Meet (and Celebrate) Our 2016 Spark Cape Breton Winners
Thursday, September 1, 2016
5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Holiday Inn Sydney-Waterfront (map)
300 Esplanade, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A7
This gathering will also be broadcast live via our YouTube Channel.
Join us this Thursday evening, September 1, 2016, in Sydney to meet and celebrate the winners of Spark Cape Breton’s most recent cohort.
Innovacorp received 25 submissions for the competition looking for the best early stage technology companies in Cape Breton and the Mulgrave area. A short list pitched to the judging panel on August 30 and seven winning ventures were selected. Of the seven, three will be awarded $45,000, one awarded $30,000 and three awarded $20,000 – plus mentoring from somebody who’s been there, done that – to move closer to market.
For the last month, the short list dug deep and participated in what was dubbed “Super August” – a jam-packed month of entrepreneur-focused events in Cape Breton, including a summer TecSocial gathering, a women in tech session, a Kickstarter get-together, a marketing workshop, and MentorCamp.
Entrants were required to be a start-up based in Cape Breton or the Mulgrave area and have a new knowledge-based product or service and zero sales revenue since inception. Funds awarded are to be used to support the completion of prototypes or preparation for taking the product or service to market.
Innovacorp's Spark Cape Breton is made possible thanks to the financial support of the Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency (ACOA).
TecSocial is a monthly meeting for those with an interest in technology and entrepreneurship. It is a free event and is open to the public. A cash bar will be available and door prizes and appetizers (limited quantities) are compliments of our partners, Innovacorp and Holiday Inn Sydney-Waterfront.