.

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Fundica Offers Prize of up to $800K

The Fundica Roadshow, one of the largest pitching events for Canadian startups, will hold two pitching sessions in the next six weeks that are open to Atlantic Canadian startups.

The overall winner of the Fundica competition could receive an investment of as much as $800,000.

As was the case last year, the Fundica Roadshow is holding pitching events only in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. The

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NB Mourns Loss of Yves Maillet

There was somberness in the air at the Moncton chamber of commerce luncheon on Monday. The New Brunswick business community had just lost a large presence. Yves Maillet, the Vice-President of Business Growth at Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB), passed away in an accident on Saturday at the age of 49.

“This past weekend we lost a great friend. Yves Maillet was more than just a leader at ONB,

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Couturier Eyes Role for Startup NB

If Norm Couturier has his way, Startup New Brunswick will become an umbrella organization for all entrepreneurship in the province, then expand to include the other Atlantic Provinces.

Couturier is a serial entrepreneur who has been through the entire startup process, from concept to exit, more than once, and he perceives the need for a single group that oversees all the components of the

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Spring Loaded Hires VP of Sales

Spring Loaded Technology, the Dartmouth company that makes knee braces that add power to the joint, has hired a new Vice-President of Sales based in the U.S.

The company issued a statement Thursday saying it has hired Joe Khalifa, a Washington, D.C.-based sales exec who has many years experience in the orthopedic device and brace markets. Spring Loaded said he has a successful track record with

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Vertiball Ready to Ship Next Month

There are a lot of impressive numbers in the Vertiball story, and perhaps the most impressive is 1,100.

That’s the number of units of its back-massage device that the Fredericton-based company has pre-sold before its official launch.

Vertiball is a portable, wall-mounted device that people can use to massage their back and reduce pain. It features a mounting device that fastens to a wall so

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Genesis Takes Over Common Ground

Less than a year after its most recent expansion, St. John’s-based Genesis is growing again by taking over the city’s co-working space, Common Ground Coworking.

Common Ground opened in 2013 on Harvey Road when a group of nine volunteers established a space where entrepreneurs, freelancers and creatives could work. Overseen by a non-profit organization, it became a startup hub in the downtown

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