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Drinkable Water Wins BUILD

  • May 26, 2022
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For Life Sciences Labour, Look to Upskilling: Observers

  • May 06, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Atlantic Canada’s life sciences startups face a labour crunch possibly even more complex than the one gripping the information technology sector, but short-term training and upskilling programs could offer a partial solution, observers say.

Vivian

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Maritime Launch Goes Public on Specialist Exchange

  • May 06, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Commercial spaceflight startup Maritime Launch Services has completed its reverse takeover of now-defunct merchant bank Jaguar Financial Corp., and in a departure from common practice, listed its shares on Toronto’s specialist NEO Exchange for

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Zen Bikes Bags $100K from SDTC

  • May 05, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Halifax’s Zen Electric Bikes, which works with prominent Dalhousie University battery scientist Jeff Dahn, has won $100,000 of non-dilutive funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada, or SDTC.

Founded last year by battery scientists and

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Barcelona to Host Ocean Council HQ

  • May 04, 2022
  • Carol Moreira

In a deal that aims to make Barcelona a leading hub for the Blue Economy, the World Ocean Council has agreed that the 2022 Sustainable Ocean Summit and inaugural Global Blue Finance Summit will be held in Barcelona. 

The agreement with Barcelona

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PEI’s PayTic Raises $2.95M

  • May 04, 2022
  • Peter Moreira

Charlottetown-based PayTic, whose product streamlines the back-office operations of payment companies, has raised $2.95 million in its initial funding round.

The company, which had previously been in stealth mode, issued its first press release on

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Nova Graphene Wins Defence Contracts

  • May 03, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Halifax-based advanced materials startup Nova Graphene has bagged a pair of defence contracts to develop graphene-based materials for protecting helicopter rotors from sand, ice and water damage.

Founded in 2017, Nova Graphene’s flagship offering

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Picketa Systems Raises $300K

  • May 03, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Fredericton’s Picketa Systems, which makes fertilizer analysis technology for the agriculture industry, has raised a $300,000 round of angel funding that gives the company about a year of runway.

Chief Executive Xavier Hébert-Couturier said in an

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Frenter Raises Another $350K

  • May 03, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Halifax equipment rental platform Frenter  has closed the $350,000 second tranche of a two-part funding round worth a combined $620,000.

Frenter raised on the back of monthly revenues well into the four digits, CEO Zach Laberge said in an

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Bioeconomy Summit Set for May 19

  • Apr 29, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

The Nova Scotia Innovation Hub will host a bioeconomy summit at Saint Mary’s University’s Sobey School of Business May 19, marking one of the first forays back into real-world events for the life sciences community after COVID-19.

The summit will

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Cyno Raises $2.3M Seed Round

  • Apr 29, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

St. John’s-based Cyno, which has developed a healthcare platform for corporations, has raised a $2.3 million seed round led by the Venture NL fund, which is managed by Pelorus Venture Capital, along with a handful of angel investors and industry

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Mitacs to Double NS Internships

  • Apr 28, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Mitacs is eyeing a potential funding increase from the Nova Scotia government as it plans to nearly double the number of STEM internships it offers in the province over the next four or five years.

New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and

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Earthproof Exits to PS Brands

  • Apr 28, 2022
  • Avery Mullen

Earthproof Proteins, the Halifax maker of protein supplements derived from sources with low environmental impact, has been acquired by PS Brands, the investment vehicle of entrepreneurs Pat Murphy and Scott Berty.

Earthproof was founded in 2019 by

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