Nine Win Startup Canada Awards

Gary F. Keenan, the Co-Founder and Chairman of F6 Networks of Fredericton, was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Atlantic Region Startup Canada Awards on Tuesday.

Keenan, who last year was named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Atlantic Canada, captured the Startup Canada Award at a presentation event in Fredericton, where nine people or groups were recognized.

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Devil’s Keep Vodka Wins Big

Two well-known drivers of New Brunswick’s innovation sector are celebrating a win for their own recently founded startup as they take home international recognition for their Devil’s Keep vodka.

Ray Fitzpatrick and Joe Allen have won a Platinum award from the International Spirits Competition in San Francisco for the vodka they distill at their Devil’s Keep Distillery just outside Fredericton.

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Pelorus Mulls Raising 2nd Fund

With its Newfoundland and Labrador-focused fund performing better than expected, Pelorus Venture Capital is talking about raising a second fund.

Four years ago, the Atlantic Canadian investment group began to manage the Venture NL fund, which makes early-stage investments in companies based on The Rock. Director Chris Moyer said in an interview this week the fund’s portfolio companies have

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NBIF Backs TurboPlay with $200K

TurboPlay, a Fredericton company building a customized marketplace for indie games, has raised $200,000 from the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation as part of an initial funding round.

NBIF issued a press release on Monday outlining its contribution to what it described as a “seed round”. The statement said the funding includes investments from angels, but did not say the total value of the

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Volta Presents 5 Ecosystem Awards

Volta presented Ecosystem Impact Awards to five companies or organizations Thursday to acknowledge their contributions to nurturing startups in Atlantic Canada.

The Halifax startup hub initiated the awards this year to recognize groups that had helped to develop the ecosystem across the region. It handed out the awards at its summer party last week.

“The support and leadership within the

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Jobs: Remsoft, Springboard Atlantic

Our Job of the Week column today showcases two openings at Remsoft in Fredericton and one at Springboard Atlantic in Atlantic Canada.

Remsoft, a predictive analytics software company, helps its clients in the forest industry increase land value by analyzing forests' age, growth, and the market value of the lumber. This company has openings for a Director of Marketing and Communications and a

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VineView Eyes $10M A Round

With a new CTO on board and revenues expected to hit $1 million this year, Bedford-based VineView is on the hunt for capital, hoping to close a $10 million funding round near the end of the year.

VineView uses aerial images to assess the health and output of vineyards, and has become the market leader in France. The company in its current form was created in early 2018 when Halifax-based

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Kognitiv Named in Microsoft Awards

Kognitiv Spark on Thursday said it was named a finalist in the 2019 Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner of the Year Award.

The Fredericton company, which uses augmented reality and mixed reality to assist remote workers using complicated equipment, was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners. Microsoft presents the award for excellence in innovation and implementation of customer

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