Emergence clients are Hiring!

Emergence clients are growing – AND HIRING!

This week: a Quality Control Chemist; a paid Process Development Intern, and two Aquaculture Technologists

Dosecann is a company presently establishing a manufacturing facility in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Dosecann’s business model is focused on cannabis extraction and the production of cannabis oil for use in a line of cannabis products or for sale to approved buyers. They are currently seeking a Quality Control Chemist who would report to the Director of QA/QC. To view the full job posting and for instructions on applying for this opportunity, please click here.

Chinova Bioworks is in the business of making foods, beverage and cosmetics safer and healthier. Chinova is looking to fill a paid internship position in Fredericton. The intern will work alongside Chinova’s scientists in the area of process development, relating to: microbiology, organic and analytical chemistry, market research, business development, process engineering and more! Requirements include the completion of a university bachelor’s degree, being between 15-30 years of age, and having 3 months of laboratory experience in projects related to chemistry or microbiology. For more information, download the job posting here.

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada, a private aquaculture innovation and research company, is seeking an Aquaculture Technologist to assist in the daily operations of its R&D Facility on Prince Edward Island. This is a full-time, permanent, position reporting to the Facility Manager. Our research team focuses on providing high quality contract R&D support and professional services to the aquaculture industry. To view the full job posting and for instructions on applying, please click here.

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada, a private aquaculture innovation and research company is seeking two Aquaculture Technologists to assist in the daily operations of its R&D Facility on Prince Edward Island. These are a full-time, permanent, positions reporting to the Director of Fish Health. To view the full job posting and for instructions on applying for these positions, please click here.

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“Do It Right, Not Over: 10 Key Considerations When Incorporating Your Start-up”

According to an article entitled “Do It Right, Not Over: 10 Key Considerations When Incorporating Your Start-up” by Emergence legal partner, McInnes Cooper, “corporations are the leading business vehicle in modern commerce“.

new-mcinnes-cooper-logo-300-dpi-mediumFor start-ups, properly structuring and incorporating is critical to avoid disputes and protect the corporation (and the founders) and its assets if they do come up, and avoid the time and expense of doing it over later.

It’s also critical to best position the business to attract investors and strategic partners and, ultimately, achieve a successful and profitable exit (by acquisition or otherwise) if that is the ultimate goal. Doing it right means thinking and planning ahead.

Click here to read “Do It Right, Not Over: 10 Key Considerations When Incorporating Your Start-up



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Emergence client, Mazza Innovation, “helping supplement makers meet the needs of transparency-driven consumers”

Boulder, Colorado-based New Hope Network, which, through its mission to grow healthy markets, “helps businesses identify the people, products, partnerships and trends that create opportunities to grow businesses and bring more health to people”, has highlighted Delta, BC-based Emergence client, Mazza Innovation.

mazzalogoIn an article entitled “helping supplements clean-label up their act“, New Hope Network writes of Mazza: “they’re helping supplement makers meet the needs of transparency-driven consumers who don’t want non-nutritive fillers and questionable extraction methods in their capsules and tablets”.

“Before a supplement gets into the bottle”, New Hope Network says, “there are opportunities in the value chain to produce cleaner products downstream”.

The publication then provides a look at what Mazza Innovation is doing to help bring “clean label” supplements to market in a way that meets the need of transparency-driven consumers.

About Mazza Innovation

The science of healthy and clean plant extracts is the core of Mazza Innovation. The company’s PhytoClean™ Method – the earth-friendly way to extract bioactives from plants using only water – produces clean ingredients. Mazza specializes in extracting bioactive compounds including polyphenols, alkaloids, glycosides, and specialty carbohydrates – ideal ingredients for functional foods, dietary supplements, and beauty products. The company’s commitment to environmental integrity is driven by founder Dr. Giuseppe (Joe) Mazza’s vision to “produce the cleanest, greenest ingredients that benefit our health while preserving a healthy planet”. Click here to learn more about Mazza Innovation!

