Innovacorp is the only organization of its kind in the region, perhaps the country, that combines incubation, acceleration programming and funding to the start-up community.
Its one-stop approach has been proven successful, recently celebrating its first unicorn investment where its investment of $3-million in Meta Materials Inc. six years ago has returned $101-million to the crown corporation. Innovacorp operates three separate incubation facilities, the Labs, the Bays and COVE.
"They have utilized all of the services at Innovacorp. They've been in our incubation facility. They've used all of our acceleration programs. We invested capital in them," said CEO Malcolm Fraser. "We believe doing all of those things...provides a higher likelihood of success for these companies."
In his conversation with Don Mills on the latest episode of the Huddle "Insights" podcast, Fraser talks about the focus of Innovacorp and its success, as well as the increasing collaboration within the region with similar organizations.
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The “Insights” podcast
combines the experiences of an economist, David Campbell, and a social scientist, Don Mills, to explore the challenges and opportunities facing Atlantic Canada, promote data-driven decision-making among policymakers, and encourage a wider dialogue and debate leading to greater prosperity for the region.
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What is Insights with Don Mills and David Campbell?
This podcast combines the experiences of an economist, David Campbell and a social scientist, Don Mills, to explore the challenges and opportunities facing Atlantic Canada, to promote data-driven decision making among policymakers and to encourage a wider dialogue and debate leading to greater prosperity for the region. Expect to hear interviews with the top influencers, business leaders and decision-makers across Atlantic Canada to inform, educate and expand the conversations on the key issues facing the region.