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Outcast a Semi-Finalist In Food Waste Reduction

  • May 09, 2021
  • Carol Moreira

Halifax-based Outcast Foods has received $100,000 after being named a semi-finalist in the Government of Canada's Food Waste Reduction Challenge. Twelve finalists will receive $400,000 and two winners will each receive $1,500,000. 

Outcast has been

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Jobs: Dash Hudson Hiring in NS, NYC, LA

  • May 09, 2021
  • Peter Moreira

Our Jobs of the Week column today features 10 different postings by Halifax-based social media monitoring company Dash Hudson, which is seeking executives in Halifax, New York and Los Angeles.

Dash Hudson is a visual marketing Software-as-a-Service

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Picture Pick Gamefies Advertising

  • May 06, 2021
  • Avery Mullen

With its user experience dialed-in, Halifax advertising startup Picture Pick has begun marketing itself to potential ad-buyers and bagged a deal with entertainment giant NBCUniversal Media.

Picture Pick’s app gamefies advertising by encouraging

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STDC Funds Cleantech Companies

  • May 06, 2021
  • Avery Mullen

The federally backed Sustainable Development Technology Canada foundation is expanding its cleantech Seed Fund by distributing grants to 21 new companies, including five with ties to Atlantic Canada.

The Seed Fund is now in its second year and has

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TVAAG Focuses on Green ‘Athleisure” Wear

  • May 05, 2021
  • Carol Moreira

Charlottetown-based natural clothing company TVAAG is seeking to lessen the health and environmental impacts of the fashion industry, often said to be the second-most polluting in the world.

TVAAG (derived from a Sanskrit word meaning skin) is

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Volta Launches Logistics AI Accelerator

  • May 05, 2021
  • Avery Mullen

Halifax startup incubator Volta has announced the creation of a new, year-long accelerator for AI startups focused on supply chains, with up to $14,000 of funding per company on offer.

The program, Volta AI, is the result of a partnership with

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Densitas Inks Deal with NS, NB, PEI

  • May 04, 2021
  • Avery Mullen

In the wake of launching a new, integrated version of its AI-based mammography software, Halifax’s Densitas has inked deals with the governments of New Brunswick, P.E.I. and Nova Scotia to roll out its technology in provincial hospitals and clinics.

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Avery Mullen Joins Entrevestor

  • May 04, 2021
  • Carol Moreira

We are very happy to announce that Avery Mullen has joined the Entrevestor team as a reporter.

Mullen, who is just completing his final year at the University of King’s College School of Journalism, will be invaluable as we strive to cover the

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Blue Innovation Challenge Seeks Entries

  • May 04, 2021
  • Peter Moreira

Innovacorp has opened applications for its Global Blue Innovation Challenge, which helps oceantech startups from other parts of the world immigrate to Nova Scotia.

The Nova Scotia early-stage venture capital agency will name as many as four winners

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DeNova Heads $6M Protein Project

  • May 03, 2021
  • Peter Moreira

DeNova Inc. is heading a $6 million project to develop its first facility, which will produce protein for aquaculture feed through a process that removes greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

There’s been a growing buzz about the three-year-old

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Modest Tree Simplifying Maintenance at Sea

  • May 03, 2021
  • Avery Mullen

Halifax-based Modest Tree, which sells augmented reality software, will spearhead a $2.2 million project from  Canada's Ocean Supercluster to develop a digital platform for ship and ocean equipment maintenance.

The system, dubbed “Tech Companion,”

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Planetary Hydrogen Joins C2V

  • May 02, 2021
  • Peter Moreira

Planetary Hydrogen, a cleantech company that moved from Ottawa to Nova Scotia last year, has been accepted into the New York-based Carbon to Value Initiative, which encourages industrial uses of carbon dioxide.

The company launched in Ottawa a few

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