Granville Biomedical Gains Clients

St. John’s-based Granville Biomedical is improving women’s health by 3D printing vaginal simulation products that allow healthcare workers to learn about injuries caused by childbirth, disease and genital mutilation.

The company, which formed early last year, has already raised funds and gained clients, and has recently been accepted into Genesis, the innovation hub in St. John’s.


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SDTC Grants SomaDetect $3.9M

Fredericton-based SomaDetect, whose technology helps to detect disease in dairy cows, has been approved for a $3.9 million grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

The two groups issued a statement on Wednesday saying the funding will help to pilot SomaDetect’s product with dairy farms and industry partners in Canada and the U.S. The company’s product is an automated, in-line sensor

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How Doug Jones Developed Ignite

As improbable as it sounds, Doug Jones has turned a love of sports into a licencing business, then into an innovation hub in Yarmouth and then into an entrepreneurship network for rural Nova Scotia.

Jones is the CEO of Ignite Labs, the innovation hub that he established in Yarmouth to foster entrepreneurship in Nova Scotia’s southwesterly town. Not only has it nurtured a range of companies that

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ProcedureFlow Partners with Deloitte

ProcedureFlow , the Saint John company that helps companies’ employees find critical information quickly, has struck a partnership with Deloitte to penetrate new markets in North America and elsewhere.

ProcedureFlow, whose corporate name is Gemba Software Solutions, said in a statement that the partnership reflects the two companies’ ongoing mission to help organizations reduce their training

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Code Ninjas Opens Halifax Office

A new branch of the global Code Ninjas group has opened to allow Halifax-area kids to learn to code by building video games, robotics, and drones.

Aimed at children aged seven to 14, the new centre will host a grand opening on Feb. 1. Complimentary game-building sessions, STEM learning activities and refreshments will be offered.

The Halifax location is operated by Sean Plumridge, who has

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PEI’s Startup Zone Eyes Busy 2020

Startup Zone, the entrepreneurial incubator in the heart of Charlottetown, had a busy year in 2019, starting an in-house accelerator and co-hosting a MentorCamp. And now CEO Patrick Farrar is looking forward to more activity in 2020.

Patrick Farrar, who left a senior position with Venture for Canada in 2018 to become the CEO of Startup Zone, said the ecosystem in P.E.I. is evolving with a larger

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Eigen Promotes Picot, Barrett

Eigen Innovations, the Fredericton-based artificial intelligence solutions provider, is expanding the role of two senior team members, naming Greg Picot to the role of President and Chief Operating Officer, while Erin Barrett has been promoted to Chief Revenue Officer.

The company issued a press release Monday saying the changes are driven by the demands of Eigen’s growth trajectory and aim to

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Calling All Startups Launched in 2019

At Entrevestor, we’re now compiling our most recent databank of Atlantic Canadian startups, and we want to make sure we have every company that launched in the past year.

So we’re asking new innovation-based companies that have been flying below the radar to please let us know you’re out there.  We won’t publicize what you’re doing if you don’t want us to. We just want to make sure we account

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7th Wave Capital Launches

A new investment group called 7th Wave Capital has been launched to support five established businesses a year in the Maritime Provinces.

The new Halifax-based group is headed by Paul LeBlanc, best known for his communications ventures such as Coastal Communications. The 7th Wave group aims to back five companies each year, providing capital and mentorship from some of the region’s leading

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