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


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


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