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Techstars Startup Digest Nova Scotia - Issue #80

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Nova Scotia

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Nova Scotia.

Do you think you can launch a startup in 10 minutes? Join James Alexander as he and his audience create, build and launch a brand-new startup live on stage at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2019, generating $8,000 in pre-order interest in 10 minutes.

The Fastest Startup Ever Created (probably)  | James Alexander | TEDxYouth@Sydney
The Fastest Startup Ever Created (probably) | James Alexander | TEDxYouth@Sydney
Top Stories
Centre for Women in Business Readies Accelerator
IGNITE, Discovery Centre Plot STEAM Recruitment
Amazing Impactify session yesterday with @narinderdhami! Jared Hudson, CEO of @myPAQCanada also joined us for a fireside chat about starting up.

Looking forward to the next session on Customer Discovery and Value Proposition.
Resources Spotlight:
This section features resources and organizations supporting startups and businesses of all sizes, contributing to the success and growth of the Nova Scotia economy and beyond.
Investoready created by Dr. Ellen Farrell, a leading professor in venture capital and twice noted as one of the top six mentors in Canada by the BDC. Based on highly acclaimed new research, Investoready has created a training and practice portal to improve the success rate of women raising venture capital.  
Tribe Network Tribe Network is a hub for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour pursuing Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Tribe Network partners with community organizations, governments, educators, researchers and organizations who share the vision of applying innovative solutions to the task of improving the quality of life of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.
RENs In Nova Scotia, Regional Enterprise Networks (RENs) are leading a collaborative approach to economic development and supporting business growth outside the capital city (Halifax Regional Municipality). By working across municipal boundaries, local governments and the business community can pursue shared goals, tackle common challenges, combine resources and create more sustainable regions.
DeepSense supports cost effective collaborative projects between academic researchers and businesses in the ocean economy to drive innovation, commercialization, job creation and economic growth through making better use of data.
The HubNS is a virtual community, a space for members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem to connect and foster the spirit of business across Nova Scotia. The HubNS, an initiative of CEED and powered by Startup Space, is designed to expand access to resources, events, knowledge, industry news and mentorship and is readily accessible to service providers, entrepreneurial organizations and anyone looking to start, pivot or grow their business.
Nova Scotia Business Navigators Are you a new or existing business that needs help navigating provincial regulations? Business Navigators can give you personalized and timely help with regulation and requirements, including registration, permit and licenses.
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, and by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies. ACOA is the best single source for any business to get support and funding assistance in our region.
Take advantage of the available opportunities, Network, and Grow!! If you are interested in subscribing to the soon-to-be-produced New Brunswick Startup Digest , or would like to work on building this new digest contact We would love to have your participation!
Events & Announcements:
Grow Now – Centre for Women in Business
Workshop: Accelerate Product Adoption + Customer Success, Wed, 8 Dec 2021 at 12:00 PM
Bidding on Opportunities (English Webinar) Tickets, Fri, 17 Dec 2021 at 9:00 AM
Reviewing Tech In 2021 – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry
Greening your business: Lessons on clean technology adoption in Atlantic Canada – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry
Applications & Competitions
Volta - LEAP
Applications for Cohort #6 of the Atlantic Trade Accelerator program are NOW OPEN! 
Eligibility | Rice Business Plan Competition
The Wallace McCain Institute would like you to Nominate an Entrepreneurial Leader today: Nominations are open for the WMI’s Entrepreneurial Leaders Program (ELP). Candidates for this program are founders, owners and CEOs guiding their organization and looking to grow bigger faster and with like-minded leaders. Apply now for Spring 2022 to receive invitations to nominee receptions as early as Dec 15th Nominate HERE
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISEDand Canada’s regional development agencies present The Tourism Relief Fund Applications are now open to tourism businesses and organizations in need of funding for product and destination development projects.
Techstars Startup Digest Nova Scotia is curated by:
Paula Lehr Paula Lehr - techstars Startup Digest Curator - Halifax NS c/o the HubNS
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