Six start-ups from western Nova Scotia are splitting $200,000 in cash and getting business advice to further grow their ventures.
The 2016 Spark West winners are:
Midgard Insect Farm Inc. – Joy Hillier – Windsor
Midgard Insect Farm breeds and processes crickets to create insect-based protein powder for use in various industries.
Six Nova Scotia ocean technology companies were selected to participate in Innovacorp’s Demo at Sea Program earlier this fall.
The program let the following companies demonstrate their pre-commercial ocean technologies in a real-life setting (i.e., the sea!).
Minecraft Proceeds to go to Brookland Elementary in Sydney, NS
Ubique Networks, developer of technologies to optimize latency for real-time applications over the Internet, is hosting a Minecraft Hunger Games Tournament Saturday November 5, 2016, for all ages to raise donations for Brookland Elementary School in Sydney, NS.
Adventures in Biotechnology: The Progression of DepoVax from Idea to the Clinic
Nova Scotia start-ups will continue to have access to the money they need to create innovative products and services, and sell them to customers around the world with a new financial commitment from the province.
Government is recapitalizing the Nova Scotia First Fund so that $40 million is available for venture capital investments in businesses.
Access to this funding is expected to provide support for Nova Scotia entrepreneurs over the next eight years, creating even more made-at-home success stories.
The Halifax-based company is the only company outside of ON & QC to be chosen for the sought after program
Jetasonic produces underwater acoustic instrumentation. Its commercial-grade acoustic arrays and transducers are for side-scan sonars, underwater bathymetry and communication.
Today, Jetasonic is focused on developing an advanced forward-imaging sonar for a wide range of applications, including high resolution bottom mapping, search and rescue, and marine navigation.
Editor's Note: Innovacorp is extremely excited that one of its portfolio companies, Analyze Re, has been acquired by Verisk Analytics Inc.
Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, today announced it has acquired Analyze Re, a software analytics provider for the reinsurance and insurance industries.
Innovacorp and the Nova Scotia Department of Energy have teamed up to offer innovation support to projects that address issues in Nova Scotia’s electricity system and help early stage companies in the province demonstrate pre-commercial technologies with large export potential.