Six start-ups from western Nova Scotia are splitting $200,000 in cash and getting business advice to further grow their ventures.
The 2016 Spark West winners are:
Midgard Insect Farm Inc. – Joy Hillier – Windsor
Midgard Insect Farm breeds and processes crickets to create insect-based protein powder for use in various industries.
Integrated HACCP Solutions Inc. – Douglas Armour, Mitchell Kane, Matthew Winchester – Wolfville
Integrated HACCP Solutions’ software helps food processors meet changing regulatory requirements more efficiently and affordably.
Annapolis Orchards – Craig Nichols, Alan Fisher – Lawrencetown
Annapolis Orchards applies proprietary techniques to Honey Crisp apple nursery trees, significantly reducing the time required for the trees to mature and yield fruit.
Neck Tronics Inc. – Bill Smith, Peter Haase – Conquerall Mills
Neck Tronics is developing medical device technology that precisely measures neck range and strength, to improve assessment, diagnosis and treatment of neck injuries such as whiplash.
Tenderithm – Dave Thomson – Mahone Bay
Tenderithm’s software helps companies win new business more efficiently and affordably through its tender alert service.
Medivirtual Consultation – Ken Buchholz, Jennifer Murdoch – Annapolis Royal
Medivirtual offers a suite of tools for healthcare providers and virtual teams to build capacity and improve accessibility of healthcare services.
Innovacorp and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) are each contributing $100,000 towards the awards. The Government of Canada is providing the non-repayable contribution through ACOA's Business Development Program.
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, November 16, 2016