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Atlantic Venture Forum

The entrepreneurial landscape has changed significantly since the first AVF in 2013. As the ecosystem continues to gain momentum, the AVF is being transformed to meet the needs of this dynamic region. New ventures and growth-stage companies need more than just financial capital to succeed. Innovation, partnerships, ingenuity, and expertise are just a few of the ingredients for an entrepreneur’s tech success story, and you will find all of these and more when you join us for the 2021 Atlantic Venture Forum. Grow Your Business! Premium Networking: Tech Industry Executives, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Corporate Strategics, Research Partners, and more. Inspiration and Ingenuity: A Technology Showcase featuring outstanding Early Stage companies complimented by mature Growth Stage companies, all from the Atlantic Canadian region. Business Intelligence: The latest investment and innovation trends direct from Industry Experts. REGISTER

Promoting Health Through Collaborative Research and Innovation in NS

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Join Cape Breton University and Nova Scotia Health for a conference to build upon health research and innovation across the province. About this event Conference Highlights: Annette Verschuren, Cape Breton University Chancellor and Chair & CEO of NRStor Inc. will deliver a keynote presentation on Driving Innovation in Cape Breton. Dr. Brian Goldman, physician, best-selling author, and host of CBC's 'White Coat, Black Art', will inspire health research and practice with a focus on Distuptive Innovation and Teamwork Dr. Kevin Orrell, Nova Scotia's Deputy Minister and CEO of the province's Office of Health Care Professionals Recruitment, will detail the research priorities of the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness as they relate to healthy people and communities in Cape Breton. Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy, Vice-President of Research and Innovation, Nova Scotia Health, will present Building Research & Innovation Capacity in Nova Scotia. Cape Breton University's Dr. Corrine McIsaac and Dr. Janet Kuhnke, with Debbie Lelievre, Nova Scotia Health, will present: Strategies to Address the Barriers for Implementation of Best Practice Pressure Injury Prevention and Care within Nova Scotia Health Eastern Zone. Dr. David Anderson, Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University, will discuss patient-oriented health research in Cape Breton, as it relates to his […]

Excellence in Business Awards

Annually, the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce celebrates and honours local businesses and business leaders who have demonstrated outstanding business excellence. We recognize achievement with 12 Excellence in Business Awards and 5 People’s Choice Awards. Inductees are nominated within the community and selected by a judging committee comprised of 10 members from local business organizations through the CBRM. REGISTER

Small Business Big Growth Summit

The Halifax Marriott Harbourfront 1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Identify Challenges | Enhance Your Strategy | Build a Network We are pleased to announce our inaugural Small Business Big Growth Summit taking place on Friday October 22nd. Bringing connection, information, and inspiration to the Halifax business community. This year's Small Business Big Growth Summit will focus on developing and strengthening your business strategy. Participants will learn from the best of the best, with industry experts in brand development, risk reduction, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, leveraging global markets, and securing capital. This conference is structured so that as a small business owner, you can build a tangible plan to strengthen your business and achieve your goals with the help of industry experts. Let's ensure we are strategically aligned for growth in the coming months and equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to prepare for the - dare we say - "new normal".

GameDev Atlantic 2021

A day long conference, celebrating and fostering the growth of the game development industry in Atlantic Canada. First of its kind in Nova Scotia, GameDev Atlantic is a game development conference designed to grow the industry in Atlantic Canada. This conference will feature speaking sessions on a variety of topics. GDA also offers the opportunity for networking, funding, and mentorship. Studios of all sizes, as well as keen students or individuals, are encouraged to attend. In 2021 this event will take place virtually, presenting to a much wider audience but still keeping the focus on the Atlantic development scene. If you are a student of game development you may be eligible for free tickets! Please fill out this form to see if you apply. REGISTER

Atlantic Food Automation Series – Fruit Harvesting & Processing Workshop

Acadia University 15 University Ave, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

On October 27th and 28th, IGNITE will host an Atlantic Food Automation Workshop event to learn more about the Fruit Harvesting & Processing industry. Throughout the Fall of 2021, IGNITE will host the Atlantic Food Automation Program across the pan-atlantic provinces. Each of these workshops will focus on a different food industry, highlighting the automation and digital advancements that are available in Atlantic Canada. Attending this event will give you access to automation firms and digital experts that can help grow your business and reduce the strain of labour shortages. Join us as we learn more about the products and services on the market, hear from organizations about their funding programs and tour automated facilities. This two-day event will consist of virtual and in-person elements, due to COVID-19 restrictions this event will only allow 25 attendees in-person. (Masks will be mandatory at all in-person events.)

