As Nova Scotia’s early stage venture capital organization, we play an important role in growing innovative and globally competitive knowledge-based businesses within the province. We understand the needs of early stage companies: whether you want to venture into international markets, or bring your ideas to life in world-class facilities, you’ll need to extend your reach. That means accessing resources that match the scope of your vision, and developing strategies to overcome obstacles.
To get started, or to grow, you need access to capital. Innovacorp manages the Nova Scotia First Fund, which is set up to finance and promote innovative business ideas with world-leading potential. We want to invest in the right ideas, plans, and people. We’re here to help bring great ideas to market.
Along with capital investment, you can take advantage of Innovacorp’s expert advice. We provide hands-on business guidance, customized to meet your company’s evolving needs. Our extensive network of mentors and advisors will work with you to determine what you need to stay competitive and grow strong. Long-term strategy, tactical action plans, and everything in between; we’ll connect you to the best industry professionals to help you get the job done.
Innovacorp will also provide you with the space your business needs to flourish. Our business incubation facilities offer early stage technology companies the on-site support, flexible leasing, infrastructure and key resources needed to increase success and save money.
Who uses our services?
Early stage knowledge based companies in Nova Scotia. Below are some client companies.
CarbonCure Technologies Inc. (www.carboncure.com) – The company’s technology, the CarbonCure Block System, helps concrete plants use carbon dioxide to make cheaper, stronger and greener concrete products. The CarbonCure blocks meet a rapidly growing market demand for affordable green building materials.
DeNovaMed Inc. (www.denovamed.com) – DeNovaMed is a medical technology company making novel medicines to fight infection. The founders have used computer-aided drug design to develop a new class of compounds with the potential to treat infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria, or “superbugs.” In the next 12-18 months, the company plans to evaluate its best compounds in animal models of infection, with an ultimate goal of bringing to market a truly new antibiotic.
Livelenz Inc. (www.livelenz.com) - Livelenz gives restaurant and retail industry managers and owners real-time information they can use to improve sales and operations to increase profitability. Through Livelenz’s online portal, users can see the latest transaction information coming from their point-of-sale system or receipt printer. The information can be viewed anywhere with internet access, including on tablets and smartphones.
The product provides up-to-the-minute vital business measurements, including sales, labour, cost of sales, productivity, and product-mix data.
Health Outcomes Worldwide (www.healthoutcomesww.com) – Health Outcomes Worldwide is developing ehealth solutions and related professional services designed to significantly improve chronic disease patient care and cost outcomes. Health Outcomes Worldwide will first target health care organizations, health authorities, and long-term care providers across Canada.
If you are an early stage knowledge-based company in Nova Scotia, call us at 902.424.8670 or email Shelley Hessian, manager of incubation and entrepreneur programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.innovacorp.ca.