Ocean Supercluster Unveils $29M Ocean Aware Project

Last week, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster in collaboration with industry partners announced a $29 million Ocean Aware Project to develop and commercialize world-class aquaculture technology to monitor fish health, fish movement and environment, and also support both profitable and sustainable practices in the ocean. The project is expected to have three areas of focus: new sensor design for safe tracking of fish movement; data transmission from marine sensors to storage systems; and developing an artificial intelligence software to help visualize and predict fish behavior.

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Local Dictation Software Company Releases Apple Version

Halifax-based, Talkatoo has released an Apple iOS version of its revolutionary dictation software for veterinary professionals. The company currently has under 200 users and recently closed a founding round of $400,000 with local VC firm, Concrete Ventures. “Our current users, in a lot of cases, have an Apple computer at home but a PC at the office, or vice versa. Our whole vision is to be a cross-platform product, so they can seamlessly move from office to home. Now our vision is becoming a reality,” said CEO Shawn Wilkie

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Bio Innovation Challenge 2020

Calling all early-stage Health and Life Sciences startups in #Halifax! Applications for #BIC2020 are open until Aug 7, so apply now for your chance to win a prize package worth $55K to help bring your idea to life.

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Plan to SucCEED Orientation

Are you planning to kick-start your business? Join the Plan to SucCEED orientation event and learn how CEED supports rising entrepreneurs with business training workshops, mentorship and funding for an early-stage startup.

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District Startups Work to Support Senior Care

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, local startups have played an instrumental part in supporting our elderly population better face the worldwide menace. They include: HomeEXCEPT which uses Blue Sensor Technology and machine learning to track movements of elderly persons; Novalte which supports people with mobility problems use smart home devices; Nxtgen which uses motion sensors and wearable devices to track residents movements in long-term care facilities; Tenera care which uses wearable devices to track movements of seniors in residential care.

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Build Your Startup with The Founder Institute

The Founder Institute provides high-potential entrepreneurs and teams with the support network and structure needed to build an enduring company, from launch to team and funding. Over the years, the program has helped over 4,000 graduates raise over $900M funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more.

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