• Come and work with us! May 17, 2019

    Title: Junior Web Developer (Ages 15-30)
    Employment Type: Summer Position, 30 hours / week
    Reports to: Director of Marketing and Communications
    Location: Suite 800, 1701 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS
    Start Date:  June 2019 (8 week position)
    Rate of Pay: $11.55 per hour

    Are you looking for hands-on, portfolio-building experience? This could be the position for you! Digital Nova Scotia is seeking an entry-level web developer to redevelop and maintain website platforms, publish approved content to our website and blogs, implement good SEO and security practices, and assist in analyzing user activity, website metrics, and trends. P.S. We’re a really close team here at Digital Nova Scotia (DNS), so being a good team player, strong communicator and a collaborator is a must.

  • The Digital Nova Scotia Board of Directors are seeking applications for new directors! May 17, 2019

    The Digital Nova Scotia Board of Directors are seeking applications for new directors!

    Digital Nova Scotia works to connect our digital community, share sector success stories, and drive Nova Scotia’s digital economy. As a director, you will have the unique opportunity to support the advancement and growth of the sector in our province.

    As a director, you will be expected to:

  • National tech industry association launches cybersecurity Alliance to build talent in Canada May 16, 2019

    Mississauga, ON (May 15, 2019) – The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Cybersecurity Talent Alliance (CTA). Developed in collaboration with Canadian leaders in technology and education, the Alliance will address the growing need for cyber professionals across Canada. The mandate is to bring awareness of Canada’s cyber talent needs, and to encourage students from a young age to incorporate tech-related learning into their studies. This will be accomplished through programs and innovative tools that enhance recruitment, hiring practices and the development and retention of cybersecurity talent.

  • 2019 Branham300 Application Now Open! May 14, 2019

    26th Edition of the Branham300 Annual Listing of Top Tech Companies in Canada

    Branham Group Inc., a leading global Technology (ICT) Industry Analyst and Strategic Advisory, is pleased to announce that the application for the 2019 Branham300 is now available at www.branhamgroup.com.

  • Apply Now For The Next CDL Cohort May 7, 2019

    The Creative Destruction Lab has opened applications for its 2019-20 cohort, at its Atlantic Canadian pod and other locations across Canada and in New York and Oxford, England.

    Started at the University of Toronto, the Creative Destruction Lab is a seed-stage program for scalable startups whose technology is based on science.

    The applications can be found here and are open until Aug. 12.

  • MonstroCity Smashes Onto Tabletops May 2, 2019

    Fight the evil genius, Dr. Spotnik, with your monster squad in this epic city destroying game

    Halifax, NS – Boardgame publisher Vesuvius Media is teaming up with mobile game studio Alpha Dog Games to bring MonstroCity: Rampage!, the epic city destroying mobile strategy game, to tabletops this month. MonstroCity, the boardgame, launches on Kickstarter May 24.

    Designed by Constantine Kevorque (Centauri Saga, Centauri Saga: Abandoned), MonstroCity is a cooperative, action, real-time, strategy boardgame where players control a squad of giant monsters in an attempt to smash Dr. Spotnik’s secret base and foil his plans to conquer the world. Each monster has unique abilities that support its own strategy for asymmetric game play.

    “When it was released, MonstroCity: Rampage! was featured in the Best New Game category in both the App Store and Google Play. The mobile game is action-packed, with amazing graphics,” said Konstantinos Manos (a.k.a Constantine Kevorque), C.E.O. of Vesuvius Media. “It’s been a blast working with the Alpha Dog team and transforming their game from the screen to the table. The giant monsters make impressive miniatures!”

  • Sprint is Open for Submissions! May 1, 2019

    Sprint is a competition for early stage technology companies in Nova Scotia.

    We’re looking for start-ups with customer-validated ideas in the information technology, life sciences, clean technology and ocean technology sectors.

    Winners receive up to $25,000 and guidance from seasoned business professionals to put their ideas into action.

    The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 15, 2019, by 11:59 pm ADT.

  • Digital Discovery Camp comes to Spryfield! April 23, 2019

    Digital Nova Scotia and the Discovery Centre are thrilled to announce that we will be offering a Digital Discovery Camp in Spryfield this summer!

    Last year, MLA Brendan Maguire connected with us and shared his goal of bringing IT and tech opportunities to youth in Spryfield and surrounding areas. As a father, exposing kids to educational and life-changing opportunities has always been a priority for Brendan, and he knew that a Digital Discovery Camp would be a perfect fit for his community.

    Brendan took the camp one step further, announcing that he and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will be offering 15 FREE Bursary Spots for the Spryfield Digital Discovery Camp!

    “A camp like this will expose our youth to the possibilities of technology and may spark a future career in the IT sector. This is a unique and fun, hands-on, mentor-led learning opportunity for youth in our community and I am so pleased to be part of making it possible and open these doors.”

    Interested in sending a child aged 9 to 14 from the Spryfield area to Digital Discovery camp this summer? Apply now for a bursary spot using the form below!

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  • Tax Changes Promote Investment in Innovation-driven Businesses April 5, 2019

    Government is introducing new and expanded non-refundable tax credits to encourage investment in Nova Scotia’s small and medium-sized businesses.

    Amendments to the Income Tax Act introduced today, April 4, will create the Venture Capital Tax Credit and expand the Innovation Equity Tax Credit to allow corporate investors to make direct equity investments in other Nova Scotia businesses.

    “Venture capital is essential for a flourishing start-up community,” said Finance and Treasury Board Minister Karen Casey. “These tax credits will encourage new investments in local companies, so they can explore new economic opportunities and drive innovation, growth and jobs.”

    Two-million dollars will be budgeted for the Innovation Equity Corporate Tax Credit to create a 15 percent non-refundable tax credit for corporations, in addition to the $10 million for individual investors that became effective in January 2019.

  • Request for Proposal: Project Evaluation March 22, 2019

    Digital Nova Scotia has partnered with Bluedrop Learning Networks on an exciting new project to address the demand for quality ICT talent, and the ICT skills gap in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

    Through the delivery of a blended online training program, in partnership with industry, educational institutions, and community centres, the project partners will develop meaningful career pathways into the ICT industry in both provinces for students and new graduates, underemployed demographics, under-served communities, and incumbent workers. Digital Nova Scotia and Bluedrop Learning Networks are looking for Requests for Proposal for project Evaluation throughout the research and development of this project.