On February 9, 2010, more than 250 Nova Scotians celebrated innovation and entrepreneurship in the province at the World Trade and Convention Centre in downtown Halifax. That evening, Innovacorp announced Tether as the provincial winner of the I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition, and celebrated the 1st and 2nd place award winners from the competition's five provincial zones. Check out the evening's sights and sounds.

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Click on the images below to view videos from the I-3 awards event.

Zone 1 - 2nd Place Winner
X-Flux Environmental Technologies Inc.

Zone 1 - 1st Place Winner
LST Energy Inc.

Zone 2 - 2nd Place Winner
Ocean Leader Fisheries Ltd.

Zone 2 - 1st Place Winner
Xona Games

Zone 3 - 2nd Place Winner
Fireworks FX Inc./Solar Flare Inc.

Zone 3 -1st Place Winner
Clare Machine Works Ltd.

Zone 4 - 2nd Place Winner
Carbon Sense Solutions Inc.

Zone 4 - 1st Place Winner

Zone 5 - 2nd Place Winner
Billdidit Inc.

Zone 5 - 1st Place Winner
Health Tech Outcomes

Premier Darrell Dexter says I-3 encourages innovative and competitive entrepreneurial spirit to prosper in Nova Scotia.LISTEN NOW.

Dan MacDonald, president and CEO of Innovacorp, says Tether from Halifax had a winning formula. LISTEN NOW.

Tim Burke of Tether says it's been a long road, but I-3 challenged and helped the company improve its business approach. LISTEN NOW.

All photos: (c) 2010 Craig Buckley

All photos: (c) 2010 Craig Buckley

I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition provincial award winner Tether. L - R: Patrick Hankinson, Stephen Hankinson, Tim Burke.

Premier Darrell Dexter congratulates I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition provincial winners Tim Burke and Stephen Hankinson of Tether.

I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition 1st and 2nd place zone winners.

Dan MacDonald, president and CEO of Innovacorp, addresses the crowd at the I-3 Awards Reception.

Dr. Jacquelyn Thayer Scott, Innovacorp board chair, addresses the crowd at the 
I-3 Awards Reception.

Mike Cowie and the Big Night Out Band entertain the crowd.