What are people saying about Launch Dal?


“I have really come to understand how important it is to not waste the talent we have in science labs, but to harness this talent to build entrepreneurial opportunities for our local, regional and national economy.”

-Dr. Aaron Newman


“It is our hope that many more ventures have the opportunity to be cultivated through Starting Lean, Collide, LaunchPad and other Launch Dal programing to grow successful new businesses here in our region.”

- Adrian Bently, Co-Founder (Analyze Re)


“Launch Dal’s programing provides the foundation, the confidence and the methodology that allow you to not only get off the ground, but then to continue growing, to continue being innovative.”

- Chris Cowpersmith, Spring Loaded Technology


“We identified Launch Dal as a great program. And we are extremely happy to be a supporter of this program. And frankly we wish there were more programs like this at other institutions like Dal across the country because it is serving a very important role. Entrepreneurship, we believe, provides one of the significant economic engines that our Canadian economy needs.”

- Ken Skinner (Morison Park Advisors)


“It really takes a community to build an ecosystem, and we’re all part of that. And it’s really exciting to see how it continues to grow. Growing an ecosystem allows you to keep top talent in the region and attract new top talent to the region.”

- Charlotte Rydlund, Entrepreneur in Residence (Propel ICT)


“What Ed and Mary have built to me represents a home base in Halifax. That support system is unparalleled. We’re just a big family. It’s very exciting to see this ecosystem evolve and to be on the leading edge, where other cities may not be”

- Megan McCarthy, Founder & CEO (powerWHYS)


“We learned how to really create a product our target demographic wanted. The customer discovery part of this program is huge. Making a product that people want is so huge because that focuses your effort, and makes you so much more efficient so that you aren’t wasting time, money and effort in the wrong places”

- Riley Giffin, Co-founder (Coldstream Clear)