Paper Chasin | Oct 2/19

Alentic is changing the face of medicine – one pinprick at a time.

Alentic Microscience founder and  CEO Alan Fine is revolutionizing patient care with a pocket-sized medical device that can generate a range of medical test results in a matter of minutes from only a pinprick of blood.

Alan began down this exploratory path in 2009, a serendipitous offshoot of his...

Paper Chasin | May 1/19

Congratulations to one of our portfolio companies – medical device innovator ABK Biomedical – on its recent Series B round.

The C$40-million financing is the largest venture capital round ever in Atlantic Canada. Investors included F-Prime Capital and Varian Medical Systems. The money will be used to further develop ABK’s liver tumour radiation technology. The company is developing...

Paper Chasin | Mar 15/19

We’ve got some pretty legit experts in-house at Innovacorp. For example, take our clean technology investment manager, Michael Dennis (or, “the old…er Michael” as we like to call him).

5 - Number of CEO jobs he’s held (three with private companies, then one publicly traded and one non-profit – for his conscience).

50 - Age he started playing bass guitar so he could...

Paper Chasin | Mar 7/19

MIT IDE’s just-launched Inclusive Innovation Challenge seeks global problem-solvers and entrepreneurs

Even as the digital economy flourishes, discussions are heating up about how to more widely share the prosperity. For the past three years, the Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC)—sponsored by MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) -- has challenged entrepreneurs around...

Paper Chasin | Jan 21/19

This article was written by Michael Bochoff, Marketing & Communications Assistant at Innovacorp.

With its renowned galleries and exhibitions, Nova Scotia has been a prime location for independent artists and craftspeople looking for growth and opportunity. When Eleanor King was asked to design a large-scale mural for the recently unveiled Centre for Ocean Ventures &...

Paper Chasin | Dec 4/18

This article was written by Michael Bochoff, Marketing & Communications Assistant at Innovacorp.

As the principal lawyer of her own practice, Manley Law Inc., and the founder of Advocate Cognitive Technologies Inc. (ACTI), Anna Manley is a force to be reckoned with. She keeps a hectic schedule, operating both companies simultaneously for the past two years, but according to...

Paper Chasin | Oct 3/18

This article was written by Michael Bochoff, Marketing & Communications Assistant at Innovacorp.

Whether you’re a player or a spectator, golf, like any sport, can be an emotional roller coaster. Between bad swings, sand traps and sudden weather shifts, it’s easy to understand why. But it’s a stroll in the park compared to the stress and frustration golf courses experience...

Paper Chasin | Sep 5/18

This article was written by Michael Bochoff, Marketing & Communications Assistant at Innovacorp.

As one of four companies selected for the inaugural cohort of Innovacorp’s MedTech Accelerate Program, Audioptics Medical has developed a technology enabling them to see through the eardrum to diagnose diseases in the middle ear. For co-founders Rob Adamson, assistant professor...

Paper Chasin | Aug 8/18

The following post was written by Lyuba Golovina, marketing manager at Skaled.

What comes to mind when you think of Atlantic Canada?

It could be the scenic Cabot Trail, rare wildlife or maybe the Atlantic Ocean.

What you probably don’t think of right away, is the thriving start-up scene...

Paper Chasin | Jul 27/18

The following post was written by Lyuba Golovina, marketing manager at Skaled.

What Does it Take to Build a Healthy Sales Funnel?

Of course, you need outstanding sales people, a great product and a repeatable sales process.

But unless you track the right metrics, you'll be missing out...