Launching our Ecosystem Roadmap

We’re launching something new today on Entrevestor – our first Atlantic Canada Ecosystem Roadmap.

The Roadmap is designed to help anyone find information about the startup ecosystem in the region. It’s a new section on our website that helps you find out information on the organizations that support startups. Just click on the icon on the right of our home page to visit the Roadmap.


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Gallant: Still Focusing on Innvoation

After being elected Premier of New Brunswick, Brian Gallant gave himself the job of Minister of Innovation within his cabinet, and today he’s continuing that focus in a new role.

After being out of office for almost a year, Gallant last month was named a special adviser to the President of Toronto-based Ryerson University, focusing on innovation, cybersecurity and law. He was also selected as an

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Energia To Hold Demo Day Dec 11

Energia Ventures next month will hold the Demo Day for its third cohort – a group rich in cybersecurity expertise.

Overseen by the University of New Brunswick’s Technology, Management and Entrepreneurship program, Energia is an annual accelerator that works with startups involved in energy, smart grid, cleantech or cybersecurity. These are sectors in which Fredericton has strong expertise.


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Appili Buys Anti-Fungal Drug Rights

Appili Therapeutics Inc., the Halifax drug-discovery company that listed its shares in Toronto last spring, has acquired the rights to develop a new anti-fungal drug candidate from a Japanese drug company.

Appili issued a statement Thursday saying it has signed an agreement with Fujifilm Toyama Chemical Co. of Tokyo to develop an anti-fungal drug that can be used to fight such hard-to-cure

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Five Winners at Volta Cohort

Five founders carted off very big cheques worth a total of $125,000 at the standing-room-only Volta Cohort pitching competition in Halifax on Wednesday night.

In its fifth pitching event, the Volta Cohort invested $25,000 in each of five companies, meaning it has now channeled a total of $650,000 into 26 startups based in Atlantic Canada. Volta, the Halifax startup hub, organizes the event twice

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Oliver POS Preps for Full Launch

St. John’s-based Oliver POS is taking on about 10 clients a week for its online point-of-sales systems, so it now has clients on six continents. And it’s hoping to ramp that number up to 30 per week soon. The company, which began last year, says these sales have come about through customers seeking the company rather than the other way around.

“We’ve never spent a dollar in marketing,” said CEO

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