Atlantic Canada’s Consumer

Startup Opportunity

The line between technology product startups and consumer product startups is blurring. At Barrington Edge, we believe that this blurring represents a significant opportunity for Atlantic Canadian consumer packaged goods (CPG) startups, but in order to seize the opportunity, we need to better understand the industry drivers.  In this post, we want to briefly examine […]

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Toon Nagtegaal helping

Founders take the LEAP

Atlantic Canada’s startup ecosystem, undoubtedly, is evolving at an incredibly fast pace. Less than 20 years ago, for example, the infrastructure, agencies and support systems that are now in place to empower startups, were more an idea than a reality. The Internet was just becoming mainstay, and as a result, tech-enabled companies – let alone […]

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Inclusive innovation: Shifting mindsets from output to opportunity

Despite our global connectivity, the world is not “flat.” That’s according to Fiona Murray, Associate Dean of Innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Co-Director of MIT’s Innovation Initiative, who spoke at Volta’s inaugural Innovate Atlantic conference last year. Murray – referencing Thomas L. Friedman’s book “The World is Flat” – explained that […]

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Turning rejection into resilience

You’ve probably heard the story before; a driven founder eager to fund their company is rejected by hundreds of venture capitalists before finding one that will take a chance on them. Through it all, perseverance and the willingness to turn rejection into resilience propels them forward. In business, the road to success is often paved […]

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Grant Thornton shakes up its corporate culture through innovation

New client leads, brand exposure and unique marketing opportunities are just some of the mutual benefits organizations can expect when they engage in corporate partnerships. But, what Grant Thornton didn’t anticipate when it launched its partnership with Volta back in 2018, is the impact it has had on the accounting and advisory firm’s younger employees.  […]

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Find the funds to fuel your venture

In the best of times, funding can fuel a startup’s growth, increase employee counts and boost productivity. But in the worst of times, when money is tight and uncertain, a lack of funding can fuel a founder’s anxiety. Not knowing when your next investment round will close, or if you have enough runway to make […]

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Improving your CacheFlo

We’ve all spent a little too much on frivolous items and didn’t think much about it at the time – $5 lattes, sneakers we don’t really need, or a bunch of clearance items that, at the time, were a “good deal.” Then, the bill comes in at the end of the month, and start to […]

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Summer side hustles for tech professionals

Business is winding down for the season. As co-workers, suppliers, partners and other key stakeholders prepare for vacations, projects are pushed to the fall, deadlines become less frequent, and you find yourself with more free time than usual.  Summer is here, and what better way to spend your spare time than earning a few extra […]

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