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Good, Bad News in Macro-Economy

  • Apr 15, 2021
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Milk Moovement Closes $4M Round

  • Apr 15, 2021
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Springboard Atlantic Celebrates 15th Anniversary

  • Apr 14, 2021

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Good, Bad News in Macro-Economy

  • Apr 15, 2021
  • Peter Moreira

Writing the 2020 edition of our Atlantic Canada Startup Data Report, I’ve noticed a few external factors that could impact the community – some good, some bad.

By external factors, I mean economic forces that are outside the conventional startup

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Milk Moovement Closes $4M Round

  • Apr 15, 2021
  • Peter Moreira

Milk Moovement, which is dedicated to improving efficiency in the dairy supply chain, has closed a $4 million equity funding round and attracted investment from a member of the first family of U.S. agriculture.

The round was led by Chattanooga,

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Springboard Atlantic Celebrates 15th Anniversary

  • Apr 14, 2021
  • Peter Moreira

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Hart Devitt can truthfully say he’s gone to the far side of the world and never found an organization comparable to Springboard Atlantic.

The Director of Industry and Government Services at University of New Brunswick spent

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Hussain Abdullah Launches AllinBud

  • Apr 14, 2021
  • Peter Moreira

Calling it an “immigrant’s dream come true”, Hussain Abdullah has launched his business AllinBud, which manufactures and sells secure wooden boxes for cannabis and related accessories.

After selling out an initial 300-unit trial run, he has now

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CBGF Backs LifeRaft Again

  • Apr 13, 2021
  • Peter Moreira

For the second time in six months, Halifax-based security intelligence company LifeRaft has drawn investment from the Canadian Business Growth Fund, or CBGF, which is backed by the country’s largest financial institutions.

The parties did not

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Airntell Wins Pitch & Pick Event

  • Apr 13, 2021
  • Peter Moreira

Airntell Aerospace, which is developing a drone service to support search and rescue operations, claimed the $1,500 first prize at the Genesis Pitch & Pick competition on Tuesday.

Founded by CEO Mateus Saar, Airntell uses drone technology for

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QRA Closes US$3M Funding Round

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • Peter Moreira

Halifax-based QRA Corp., which provides natural language processing for complex engineering tasks, has closed a US$3 million (C$3.8 million) funding round to enhance its business development and customer service teams.

The venture capital funds

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Startup Weekend NS Starts April 30

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • Peter Moreira

Startup Weekend Nova Scotia will be held online starting on April 30, with a special focus on inclusion and diversity.

A division of the global accelerator Techstars, Startup Weekends are frequently held to bring community members together to

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Atlantic FinTech Partners with Fintech Cadence

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • Carol Moreira

Atlantic FinTech, an association supporting financial technology in the region, has partnered with Fintech Cadence, a Montreal-based national non-profit, to help grow the region’s fintech industry and ecosystem.

The region is already home to a

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PEI’s Sentry Closes Series A Round

  • Apr 11, 2021
  • Peter Moreira

Charlottetown-based Island Water Technologies said last week its Sentry subsidiary has closed a Series A funding round, with backing from two key ethical funds that can help it grow.

Sentry, which uses real-time bio-electrode sensors to collect and

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ACOA Backs Verschuren Centre

  • Apr 08, 2021
  • Carol Moreira

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency has committed $2.2 million to support the growth of the emerging biotechnology sector at the Verschuren Centre in Sydney, Cape Breton.

The funding is being provided to the Centre and to four companies which

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Pitch & Pick Set for Tuesday

  • Apr 08, 2021
  • Peter Moreira

Eight teams will vie for a $1,500 first prize at Genesis’s next Pitch & Pick competition, which will be held Tuesday, April 13, at 3 pm NST.

Pitch & Pick is the demo day for the eight top teams in the Evolution Program, the eight-week program at

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