11 Startups Join Dal’s LaunchPad

11 Startups Join Dal’s LaunchPad

LaunchDal has accepted a diverse range of 11 early-stage companies into this summer’s LaunchPad Accelerator. The 10-week program provides each team with $10,000 and the resources to launch and grow their ventures. Offered by the Norman Newman Centre for...
Rovault Plans Pilot for Its Seafood Tech

Rovault Plans Pilot for Its Seafood Tech

Halifax-based RovaultAI has designed a marine camera solution that could potentially save $2 million per year for some of the region’s seafood plants. The algorithm-based visual recognition software is specifically designed for the oceans sector and identifies species...
Ashored Wins $3000 from LaunchDal

Ashored Wins $3000 from LaunchDal

Ashored Innovations, a young venture that aims to help automate the lobster and crab fisheries, captured the $3,000 first prize at Dalhousie University’s Collide Fall 2017 Pitch Competition on Thursday night. LaunchDal, the university’s entrepreneurship program,...
Muise Turns Anxiety Battle into Startup

Muise Turns Anxiety Battle into Startup

Entrepreneur Joel Muise’s struggles with mental illness motivated him to found his startup, Tranquility Online. Now Muise is seeking participants to test his online service for treating anxiety.Muise is looking for 48 people who suffer from anxiety to help him test...
UpFront and Others Mulling ICOs

UpFront and Others Mulling ICOs

Conor Daly and Kyle Gardiner produced a “Say What?” moment when they presented their company UpFront at the LaunchPad Dal Demo Day last month and said they were planning an ICO. The Dalhousie business students said they weren’t seeking equity investment for the...
Trip Ninja Eyes Big Deal in August

Trip Ninja Eyes Big Deal in August

Last Friday, Halifax’s Trip Ninja integrated its travel-planning platform with Galileo, a computer reservations system owned by the international travel service company TravelPort. It was one more step in a three-year process in an entrepreneurial journey that began...