Bioenterprise Corporation, Innovacorp, and Nova Scotia Innovation Hub are announcing the companies selected for their latest GreenShoots program intake. Each start-up will receive up to $40,000 and business guidance from seasoned professionals to put their plans into action.

This is the fourth cohort for GreenShoots, an initiative launched last year to support early stage Nova Scotia companies focused on innovation in agriculture, food, bioproducts, clean technology, and related sectors.

Below are the five start-ups selected for GreenShoots this round. (The call for submissions was made in fall 2021.)

Material Futures Iris Redinger – Sydney/Kitchener –  $40,000
Bio-based colouring solutions for textiles and plastics to reduce industrial water pollution

Gaia Refinery – Qinhong (Tammy) Cai and Mike Parent – Sydney/Saint John – – $40,000

Wind-assisted technology that captures air and converts it into high value natural gas

Three Leaf Bio Science – John Dicks, Lord Abbey, Arvind Gunupuru, Hossam Elokda and Marc St-Onge – Halifax – $25,000 
Biostimulants that increase crop yield, plant immunity and ROI for farmers

Quorum Inoculants – Jeff Norrie, Mohamed Hijri and Michel Hijri – Dartmouth – – $25,000
Microbial formulations that increase plant health and yield

ZeroIN Foods – Edgar Sosa – Halifax – – $40,000

Sugar substitute using agricultural waste

Learn more about GreenShoots.

Bioenterprise Corporation
Bioenterprise is Canada’s food and agritech engine, bringing more than 15 years of industry experience to help businesses connect, innovate and grow. With expert commercialization services, mentorship, public and private funding, national and global networking, Bioenterprise helps scale your business to create sector-wide impact.

Nova Scotia Innovation Hub
The Nova Scotia Innovation Hub was established in 2015 to foster opportunities in the bioeconomy. The organization works to transform Nova Scotia’s renewable resources into opportunities for the province’s economy and people. It is focused on improving access to feedstock supply, fostering collaborations to capitalize on the growing demand for low-carbon products, and providing financial support to help companies achieve critical commercialization milestones.

Innovacorp is Nova Scotia's early stage venture capital organization. It finds, funds and fosters innovative Nova Scotia start-ups that strive to change the world. Early stage investment is at the core of Innovacorp’s business model. The organization also gives entrepreneurs access to world-class incubation facilities, expert advice, and other support to help accelerate their companies.

For more information, please contact:

Mike Bochoff

December 20, 2021, Halifax, Nova Scotia