Innowave Wins Launch Ocean Event

Innowave Wins Launch Ocean Event

A team called Innowave, which is proposing to use wave-generated energy  to recharge automated underwater vehicles, won the $4,000 first place at the Launch Oceans event at Dalhousie University this weekend. But that wasn’t really the biggest news to come out of the...
Axem Logs 3 Gains in 1 Weekend

Axem Logs 3 Gains in 1 Weekend

Though most early-stage tech companies are obsessed with landing equity investment, Christopher Friesen and Tony Ingram have just had the type of week that lessens the pressure to raise capital. On Saturday, the co-founders of Halifax-based startup Axem, which is...
Dal To Host CBMC March 10-11

Dal To Host CBMC March 10-11

More than 80 teams from 20 universities across Canada have applied to compete in Canada’s Business Model Competition 2017, to be held next month in Halifax. The contest was launched by Dalhousie University’s Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship in 2013. It allows...
Analyze Re To Speak at Launch Dal

Analyze Re To Speak at Launch Dal

Launch Dal, the entrepreneurship program at Dalhousie University, will kick off its winter program with fireside chat with Analyze Re on Jan. 31 at 6:30 pm. Analyze Re is a Halifax company whose software-as-a-service product helps reinsurers assess risk. It exited in...

The VentureWell List: 2016

2016 was a banner year at VentureWell, and 2017 is shaping up to be even more exciting. In 2016 we continued to grow by leaps and bounds and expanded into entirely new areas of work, especially internationally. We’re proud to have played a role in fostering innovation...
Faculty Spotlight: Ruth Ochia

Faculty Spotlight: Ruth Ochia

This week we continue our series highlighting educators within the VentureWell network that are doing good work—faculty members that are challenging norms in higher education and inspiring students to impact the world through invention. This month’s faculty spotlight...
Dal Parts Ways With Ed Leach

Dal Parts Ways With Ed Leach

Dalhousie University is not renewing the contract of Ed Leach, the director of the Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship and one of the architects of the Launch Dal initiative. Sylvain Charlebois, the Dean of the Faculty of Management, sent an email to faculty...
Axem Wins $3,000 at Dal’s Collide

Axem Wins $3,000 at Dal’s Collide

Axem, a wearable technology that allows athletes to track their brain activity to enhance performance, has captured the $3,000 first prize at the latest Demo Day of the Collide Program at Dalhousie University. Founded by Tony Ingram and Chris Friesen, Axem has already...

Launch Dal concludes Fall 2016 Collide Program

Starting on September 20th, Launch Dal initiated the Collide program – a series of entrepreneurial workshops, pitching and networking events to help individuals launch their ventures. So began a program with the goal to inspire entrepreneurship and connect...