Corporate Innovation

Innovating from the Outside In

As a large company, staying competitive is often a top priority that’s increasingly more difficult to achieve. Rapid technology advancements have turned local markets into global opportunities. Market-leading corporations are now being displaced by forward-thinking startups that have the flexibility to try something new, test it, and pivot if their idea doesn’t work out. It […]

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Resources for Women in Tech

10 Resources for Women in Tech

Discussions around women in the technology sector have captured the attention of many over the past several years, thanks in part by increased conversations about gender parity in the workforce, and a focused effort on encouraging women to pursue careers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. According to Girls Who Code, about […]

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Startup Social Media

3 Steps to Improve Your Startup’s Social Media Presence

As a busy entrepreneur, your company’s social media presence may be low on the priority list. Founders fill many roles during the early days of a startup – from leading business and product development to managing sales teams and securing investment, they have a lot to consider on a daily basis. Sure, it’s true that […]

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5 Atlantic Canadian Universities for Entrepreneurial Students

Atlantic Canada’s post secondary institutions are playing a major role in developing the region’s entrepreneurial spirit. There is no question that our universities draw young, driven minds to Atlantic Canada, and produce world class research that fuels innovation. For entrepreneurs planning to launch a startup, being a student can provide a favourable advantage. From student-dedicated […]

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Validate Before You Build: Increase Your Odds of Startup Success

“Fall in love with the problem not the solution.” – Uri Levine, Co-founder of Waze So you have a great idea for a startup. After all, that is where every successful entrepreneur begins. Maybe you’ve been thinking about your idea for a while – quietly planning to take over the world from your basement. Or, […]

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6 Nova Scotian Ocean Tech Startups to Watch in 2018

The ocean technology sector in Nova Scotia has experienced impressive growth in both the number of startups and the popularity of the industry over the past few years. According to the Nova Scotia Government, Nova Scotia’s oceans technology sector is growing rapidly, with revenues of oceans technology companies doubling from $500 million in 2009 to $1 […]

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Pitch Perfect

After 45 applications, 15 pitches, and one world-class event, the first-ever Volta Cohort has been selected.   Volta Cohort is a new program designed to help early stage, high calibre founders attract and secure venture capital sooner. The program provides investments of $25,000 to up to five companies each cohort through a micro-fund co-founded by […]

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