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ACOA Distributes $3.2M in NB, NS

  • Jan 20, 2022
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Cascadia Seaweed Preps for New Products

  • Jan 20, 2022
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McGinley Joins CMO Accelerator

  • Jan 19, 2022

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ACOA Distributes $3.2M in NB, NS

  • Jan 20, 2022
  • Peter Moreira

In the last two days, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency has announced $3.2 million to help finance a new artificial intelligence fund in New Brunswick, Halifax’s Volta, and several Halifax-based tech startups.

The federal government’s East

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Cascadia Seaweed Preps for New Products

  • Jan 20, 2022
  • Peter Moreira

Having launched its seaweed-based spice at a food fair in November, British Columbia’s Cascadia Seaweed is ramping up to launch such new products as seaweed burgers and a cattle additive that can reduce bovine methane.

Founded four years ago in

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McGinley Joins CMO Accelerator

  • Jan 19, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

With a new coach, Jon McGinley, now sharing duties with Founder David Alston, New Brunswick's Marketswell Solutions has opened applications to a revised version of its CMO Accelerator.

The annual program, created by Alston last year, is aimed at

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Energia Opens Applications for Spring Cohort

  • Jan 19, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

The University of New Brunswick’s Energia Ventures accelerator for energy, cleantech, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence companies is looking for applicants for its spring cohort.

The free accelerator, which is based in Fredericton at UNB’s

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Keevill Named Mariner COO

  • Jan 18, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Another telecommunications veteran is joining Mariner Partners. Chris Keevill, who previously worked as CEO of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, is Mariner’s new Chief Operating Officer.

Mariner is the 270-person firm founded by former NBTel CEO

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MacAulay Plots New Course for Startup Zone

  • Jan 18, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Sheryl MacAulay, the freshly minted CEO of Charlottetown innovation hub Startup Zone, is readying a host of new partnerships and program offerings as the organization looks to expand its client base.

MacAulay was elevated to CEO while she was on

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Volta Names DiPaolo Talent Czar

  • Jan 17, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

As Atlantic Canadian startups continue to grapple with a skilled labour shortage, Halifax technology hub Volta has hired Candidate Hub CEO Brad DiPaolo to help its resident companies compete for employees.

DiPaolo co-founded Candidate Hub in 2020

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Innovacorp Seeks Accelerate Applicants

  • Jan 17, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Innovacorp, Nova Scotia’s venture capital Crown corporation, is looking for applicants for its five Innovacorp Accelerate streams: bluetech, healthtech, agtech, cleantech and software.

The participating companies, which must have sales of less than

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Supercluster Eyes Next Mandate

  • Jan 16, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

With Canada’s Ocean Supercluster set to have its first mandate expire in 14 months, CEO Kendra MacDonald said in an interview that the organization is in “active talks” with the federal government about extending its operations.

Tasked by the

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Job of the Week: Co-Founder at Practicare

  • Jan 16, 2022
  • Peter Moreira

Our Job of the Week column today features a job title we’ve never posted before: Co-Founder/Entrepreneur.

St. John’s-based Seafair Capital, a community investment company, is launching a new business called Practicare, a digital-first training

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Rising Demand at TME Program

  • Jan 13, 2022
  • Avery Mullen and Peter Moreira

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The story of how the four co-founders of Picketa Systems formed the AgTech company as their capstone project at UNB’s Faculty of Engineering makes for a pretty interesting tale. The fact that the team of four achieved this when

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Volta Redesigns Academy

  • Jan 12, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Halifax startup hub Volta is switching from 12-week cohorts to a rolling enrolment model for its Academy training program for very early-stage founders.

The free course was previously held twice a year. Now, intake will be continuous and the

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