Refresh Annapolis Valley

Topic: Startups


Launchbox is the centre for student entrepreneurs, located on the 4th floor of Patterson Hall at Acadia University. We support students in their entrepreneurial pursuits by providing free programming, networking, access to mentors, and other entrepreneurs, working space and competitions.

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Paul Richards is innovacorp's regional manager for Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley and South Shore. In this role, Paul focuses on enabling knowledge-based companies to accelerate their growth and helping foster a dynamic high-growth entrepreneurial culture in the region. Paul spent over 10 years working with the Acadia Centre for Social and Business Entrepreneurship (ACSBE) assisting businesses in rural Nova Scotia. In this role, Paul also worked to build the entrepreneurial capacity and infrastructure of several developing economies in Africa.

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Innovacorp is Nova Scotia’s early stage venture capital organization. We work to find, fund and foster innovative Nova Scotia start-ups that strive to change the world. Early stage investment is at the core of our business model. We also give entrepreneurs access to world-class incubation facilities, expert advice and other support to help them accelerate their companies. Target industries include clean technology, information technology, life sciences and ocean technology.

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Measure and mix together: 1 cup of farmers ½ pound regional food distributors 2 tbsp chefs 1 cup food policy experts 1 dash of deep concern about making our regional bounty more accessible Stir in: 2 tbsp software developers ½ cup interactive designers 4 tbsp marketers 1 pound new media entrepreneurs Stir new media ingredients into agricultural mixture. Mix thoroughly with a group of mentors. Broil for 48 hours. Serve hot to a group of judges.

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December 10, 2012 at 7:30pm

Come join us for “Local Projects Roundup - Round Two,” a discussion about interesting local web projects, platforms, business, and techies. Online Community Engagement with Laura Churchill Duke Laura is the owner and operator of Valley Family Fun which is a website for families living in the Annapolis Valley. It includes resources, ideas, information and a calendar of family-friendly events. Started in January 2012, it has grown to include a Facebook and Twitter site to form a web-based network of over 6000 followers.

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November 12, 2012 at 7:30pm

Come join us for Local Projects Roundup - Round One, a discussion about interesting local web projects, and initiatives supporting startups. HUB Kentville with Frances Schagen Calling all forward-thinking entrepreneurs, start ups, creatives, artists, freelancers, coders and non-profits. HUB Kentville is a membership-based coworking spaces where people share an address, resources, equipment and community. HarvestHand with Michael Caplan Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a member based model for food production and distribution that unites local communities with local farms.

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Refresh Annapolis Valley

Refresh is a community of designers, developers and innovators working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of digital technology endeavours in the Annapolis Valley while promoting design, technology, and entrepreneurship.

Refresh meets the second Tuesday evening of each month in the Wolfville area. These are casual affairs with short, member-interest talks followed by an opportunity to mingle.

All are welcome!

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