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Startup Digest - Halifax - Issue #2

Stay Safe and Well! Note: In the current environment, we are concentrating on identifying links to s
Issue #2  •  June 8  •  view online
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Stay Safe and Well!
Note: In the current environment, we are concentrating on identifying links to sites which can provide funding information and/or support. Any event, competition or opportunity we list is likely to be virtual.

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General Commentary:
**“In every crisis, doubt or confusion, take the higher path - the path of compassion, courage, understanding and love.”― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power
**Marie Curie said“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
**Covid-19 has and will continue to change the world we live in. The racial issues that have now been so vividly demonstrated in many ways increases our anxiety and fear of what is going on and the future. We all need to try our best to understand the issues show compassion to all who are suffering and have the courage to move forward and to respect the rights of all. The world is going to be permanently changed and we need to change with it if we are to succeed in life and in business!
**From a work perspective, video conferencing, remote work, social distancing and other major changes that we now see in action are not going away. We have all suffered from anxiety due to the pandemic. As well many of us have also been hugely impacted by the recent senseless violence in our province and the heavy toll that the virus has taken on our seniors. the most vulnerable segment of our population.Now we have the added unrest that grows each day in the news. It has become hard for all of us to concentrate on work and to actually get things done. We are now seeing attempts to reopen business but also corresponding peaks in virus cases in those areas that are not taking essential measures to stop the spread seriously.The better we follow the guidelines (social distancing, washing, masks, etc.). The better we follow the guidelines the less impact the next wave will have! Stay smart people!
**We will continue to provide key links where all involved in startups and business in general can find information to help them survive and grow in these trying times:
**To see the most up to date information on Federal plans that are available:
**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 https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/home 


Events:
**To see a variety of events aimed at supporting businesses in these trying times check out the Digital Nova Scotia website: https://digitalnovascotia.com/events/
**Volta is one of Canada’s largest provider of space and services to help startups grow and prosper. To learn more and see upcoming events and programs: https://voltaeffect.com/events/
**Remote teams and collaboration within your workforce are essential for any work in the future. June 10th from 9-4 will be Conference 2020 provided online, free of charge by the Collaboration School of PEI. Great speakers will be covering various aspects of true collaboration within a team. All of us will find something that we can learn during this great event. Sign up here: https://collaborationschool.com/conference2020/speakers2020/
**Check out the online events identified on the Digital Nova Scotia and Volta sites and sign up for those of interest. Join me on the 10th for the Collaboration Event. Continue to Learn new skills, network and support the startup ECO system!
Please treat everyone like you yourself wish to be treated! We are all humans and we all deserve to be respected!
CARPE DIEM!

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