Startup Kitchen to Livestream Propel Demo Day

Anyone who can’t attend the Propel ICT Demo Day in Halifax on Tuesday will be able to see it live online.

Our friends at Startup Kitchen will be livestreaming the event here.

Propel last week named the 11 companies that will present at its Demo Day, which will be held Tuesday, starting at 5:30 pm at Pier 21. It will feature the four graduates from the advanced Build Program, as well as seven companies that have gone through the Launch program, which is designed for younger companies.

Propel ICT alumnus Adrian Bentley will also deliver a short talk on the journey of his company AnalyzeRe, which was recently purchased by Verisk Analytics.

MOVES To Be Held at Collider Tonight

A new community engagement project called MOVES will take place in HaIifax tonight at 8 pm. This program connects visionary entrepreneurs and thought leaders with the youth and young professionals aspiring to be their own bosses.

This talk features successful entrepreneur Dion Walcott, who will share his experience. MOVES will be hosted by Ceasefire Halifax, in partnership with Atlantic Fashion Week and the Dalhousie Entrepreneurship Society.

The event will take place at the Killam Library Collider at Dalhousie University at 8 pm. To register, send an email to

Bahr-Gedalia Named to Most Powerful Women List

Digital Nova Scotia announced last week President and CEO Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia has been named to the Women’s Executive Network 2016 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award list. It is the second year in a row that she’s won the prestigious national award.

Launched in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Canada’s top female executive talent as well as their organizations and networks. Ulrike, who will receive the RBC Champions award which recognizes women who are currently making a distinct and describable difference to the advancement of women in the Canadian workplace, will be honoured during a gala celebration at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Nov. 24.

Bahr-Gedalia joined DNS as its President and CEO in 2013 and aided the sustainability and growth of the industry association for Nova Scotia’s digital technologies sector. Under her leadership, DNS has grown in funding, high-level, industry-focused programming, increased membership, and has added significant value and credibility to the organization.

Third Annual Advancing Island Connections Held in Charlottetown

More than 550 immigrants, business owners, angel investors, entrepreneurs, and professional services companies converged last week at Advancing Island Connections 2016, eager to build connections and grow P.E.I.’s economy.

“Island Advance is focused on growing PEI’s economy through immigration, entrepreneurship and access to private capital,” said Island Advance Advisory Board Chair Ron Keefe, “Advancing Island Connections 2016 connected these three goals in one space. The sense of excitement and optimism in the room was palpable.”

Advancing Island Connections, presented by Island Advance, PEI Connectors and the Greater Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce, was held Thursday. The networking event included an on-stage business showcase featuring businesses for sale and start-ups seeking investors. There was also a tradeshow area where almost 50 exhibitors promoted their professional services and businesses for sale, or met with potential buyers and investors.