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Volta

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Volta Cohort

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Early-stage, venture ready startup

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Volta

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Volta Academy

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Have an idea that you need support in validating

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Venn Innovation

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Venn Garage

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Scalability of idea and coachability of entrepreneur

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Venn Innovation

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Set to Scale

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

$3M in annual revenue, ready to begin scaling

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Venn Innovation

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Market Intelligence

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

less than $1M in annual rev, leass than $5M equity investment

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Startup Zone

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Resident Company Program

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Step 1: Fill out our online application form on our website

Step 2: Complete a lean canvas and send it to us

Step 3: Interview with our Operations Manager

Step 4: Complete entry tasks (i.e. book time with a growth coach, a lawyer, an accountant, pay the application fee of $35, sign our contract and handbook, set up their slack and Hockeystick account)

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Startup Zone

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Accelerator program

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

They have to formally apply and interview with us.

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Propel

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Vision & Validation

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

< $1000 in MRR, related to technology, located in Atlantic Canada

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Propel

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Traction & Growth

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

> $1000 in MRR, related to technology, located in Atlantic Canada

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Planet Hatch

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Start-up Visa

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Majority immigrant team; market validation established, company in knowledge sector (ICT, biotech, cybersecurity, life sciences, aerospace and defence, advanced manufacturing and design or clean technology)

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Planet Hatch

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Sales Accelerator

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:
  • Monthly recurring revenue
  • Next hire will be a dedicated sales positionBusiness plan in place
  • B2B Business ModelDefined team and ownership model
  • Potential and intention to export
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Planet Hatch

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Management Accelerator

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:
  • Cash-flow positive
  • Defined team/ownership mode
  • Job growth capability
  • Year 1 - 3 startup phase
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Planet Hatch

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Export Igniter

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:
  • Cash-flow positive
  • Identified export market
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Planet Hatch

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Business Immigrant Essentials

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:
  • Newcomer entrepreneur
  • Ideation / Validation phase
  • MVP or prototype
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Ocean Startup Project

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Emerging Innovators Program

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Acceptance as a member of our funding cohort

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Memorial University

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Navigate Program

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:
  • Interest in entrepreneurship
  • Interest in starting a business
  • Existing business owner
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Memorial University

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Memorial University Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP)

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

International graduate student registered at Memorial University with a start-up idea

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Memorial University

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Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE) Neworkshop Series

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

None

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Memorial University

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MCE's Startup coaching

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Has a startup idea

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Memorial University

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MCE's Mel Woodward Cup

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

1. The applicant is a Memorial student or the team is at least made of 50% Memorial students co-founders from any of Memorial University’s schools and faculties. Students from the College of the North Atlantic and other non-students are eligible to be part of a competing team if they otherwise adhere to the eligibility criteria, and the team they are on is both led by and comprised mainly of Memorial students co-founders (the presenter will need to be a Memorial student co-founder). If the startup is under an incorporated business (which is not required for this competition), Memorial students need to own at least 50% of the company.

2. The startup needs to have less than 10 employees (including part-time employees).

3. The applicant(s) must intend to create the start-up in Nfld. If the startup is incorporated, it needs to be registered in Nfld.While these eligibility criteria provide general parameters, eligibility will ultimately be determined at the sole discretion of the MCE.Competition CriteriaAll applications will be judged on the following aspects:

  • The entrepreneur/team (motivation/drive, coachability, skills and strong commitment to go full-time).
  • The idea (market validation, actively engaged potential customers, market size and prototype)
  • Te execution plan (milestones and need for funding).

* In lieu of a prototype, service-based startups will be expected to create a visual on their customers’ experience with the service and on the corresponding value-added.

** Applicants must be committed to their idea and their involvement in it. This competition is for those who are entirely serious about launching their own businesses.

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Memorial University

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MCE's Entrepreneurial Work terms and internships

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

- A startup idea with high growth potential (30%);

- Entrepreneurial skills of student(s) (70%).

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Memorial University

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L2M Oceans (with Ocean Startup Project)

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Open to graduate students/post-docs and their supervisors from Canadian Universities

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Memorial University

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Genesis (they are providing a separate entry)

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

None

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Memorial University

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Centre for Social Enterprise - Social Ventures Incubator

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Students must be duly registered full-time or part-time at Memorial University of Newfoundland and in good standing.

Our support continues for a period of min. 6 months past graduation.

Students can be from any discipline at Memorial University.

Ideally the students would have a track record with social entrepreneurship or a significant level of expertise in the social challenge, which can include lived experience.

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IGNITE Atlantic

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Young Business Leaders

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Youth under 30

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IGNITE Atlantic

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Tech{LAB}

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Youth under 18

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IGNITE Atlantic

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She Mean Business

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Those who identify as a woman

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IGNITE Atlantic

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EXPLORE

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Application based.

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IGNITE Atlantic

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Amplify Resident Company Program

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Application based.

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IGNITE Atlantic

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Amplify Accelerator

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Application based.

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Energia Ventures and the Summer Institute

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Summer Institute

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:
  • Great Idea
  • Amazing Founder(s)
  • Market Potencial
  • Innovative idea/product
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Energia Ventures and the Summer Institute

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Energia

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Targeting companies coming out of the early adopter stage

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Creative Destruction Lab and Dalhousie

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Ready2Launch

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Largely research- and science-based graduate students, faculty and startups

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Creative Destruction Lab and Dalhousie

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Lab2Market

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Largely research- and science-based graduate students, faculty and startups

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Centre for Women in Business at the MSVU

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Grow Now program

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:
  • Be located in Atlantic Canada
  • Be in the technology industry
  • Have been in business for 2+ years
  • Have a minimal viable product (MVP)
  • Have generated $100K in revenues or raised $300K in capital
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Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL)

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Re-skilling Program

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

We are offering our first re-skilling program in Charlottetown, for this one, EI eligibility is a requirement, future programs will not require.

This program is about developing entry level skills for biomanufacturing, companies including start-ups can access the program participants, sometimes with a wage subsidy, but fully trained.

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Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL)

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New Skilling

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:

Enrolment and participation in CASTL stream of University Science Program

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BioNB

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Advisory services

Serving the Following Provinces:

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Acceptance Criteria:
  • Operations in NB
  • Activity in biosciences
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