Congratulations to the following Nova Scotia companies that will move forward to round two of the I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition.

Gateway Geomatics—Jeff McKenna, Lunenburg
A software tool for publishing spatial information to the Internet using the Open Source MapServer Product, focused on Microsoft Windows users.

Ocean Leader Fisheries Ltd. —Milton LeBlanc and Bruce LeBlanc, Lower Wedgeport
An anti-inflammatory sea cucumber extract for the companion pet market.

SIGN-MARK-SIGN Ltd.—Terry Hawkins, Shelburne
An innovative fibre-based material designed for road signs which reduces cost and increases product strength.

Terradyne Energy Systems Inc.—Mark Lowe, Bridgewater
An innovative process to dramatically increase the heating properties of wood chips and wood pellets.

Xona Games—Matthew Doucette and Jason Doucette, Yarmouth
An award winning XBOX game developer.