Congratulations to the start-ups selected to participate in the 2019-2020 Innovacorp Accelerate Program cohort and the 2019 Sprint fall intake.


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 –
Software for production and manufacturing industries to turn atmospheric emissions data into actionable insights

Easy Golf Tour – Todd Chant, Patrick Laderoute, Kevin Chant – 
Software for golf courses and associations in North America

Novalte – Michael Cullen –
Technology to assist people with limited mobility to monitor and control electronics in their homes

Phycus Biotechnologies – Vik Pandit, Krishina Mahadevan, Christian Euler –
Fermentation technology to produce biobased glycolic acid for cosmetics and personal care products

Rayleigh Solar Tech – Sebastiaan Ambtman, Samuel March, Dane George, Jarret Stuart –
Perovskite solar cell technology

ReelData AI – Matt Zimola, Hossein Salimian –
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 –
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


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 – – ($25,000)
Software for data cleansing, analysis, auditing and sharing for marine container ports

EndFirst Plans – Alan Uren, Wayne Greenwood, Sambhu Lakshmanan – – ($15,000)
Project planning and scheduling software

Greenlight Analytical – Dr. James Wylde, Simon Benwell, Louise Richardson, Nicole Wylde – – ($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 – – ($15,000)
Software for scheduling shiftwork

Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 3, 2019