Halifax-based RovaultAI has designed a marine camera solution that could potentially save $2 million per year for some of the region’s seafood plants. The algorithm-based visual recognition software is specifically designed for the oceans sector and identifies species based on size, growth and health. Rovault plans to integrate its technology into shrimp processing plants to… Read More


Ashored Innovations, a young venture that aims to help automate the lobster and crab fisheries, captured the $3,000 first prize at Dalhousie University’s Collide Fall 2017 Pitch Competition on Thursday night. LaunchDal, the university’s entrepreneurship program, awarded a total of $6000 to three early-stage businesses at the event. Ashored is developing an “intelligent buoy”, which can… Read More


Ocean and Clean Technology Program Participants 2017

BLUE SOLUTIONS START-UP CHALLENGE (2017 ROUND ONE WINNERS) 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. Blue Ocean Gear – Kortney Opshaug – Redwood City, California – blueoceangear.com Smart fishing technology that enhances trap retrieval… Read More


Winners Named in 2017 Spark Innovation Challenge

A new wearable technology company in Halifax is receiving $50,000 in funding and business guidance through Innovacorp’s Spark Innovation Challenge. The business, Axem Neurotechnology, is one of four winners selected in the Spark Halifax region of the province. Axem co-founders, Tony Ingram and Chris Friesen, are developing wearable devices that help professional athletes track and… Read More


Two of the leading university entrepreneurship programs in the region – the Summer Institute at University of New Brunswick and Dalhousie University’s Collide program – are looking for participants. Dalhousie’s Collide Winter 2017 program is a series of entrepreneurial workshops, pitching and networking events to help individuals launch their ventures. The winter program will have a stronger focus… Read More


Launch Dal invites the entrepreneurial community to join Brian Jeffcock, co-founder of Sidestory, in a fireside chat and networking event on Tuesday, October 18th at 8pm in the Musé Café and Pub. Collide: Fireside Stories is the second of a series of workshops and networking events under the Collide Fall 2016 program, which kicked off… Read More


  Starting in January, Launch Dal began their mini-accelerator for the Winter term. The Collide fall program was a great success with 13 different workshops and networking events, resulting in 11 eligible completing the program requirements.   The Collide Winter program recruited over 30 applicants with 7 teams successfully completing the program. Requirements this year… Read More


Starting on September 20th, Launch Dal initiated the Collide program – a series of entrepreneurial workshops, pitching and networking events to help individuals launch their ventures. So began a program with the goal to inspire entrepreneurship and connect mentors with new students in hopes of “paying it forward”.   The Collide Fall Program offered 5… Read More


Entrepreneur Joel Muise’s struggles with mental illness motivated him to found his startup, Tranquility Online. Now Muise is seeking participants to test his online service for treating anxiety.Muise is looking for 48 people who suffer from anxiety to help him test whether cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered online by a team of coaches is effective. Muise… Read More


Conor Daly and Kyle Gardiner produced a “Say What?” moment when they presented their company UpFront at the LaunchPad Dal Demo Day last month and said they were planning an ICO. The Dalhousie business students said they weren’t seeking equity investment for the company, which uses blockchain to stop scalpers from jacking up ticket prices. They plan… Read More