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Airdrie company employs hemp to go green

October 16, 2019

Just BioFiber’s modular construction blocks look like oversized Lego — but they’re made from hemp The legalization of marijuana has — oddly enough — been good for business for one Alberta producer of construction materials. That’s because Airdrie-based Just BioFiber makes modular building blocks out of hemp fibre. Prior to pot’s legalization a year ago, people in the construction …

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Blockchain Music Startup Beatdapp Raises $3.2 Million, Adds New Advisory Board Members

October 15, 2019

Vancouver-based ​Beatdapp Software, a startup using blockchain technology to validate digital content streams, has completed a $3.2 million CAD financing round. The round was led by early-stage investor​ ​Panache Ventures​, which recently closed its inaugural fund at $58 million, and also saw contributions from​ ​Maple VC,​ ​500 Startups​, and​ ​Hike Ventures. Beatdapp said this new capital will …

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Stephen Harper Joins Advisory Board of Music Royalty App Beatdapp

October 14, 2019

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Callia Flowers expands into the Maritimes

October 12, 2019

AHOY hashtag#MARITIMES! ⚓️ We’re extremely excited to announce we’ve launched in the Maritimes and are now delivering in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island! Our teams had such a fun time with this hashtag#expansion and we can’t wait to make Callia moments for your clients, friends, and family in the Maritimes.

Tonit announces funding milestone

October 1, 2019

Kelowna based Tonit, a Valhalla Angels portfolio company, has raised $2.2 million of which $625,000 is from angel investing. “We’re not just a motorcycle app for riders to connect on, but a company that lives for the thrill of the ride.” More about Tonit

Beatdapp Wins People’s Choice Award

September 27, 2019

Valhalla Angels congratulates, Beatdapp,  for being the recipient of this years New Ventures BC People’s Choice award. Thank you to all those that voted!

Trellis makes it easy for Canadians to do good

September 20, 2019

Posted on September 20, 2019 by Innovate BC Kelowna startup Trellis’ goal is to be the go-to fundraising event platform across Canada. Their online platform allows charities to maximize their impact by creating a cost-effective tool for ticketing, receipts, and reporting to encourage participation and manage events with ease. And with clients like Big Brother Big Sister, …

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dealcloser Breaks Ground in Participation with Reynen Court’s Solutions Store

September 17, 2019

NEW YORK – Sept. 17, 2019 – PRLog — dealcloser, a transaction management platform for legal professionals that modernizes the deal process and strengthens relationships between lawyers and clients, announced today its participation in Reynen Court’s Solutions Store. Reynen Court is working with some of the largest law firms in the world, as well as over 100 important legal tech vendors. …

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iTClamp gets approval for use in the US Military

September 10, 2019

BIG NEWS FOR INNOVATIVE TRAUMA CARE: The US Military Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care put out the following message today: This message provides information on the latest change to the Tactical Combat Casualty Care Guidelines – the use of the iTClamp to control external hemorrhage occurring in the head and neck region. More details …

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Callia provides the best bloom for your buck – now in Ottawa

September 5, 2019

The Canadian company, Callia Flowers is changing the way consumers shop for flowers. Now part of the two percent of women-owned start-ups that cross the million-dollar revenue mark, Callia Flowers inspires a unique way of delivering and buying bouquets. Three years ago, Catherine Metrycki, wanted to send flowers to her recently promoted friend, and did …

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