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Entrevestor: “Emergence is producing some impressive growth metrics”

In a November 2017 article, Entrevestor writes of Emergence, Canada’s bioscience business incubation program: “Emergence is producing some impressive growth metrics”. You can read the full article here!

“Some 15 per cent of the [Emergence incubator client] startups are based in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador,” Entrevestor writes.

“A further 21 per cent are located in the rest of Canada, and 15 per cent are based outside Canada (and are interested in moving at least part of their operations to Canada)”.

In an interview, Emergence director Martin Yuill explained to Entrevestor that Emergence is neither a place where startups can occupy office space, nor a short-term program. The goal of the program is to support companies across a broad geographic area over several years, mainly because biotech companies take time to commercialize.

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Emergence director, Martin Yuill

“Emergence is a multi-year, virtual bioscience incubation program,” Yuill explained to Entrevestor. “Unlike a lot of [other] accelerator programs, we are not cohort-based. . . . We stay with our clients from the idea stage through to success.”

Because there are no cohort-based programs for Emergence clients, Yuill said that what Emergence offers its innovative startup and scale-up bioscience and food sector clients  is a customized program built to suit their individual needs.

For example, Emergence works with its mentors first to identify the areas in which each company needs mentorship, and then to try to find expertise in the field to help the client grow.

The incubator also offers Specialist Services Projects, in which it will fund as much as 65% of the cost of bringing in specialists to help a company with a specific project.

Emergence strives to help startups find funding: first by making sure they’re investment-ready and then by introducing them to potential investors. The program also helps to provide services like market research and connections with expert professional service providers, who provide free services to clients of Emergence. Please click for a complete list of Emergence’s services for startups and professional service partners!

“The program only got going three years ago and two-thirds of its members are early-stage companies, but already Yuill said there have been quantifiable results. In the 12 months to March 31, 2017, Emergence companies received $48.5 million in follow-on equity financing and filed 22 patents,” Entrevestor writes.

You can read the full Entrevestor article here!



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Welcome to new Emergence client, eVET

We are happy to extend a warm “EmerGence welcome” to our newest client, Temecula, California- and Charlottetown, PEI-based Electronic Vet (eVET). Welcome to Canada’s bioscience incubation program!

evet-new-logo-headerFounded in 2015, Electronic Vet (eVET) is the first cloud-based comprehensive vaccination record. eVet was developed as an equine wellness platform that helps horse owners, show managers, trainers, and veterinarians improve compliance, efficiency, safety, and security. Want to learn more? CLICK HERE!

With roots in successful human health care electronic delivery systems, eVET aims to deliver time tested technology to the veterinary industry, focusing on biosecurity, filling gaps in care, and improving transparency within animal health communication.

Electronic Vet offers three unique products that are innovative, simple to use, and mobile – targeted for the Equine industry: online equine vaccination records, electronic medical records, and tele-medicine.

The suite of online innovative solutions are targeted around a central database for veterinarians, owners, and horses, and are designed to be intuitive, easy to use, and accurate for point to point veterinary health care.


Barbara Blasko MD, Co-Founder & CIO

Electronic Vet’s comprehensive Electronic Medical Record allows veterinarians to enter exam data at the point of care, and the HIPAA compliant cloud based productivity tools unite animals and people providing seamless, connected care. Equine owners can rest assured knowing their data is safe in the cloud, their reports are always accessible, and accurate.

This year, eVET formed an exclusive partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), whose members are now required to comply with a regulation that requires horses to show proof of immunization every 6 months in order to compete.


Robert Jordan, Co-Founder & COO

William J. Moroney, CEO of the USEF says that, “With the federation’s continued focus on the welfare of the horse, Electronic Vet products are the best fit for our members.”

