Congratulations to the start-ups selected to participate in the 2020 Sprint winter intake.

Forty-one applications 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.

Electric Owl – Margaret Dron – gardenmanager.com – ($25,000)
Software to help grow food in urban environments and small-scale farms

Greenlight Analytical – Dr. James Wylde, Simon Benwell, Louise Richardson, Nicole Wylde – greenlightanalytical.com – Phase II – ($25,000)
Portable analyzer to measure cannabis and narcotics for safety, quality control, medical and law enforcement applications

Marecomms – Ulaş Güntürkün – marecomms.ca – ($25,000)
Underwater communications system to deliver information using data collected in the ocean

SeaChange Biochemistry – Brad Park – Phase II – ($25,000)
Chemicals for industry from sustainably harvested seaweed

SmartMed – Arman Izadi, Tim Coolen, Ayda Afshar – smartmed.co – Phase II – ($25,000)
Software for scheduling shiftwork

Halifax, Nova Scotia, January 23, 2020