Analyze Re, a Halifax company whose software-as-a-service product helps reinsurers assess risk, has exited by selling out to Jersey City, N.J.-based data analytics company Verisk Analytics, Inc. for an undisclosed price. People familiar with the deal said the price was in the $15 million to $20 million range. It meant that the investors in the… Read More


Dal Unveils Collide 2016 Program Launch Dal, the startup and entrepreneurship initiative at Dalhousie University, has announced a the beginning of its Collide 2016 Program. Collide is a series of workshops and pitching events tailored to help entrepreneurs launch their ventures. It is open to students, researchers and community members. Anyone pitching at the events… Read More


Dal Names 10 Teams to Launch Pad

The Norman Newman Centre at Dalhousie University has announced its teams for the 2016 LaunchPad Cohort, the university’s summer entrepreneurship program. Overseen by professors Mary Kilfoil and Ed Leach of Launch Dal, LaunchPad accepts 10 teams that receive $10,000 each in development costs to help get their business off the ground. The program received 20… Read More


Entrepreneurs with new ideas are invited to apply for Dalhousie University’s third annual $100K Competition, part of the university’s LaunchPad Accelerator. The $100K Competition is one of several Launch Dal initiatives organized by the Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship. The contest is modelled after the $100k competition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It’s the… Read More


Spring Loaded Technology has launched the sale of its acclaimed bionic knee brace in a crowdfunding campaign that aims to raise at least US$75,000 – which it almost reached in its first day. The Dartmouth company announced Wednesday that its Levitation knee brace — which strengthens the joint as well as stabilizes it — is… Read More


Dalhousie University’s Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship on Thursday launched the Collider, a space on the second floor of the Killam Library to promote entrepreneurship within the university and the entrepreneur community. The Collider is branded as a “space for the serendipitous collision of ideas.” Though not officially called the Collider until Thursday, the room… Read More


Dalhousie University’s Launchpad accelerator graduated 10 teams of entrepreneurs in a ceremony last week. During the ceremony, Professors Mary Kilfoil and Ed Leach outlined a series of new initiatives that together will be known as Launch Dal. The Dal Launchpad ended up with 10 teams who divided $100,000 to fund the development of their lean… Read More