WeUsThem Spins Off HealthEMe

WeUsThem, the Halifax ad agency, has spun off its software business unit into a new startup, HealthEMe, which is raising a roughly $1 million seed round.

HealthEMe’s first product is imTEEN, which was originally released by WeUsThem and allows youth to track and manage their mental health by self-monitoring for signs of common mental illnesses.

CEO Ashwin Kutty said the spinoff was aimed partly

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Research NS Receives $25M

Research Nova Scotia, the provincial nonprofit that helps fund and coordinate scientific work, is getting a tidy boost to its budget.

About a $25 million boost, more specifically. Since Research Nova Scotia’s founding in 2019, it has received a total of $79 million from the province, counting the latest tranche of funding.

As well as research-related business development activities for the

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Atlantic Women’s Angel Fund to Back Female Founders

Atlantic Canada is getting a new regional angel group.

The newly formed Atlantic Women’s Angel Fund was inspired partly by managing partner Andrea King’s experience on the board of the non-profit Atlantic Women’s Venture Foundation, which was created by the all-woman venture capital fund Sandpiper Ventures to support female founders whose companies are not yet ready to raise VC funding.

“One of

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Precision BioLogic Wins FDA Approval

Precision BioLogic, a Dartmouth medtech company that sells diagnostic testing supplies, has received United States Food and Drug Administration approval for its product for the bleeding disorder Hemophilia B.

The Hemophilia test, also recently approved by Health Canada, is being released in response to increasing market demand for chromogenic assays and is the only Hemophilia B test of its kind

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The Stories We’ll Be Watching in 2023

The startup community is entering 2023 on uncertain footing, with a faltering global economy and contracting venture capital markets raising questions about young companies’ near-term prospects.

But an evolving startup support ecosystem and optimistic early signs in market data also point to opportunity.

Here are some of the questions we’ll be looking to answer this year:

What will the future

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Iron Fox Fast Off the Line

In the space of just eight months, Charlottetown video game developer Iron Fox Games has grown to have a staff of 21 people and is already running in the black.

Founded by industry veterans Ryan Filsinger and Chris Gallant, who previously developed the popular mobile game The Simpsons: Tapped Out, Iron Fox’s team comprises mostly the duo’s former collaborators and has so-far been an entirely

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Invest NS Seeks Early Stage Commercialization Applicants

Invest Nova Scotia is looking for applicants to its Early Stage Commercialization Fund for university research, rolling over a program from the days of Innovacorp.

The fund offers startups up to $50,000 for assessing their products’ market potential, developing go-to-market strategies and other planning, finishing a proof-of-concept, prototyping and leveraging other funds.

This time, Invest

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UNB to Build Health Innovation Centre

The University of New Brunswick will build a new, $38 million Health and Social Innovation Centre at its Saint John campus as part of the provincial government’s larger bid to revamp its flagging healthcare system with the help of innovative practices and technologies.

The New Brunswick government will provide $12 million of funding and the federal government $15.2 million, with UNB paying the

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