Innovacorp's I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition is back!

In the coming weeks, we'll be searching Nova Scotia for new knowledge-based companies with cutting-edge products and services. We'll launch the competition at the following locations across the province starting in mid September.

Zone 4 (Halifax Regional Municipality) launch
Tuesday, September 13, 11:00 am
Innovacorp Enterprise Centre
1344 Summer St., Halifax

Zone 1 (Cumberland, Colchester, Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough) launch
Wednesday, September 14, 11:00 am
Best Western Plus Glengarry
150 Willow St., Truro

Zone 5 (Victoria, Cape Breton, Inverness, Richmond) launch
Thursday, September 15, 11:00 am
Innovacorp Cape Breton location
104 Marine Dr., Sydney

Zone 3 (Digby, Annapolis, Kings, Hants) launch
Friday, September 16, 11:00 am
NSCC Annapolis Valley Campus
295 Commercial St., Middleton

Zone 2 (Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne, Yarmouth)
Monday, September 19, 11:00 am
Rodd Grand Yarmouth
417 Main St., Yarmouth

If you'd like join us at one of the launches, RSVP to

Background on Innovacorp's I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition

I-3 stands for Idea, Innovation, Implementation, the early steps in the commercialization process.

The purpose of Innovacorp’s I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition is to find and support high potential early stage Nova Scotia knowledge-based companies, and encourage entrepreneurial activity across the province. The businesses chosen as first and second award winners from across the province are excellent examples of types of companies that will fuel our future economic growth.

Innovacorp ran a pilot I-3 competition in Cape Breton in 2006, and later expanded the initiative across Nova Scotia, with provincial competitions in 2007-2008 and 2009-2010. In less than four years, the competition has received a remarkable 270 start-up company submissions, reflecting the increasingly high level of entrepreneurship happening across Nova Scotia.

Check back with us frequently for 2011-2012 competition updates.