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.