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Our Halifax Digest continues to focus on funding and staffing assistance and features sites that prov
Issue #9  •  July 27  •  view online
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The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Halifax.
Our Halifax Digest continues to focus on funding and staffing assistance and features sites that provide updated funding information and support services in these trying times. We also provide information on a wide variety of opportunities and virtual events that can help almost any startup. As well, several organizations are now providing a wealth of information on how to “change” your strategy for the new world that we now face. Look over the information, learn new skills and incorporate what you learn in your plans. We all face new challenges everyday. We need to stick together and support each other in order to come through the challenges and build both stronger businesses and a stronger Nova Scotia.
NOVA SCOTIA STRONG!

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If you have any events that should be included in our digest, please see the link at the end of the digest and send us the relevant information. We want to provide as much information as possible to support our startups and business community.
BDO, a major Management Consulting and Accounting firm that supports businesses and startups, has put together a very comprehensive business support site for the Covid-19 world. It includes information on a wide variety of topics and issues and clear identification of changes that you need to make to succeed. Check it out at: https://www.bdo.ca/en-ca/covid-19/home/
Federal Government-To see the most up to date information on Federal plans that are available: https://www.cfib-fcei.ca/en/small-business-resources-dealing-covid-19
For startups and businesses looking for more information on funding as well as great webinars and podcasts covering startup related issues or for general help with your business go to https://www.startupcan.ca/ or, for help from the government and great information on how to build and grow a business, go to: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/home.
Quentin Blake: “Inspiration is a mysterious blessing which happens when the wheels are turning smoothly”.
Startups and Businesses are almost always the result of someone having an “inspiration” and acting upon it. I want each one of you who is involved in a startup to congratulate yourself. Stand up and shout “Startups Rock and I am Great!” The growth of our economy is dependent upon all of you. “Old”, mature industries may survive but their growth is limited. We need new “blood” and new businesses if our economy is to grow. The only reason for this digest is to provide links to services, funding and events that can help you succeed. Check it out and use the information to help you grow and succeed. There are a variety of programs, accelerators, competitions and events identified in this digest. Use them please!
To see listings of many upcoming events aimed at supporting startups and businesses check out both the Digital Nova Scotia website:  https://digitalnovascotia.com/events/ and the Volta website:  https://voltaeffect.com/events/
Upcoming events that we are highlighting include:
Other Upcoming Events:
July 10-Aug. 6th: Propel Startup Summer Showdown. One early stage startup will win $50,000 in money and services and many more will get publicity and support. A great opportunity to present your idea and a chance to win big bucks! https://www.propelict.com/post/startup-summer-showdown-powered-by-propel-starts-today
July 26-31 - Canadian Export Challenge: Easy application to pitch early or late stage startups. Prizes up to $100K.APPLY BEFORE JULY 31ST CLOSING: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNMPqIXwLG_Dx3pth-Xj48ZSSHnWVZ8qY7G614Ymv3cyvzYw/viewform
July 29th 9-12 PM - Blue Economy Design Thinking. An opportunity to hear from expert speakers and seminar leaders the “how to” to incorporate design thinking into your “idea” or business. This session is specifically geared to Ocean Technology but is applicable to any business: https://digitalnovascotia.com/event/blue-economy-leadership-labs-optimizing-opportunities-with-design-thinking-part-two/
July 29th-12-1 PM: Smart ways to find and keep your ideal customers. Dashboard Marketing Presentation. All should listen in: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/smart-ways-to-find-and-keep-your-ideal-customer-tickets-112108208670
July 29th-5 PM- Pitch BC- Virtual event to hear some great pitches from the west coast: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/virtual-pitch-bc-july-29-tickets-108780535510
July 30th-5 PM- Funding in the Face of Covid-19. Hear from experts discussing the various plans to help you re-open and/or get moving: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rwZIqd60QB-lE60QNvDzLA?mc_cid=f6a2a40f1b&mc_eid=1d19e1bf55
July 31st-4-6 PM-Innovate 4 Equality-4 super panelists will provide insights, motivation and empowerment supporting black entrepreneurs. Listen, learn and appreciate: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/innovation-for-equality-tickets-114214968044?fbclid=IwAR26SClMqrXERwOYPq__Ldz76zSpELQFAcNERh8zi_U5Usafi58mdKe7XXg
Aug. 3rd: Volta online pitch competition. Apply by August 3rd for the competition on the 14th. Great publicity, mentoring and support- Give it a shot: https://voltaeffect.com/pitch-competition-application/
Aug. 4- 12 PM- The Ocean Startup Challenge provides an opportunity to join a tremendous support program in Nova Scotia. Learn about the program and how to apply: https://digitalnovascotia.com/event/ocean-startup-challenge-info-session-2/
Aug. 7th_BIC/BIONOVA 2020 Challenge Applications Closing. If you have a Life Science or Health related startup this is your chance to win money and support. APPLY BY AUG.7TH: https://bionova.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/BIONOVA_BIC_APPLICATION_2020.pdf
Aug. 11th-7:30 PM - eCommerce Gateway to Asia-Part 1- The first of 8 sessions to help you understand and build on the amazing opportunities Asia presents: https://us02web.zoom.us/w/86463846311?tk=MdhqXxzSwF4EiPpFpGreZo5QRlgx-G_63kxoIDcQejs.DQIAAAAUIaWXpxZXU1Boa2VjbFMxQ2xPZ3E0RklCd093AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA&pwd=RFMyR1U2YjBqL1dlSEg1TTAvYytGZz09&uuid=WN_WL3DbguVQuemvZBuNGw9UQ
Aug. 12th- 10 AM - Asea Series Part 2- Singapore- Learn more about about trade and opportunities in Asea and Singapore: https://digitalnovascotia.com/event/e-commerce-webinar-series-why-asean-part-2/.
Lots of great opportunities to learn new skills, network and get support. Don’t let them pass you by. Sign up for whatever appeals to you and never forget to also help others grow our ECO system in Atlantic Canada!
CARPE DIEM!

Techstars Startup Digest Halifax is curated by:
John Hamblin John Hamblin - Curator-Halifax
john@startupdigest.co
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