Backgrounder: Funding East Coast innovators to support growth


The Government of Canada invests more than $2,200,000 in eight technology and innovation-based companies and one not-for-profit organization to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.

The following projects are being funded through the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) Program.      
Milk Moovement Inc. Support Milk Moovement further expand into the United States market with its cloud-based tracking for the dairy supply chain analysis tool.  $550,000 repayable Katherine Alexander
Marketing Lead
Side Door Access Inc. Support Side Door as it promotes its live entertainment booking technology to targeted regions in the United States.  $499,500 repayable Michelle Kafka
Account Director
Volta Labs Incorporated Enable the Volta LEAP program to continue for another two years with added follow-up advisory services, helping startups participate in accelerator programs to scale up, increase revenue and establish new partnerships. $450,000 non-repayable Laura Sinclair
Senior Marketing Coordinator
902-702-0194 Ext: 111
Kangaroo Solutions Inc. Hire sales representatives and software development experts to prepare for a market launch in the United States. $150,000 repayable Logan MacGillivray
Founder and CEO
Dugo Systems Inc. Support new jobs and export growth at Dugo Systems, a firm that helps telecommunications companies manage their battery energy use. $100,000 repayable Kianoosh Yandazi
Founder and CEO
10432423 Canada Limited (Operating as Bright) Manage growth through the addition of five new employees in development, sales, and product design to help scale-up the company. $99,750 repayable Jared Perry
Chief of Staff
Mars VR Lab Inc.  Hire additional software development expertise to further develop its hardware/software wheelchair training solution for clinical testing; and to assist with the company’s continued growth.  $99,000 repayable Daniel Baldwin
CEO, Mars VR Lab
Habit Forming Technologies Inc. (operating as JackHabbit) Assist with the hiring of a technical lead and product designer to move its product from the prototype stage to large-scale production, which will help the company reach more than one million post-secondary students in hopes of improving their overall health and wellness. $99,000 repayable Darren Steeves
CEO and Founder
The following project is being funded through the Business Development Program (BDP).      
B4Checkin Limited Assist the company increase its technical knowledge, further commercialize innovative products and expand its customer base to European markets to increase revenues through targeting marketing. $224,250
Martin MacKinnon
Co-Founder and Director


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