Six Start-Ups Selected for Latest GreenShoots Program

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

Posted: Dec 14, 2023

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Start-Ups Selected for Winter 2023 GreenShoots Program

Guelph/Halifax, 14 December 2023 – Bioenterprise Canada Corporation, the  Nova Scotia Innovation Hub and Invest Nova Scotia are announcing the companies selected for their latest GreenShoots program intake. Each start-up receives up to $40,000 and business guidance from seasoned professionals to put their plans into action.

This is the seventh 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 six start-ups selected for GreenShoots this round.

Agapyo – Jeff Kostos, Alina Grenier-Arellano, Monika Rak – Sydney – $40,000
Biodegradable and bio-sourced replacement for petroleum-based ABS plastic in consumer products

Clean Valley CIC – Nicholas LaValle, Hunter Bishop, Timothy Edmonds – Dartmouth – $10,000
Technology to turn land-based fish farm waste water into a profit center using microalgae and oysters

Lillianah Technologies – Benjamin Slotnick – Dartmouth – $40,000
Algae-based solution to remove carbon from the ocean and restore balance to marine ecosystems

Marin X – Sheamus MacDonald, Aleksandr Stabenow – Dartmouth, NS – $30,000
Real-time aquaculture monitoring to optimize fish health, sustainability, and production efficiency

Mycaro – Katie McNeill – Kentville, NS – $30,000
Upcycled protein using the power of mycelium

Scotiaderm – Johanna Mercer, Dr. Ann Gordon – Port Williams, NS – $30,000
Topical solutions for the prevention and treatment of moisture-associated skin damage

Learn more about GreenShoots.

Bioenterprise Canada Corporation
Bioenterprise is Canada’s food and agritech engine, bringing more than 20 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.

Invest Nova Scotia
Invest Nova Scotia offers programs, services, advice, and other resources that Nova Scotia companies need to grow. Early-stage deep technology start-ups are a key focus area for the organization, supporting them through venture capital, incubation facilities, expert advice, and other acceleration initiatives. For more information, visit