Propel ICT Names Alongside to First Growth Cohort


Propel ICT, Atlantic Canada’s IT startup accelerator, has announced the first round of companies selected to its Growth program,  which aims to help established innovation companies grow more quickly.

Veteran technology executive Stephen Palmer, who was formerly the Co-CEO at Fredericton-based Remsoft, has customized the six-month program to meet the specific needs of its participants.

The eight entrants include companies that have graduated from accelerators in in the U.S. For example, Moncton-based Alongside is a graduate of the 500 Startups accelerator in Silicon Valley, and Eosense of Dartmouth went through the Surge Ventures accelerator in Houston.  



GCI Ventures presents at AUTM Annual Meeting

Larry Liu, Founding Principal at GCI Ventures, recently presented at the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) 2017 Annual Meeting in Hollywood, Florida.

Speaking on the topic of “Tech Transfer Practices from Asian Industry and Investor Perspectives”, the session focused on the opportunities for AUTMs to promote IP licensing and spin-off company opportunities in Asia, while attracting Asian corporates and investors who are looking for good quality North American technology and startup companies to collaborate with.

GCI shared our insights on partnership models, challenges and potential solutions in Asian markets, how western companies can access Chinese investors for follow-on fund raising while developing markets in Asia and our experience of bringing Canadian tech companies into Chinese market.




Minister Chagger Sees How TritonWear Technology is Making a Splash

November 8, 2016 – Waterloo, ON – Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)

The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Member of Parliament for Waterloo, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, today attended a demonstration of TritonWear technology – a wearable device that is making Canadian swimmers more competitive by providing state-of-the-art training data. 

Canada is committed to being a nation that can compete in a digital world. By working with organizations like the Western Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Association, the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), increases its ability to support small businesses like TritonWear Inc.

This was highlighted today when Minister Chagger went poolside at the University of Waterloo to watch former Waterloo Warrior, and TritonWear Inc.'s co-founder and CEO, Tristan Lehari lead a demonstration of this groundbreaking wearable performance tracking device. Also in attendance was David Penton, from the Western Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Association; Jeff Slater, Head-coach of the Waterloo Warriors Varsity Swim Team, and members of the Waterloo Warriors Swim Team...

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