Last Friday, Halifax’s Trip Ninja integrated its travel-planning platform with Galileo, a computer reservations system owned by the international travel service company TravelPort. It was one more step in a three-year process in an entrepreneurial journey that began when co-founder Andres Collart tried booking a trip to several European cities and learned of the difficulties in doing… Read More


LaunchDal graduated its summer cohort of entrepreneurs on Wednesday night with pitches from 11 teams that were heavily weighted in hardware and oceans technology. Almost all the teams Dalhousie University‘s LaunchPad program are working with or have lined up early adopters, and some have already raised capital from sources other than the university. Led by entrepreneurship… Read More


LaunchDal graduated its summer cohort of entrepreneurs on Wednesday night with pitches from 11 teams that were heavily weighted in hardware and oceans technology. Almost all the teams Dalhousie University‘s LaunchPad program are working with or have lined up early adopters, and some have already raised capital from sources other than the university. Led by entrepreneurship… Read More


When Mo AlGermozi and Marciel Gaier manned their booth at the recent Atlantic Venture Forum, they handed all visitors a three-inch piece of black, plastic-like material and challenged them to break it. It was graphene, a revolutionary new material that the two entrepreneurs are now producing in commercial quantities at their lab at Dalhousie University. They have… Read More


As we look ahead to the second half of 2017, there is one institution in the startup community to keep an eye on in the next 6-12 months, as it has the potential to change the landscape. That institution is Dalhousie University. The region’s startup community is maturing and includes more companies than ever. At its… Read More


When Chase Valiant graduated from Nova Scotia Community College on Tuesday, one of the people attending was Keith Gelhorn, who had been mentoring him for years. Gelhorn is an entrepreneur and social worker whose company, ADDvocacy, helps young people with attention deficit disorder develop methods to cope with their affliction. He began working with Valiant several… Read More


Spring Loaded Technology on Friday announced the launch of its Levitation knee brace for consumer sales across North America, and is welcoming commercial partnerships with clinics, distributors, and brace retailers across Canada. The Dartmouth company also said it received a $2.46 million loan from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Atlantic Innovation Fund. The fund is used to… Read More


May 30th, 2017 (Halifax, NS) – Dalhousie University’s May 30th convocation ceremony will award an honorary doctorate to Steve Blank, father of the Lean Startup movement, for his significant contributions to Dalhousie’s entrepreneurial programming and the Nova Scotian innovation ecosystem. Blank is a serial entrepreneur-turned-educator and author who is credited with starting the Lean Startup movement. His work has changed how startups are built, how… Read More


Creators Showcase Today at Dal

The Creator Series, an entrepreneurship program for students interested in producing hardware, will showcase its six teams and their products today at 4:30 pm at Dalhousie University. The program has taught six student teams from Launch Dal’s Starting Lean and Innovation courses 3D printing technologies, CAD modeling, circuitry design and assembly as well as coding for hardware… Read More


A team called Innowave, which is proposing to use wave-generated energy  to recharge automated underwater vehicles, won the $4,000 first place at the Launch Oceans event at Dalhousie University this weekend. But that wasn’t really the biggest news to come out of the marine entrepreneurship event. The biggest news was that the business development exercise took place… Read More