Nova Scotia Business Inc.’s Scale-up Hub: Atlanta program has announced its six-company fall cohort — down from eight participants in the spring session — with four startups from Nova Scotia, one from Newfoundland and Labrador, and one from New Brunswick.
Webjet Limited today announced it has agreed to acquire a Canadian based travel technology company Trip Ninja. Trip Ninja has developed several key products for traditional and online travel agencies to automate the highly manual process of selling complex international itineraries.
CapIntel, a leading financial technology company that connects wealth advisors and their clients using an intuitive sales platform, today announced a strategic relationship with The Canada Life Assurance Company (Canada Life). The new strategic relationship will enable Canada Life’s approximately 3,000 advisors to deliver personalized advice and proposals with more transparency and efficiency to help clients meet their unique financial goals.
CapIntel, a leading financial technology company that is elevating financial services to build wealth for all, today announced a partnership with IG Wealth Management (IG). The two organizations will work together to enhance IG advisors’ abilities to quickly, simply, and more transparently deliver advice and proposals that address unique client goals.
Entrevestor Live is a three-hour online conference that will help investors and others understand the Atlantic Canadian startup community through an examination of some of the region’s biggest deals. The event offers in-depth discussions of the funding and development of highly successful startups, and panel discussions on the special features of Atlantic Canada’s innovation economy.
Click here to find out more and to register.
As the Covid-19 pandemic raged around the world, the four Atlantic Canadian provinces came together in an unprecedented spirit of cooperation and collaboration to tackle the challenges it presented. The result was one the safest places in the world, with untold lives saved. That showed what we can do as a region when we work together.
500 Startups, one of the world’s most active venture capital firms, today announced the closing of a $140M global flagship fund–the firm’s largest fund to date–bringing assets under management to $1.8B.* Now rebranded as 500 Global, the firm has been expanding its investment strategy beyond the accelerator and seed stage.
You’re invited to join a Fireside Chat on Tuesday, September 14th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm on the Atlantic Investment Bubble.
To join, please register on Eventbrite and you’ll receive a calendar invitation with the meeting link.
Over the past four months, unprecedented effort has been underway with a regional working group of 22 entrepreneurs, investors, and industry groups to create a renewed call-to-action that builds on the success of the Atlantic Bubble and our regional collaboration in managing the pandemic. We came together with a common goal of seeing our region’s economy emerge stronger from the pandemic than we were before.
Our first call-to-action is for the Atlantic provinces and federal government to collaborate on the creation of an Atlantic Investment Bubble pilot program.
Start-ups and SME’s in Atlantic Canada are looking for ways to recover and grow in a post-COVID environment. To scale their existing business models, they will need to attract capital and the competition for that capital is fierce.
The Atlantic Investment Bubble would see an evolution of the current equity tax credit programs, including the Small Business Investment Tax Credit programs that currently exist in each Atlantic Canadian province, making it available to all residents in Atlantic Canada regardless of which province they decide to invest in. The Atlantic Investment Bubble will grow the pool of capital available to Atlantic Canadian companies and will strengthen our provincial and regional economies in the process.
We hope you can join us for the Fireside Chat to hear from some of the champions behind this initiative. You’ll have a chance to learn more about the proposal, ask questions and find out how you can help make this dream a reality.
A website has also been created on the Atlantic Investment Bubble, which includes a detailed discussion paper. Please check it out, add your name as a supporter, and share with your networks.