Start-Up Yard Seeks Applicants

Innovacorp is calling for applications for the third cohort of Start-Up Yard, its incubation program for ocean technology companies.

Successful entrants must pay $2,000 to enter the program, but they then receive a grant of $22,500 in development capital as well as a place to develop their businesses. They also receive office space in the Start-Up Yard facility in Dartmouth as well as

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New Oil, Oysters DNA Projects

Projects using DNA tools have been announced by Genome Atlantic, the non-profit corporation that helps Atlantic Canada reap the benefits of genomics technologies. 

In the first, L’Étang Ruisseau Bar Ltée, the oyster hatchery seed supplier located in Shippagan, NB, is teaming up with Université Laval scientists, Genome Atlantic and Génome Québec on a $3.8 million project to produce the first

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LaunchDal Demo Day This Week

When LaunchDal holds its annual summer Demo Day on Wednesday, it will be the latest chapter of Mary Kilfoil’s seven-year mission to launch more startups from Dalhousie University.

LaunchDal is the organization within Dalhousie that mentors early-stage companies, usually with students from the university and often with technology they’ve developed in their time at the Halifax institution. For the

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BlueLight Names Nicolle as CEO

Tech veteran Steve Nicolle has been named the CEO of BlueLight Analytics, taking over from J.P. Furey, who is no longer with the company.

Halifax-based BlueLight, whose technology measures the light dentists use to cure resin in fillings, issued a statement Thursday saying Nicolle, who is the Chair of the company’s board, has become the full-time CEO effective immediately. A spokeswoman for the

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Rimot Closes $1.2M Equity Round

Rimot, a Dartmouth company whose technology monitors remote infrastructure,  has closed an equity financing round of $1.2 million, which it will use to help accelerate sales in Canada and the U.S.

The company issued a press release Wednesday saying it has received $700,000 from angel investors (including some it met through the Creative Destruction Lab-Atlantic) and $500,000 from Innovacorp.

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Propel Brings in Maurya, GrowthX

Propel has struck partnerships with Leanstack and GrowthX, which will provide curricula to be used in the Atlantic Canadian IT accelerator’s programing.

Leanstack is a business model platform created by Ash Maurya, one of the creators of the lean canvas, and it combines the lean canvas and traction model to make projections of a company’s success rate over three years.

 GrowthX is a Silicon

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