Jaza Energy: A 2020 Keeling Curve Prize Finalist

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Finalists for the 2020 Keeling Curve Prize, an Aspen-based program that awards money annually to innovative global warming mitigation projects, were announced Thursday evening.

The announcement was part of the Smithsonian’s virtual Earth Optimism Summit —a 4-day series of discussions about environmental conservation and sustainability efforts worldwide — and recognized the 20 Keeling Curve Prize finalists chosen from over 300 applications submitted.

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Propel announces a new continuous intake model!

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Today Propel is excited to announce its transition to continuous intake, where startups can begin the accelerator program at a time when they need it most instead of waiting for the next cohort-based intake.

Propel is constantly striving to improve the startup experience for founders in Atlantic Canada and the virtual accelerator’s model is proving highly advantageous as the world transitions to a virtual working environment.

In 2018, Propel launched its new virtual accelerator program, the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada. This programming model reflected our commitment to serve entrepreneurs wherever they were located and provided access to rural areas where programming was not previously available. Online delivery allowed companies to access best-in-class content and methodology, dedicated one-on-one coaching and mentoring from experts and successful business leaders around the world.

“While the ability to access content from anywhere was appealing for most startups, what we continued to hear was the need for real-time support associated with a founder’s stage of business,” said Jeff White, Chair of Propel’s Board of Directors. “By moving to a continuous model, Propel can offer support to founders at the time they need it most,  applicants will now be able to start our accelerator 12 months a year, removing the obstacle of waiting 6-12 months for the next cohort to start.”

By offering continuous intake now, Propel is well-positioned to help Startups through the COVID-19 global pandemic through its e-accelerator by continuing to offer its companies virtual coaching and access to content through their online learning management system. Propel founders continue to benefit from the insights of our network of mentors through our virtual fireside chats and this has helped founders maintain a sense of normalcy and support during these unprecedented times.

Barry Bisson, CEO  says “Over the next 3 months, Propel will onboard close to 30 new companies into our e-accelerator and that’s just the beginning.  We are ready to talk to founders who are looking to accelerate their path to growth and don’t want to wait. We are ready for you. Anytime. Anywhere.”

As companies are accepted to Propel’s e-accelerator they will be announced on the organization’s Facebook Page.

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About Propel

Propel helps entrepreneurs build high-value tech companies through their continuous intake e-Accelerator. Propel aims to be a catalyst in fostering the growth of successful global technology companies headquartered in Atlantic Canada.

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Chile’s Gimò partners with Kognitiv Spark to bring remote Hololens comms to South America’s miners

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Kognitiv Spark says it is partnering with Gimò Technology Solutions in Santiago, Chile with the RemoteSpark remote worker digital communications support solution available to the South American mining sector. Gimò is a company with extensive experience in providing services to mining and other industrial sectors, that also supporting its customers with innovative technological solutions for asset management. The statement said the team at Gimò understands the value of real-time remote worker support enabled through technology. This has led Gimò to become an official value-added reseller of Kognitiv Spark’s RemoteSpark system, servicing all of South America.

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Porpoise offers free Work From Home Kit

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Companies and their employees are dealing with a huge shift in the way they live and work due to the ongoing developments of COVID-19. To support these businesses and their people, Porpoise is offering Free Accounts along with specially designed Work From Home Programs to make this “new normal” a little easier and more personal. Check it out below and see what you can do with your teams while they are remote.

Keep your teams connected and inspired during uncertain times with 5 templated programs, a free Porpoise account, and free Slack integration.

The Work From Home Kit can be downloaded here and gives an idea of what to do with your teams while they are remote.



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I know your business is reacting around the clock to an unprecedented situation. As leaders, we are all making complex decisions to safeguard our employees while continuing to serve our clients and protect our future. It isn’t an easy balance to navigate and our reaction time is crucial.

Like you, we’re moving quickly to adapt our technical and service response. While our solutions and teams are fully enabled for secure and remote support, we are also bolstering our capacity to react to our customers’ evolving business continuity challenges.

I speak for the entire Mariner team when I say that we take our role supporting you and your business very seriously, and especially at this time.

Above all else, I wish you and yours good health as we navigate this together.

Curtis Howe
CEO, Mariner Partners Inc.

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