Attracting and Retaining Top Tier Talent at Financial Firms – CHAMBER WEBINAR

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The recovery from COVID-19 shutdowns has revealed labor scarcity in many sectors, with the financial market being no exception. Attracting and retaining the best talent in today’s market has become difficult, especially at the junior level. This has become apparent in a large increase in starting salaries and signing bonuses. Labor scarcity also creates problems up the corporate chain as experience becomes less valued by companies. Please join us for a discussion on the challenges facing financial firms in hiring and retaining talent and how to attract the best talent in today’s market. MODERATOR: Matthew Midson, CEO, North America, CPQi, Inc. SPEAKERS: Grayson Blair, Managing Director, Summus Group. Maryanne Morrow, Founder & CEO, 9th Gear Technologies. REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Members: Free of Charge Non-Members: $15

Data Privacy and Compliance – Championing Security in your Organization

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Are you ready to make data privacy and security a priority in your organization? Then join this live Platform Power Hour session with Salesforce Practice Lead Prag Ravichandran Kamalaveni and Trailblazer Host (and Golden Hoodie recipient!) Farah Sherif as they discuss the importance of data privacy and how industry leaders are putting processes in place to safeguard information. They will cover how to take care of the sensitive field details captured in Salesforce and how to work towards building a robust solution to keep data security as a top priority in your own organization. A special Salesforce guest will join to provide a live demo and help answer your burning questions!

Let’s Get Personal: How Can Brand Identity Impact Your Website?

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Details *******Zoom link will be emailed out at 4pm Atlantic. If you signed up after that, DM Alison Knott for the link!******** -- 7:00: Zoom opens -- -- 7:10 Opening Remarks -- -- 7:15 Presentation: Let's Get Personal: How Can Brand Identity Impact Your Website? with Cassey Deveau Cassey Deveau is a Senior Digital Strategist from Halifax, Nova Scotia. While she specializes in paid media, her passion lies in integrated marketing, bringing together strategies that incorporate web, social, email, media, and offline tactics that follow the customer journey while staying true to the brand. She currently works full time at a media agency but spends a lot of her free time consulting on web projects to help small businesses improve their website's user experience, and find ways to let their unique brand shine through their online presence. -- 8:00 Happiness Bar -- Share your screen to get help, feedback, learn something new, or help a buddy out. Chat and get to know fellow WordPress bloggers, designers, and developers. -- 9:00 Finish up -- **Those who register for the event on meetup.com ZOOM link will be emailed at 4 PM ADT the day of the event*

Texas Technology Opportunities in the Defense & Security Industries

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Join the Consulate General of Canada in Dallas for a conversation about the Texas tech industry and how to navigate defense and security opportunities with the DoD and other state and federal departments in Texas. You will hear from Marcos Cervantes, Vice President, Operations of Capital Factory, Texas' center of gravity for entrepreneurs who will discuss how Canadian companies can best navigate Texas' defense and security ecosystem. Topics of discussion and format will include: Welcoming Remarks: Duane Robson, Senior Trade Commissioner and Andre Galuban, Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate in Dallas Texas Tech, Defense and Security Industry Overview: Marcos Cervantes, Vice President, Operations, Capital Factory Q&A and Closing Remarks  

QueerTech Qareers Virtual Fair

A National LGBTQ2S+ Virtual Job Fair Building the best companies starts with building diverse and inclusive teams. QueerTech Qareers Virtual Fair connects the skills of the queer community with employers who believe diversity is their greatest asset. Looking for your next tech position? Get started TODAY with the QueerTech Qareers Virtual Fair. Join us on November 4-5 as QueerTech connects you with Canada’s top tech employers. Let’s queer the tech ecosystem together! QueerTech’s Qareer fair will connect you with tech employers from startups to Fortune 500s interested in what you have to bring to the table. Come prepared to meet and chat with Canada’s leading employers. Be sure to: Prepare an electronic copy of your resume Update your LinkedIn Profile Be ready to connect virtually (Virtual event platform instructions coming soon) We believe in employment access for all. This event is FREE to attend.