Electronic Vet’s Founders and team:

Barbara Blasko MD, Co-Founder & CIO – Dr. Basko is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician with over 20 years of clinical experience. Over the past few years Dr. Blasko has witnessed the transformation of healthcare into the electronic/digital age, and has experienced the amazing benefits to patient care. This led her to pursue graduate education in biomedical informatics. Wanting to combine her love for medicine, informatics, and horses, Dr. Blasko has created Electronic Vet LLC to bring electronic solutions to both veterinarians and owners alike, with the main emphasis on improving overall equine care.

Robert Jordan, Co-Founder & COO – Robert pioneered the use of high quality film in the Equestrian world, acting as Producer for Equestrian Clinics, a division of Lucas Sound and Vision, creating broadcast quality clinics and training series. He then went on to create SidelinesTV, one of the first ESPN style interview channels in the world covering riders and events across North America. He continues to act as an advisor for several companies, nonprofits and riding associations in the International equestrian field. He was formerly the President of Global Distribution, Huahong Holding Group, Shanghai, China.


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Welcome to new Emergence client, Stepscan Technologies Inc.

We are happy to extend a warm “EmerGence welcome” to our newest client, Charlottetown, PEI-based Stepscan Technologies Inc. Welcome to Canada’s bioscience incubation program!

Stepscan technologies logo[1]Stepscan is a federally incorporated technology company that manufactures the Stepscan® Gait Analysis flooring system – a patented pressure sensitive electronic floor tile system and footprint tracking software.

Stepscan® is designed to capture and analyze the walking patterns and balance of subjects as they move across the floor, measuring parameters such as underfoot pressure distribution, stride and speed of movement.

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Stepscan® software can generate detailed Gait, Pressure and Balance Reports.

Sold as a medical device in North America, Australia, and China, the technology is used in the assessment and rehabilitation of patients suffering from mobility impairing conditions (i.e. Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, Concussions, Arthritis, etc.). However, the technology has exciting additional applications including in the fields of health research, simulated training for the military, sports training and biometric security.

Stepscan’s vision is to be the leading innovator, developer, and provider of movement tracking and gait analysis technology in both the medical and security & defence sectors, the world over.

Through the development and delivery of their gait analysis technology, Stepscan is committed to contributing to an enhanced quality of life for patients with walking disabilities, and ultimately, a safer society. Put simply, Stepscan’s mission is to make technology for better lives.

Social Media Links: You can follow StepScan on Facebook; on Twitter; on YouTube; on Instagram; or on LinkedIn

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Emergence client, Stepson Technologies, selected for Canadian Technology Accelerator in Philadelphia

Charlottetown, PEI-based Emergence client, Stepscan Technologies Inc., has been selected to be one of six Canadian companies to participate in the Canadian Technology Accelerator’s Health IT (CTA HIT).

stepscan_logoCTA helps to connect Canadian technology companies to U.S. markets, providing opportunities for investment and partnerships. The six-month HIT program focuses on Philadelphia as a hub for the healthcare service market.

Stepson Technologies is a Canadian technology company dedicated to the development and commercialization of its two patents in the field of movement tracking and analysis. The company’s pressure sensitive flooring system has many applications beyond medical research and clinical rehabilitation, including sports training and clinical drug trials, as well as military training /virtual simulation and security.

372275_b4df5cc8b83b4e6f99d9472959980257~mv2“StepScan has participated in a few programs, like 48 Hours in the HUB”, President and CEO, Crystal Trevors, told us. “Hopefully working with CTA will help to increase our presence in the US market”.

Trevors travelled to Philadelphia in mid-October to launch the six-month intensive CTA Bootcamp, with monthly trips anticipated until March 2018.

In September 2017, Stepscan upgraded to Version 2.1 of their Stepscan® gait analysis software. This newest version features multiple report enhancements and improved data sharing capabilities.

StepScan believes that their clinician-friendly technology is poised to make an impact in the American healthcare market.

You can follow StepScan on Facebook; on Twitter; on YouTube; on Instagram; or on LinkedIn



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