Congratulations to the start-ups selected to participate in the 2019-2020 Innovacorp Accelerate Program cohort and the 2019 Sprint fall intake.
INNOVACORP ACCELERATE PROGRAM
One hundred and thirty-seven submissions from around the globe. Hours spent reviewing applications. Twelve shortlisted start-ups. More hours of deliberation. Eight winners.
Award Highlights: $50,000 and six months of business guidance to address key technical and business milestones, along with access to incubation space at Innovacorp’s facilities.
Arolytics – Emmaline Atherton, Dave Risk, Liz O’Connell – arolytics.com
Software for production and manufacturing industries to turn atmospheric emissions data into actionable insights
Easy Golf Tour – Todd Chant, Patrick Laderoute, Kevin Chant – easygolftour.com
Software solution for golf courses and associations in North America
Novalte – Michael Cullen – novalte.ca
Technology to assist people with limited mobility to monitor and control electronic things in their homes
Phycus Biotechnologies – Vik Pandit, Krishina Mahadevan, Christian Euler – phycusbio.com
Fermentation technology to produce biobased glycolic acid for cosmetics and personal care products
Rayleigh Solar Tech – Sebastiaan Ambtman, Samuel March, Dane George, Jarret Stuart – rayleighsolartech.com
Perovskite solar cell technology
ReelData AI – Matt Zimola, Hossein Salimian – ReelData.ai
Artificial intelligence software for aquaculture feed cameras, allowing fish farms to measure biomass and health in real-time
RIDDL Tech – Jenelle Sobey, Jess Peters, Derek Hatchard – riddl.ca
Platform for impact investors to manage and analyze data to guide better investment decisions
Sparrow Acoustics – Nadia Ivanova, Yaroslav Shpak, Max Davydov
Electronic stethoscope software for cardiologists to quickly analyze heart sounds
INNOVACORP SPRINT PROGRAM
Sixty-two submissions from across Nova Scotia. Ten pitches from shortlisted start-ups. Five winners.
Award Highlights: up to $25,000 and guidance from seasoned business professionals to reach their venture’s next milestone.
BlueNode – Grant Wells, Louis Beaubien – bluenode.ca – ($25,000)
Software for data cleansing, analysis, auditing and sharing for marine container ports
EndFirst Plans – Alan Uren, Wayne Greenwood, Sambhu Lakshmanan – endfirstplans.com – ($15,000)
Project planning and scheduling software
Greenlight Analytical – Dr. James Wylde, Simon Benwell, Louise Richardson, Nicole Wylde – greenlightanalytical.com – ($20,000)
Portable analyzer to measure cannabis and narcotics for safety, quality control, medical and law enforcement applications
SeaChange Biochemistry – Brad Park – ($25,000)
Chemicals for industry from sustainably harvested seaweed
SmartMed – Arman Izadi, Tim Coolen, Ayda Afshar – smartmed.co – ($15,000)
Software for scheduling shiftwork
Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 3, 2019