Spark 2017 to Now: Update from Nexus Robotics

The following post is from Innovacorp marketing & communications assistant Michael Bochoff.

What began as a passion for growing food has blossomed into a successful entrepreneurial venture for Nexus Robotics, providing farmers with a reliable and cost-effective way to produce crops.

For Teric Greenan, Nexus Robotics COO, it all began when he started a farm in Lunenburg County with a friend in 2015. After speaking with older farmers, he realized quickly the amount of manual labour and tedious tasks drastically hurt farm profits.

Winners Named in 2018 Spark Innovation Challenge

A new pain relief company is receiving $50,000 in funding and business guidance through Innovacorp’s 2018 Spark Innovation Challenge, a province-wide competition for new technology companies. The business, Panag Pharma, is one of four winners selected in the Halifax region.

Panag Pharma was founded by four medical doctors, Dr. Mary Lynch, Dr. Melanie Kelly, Dr. Christian Lehmann and Dr. Orlando Hung. They are developing plant-derived compound formulations for treating pain and inflammation. Panag Pharma’s topical creams treat inflamed skin, eyes and other body parts.

Spark Innovation Challenge 2018 Winners to be Announced

Please join us in Halifax on Thursday, July 5, to learn which start-ups have won the 2018 Spark Innovation Challenge.

Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, and Hugh MacKay, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Chester-St. Margaret’s, will be there to help us celebrate Nova Scotia’s new technology entrepreneurs.

Hope to see you there! And please share this invite with others who may wish to attend.

Thursday, July 5, 2018
10:30 am
Innovacorp Enterprise Centre
1344 Summer Street, Halifax

The Fine Art of Software Engineering: An Introductory Workshop | Cape Breton

Containing a mix of taught material and exercises, this one-day course will introduce you to the different stages of software engineering. The course is designed for entrepreneurs and programmers as a guide to teach the basic elements of the software process along with some project management basics for software projects. The workshop will cover the various documents in the software process – requirements, functional, test and acceptance. 

Avoiding Pitfalls in Software Projects: A Guide for New Entrepreneurs

Join us Friday, June 29, as Veronica Sampson-Merryfield talks about the software engineering process and outlines how things should be done and what can and does go wrong with various anecdotes from her career. This is a seminar-style presentation for entrepreneurs new to software projects. The presentation will cover the process of a software project. You will learn about issues that will come up and how to prepare for them. 

StartupYHZ: A Chat with Chris Cowper-Smith

Join the Startup YHZ community to kickoff our monthly meetups for all start-ups and entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia. Meet like-minded individuals who are passionate about growing their idea and learn more about available resources for start-ups.

Facilitated by John Robertson, CEO of Home Except Inc., we will hear from Chris Cowper-Smith, CEO of Spring Loaded Technology, on his experience as a founder and what he’s learned from his journey in entrepreneurship.

Email WTF? | Cape Breton

How to Stand Out with Evolving Marketing Trends

Email marketing continues to be impacted by new regulations, laws and data protection acts. As an entrepreneur, understanding how to organize contact-data is critical when it comes to launching email campaigns and building your brand.


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