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Meta To Buy Optodot IP for US$45.8M

  • Jun 21, 2022
  • Peter Moreira

Dartmouth-based Meta Materials Inc., which specializes in producing synthetic materials, is acquiring the assets and intellectual property of Devens, Mass.-based Optodot Corp., which signals a move into next-generation battery materials.

Meta,

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Archibald Reveals Swell Exit

  • Jun 21, 2022
  • Peter Moreira

Swell Advantage, the Halifax company that made software for marinas, quietly exited in the last year and a half with the sale to the American company Oasis Marinas Management.

Iaian Archibald said in an interview last week that he and Co-Founder

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Tech Program Helps Up-skill and re-skill Workers

  • Jun 21, 2022
  • Carol Moreira

Designed to address the region’s demand for skilled workers in web development and data analytics, industry group Digital Nova Scotia and Bluedrop ISM have launched Skills for Hire Atlantic for tech enthusiasts looking to re-skill and up-skill.

Up

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Partners Unveil STEM Indigenous Youth Program

  • Jun 20, 2022
  • Carol Moreira

Dalhousie University-based SuperNOVA, along with Acadia First Nation and Ulnooweg Education Centre have announced their first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program for Indigenous youth.

The August program will see 20 high

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Wagner Looks Back at CarbonCure Tenure

  • Jun 20, 2022
  • Peter Moreira

Jennifer Wagner posted on social media last week that she is stepping away from Dartmouth-based CarbonCure Technologies, where she has served as President for several years.

We asked Wagner a few questions about her tenure at CarbonCure and what

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Fractional Finance Raises $500K

  • Jun 20, 2022
  • Peter Moreira

Halifax-based Fractional Finance has raised about $500,000 for its new, blockchain-driven platform that’s designed to change the way people invest in real estate.

The company’s first product is called the Frabric, which allows users to buy into

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Al-Otumi Leaving Shiftkey

  • Jun 20, 2022
  • Carol Moreira

Well-known Halifax-based entrepreneur and educator Akram Al-Otumi is leaving Shiftkey Labs, the software innovation sandbox, and moving to a new position as a Catalyst Project Director with Toronto-based SVX.

Since 2019, Shiftkey Labs has hosted

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Startup Observers on Overcoming Recruitment Barriers

  • Jun 19, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

In the wake of a PEI BioAlliance white paper that described systemic barriers to recruiting life sciences talent from outside Atlantic Canada, startup community observers say the same stumbling blocks exist for information technology companies

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Regional Partnership in Bio Trials

  • Jun 17, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

The four Atlantic provinces have launched a new initiative to collaborate on clinical trials for medtech and pharmaceutical research, dubbed the Atlantic Clinical Trials Network, or ACTN.

Health authorities from each province, along with industry

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Karina LeBlanc Leaving PDC

  • Jun 16, 2022
  • Carol Moreira

Karina LeBlanc, Executive Director of the Fredericton-based Pond Deshpande Centre is leaving her role at the head of the socially conscious group after 10 years with the organization.

PDC is part of the University of New Brunswick and was

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Coding Boot Camp, SkillsBuild Programs Unveiled

  • Jun 16, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

The University of New Brunswick, its new McKenna Institute and TechImpact have announced two initiatives to help prepare New Brunswickers for the growing employment opportunities in information technology. 

The first is a new Coding Boot Camp. The

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BioVectra on Track for $1B in Revenue: Communitech

  • Jun 15, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Charlottetown’s BioVectra, which manufactures pharmaceutical ingredients and is owned by Miami-based private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, has been included in Waterloo incubator Communitech’s inaugural Team True North list of startups that are on

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