Innovacorp received 60 submissions for its latest round of Sprint and, after many hours of reviewing and deliberating, selected nine companies to participate in the program. Congratulations to the start-ups chosen for Innovacorp’s 2020 Sprint fall intake.
Each company will receive $25,000 and guidance from seasoned business professionals to tackle those next technical and business milestones.
The goal of Sprint is to find and support high potential, early stage knowledge-based companies, and encourage entrepreneurial activity in the province.
The nine companies are:
Design by Science – Aaron Outhwaite – designbyscience.com ($25,000)
Sustainable materials and machines for the 3D printing of large objects and structures
Electric Owl – Margaret Dron – gardenmanager.com – ($25,000)
Software to help grow food in urban environments and on small-scale farms
Marecomms – Ulaş Güntürkün – marecomms.ca – ($25,000)
Underwater communications system to deliver information using data collected in the ocean
myFlock – James Walsh – myflock.ca – ($25,000)
Technology to reduce risk and operating inefficiencies in the poultry supply chain
Plasma Agricultural Solutions – Lord Abbey, GL Rao, NN Misra – ($25,000)
Treatment to improve seed health and quality
Prosaris Solutions – Colin Sewell – prosaris.ca – ($25,000)
Technology to detect and quantify gas leaks
Symbi Medical – Cameron Sehl, Max Jennings, Devin McArthur, Dr. Sameer Berry – symbimedical.com – ($25,000)
Remote patient monitoring tool for predicting and reducing medical procedure no-shows
Tracker Inventory Systems – Gavin Andrews – trackerinventorysystems.com – ($25,000)
Automated inventory management for seafood and aquaculture producers
VMOpro – Matt Gillis – ($25,000)
Remote physiotherapy solution that enables patients to self-manage injuries at home
"Being part of Innovacorp's Sprint program, and the $25,000 in funding it provides, enables our company to rapidly develop its platform 3D printing technology for the concrete industry," said Aaron Outhwaite, founder of Design by Science. "We are extremely excited for this opportunity and to make Nova Scotia a world leader in advanced concrete manufacturing."
Learn more about the Sprint Program.
Innovacorp is Nova Scotia's early stage venture capital organization. It works to find, fund and foster innovative Nova Scotia start-ups that strive to change the world. Early stage investment is at the core of Innovacorp’s business model. It also gives entrepreneurs access to world-class incubation facilities, expert advice and other support to help them accelerate their companies. Target industries include information technology, life sciences, clean technology and ocean technology.
October 14, 2020, Halifax, Nova Scotia