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Summer Institute Seeks Applicants

  • Jan 12, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

The University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship is looking for applicants to its 13-week Summer Institute accelerator.

The Summer Institute teaches sales, marketing, and customer validation

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Frenter Closes $270K Raise

  • Jan 11, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

In the wake of a pivot, Halifax’s Frenter has raised $270,000 from a consortium of investors that includes John Risley’s CFFI Ventures, Mark Dobbins’s Killick Capital and several funds from outside Atlantic Canada.

The $270,000 close is part of a

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Ocean Supercluster Seeks Labour Proposals

  • Jan 11, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, the federally backed organization that cost-shares with the private sector on research and development initiatives, has put out a call for new project proposals.

In a press release, the Supercluster said the callout is

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Securicy Reveals $5.2M Raise

  • Jan 10, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Last summer, Cape Breton’s Securicy quietly raised its first round of institutional investment -- a US$4.1 million or C$5.2 million deal that was never publicized. As the 35-person company works to grow its staff to between 42 and 44, CEO Darren

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Clean Leadership Applications Open

  • Jan 10, 2022
  • Carol Moreira

A summer internship program that provides Nova Scotia youth and employers with opportunities to develop leadership in green companies is once again seeking applicant employers.

The Clean Leadership Summer Internship program matches employers with

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Reused Plastic and Recircle Merge

  • Jan 09, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Two Nova Scotia startups focused on recycling plastic waste into usable materials have merged. Antigonish's Recircle Waste Management Solutions and Halifax's Maritime Reused Plastic Products have amalgamated and will do business under the name

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Meta Faces Class Action Suit

  • Jan 06, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Six months after gaining unicorn status through a listing on the Nasdaq, Meta Materials Inc. is facing a class action lawsuit from disgruntled investors. 

Meta Materials, the Dartmouth maker of advanced materials that alter light, listed on the

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Volta Democamp Set for Feb. 16

  • Jan 06, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Halifax startup hub Volta’s annual Democamp, which gives startups the chance to showcase their technology for investors and other innovation community members, is scheduled for Feb. 16.

Held virtually, the event will give entrepreneurs the chance

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Inside Genesis’ Diversity Push

  • Jan 05, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

As recently as 2015, exactly none of the ventures at St. John’s-based Genesis  startup hub were led by women. Today, nearly a third of them are.

In an interview Wednesday, Vice President of Finance and Special Projects Colin Corcoran told

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Proposify Lays Off 25

  • Jan 05, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Less than four months after it finished raising a $13 million funding round, Halifax Software-as-a-Service company Proposify is laying off 25 people as part of what CEO Kyle Racki described as an attempt to “right-size” the company after missed

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TrojAI Raises $3M Seed Round

  • Jan 04, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

In the wake of commercializing its product last summer, Saint John cybersecurity firm TrojAI has raised a $3 million seed round led by Halifax’s Build Ventures and Seattle’s Flying Fish Ventures, which was co-founded by former Microsoft, Amazon and

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Dal Offers Entrepreneurship Workshop

  • Jan 04, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Dalhousie University’s Dal Innovates entrepreneurship hub will offer a three-day workshop about how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to scientific research and career planning in academia.

Slated to run from Jan. 26 to 28, the

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