Founder Dr. Ann Gordon wins $50,000 Spark Nova Scotia Award

Emergence client & founder Dr. Ann Gordon of Dr. Gordon’s Bum Cream recently won $50,000 Spark Nova Scotia Award. SPARK is a province-wide competition for early stage technology companies across Nova Scotia. Dr. Ann Gordon’s cream treats a painful skin rash, Intertrigo, which affects many long-term care patients.

More about Spark Awards:

SPARK winners receive up to $50,000 and guidance from seasoned business professionals to put their ideas into action. The goal of SPARK is to find and support high potential, early stage knowledge-based companies, and encourage entrepreneurial activity across the province.

SPARK 2019 covered three geographic regions covering greater Nova Scotia — Cape Breton, NS North and NS South West, with three competitions running simultaneously. Each region operates independently, with its own applicant pool, judging committee and award funding.

Spark Nova Scotia focuses on startups in grassroots communities that are doing amazing things, but aren’t always noticed.

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