Paper Chasin | May 22/18

One of last year’s Spark North winners and CleanTech Accelerate Program (CTAP) cohort participant, BioPolyNet, has developed a platform technology for the design of biopolymers that can control the behavior of solids in water. 

“It acts like a cast net,” said Arian Shahnazari, project engineer at BioPolyNet. “When you throw it into water, it traps all the solids, regardless of their...

Paper Chasin | May 3/18

From rescuing endangered marine life to advancements in underwater communications, it’s an exciting time for the ocean sector. Take a look at the six early stage ocean technology companies participating in the inaugural Start-Up Yard at COVE cohort.

Ashored - ...

Paper Chasin | Apr 27/18

Meet our newest resident at the Innovacorp Enterprise Centre, Gene Sobolev. He brought his company to Halifax from Germany under the Start-Up Visa Program. He was happy to share some information about his experience with the Program and Innovacorp.

Q: How did you first come across the ...

Paper Chasin | Apr 27/18

Through the Eyes of our Seventh Start-Up Visa Program Company Founder, Gene Sobolev. 

Gene is the co-founder of Halifax Data Labs and moved to Halifax on March 31, 2018. 

1. The colourful...

Paper Chasin | Jan 27/17

It’s not that we don’t think 80’s building trends aren’t still totally gnarly, but we’re giving a refresh to our Technology Innovation Centre.

In addition to sprucing up the main common area...

Paper Chasin | Oct 6/16

Our five inaugural CleanTech Accelerate Program participants are in week three of their training and mentor support from Ecofuel, a Montreal-based clean technology accelerator....

Paper Chasin | Oct 5/16

Resident clients at our incubation facilities are all in when it comes to our relatively new monthly Soap Box events.

We’ve always gathered regularly for coffee and treats around here, but we recently added a twist where clients are asked to take a stand...

Paper Chasin | Sep 21/16

The following blog post is from Greg Phipps, our managing director of venture capital investment here at Innovacorp.

Lately I’ve noticed a number of start-up founders and entrepreneurs in the Canadian ecosystem launch a second and even third company. Not as serial entrepreneurs (consecutive start-ups) —...

Paper Chasin | Jun 30/16

For the past six-plus months, Dawn Umlah made a smooth-as-butter transition from her role as Innovacorp’s IT investment manager to slaying it as our Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR). And now she’s found an opportunity she can’t pass up - and we don’t blame her!

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Paper Chasin | May 23/16

The following blog post is from Greg Phipps, our managing director of investment here at Innovacorp.

After working with more than 20 start-ups as an investor, mentor and board director, I have a good understanding of what works and, perhaps more important, what doesn’t work, in recruitment, care and feeding...