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 third cohort for GreenShoots, an initiative launched a year ago to support early stage companies focused on innovation in agriculture, food, bioproducts, clean technology, and related sectors.

Below are the six Nova Scotia start-ups selected for GreenShoots this round. (The call for submissions was made in summer 2021.)

Liven Proteins – Pratish Gawand, Fei Luo – Sydney – – $40,000
Fermentation technology to make animal-free protein ingredients and enhance texture of plant-based foods

Maskwiomin – Matthias Bierenstiel, Tuma Young – Sydney – $35,000
Skincare products from birchbark oil using a traditional Mi'kmaq formula

Novagevity -- Gregg Curwin, Mary Lynch – Halifax – – $35,000
Plant-based meal replacement beverages

OzoneBio – Khorcheska Batyrova, Anna Khusnutdinova – – $40,000
Emission-free nylon 66, a high-performance polymer derived from waste products and used in textiles, automobiles and construction

Terra Bio – Steve George, Ricardo Martinez, Kajan Srirangan – Toronto – $10,000
Technology to produce plant-based protein and fermentable sugars from spent grains

Skaldyr – Beth Mason, Franklin Evans – Sydney – $40,000
Technology to extract ingredients from marine sources for functional foods and dietary supplements

Learn more about GreenShoots.

Bioenterprise Corporation
Bioenterprise is Canada’s food and agri-tech 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 will help 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

October 4, 2021, Halifax, Nova Scotia