Virtual AVF Set for Oct 28-29

Having been postponed due to the pandemic, the eighth annual Atlantic Venture Forum will now be held as an online event on Oct. 28 and 29.

Calgary-based Critical Path Group, which stages the forum for startups and investors, had considered waiting until next spring to hold its next in-person event. But given the uncertainty about how long the pandemic will last, the company has decided to

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Moffitt Eyes Collaboration to Maintain Life Sciences Growth

With the Atlantic Canadian life sciences community showing concrete signs of maturity, Scott Moffitt wants to talk about the steps needed to further grow the sector.

In particular, the Executive Director of the  industry association BioNova wants to continue to build the talent pool at the region’s life sciences companies. And he's calling for more collaboration between regional support

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Hess Named CEO of Educode

Moncton edtech company Educode Academy has named Peter Hess its new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding founder Guyverson Vernous who is now the Chair of the Board.

Educode creates online courses that help children learn to code, and its international sales have soared recently as the result of a free service it offered in the depth of the pandemic.

“I am very excited to be able to work with

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Supercluster Seeks More Applicants

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is seeking more applicants for its Accelerated Ocean Solutions Program, which is designed to foster short-term research and development and help stimulate economic activity.

First announced in May, the program was originally slated to spend $35 million to back small-scale R&D projects that could be brought to market in less than two years.

In an interview,

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Ignite Fredericton’s E-Commerce Accelerator

Ignite Fredericton, the economic development agency for the New Brunswick capital, has announced a new accelerator focused on e-commerce for companies with existing customer bases.

The program is meant for small and medium-sized businesses that are already generating revenue, but that also need advice on how to add a digital revenue stream.

Course content will include personalized advice about

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Venn Seeks Open Pitch Day Entries

Venn Innovation is looking for New Brunswick companies to apply to join its Garage incubator program and possibly win a support package valued at $50,000.

The New Brunswick innovation hub will hold its Open Pitch Day on July 30, and is asking companies to enter by July 28, using this form.

“We’ll give you access to meaningful coaching, international mentorship, world-class training, networking

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Kathryn Lockhart Named Propel CEO

Propel, the Atlantic Canadian tech accelerator, has named seasoned tech executive Kathryn Lockhart as its new Chief Executive, filling the role to be left when CEO Barry Bisson retires.

A native of Bath, NB, Lockhart has held senior positions with a range of innovation-driven companies, including a five-year stint with St. John’s-based Bluedrop Performance Learning. She was most recently the

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