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  • Aug 10, 2022
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Hickey Out at Invest Nova Scotia

  • Aug 10, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Invest Nova Scotia Executive Chair Tom Hickey has resigned, citing other professional commitments, mere weeks after his appointment to helm the new amalgamation of Innovacorp and Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Progressive Conservative Premier Tim

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IBI Group Paid $5.7M for HotSpot

  • Aug 10, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

When IBI Group bought Fredericton transportation software-maker HotSpot in June for its recurring revenue business, the Toronto engineering and technology company agreed to pay a total of $5.74 million, regulatory filings reveal.

IBI paid $2.76

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Spark Nova Scotia Coming in October

  • Aug 09, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

The annual Spark Nova Scotia startup competition, which offers winners up to $50,000 of non-dilutive funding, will hold three pitching events in different regions of Nova Scotia this fall.

Now in its ninth year, the Spark program aims to nurture

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Cybersecurity cluster continues to grow

  • Aug 08, 2022
  • Peter Moreira

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With its impressive cybersecurity strength and talent development history, New Brunswick is implementing a strategy to become the world’s most innovative and collaborative cybersecurity ecosystem by 2030.

New Brunswick became a

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Welkom-U CEO Ajibola Wins Immigrant Award

  • Aug 07, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Tosin Ajibola, whose Fredericton startup Welkom-U is an online platform that aims to help foreign students acclimatize to their new surroundings, has been declared by Western Union’s Canadian Immigrant periodical to be one of Canada’s top 25 new

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Sandpiper Closes SVF Fund

  • Aug 04, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Sandpiper Ventures, Atlantic Canada's female-focused venture capital firm, has closed its flagship SVF fund, having raised over $20 million.

The SVF fund is the second-largest female-focused VC fund in Canada, Sandpiper said in a statement, after

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Blk Women in Excellence Society Launches Pitch Competition

  • Aug 03, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

The Halifax-based Canadian Blk Women in Excellence Society is launching a pitch competition for black female entrepreneurs with the help of a $52,920 grant from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

Founded in 2020, the Blk Women in Excellence

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Recimply Wins Pitch & Pick

  • Aug 02, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Recimply, which is developing “smart receipt” software, has won the $2,000 first prize at St. John’s-based startup hub Genesis’s Pitch & Pick competition — the culmination of its eight-week Evolution accelerator.

The company was founded by Tyler

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NewAE Sold to Britain’s lowRISC

  • Jul 28, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Halifax cybersecurity company NewAE Technology, which manufactures products to study "hardware hacking", has been acquired by Britain's lowRISC C.I.C., with the aim of accelerating growth. 

LowRISC, which was founded at the University of Cambridge

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FACE Offers Loans to Black-Run SMEs

  • Jul 27, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

The Federation of African Canadian Economics, or FACE, recently celebrated the first anniversary of its founding, capping off a year in which it provided financial backing to businesses, including some on the East Coast. 

Montreal-based FACE offers

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ProcedureFlow Raises $12M

  • Jul 26, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Saint John-based ProcedureFlow has raised $11.8 million in a funding round that includes its existing investors and some employees, as well as newcomers Sandpiper Ventures of Halifax and the Canadian Business Growth Fund.

ProcedureFlow raised the

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NS to Amalgamate Innovacorp, NSBI

  • Jul 26, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Crown corporations Nova Scotia Business Inc. and Innovacorp are being amalgamated into a single agency called Invest Nova Scotia, as Tim Houston’s Progressive Conservative government looks to streamline operations, the province announced Tuesday.

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