Innovacorp on Friday released the names of the 25 entrants in the I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition that have been invited to compete in Round 2.

A few of them have been covered previously in Entrevestor, and we’ve linked to those stories. Some of the companies have websites, and the URLs of these sites are provided. We’re looking forward to learning more about the other companies.

The next public event in the competition will be the announcement of the winners and runners-up in the five zones, which will take place Jan. 27.

Here are the 25 Round 2 participants:


Zone 1 (Cumberland, Colchester, Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough counties)

Extrify – Jim Fitt, Peter Bennett – New Glasgow. Mobile-friendly technology that enables work groups to communicate and collaborate more efficiently (

Health QR Inc. – Patricia Ryan, Michael Fanning – New Glasgow. Technology that gives pharmacists and their consumers secure electronic access to their personal prescription history.

Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company Inc. – Rebecca Taylor – Debert. Safe, natural insect repellent (

SONA NanoTech – Gerrard Marangoni, Kulbir Singh – Antigonish. A technology that coverts light energy into heat using gold nanoparticles.

Thinking Robot Studios Inc. – Kendall Joudrie, Vladislav Raykov, Jourdan Dakov – Truro. Rapid design and production for patient-specific orthopedic implants.


Zone 2 (Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne and Yarmouth counties)

CelluFuel Inc. – Chris Hooper – Brooklyn. Renewable diesel fuel from woody biomass to replace petroleum products in vehicles and heating systems (

Intelligent Dynamics Canada Ltd. – Baruch Pletner – Jordan Falls. Vibration sensing and actuating systems for a variety of applications.

LaHave Forests Inc. – Liam Tayler, Simon Fineman, Logie Cassells – Blockhouse. Value-added haskap berry products to establish a haskap industry in Nova Scotia (

Ocean Executive Inc. – Mikel Budreski – Bridgewater. A real-time electronic marketplace for the seafood industry (

Qnova Precision Battery Evaluation Inc. – Chris Burns, David Stevens, Tim Hatchard – Hebbville. High precision battery test systems (


Zone 3 (Digby, Annapolis, Kings and Hants counties)

CoastalForge Inc. – David Pratt, Christian Becker, Mital Vora – Kingston. A platform to create apps for mobile, web and desktop from a single code base written in JavaScript (

Delicious Brains Inc. – Brad Touesnard – Milford Station. Plugins that extend the functionality of the WordPress content management system (

Fenol Farm Inc. – Sherri McFarland – Mount Uniacke. Plant-based technology that kills oral bacteria that leads to tooth damage.

InTheSpot Technologies Inc. – Ted Iannuzzi – Wolfville. An ultra-localized content discovery platform for mobile devices (

Unified Software Technologies Inc. – Laurie Perrin, Layton Perrin – Wolfville. Technology to unlock the performance potential of computer software and servers (


Zone 4 (Halifax Regional Municipality)

Atlantic Motor Labs Inc. – Braden Murphy – Halifax. A flow-driven motor – the TurboPiston – for the oil and gas industry (

Enginuity Inc. – Alastair Trower, Benjamin Garvey, Orlando Hung – Halifax. A safety device for managing intravenous drip bags (

Spring Loaded Technology – Chris Cowper-Smith, Shea Kewin, Bob Garrish – Halifax. Knee-bracing technology that effectively enhances the strength and power of leg muscles. (

The Rounds – Blair Ryan, Will Harris, Michael Clory – Halifax. A physician-only social network, improving healthcare through collaboration (

Treventis – Sultan Darvesh, Christopher Barden, Mark Reed, William Wong – Halifax. Technologies for the treatment and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases (


Zone 5 (Victoria, Cape Breton, Inverness and Richmond counties)

Breton SmarTek – Ian McVicar, Ken Grisham, Stephanie Timmer – Sydney. A smartphone application for firefighter response verification and fire department management (

Heimdall Networks – Jim DeLeskie – Sydney. Technology that protects companies and governments against attacks to their networks and websites (

Natural Ocean Products Inc. – Tim Cranston, Jim Kennedy – North Sydney. Naturally produced products derived from marine plants and other raw materials.

SkySquirrel Technologies Inc. – Stephane Sogne, Tim Stekkinger, Richard Van der Put – Cap Le Moine. A robotic rotary-wing aircraft to assist ground search and rescue teams (

Stomp Labs Inc. – Jeff Slipp – Sydney. Expression-enabled effects for electric guitars (