• The Digital Spectrum – Winter Edition February 17, 2017

     Welcome to our Winter Edition of our quarterly newsletter, The Digital Spectrum.

    We’ve had a busy quarter! The DNS team has been launching exciting new programs, meeting new members, hosting roundtable discussions, coordinating our upcoming Digital Discovery Camps and welcoming our new Director of Marketing and Communications, Caitlin to the team. You’ll also notice our new look & feel! Thank you, Caitlin!

    It’s been an exciting few months here for sure, and we’re not slowing down anytime soon. This edition of The Digital Spectrum includes opportunities for you to join leadership and sales programs, get involved with upcoming events, and nominate a company for our Digital Diversity Awards.

    We’re really looking forward to the year ahead, and would love to connect with you! All of our programs and projects are membership driven, so if you’re interested in talking more about what you’d like to see from your DNS membership – you know where we are!

    All the best,

    Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia
    President & CEO, Digital Nova Scotia

  • Member Promotional Opportunity – DNS Booth at NSCC IT JobCon February 14, 2017


    Member Promotional Opportunity – Digital Nova Scotia Booth at 3rd Annual NSCC IT JobCon

    Like in previous years, DNS will be hosting a table at the 3rd Annual NSCC IT JobCon event on March 1st, and we’re big on promoting our members. So we are offering you the opportunity to “share our booth”. If you have materials that you’d like current students and new graduates to see, we can help!

    The deadline to provide us with your materials is February 24th at 4pm. Please send, deliver or courier any hard-copy promotional materials, information packages, or job postings you’d like us to take with us to:

    Digital Nova Scotia
    Purdy’s Wharf, Tower I
    1347-1959 Upper Water Street
    Halifax, NS
    B3J 3N2

    Attention: Rosie Shen


    Thank you.
    The DNS Team

    P.S. If you would like any unused promotional materials returned, please let us know.

    Any questions or comments you may have can be forwarded to info@digitalnovascotia.com.

    Not a member yet, but would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity and other benefits we have for our members? It’s never too late! Sign up directly online by clicking “JoinToday” in the upper-righthand corner of our website (digitalnovascotia.com) or contact Rosie Shen at rosemary.shen@digitalnovascotia.com.

  • Digital Nova Scotia and Women in Communications and Technology Announce New Partnership Agreement January 18, 2017


    Digital Nova Scotia to tie provincial Digital Diversity Awards program to National Leadership Awards

    HALIFAX (Jan. 18, 2017) – Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) and Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) are pleased to announce a partnership agreement which will see the two non-profit organizations collaborate on a number of initiatives, including their respective awards programs and an industry roundtable session to be held in Halifax in March 2017. (more…)

  • Canadian ICT Partnering Mission to Hong Kong (April 12 – 17, 2017) January 12, 2017


    The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, in partnership with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Canada, would like to invite Canadian companies to join a Canadian ICT Partnering Mission to Hong Kong scheduled for April 12 – 17, 2017.  The main objective of this mission is to assist Canadian ICT companies to diversify their business into Hong Kong, mainland China and Asian markets. (more…)

  • Nova Scotia Office of Immigration Int’l Recruitment Events February/March 2017 January 10, 2017


    Nova Scotia Office of Immigration will be attending an immigration fair in Utrecht in the Netherlands on February 11th and 12th and would like to invite NS ICT companies who are interested in hiring international talents to either join them on the trip or send in job postings for the office staff to take along. Companies should have completed the required recruitment in Canada first before getting involved in the latest international recruitment opportunities. (more…)

  • DevScript AiLA Beta: Create an app for your business! December 22, 2016


    DevScript Inc., is an early stage Nova Scotia technology company, and they are looking for smart, women-led companies to participate in beta-testing of their new product AiLA. With limited space left, DevScript Inc., is searching for female beta-testers to balance the demographic of the group. As part of their beta experience, you will be able to create an app for your business, and all they ask is that you share your feedback with them!


  • Happy Holidays from Digital Nova Scotia December 16, 2016
  • Call for Submissions – Innovacorp’s CleanTech Accelerate Program December 1, 2016


    Innovacorp is looking for the next cohort of its CleanTech Accelerate Program. The deadline is Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at 5:00 pm AST.

    The CleanTech Accelerate Program helps Nova Scotia clean technology start-ups  (including those with ocean, bioresource and smart energy technologies) get investment ready. The program offers $20,000 cash per company to address key technical and business milestones; a three-day (January 26-29, 2017) business acceleration workshop; and additional training and mentor support from Ecofuel and other partners. Get the details and application form.  (more…)

  • Digital Nova Scotia and Junior Achievement Nova Scotia Launch Tech Venture Incubator for Youth November 30, 2016

    Digital Nova Scotia and Junior Achievement Nova Scotia Launch Tech Venture Incubator for Youth

    HALIFAX (Nov. 30, 2016) – Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) and Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia (JA Nova Scotia) are pleased to announce the launch of a new joint initiative: the Youth Connect-IT Tech Venture Incubator. This program is a unique information and communications technology (ICT) focused adaptation of JA Nova Scotia’s popular Company Program. Connecting youth from Grades 9-12 with ICT firms in the region, industry mentors guide students through the entire business cycle from start-up to liquidation by having the students create their own innovative ICT-related enterprise. (more…)

  • DNS Member Discount ($150 Off) to Lighthouse Labs’ Intro to Web Development Course November 28, 2016


    DNS members and their employees can now receive $150 off the Lighthouse Labs Intro to Web Development course starting on January 16th! 

    The 6 week Intro to Web Development course takes place two evenings a week at Volta Labs and will cover the fundamentals of programming. This course is an excellent compliment for anyone in the tech industry who wants to better communicate with their technical teams, are looking to upgrade their career skills or are simply interested in learning to code.