With the growing demand for seafood, global aquaculture production has surpassed capture fisheries landings as a way of providing a healthy food choice to a growing population. Aquaculture production in Nova Scotia is also trending upward and the sector overall is increasingly relying on technology solutions to increase productivity and to reduce environmental impacts.
Venture for Canada invites you to a special event to meet the Nova Scotia Cohort of Venture for Canada Fellows.
Who should attend?
Megan Maltby is an investment analyst at Innovacorp. In this role, Megan identifies prospective investments and conducts screening, analysis, and due diligence on opportunities in the information technology, clean technology, life sciences and ocean technology sectors. She also coordinates delivery of acceleration programs to find, fund and foster start-ups in Nova Scotia.
Judges gathered in the four Spark competition regions last week to review the 122 Spark submissions. The judging committees in each region selected a shortlist of applicants to move on in the competition.
Read about the 26 shortlisted companies below:
Spark Cape Breton 2018 Shortlist Companies
Climate ChangeBack Technologies Group – Rob MacKenzie – Sydney
Tidal power technology using a new energy storage design
The Spark Innovation Challenge 2018 shortlist was selected earlier this week.
Answering Questions About Your Start-Up in a Business Model Context
If you've ever pitched a company then you know you can never be too prepared. While nailing down the key points of your pitch can be challenging, it may seem like the easy part when you start getting peppered with questions as soon as you finish. Much like preparing for a job interview, you should be ready to answer difficult questions, ranging from team member backgrounds to financial details. Don’t let these questions trip you up.
Building out a replicable sales organization and process that can be successful today and scale for tomorrow.
The Lazaridis Institute Introduces: Blitzscaling by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh
What is the secret to Amazon’s success? What do Facebook, Google and Airbnb have in common? Contrary to what you’ve read, it’s not superhuman founders, mythic “passion”, or spectacularly savvy venture capitalists. It’s Blitzscaling.
One of last year’s Spark North winners and CleanTech Accelerate Program (CTAP) cohort participant, BioPolyNet, has developed a platform technology for the design of biopolymers that can control the behavior of solids in water.
“It acts like a cast net,” said Arian Shahnazari, project engineer at BioPolyNet. “When you throw it into water, it traps all the solids, regardless of their size, shape or charge. When it’s spread on land, the net stabilizes the surface and holds particles solidly in place.”