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


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


Though most early-stage tech companies are obsessed with landing equity investment, Christopher Friesen and Tony Ingram have just had the type of week that lessens the pressure to raise capital. On Saturday, the co-founders of Halifax-based startup Axem, which is developing a wearable product that allows athletes to monitor their mental activity, won the $15,000 second prize… Read More


More than 80 teams from 20 universities across Canada have applied to compete in Canada’s Business Model Competition 2017, to be held next month in Halifax. The contest was launched by Dalhousie University’s Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship in 2013. It allows finalists to compete for part of a total prize package of $50,000 and in-kind prizes. A pool… Read More


Launch Dal, the entrepreneurship program at Dalhousie University, will kick off its winter program with fireside chat with Analyze Re on Jan. 31 at 6:30 pm. Analyze Re is a Halifax company whose software-as-a-service product helps reinsurers assess risk. It exited in October by selling out to Jersey City, N.J.-based data analytics company Verisk Analytics, Inc. for an undisclosed price.… Read More


Dalhousie University is not renewing the contract of Ed Leach, the director of the Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship and one of the architects of the Launch Dal initiative. Sylvain Charlebois, the Dean of the Faculty of Management, sent an email to faculty last week saying Leach would end his tenure on June 30, 2017,… Read More


Axem, a wearable technology that allows athletes to track their brain activity to enhance performance, has captured the $3,000 first prize at the latest Demo Day of the Collide Program at Dalhousie University. Founded by Tony Ingram and Chris Friesen, Axem has already received initial commitments for tests from professional and elite sports teams, including… Read More


Launch Dal will hold the final pitch competition for the 12 teams in its Starting Lean program Thursday starting at 4:30 pm. After more than two months of workshops, coaching and networking events, the participants will present their final pitches for the chance to win development money for their ventures. The winners will receive $3,000,… Read More


Startup Weekends Set for Moncton, Halifax on Nov. 18-20. Startup Weekends are set for New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on the weekend of Nov. 18 to 20. Overseen by a global organization, Startup Weekends bring together teams of budding entrepreneurs to propose business ideas and build companies over two-and-a-half days. On Friday night, participants assemble… Read More