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5 Startups Win Big at Innovacorp Sprint Competition

Early stage venture capital organization, Innovacorp, selected the final five winners for their Winter 2020 Sprint Competition. Electric Owl, Marecomms, Greenlight Analytical and two early stage startups were selected out of the 46 applicants. Each company will receive $25,000 as well as support from seasoned business professionals to achieve their next goal.

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The Bloxo Team

Startups Bloxo & Clean Catch Win at Apex

Two budding student-run startups, Bloxo and Clean Catch Baits secured the top spots at the Apex Business Plan competition last month.

Halifax sports matching startup, Bloxo won $5,000 in the undergraduate track and Clean Catch Baits, a sustainable fishing startup, took second place and third place in the elevator pitch competition.

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BDO’s VC Pitch Day is Back

BDO's VC Pitch Day is back on March 13th! Sign up and get ready to pitch your company in 15 minutes. Meet and network with expert venture capitalists and get feedback on your business at this FREE half-day event.

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Local Founder Wins GSEA Awards

Congratulations to Ross Arsenault, Co-Founder of Halifax Oceantech company, Ashored Innovations who came top at the Canadian finals of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). Arsenault will receive $10,000 and will move on to compete for the top prize of $25,000 at the global finals of GSEA in Capetown, South Africa in April.

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SMU Ranks Third at International VC Competition

The team from Saint Mary’s University (SMU) placed third at the New England finals of Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC). Finishing just one point behind the second-place team from Cornell. VCIC is held every year for graduate and undergraduate students to contest for the position of best mock venture capital investment team.

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2020 Halifax Business Awards Winners Announced

Among the finalists were Dartmouth startup Ring Rescue Inc., the HFX Wanderers Football Club, and creative agency, threesixfive Media. Congratulations to all the local businesses that were recognized in this year’s Halifax Business Awards.

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Find the Right Business Resources

Are you a startup or scaleup? Trying to find connections to grow your idea? Try out our Resource Hub and find accelerators, incubators, sandbox, mentorship, and funding opportunities in Halifax’s Innovation District.

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