• The Digital Spectrum July 12, 2017

    Welcome to the latest edition of The Digital Spectrum!

    The last few months at Digital Nova Scotia have flown by, we have celebrated our Digital Diversity Awards and recognized 3 leaders in Nova Scotia, we have met with some of our awesome members, and I’ve even flown out to British Columbia to deliver a TEDxTalkIf that’s not all, we’ve been busy preparing for our upcoming Digital Discovery Camps (next week!) and securing new training opportunities for our members.  Digital Nova Scotia is, and always will be, membership-driven – so if there’s something you would like to see from us, let us know! 

    All the best, Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia,
    President & CEO, Digital Nova Scotia


    Navigate and optimize your sales channels and join our third incubating ideas program cohort! Join our waiting list today.

    This fall, we will be launching our Advanced Management & Mentoring Program.Learn more & join our waiting list here.

    Do you know a child aged 9-14? We still have a two paid and one bursary spot available for our Camps! Learn More…


  • Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia represents Atlantic Canada at TEDxKelowna July 10, 2017

    Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) President & CEO, Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia represented Atlantic Canada at the fifth annual TEDxKelowna event in Kelowna, British Columbia on June 10th, 2017.

    Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia is a multi-lingual technology and business executive with over 20 years of experience in the private, public and academic sectors. Her career spans five geographic regions, working in executive leadership roles at the headquarters of prominent multinational high-tech corporations, SME’s and startups. She was joined on stage by: (more…)

  • Digital Discovery Camp on CTV Morning Live June 28, 2017

    Our upcoming July and August 2017 Digital Discovery Camp is featured on today’s CTV Morning Live!

    There are only a few spots left in the August camp. Make sure to save one for your child before they’re all gone. Sign up here.

  • Member Feature: Jenelle Sobey June 7, 2017

    Jenelle Sobey is the Managing Partner at Code + Mortar (formerly Norex) and a local leader in Social Innovation. We recently had the opportunity to sit down and get to know her a little better…

    Jenelle, we’ll start off easy, could you tell us about yourself?

    I’m originally from Fredericton, and anyone who knows me would agree that I am a very proud New Brunswicker.

    I believe in Atlantic Canada, and I want to help create a unified region. Over the years that’s really motivated me in my career. While in grad school at UNB completing my political science degree, I began working with the New Brunswick Business Council. That was really the start of my career. 

    It was a great start for me, I got to work with some of the best senior business leaders from across the Atlantic Province and I actually ended up as the Interim Executive Director of the New Brunswick Business Council… twice. My intent had actually been to move to a big city, but when a mentor and Chairman at the time asks you to stay and take on that role – that’s not something you pass up. I was the interim Executive Director until they hired their CEO, Susan Holt. Susan is an impressive leader. I learned a lot from her, and when she left for maternity leave, I found myself, at 23, in my second Interim Executive Director position. (more…)

  • Female Leaders and Diversity Champions celebrated at Digital Nova Scotia’s Digital Diversity Awards May 31, 2017

    HALIFAX, May 30, 2017 – Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) announced the winners of its second annual Digital Diversity Awards this evening in partnership with the Centre for Women in Business’ Spring Finale.

    The awards were established in 2016 to acknowledge and applaud female leaders and diversity champions in Nova Scotia’s ICT sector, while encouraging the province’s next generation of women leaders.

    During the evening’s celebrations, Digital Diversity Awards were presented to winners in the following categories:

    Power IT Up: Next Generation Leadership
    Winner: Lianne Perry – Tech Entrepreneur – PinPoint Virtual Solutions and Karmabuy

    Women Leaders in the Digital Economy
    Winner: Dr. Nur Zincir-Heywood – Senior Faculty, Computer Science at Dalhousie University

    Diversity Champion of the Year
    Winner: REDspace (more…)

  • Centre for Women in Business Spring Finale Spotlights Women Leading Digital Technology in NS May 19, 2017

    May 18, 2017

    HALIFAX, NS –The Centre for Women in Business will wrap up its 2016-2017 year on Tuesday May 30 with its annual Spring Finale. The event will feature a Digital Diversity Awards presentation in partnership with Digital Nova Scotia, and a keynote Q&A with Laurie MacKeigan, President of audiovisual technology leader Backman Vidcom.


  • Edunova Workplace Vouchers Initiative May 12, 2017

    Are you an employer in Nova Scotia who could benefit from a wage subsidy to hire a recent graduate?
    Edunova Workplace Vouchers provide short term wage subsidies to employers in Nova Scotia to hire recent international graduates from the EduNova STAY-NS cohort program. EduNova is coordinating the Workplace Vouchers and providing a wage subsidy of up to $6,400 per graduate hired, to offset and support paid work.


  • Fall 2017 CEI Co-op Funding Application Deadline: May 19, 2017 May 11, 2017

    The Cooperative Education Incentive (CEI) provides wage assistance to private sector, government-funded and non-profit organizations offering career-related work experiences for co-op students.

    Employers must pay a minimum of $15 per hour plus 4% vacation pay. CEI reimburses $7.50 per hour to a maximum of 40 hours per week.

    Employers participating in the Industrial Research Assistance Program and the Scientific Research & Experimental Development tax credit may be eligible to receive up to $10 per hour for positions offering the minimum hourly wage of $15 per hour or higher.


  • Canadian Technology Accelerator Initiative Recruitment – Fall 2017 May 9, 2017

    Global Affairs Canada is now recruiting the fall 2017 cohorts (August – December 2017) for the Canadian Technology Accelerator Initiative. Programs will be running simultaneously Boston, New York, and Silicon Valley. (more…)

  • Annapolis Valley Students Explore Careers in Technologies May 2, 2017

    Digital Nova Scotia is one of the proud sponsors for the Skilled Futures in Technology, presented by Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) on Wednesday, May 3. This career exploration event, which is set to take place at Acadia University, promotes technology use and innovation to junior and senior high school students through educational, fun and interactive workshops ranging from robotics and computer programing to motion capture applications. Sixty students in grades 8, 9 and 10 from the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board are expect to attend on Wednesday.  (more…)