Ocean and Clean Technology Program Participants 2017

Congratulations to all the Nova Scotia start-ups selected to participate in our 2017 ocean technology and clean technology acceleration initiatives.


Award Highlights:  $10,000, acceleration workshops and guidance from seasoned business people
Note:  The companies below will pitch their prototypes and business concepts to judges, vying for up to $50,000.

An Invitation: Ocean Technology and Clean Technology Program Participants

Please join us in Dartmouth tomorrow, Wednesday, November 15, to learn which start-ups are participating in Innovacorp’s ocean technology and clean technology acceleration programs this fall.

Darren Fisher, Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, and Hugh MacKay, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Chester-St. Margaret’s, will be there to help us celebrate Nova Scotia’s entrepreneurs.

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

Dawn Umlah

Dawn is an agent of change and proven company builder with extensive experience optimizing, funding and scaling high-growth companies. She has held leadership roles with over 15 high-growth technology companies, including Blackberry, DHX Media and several venture-backed companies through her investment role at Innovacorp, where she also served as Entrepreneur in Residence.  

David Wilson

David is the President of Wilsons Security, a subsidiary of Wilson Fuel Co. Limited. Wilsons is a privately held and family owned business that’s been built for over 100 years through customer service, innovation and committed long-term employees.

New Board Members Announced

Innovacorp announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors today, Nov. 9.

The new appointments are David Wilson, president of Wilsons Security, and Dawn Umlah, chief operating officer of Spring Loaded Technology.

“I have worked with many early stage growth companies, and I look forward to helping Innovacorp build on the existing momentum in the Nova Scotia start-up community,” said Mr. Wilson. “It’s an exciting time to be involved with Innovacorp for the great work they do for technology innovation and entrepreneurship.”

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