• Make Way — The Campaign for NSCC March 13, 2018

    Make Way for a brighter future

    NSCC’s $25-million province-wide fundraising initiative aims to remove barriers to education for those who will propel Nova Scotia forward.

    The goal is simple: to remove barriers for those on their NSCC journey.

    NSCC cannot do this alone. They need people like you – passionate donors and forward-thinking industry partners who care deeply and want to help create a better province for everyone.


  • DNS Member QRA Corp receives funding from the Government of Canada for Natural Language Processing R&D March 13, 2018

    The financial contribution from the Government of Canada will help support applications of Natural Language Processing to requirements authoring and analysis.

    Halifax, Nova Scotia — March 13, 2018 — QRA Corp, an emerging design verification technology firm, announced today that it has received funding of up to $749,068 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). (more…)

  • VC Day 2018 – Your Time to Pitch March 1, 2018

    As a tech entrepreneur, you know your business has the potential to go the distance. All it needs to take the next step is capital and a strategic partner.

    Enter VC Day 2018. This unique event provides up-and-coming entrepreneurs and startups the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of venture capitalists from industry heavyweights like Real Ventures, OMERS Ventures and Vanedge Capital.

    BDO’s VC Day is no mere pitch competition. Our VCs have set no cap on the number of groups they will invest in and are looking for the next best Canadian ideas. To get the process started, please complete our online application form, telling us your startup story. We look forward to seeing you there — click the link below to submit your application.



  • Master Merchant Systems rebrands to Maplewave! February 27, 2018

    After nearly 30 years, the name Master Merchant Systems fades into retail history. On February 22nd, 2018, MMS revealed their new name: Maplewave.

    Congratulations to DNS Member on their new brand!

    Maplewave is the premier provider of software and retail optimization services for the telecommunications (telco) industry. Over the last three decades, they have evolved from a retailer-designed software provider, to one of the most comprehensive retail optimization companies in the industry.

    Learn more about the new Maplewave and check out their brand new website here.

  • ITWC Digital Transformation Awards February 26, 2018

    The ITWC Digital Transformation Awards is a program designed to recognize the best examples of business or organizational digital transformation in the country. It is open to all Canadian businesses and government institutions and there are five categories for nominations, so any size organization should consider applying.

    The deadline for nominations is April 6. The submissions will be judged by a panel of independent judges and the winning companies will be showcased at a Digital Transformation Conference set for June 13 in Toronto and in the pages of ITWC’s digital publications following the event. (more…)

  • Techsploration Scholarships Open for Application February 15, 2018

    We’re thrilled to share that DNS is providing two Techsploration scholarships.

    These are among 20 scholarships Techsploration offers for the 2018-2019 post-secondary school year in celebration of their 20th anniversary! Techsploration scholarships and bursaries provide financial support for Techsploration alumnae and young women in Nova Scotia who attend Techsploration schools.

    Applications are now open for the following scholarships/bursaries (stay tuned as other scholarships will be added soon):


  • Press Release: Students in Bridgewater Explore Careers in Skilled Trades and Technologies February 14, 2018

    Bridgewater, Nova Scotia – Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Nearly 70 students in grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 from the from Shouth Shore Regional School Board, Tri-County Regional School Board, and Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial will be attending Skilled Futures in Trades & Tech, presented by Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) on Wednesday, February 14, at the NSCC Lunenburg Campus in Bridgewater.

    Skilled Futures in Trades & Tech is a one-day event that offers students the opportunity to explore skilled trade and technology career options by participating in hands-on workshops, ranging from 2D character animation to diesel repair.


  • Halifax Partnership Launches #HireMeHalifax Video Contest February 8, 2018


    Get Noticed by Halifax Employers

    Are you a soon-to-be or recent graduate 30 years old or under? Want a chance to win $1,000 and get noticed by Halifax Employers? 

    From February 6 to midnight on March 5, 2018, submit your best elevator pitch telling Halifax employers why they need you on their team. What makes you stand out from the crowd? How are you a Game Changer for a business?


  • DNS Member Discounts – Lighthouse Labs Javascript Course February 8, 2018
    Lighthouse Labs is accepting applications for their newest course, Front End Fundamentals with Javascript, which is starting in Halifax at Volta Labs this month!

    In just 6 weeks, you’ll go from no coding experience to structuring web pages with HTML, styling them with CSS, and adding dynamic functionality using JavaScript.


  • Innovacorp Offers Training Funds for IT Start-Ups February 8, 2018


    Innovacorp is offering IT start-ups up to $5,000 in non-dilutive, non-repayable funding to assist with costs associated with participating in training programs.

    If you’re an information technology start-up in Nova Scotia and looking to boost your team’s knowledge and skills, Innovacorp can help. They understand it’s challenging to fund employee training on a start-up budget, so they’re here to invest in your team’s professional growth.