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Nelson’s SMRT1 Technologies to provide vending tech to Vancouver company

August 7, 2020

A Nelson company is about to have its unique technology used across Canada. SMRT1 Technologies has signed a deal with Vancouver’s UpMeals to launch 22 smart vending machines over the next three years. Terry Van Horn, CEO of SMRT1 Technologies, said UpMeals will use the machines to serve fresh meals at corporate offices. SMRT1 meanwhile …

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NUAIR Validates AVSS Drone Parachute Recovery System

July 8, 2020

(SYRACUSE, NY) – Following vigorous testing, completed in collaboration with NUAIR, the drone parachute recovery system by Aerial Vehicle Safety Solutions (AVSS) for the DJI M200 series has been validated as compliant with industry standards. The parachute recovery system (PRS-M200) is a safety product for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to has drones, which automatically …

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Cribcut rebrands as Bright, launches new virtual and on-site amenities for in-office and WFH teams

July 7, 2020

Halifax-based startup, Cribcut, has announced a July 2020 rebrand. Established in 2017, the company began as a hair service provider. Now called Bright, the company has launched a workplace well-being program with solutions for both in-office and work-from-home employees. Bright’s expanded offering includes beauty amenities as well as an array of well-being services that can …

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Plurilock Releases New Version of ADAPT MFA Product with Broad Standards, SSO Support

June 23, 2020

Plurilock Releases New Version of ADAPT MFA Product with Broad Standards, SSO Support Latest update from leading behavioral biometrics firm adds new optimizations and compatibility with SAML and OpenID Connect VICTORIA, B.C.—Plurilock Security Solutions, Inc., leading provider of device-free and frictionless authentication solutions, this week announced the Summer 2020 release of its innovative MFA product, …

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ICwhatUC fulfils vision of customer service without the long waits

June 23, 2020

Trouble with a garage door and the frustration of waiting for service prompted Guillermo Salazar to seek a better way to co-ordinate a number of repair situations. The result was the launch two years ago — along with co-founders Luke Krueger and Danny Way — of a Calgary startup called ICwhatUC that is revolutionizing the …

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Calgary-based ICwhatUC closes $680,000 pre-seed round

June 9, 2020

Two Canadian startups have announced fresh funding to fuel their growth. Here’s the latest on who raised how much, from whom, and what they’ll be putting the new funds toward.  Calgary-based ICwhatUC closes $680,000 pre-seed round ICwhatUC is a Calgary-based startup that has developed a self-service support application that uses augmented reality through shared smartphone video …

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Inside the news: interview with Phil White, Acting President of 4iiii

June 1, 2020

In May, 4iiii welcomed Phil White to ‘fortify the company’s growth trajectory as an innovation leader in sports electronics and sensor technology.’ Phil was the co-founder of Cervélo Cycles, the global brand that grew from a school basement project to be a world leader in road and triathlon bikes. The discussion with Phil touched upon a number of areas, including… …

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Pacylex Will Present Three Posters

May 27, 2020

Pacylex will present three posters at two upcoming medical conferences, and participate in the Annual BIO Meeting EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA / ACCESSWIRE / May 27, 2020 / PACYLEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. a pre-IND-stage pharmaceutical company targeting cancers with a new first-in-class therapeutic, announced today that its chief executive officer, Michael Weickert, will participate in the BIO 2020 …

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GuildOne and Beatdapp Agree to Three-Year Blockchain Technology Partnership to Transform Music Streaming Royalty Payouts in India and Japan

May 27, 2020

CALGARY, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Calgary-based blockchain developer GuildOne Inc. (GuildOne) and Vancouver-based Beatdapp Software Inc. (Beatdapp) are pleased to announce a three-year exclusive agreement to manage digital rights related to streaming media services in India and Japan using blockchain technologies. GuildOne and Beatdapp to Transform Music Streaming Royalty Payouts in India and Japan @Guild_One_Inc @beatdapp #blockchainTweet this …

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4iiii Innovations Announces Cervélo Co-Founder, Phil White, As Acting President

May 21, 2020

4iiii Innovations Inc., the Canadian-based maker of cycling power meters, heart rate monitors and cycling trainers, welcomed Phil White as its acting president. White was the Co-Founder of Cervélo Cycles. Upon the sale of Cervélo Cycles to Pon Holdings, White assumed the role of chief innovation officer at Pon. Bike until 2017. Most recently, White …

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