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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.

Ocean Connector: Beers & Blockchain

Beers and Blockchain: Crossing borders, organizations & modes of transportation: How blockchain will manage and track the paper trail of millions of shipping containers across the world.

Ocean freight accounts for 90% of goods in global trade. But transport remains highly dependent on a flood of paper that is never digitized. One shipment can require sign off from 30 unique organizations and up to 200 communications. The entire process can take more than one month. Imagine if the same process were digitized and using blockchain technology... 

Halifax Start-Up Making Waves in Facial Recognition

RetailDeep, the Halifax startup that used to be known as Skyline, is currently in the running for some big prizes and was shortlisted to the Top 20 at the XRC Labs innovation accelerator in New York City.

XRC runs two cohorts annually and RetailDeep will travel to the Big Apple next week to participate in the final round of the application process, which had more than 500 applicants. The applicants will be whittled down to five.

If accepted, RetailDeep will win US$100,000 and spend 12 weeks working out of XRC office space in Manhattan.

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