Propel, the pan-Atlantic IT support organization, has accepted 30 companies into Phase 1 of its virtual accelerator Incite – an increase of about one-third from its first cohort of the program.

Launched with 21 companies last fall, Incite is a virtual program that startup founders can take for up to a year, regardless of where they are in Atlantic Canada. The program is divided into two phases.  Phase 1 focuses on validating the problem-solution fit and runs until the end of June 2019. Phase 2, which focuses on building a sales engine, will begin in September with another intake of companies.

“Phase 1 of Incite forces the founders to be customer-focused,” said Propel CEO Barry Bisson in a statement.  “At the end of the three months, their offering will be fine-tuned to best address the needs of their customers so they can move on to building a sustainable sales pipeline.”

Incite was designed to overcome two challenges facing a group offering mentorship to tech companies across the region: participants can join up regardless of where they’re based; and it guides companies for a longer period of time than an intense 12-week program.

Discover the 15 Entrants in the Latest Phase 2 of Incite

The 30 new companies from across Atlantic Canada span a wide variety of industries including education, healthcare, energy, shipping, dairy, real estate, ecommerce and law. The Phase I companies, their locations, and (co-) founders are:

Agile Design + Fabrication, Moncton, Érik Lebrun

Bitzon Technologies Inc., Dieppe, NB, Simon Henman, Guyverson Vernous, Halifax, Charles F. Milton

Cohability, Halifax, Laura Russell

Deprolabs, Halifax, Majid Nasirinejad

DIOSA designs Inc., St. John's, Kim Hickman

E/venTx, Halifax, Amie Fudge, Callaghan Boyles

FiCS Script, Halifax, Glib (Steve) Boytsun

Flip the Page Education Services, Fredericton, Alex English, Tara English

Integratr, Fredericton, Neil McWilliam, Robert Boyle

Maple Smart Control, Fredericton, Bill Chuong

Mustr Technologies/ MeetMe, Bathurst, NB, Jeremy Boucher

Milk Moovement, St. John’s, Robert Forsythe, Jonathan King

Neothermal Energy Storage Inc., Bridgewater, NS, Jill Johnson, Louis Desgrosseilliers

Oneposte, Halifax/London, UK, Harrison Smith, Jake Punton

Payperplane Aviation Ltd., St. John's, Ken Harris, Eoin Seviour

MapMyRole Inc., Fredericton, Kevin Stephens

Planète Filière, Saulnierville, NS, Aimélie Comeau, Réanne Cooper

QPROS Enterprise Solutions, Quispamsis, NB, Amos Friling

QueueU, St. John’s, Mark Armanious

Realtr360°, Fredericton, Noena de Leon, Shauntae Mitchell

Rescue Coffee, Moncton, Claire Vaughan

Atlantic Blockchain Company, Halifax, Mrugakshee Palwe, Keegan Francis

KargoROO Inc., Moncton, Mathieu Bourgeois

SavourySky, Moncton, Jean Jordan

Scantranx Technologies, Fredericton, Adetunji Adelakun

Shoplaw, Charlottetown, Randy B.F. Campbell

SpreeSpot, Moncton, Jason Bernard

SubIdea, Halifax, Spencer Pieczonka

WhatsUp NB, Bathurst, Briand Ininahazwe, Jessica Doucet, Yahya Madrani, Ange Christian Silue, Mouhcine Tkhili.