Five Nova Scotia Start-Ups Selected for Latest GreenShoots Cohort

Bioenterprise Canada, Innovacorp, and Nova Scotia Innovation Hub are announcing five innovative companies selected for their latest GreenShoots program intake.

Posted: Sep 6, 2022

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Nova Scotia Green Shoots Program

Guelph/Halifax, 6 September 2022 – Bioenterprise Canada Corporation, Innovacorp, and Nova Scotia Innovation Hub are announcing the companies selected for their latest GreenShoots program intake. Each start-up will receive up to $40,000 and business guidance from seasoned professionals to put their plans into action.

This is the fifth cohort for GreenShoots, an initiative launched in 2020 to support early-stage Nova Scotia companies focused on innovation in agriculture, food, bioproducts, clean technology, and related sectors.

Below are the five start-ups selected for GreenShoots this round.

Dispersa – Nivatha Balendra – Sydney/Montreal – $40,000
Biosurfactants derived from food waste (surfactants are the active compounds in many everyday products like detergents, creams and hand soaps)

Earthli – David Giffin, Jack MacDonald, Larry Burke – Windsor – $30,000
Plant-based protein products from hemp sources

Foodimprover – Sean Myles – Wolfville – $20,000
Gene-editing technology to breed the apple of tomorrow

GreenSage – Brad Saville, Michael Berry – Sydney/Toronto – $40,000
Natural alternative to antibiotics derived from coconut residues

INTAG International – Allen Tait, Chris Nguyen, Paul Nickerson – Sydney – $40,000
Technology to convert biological waste from fish and other animals into fertilizer

Learn more about Greenshoots.

Bioenterprise Canada Corporation
Bioenterprise is Canada’s food and agritech engine, bringing more than 15 years of industry experience to help businesses connect, innovate and grow. With expert commercialization services, mentorship, public and private funding, and national and global networking, Bioenterprise will help scale your business to create sector-wide impact.

Nova Scotia Innovation Hub
The Nova Scotia Innovation Hub was established in 2015 to foster opportunities in the bioeconomy. The organization works to transform Nova Scotia’s renewable resources into opportunities for the province’s economy and people. It is focused on improving access to feedstock supply, fostering collaborations to capitalize on the growing demand for low-carbon products, and providing financial support to help companies achieve critical commercialization milestones.

Innovacorp is Nova Scotia’s early stage venture capital organization. It finds, funds and fosters innovative Nova Scotia start-ups that strive to change the world. Early stage investment is at the core of Innovacorp’s business model. The organization also gives entrepreneurs access to world-class incubation facilities, expert advice, and other support to help accelerate their companies.

For more information, please contact:

Mike Bochoff

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