Join us Thursday evening to meet and celebrate the winners of Spark Cape Breton's most recent cohort. This was a big year for Spark as it was the first time that the competition was run province-wide, with four zones, Spark West, Spark North, Spark Halifax and Spark Cape Breton. Innovacorp received 23 submissions in Spark Cape Breton. The Spark competition is looking for the best early-stage technology companies in Nova Scotia.

A short list of 11 pitched to the judging panel on October 27 and winning ventures were selected. Winners are awarded a cash prize ranging from $50,000 to $10,000 – plus mentoring from somebody who’s been there, done that – to move closer to market.For the last month, the shortlist participated in Spark Bootcamp– two weeks packed with entrepreneur-focused events and training across the province. The events included networking opportunities, workshops on honing their pitches and opportunities to meet with professionals such as accountants.  

Spark entrants were required to be a start-up based in Cape Breton and have a new knowledge-based product or service with zero sales revenue since inception. Funds awarded are to be used to support the completion of prototypes or preparation for taking the product or service to market. Innovacorp's Spark Cape Breton is made possible thanks to the financial support of the Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency (ACOA).

Thursday, November 2, 2017
5:15 pm - 7:15 pm 
103 - 37 Nepean Street
Sydney, NS

TecSocial is a monthly meeting for those with an interest in technology and entrepreneurship. It is a free event and is open to the public. Big Spruce beer will be available. Appetizers compliments of our partner Innovacorp.

This gathering will also be broadcast live via our YouTube Channel.