Atlantic Canada

The Best of Atlantic Canada

We've crossed the country and made it all the way to the eastern end of the country: Atlantic Canada at last.

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The Peak's Atlantic Canada Power Players

Founder and Co-CEO, the Ginger Agency

Andrew Bedford

Andrew Bedford is the Founder and Co-CEO of the Ginger Agency, alongside his wife, Kerry Wells. Andrew founded Ginger by accident. He was a 27 year old designer whose community passion led him to leave his job to focus on providing pro-bono marketing support to nonprofits. A decade later, Ginger is a leading digital marketing agency in Atlantic Canada. Ginger represents New Brunswick in The Canadian Agency Network, an exclusive national network of marketing agencies.

Co-Founder, Passiv

Brendan Young

Brendan is originally from Trinidad and Tobago, a twin island in the Caribbean. He migrated to Canada with the goal of becoming an entrepreneur. After working in tech for a few years and building a passion for helping people to become financially independent, he and a friend decided to form Passiv.

Co-Founder and CEO, Doobtool

Brett Evans

Brett Evans jumped into the budding cannabis industry with the goal  to not only make amazing products for cannabis consumers to safely and easily transport and prepare cannabis, which is the first of its kind but to also use his brand and product to chip away at the stigmas related to cannabis use and the people who consume it.

Founder and CEO, AtlantiCann

Christine Halef

Manager, health professional, entrepreneur, pharmacist, Christine Halef is the driving force behind the creation of AtlantiCann Medical Inc., a Health Canada regulated licensed producer of cannabis with a Cultivation, Processing and Sales License.

Founder, threesixfive

Dave Culligan

Dave is the founder of threesixfive, a creative agency specializing in video content & digital strategy that was born in Halifax and expanded to Toronto last year. The agency's name is an homage to a project where he created a 1 minute video on iphone every day for a year.

CEO, Beauceron Security

David Shipley

David leads a team that's pioneered a cloud-based platform that gives employees a powerful personal cyber-risk coach empowering them to improve their cybersecurity practices and behaviours.

Founder and CEo, Motyrx

Dr. Franziska Broell

Dr. Franziska Broell holds a PhD in Oceanography (Dalhousie University, Canada). Dr. Broell is a peer-reviewed author and has > 5 years of experience as a CEO. She has grown the team at Motryx to 10 employees and raised a 1.5 Million CAD Pre-seed round to support the development and clinical validation of Motryx’s core product, VitalQC.

President, NovaResp

Dr. Hamed Hanafi

Dr. Hanafi is an electrical engineer and holds a PhD in biomedical engineering. His area of expertise is technology related to respiratory diagnosis, monitoring and therapy. He is trained in the commercialization of medical devices, has innovated in multiple startup med-tech companies and holds (or has pending) multiple patents in the field of lung health. Dr. Hanafi founded NovaResp in 2016 and has been able to leverage a minimal amount of private equity with grants to reach the current stage of the company.

CEO, SmartSkin

Evan Justason

Evan is an experienced leader with world class expertise in manufacturing process improvement and analytics.  A visionary thinker, Evan has a proven track record of seeking out and leading step change innovations over a career spanning 15 years in the canning, food processing, and heavy industrial manufacturing sectors.

Co-Founder and CEO, The Farmers' Truck

Frederic LaForge

Frederic Laforge is the Co-founder and CEO of The Farmers' Truck, an international social enterprise founded and headquartered in New Brunswick

Founder and CEO, Coloursmith Labs

Gabrielle Masone

Gabrielle is an organizer, educator, and vision care advocate, currently leading the innovative optical technologies company Coloursmith Labs Inc, and serving as Chairperson of the Board of Materials Atlantic.

President, CarbonCure Technologies

Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer is President of clean technology company CarbonCure Technologies. CarbonCure's technology chemically repurposes waste carbon dioxide during the concrete manufacturing process to make greener and stronger concrete.

The Biscuit Eater Cafe & Books

Jessika Hepburn

Jessica took over Oh My! Handmade Goodness in 2010 and started offering articles, advocacy, and community for the global maker movement. She grew it to 50+ contributors from around the world reaching millions of visitors a month and became a leader in the handmade community advocating ethics, best practices, and peer support. In 2016 her and her family purchased and began operating the The Biscuit Eater Cafe & Books.

CEO, Mysa

Josh Green

When Josh gets out of bed in the morning he asks himself “What am I doing today to help fight climate change?” This question has shaped almost every aspect of his life. Combined with his passion for technology and for putting together talented teams, has led to his current role as CEO of Mysa Smart Thermostats.

Founder and CTO, Novalte

Michael Cullen

Michael is Irish and an electronic engineer. He has more than 10 years of experience working in the Assistive Technology field in Ontario and helped over 400 individuals, including kids with physical disabilities, ageing adults, and those with acquired injury, to live more independently.

Founder and CEO, Graphite Innovation & Technologies

Mo AlGermozi

Mo is the Founder and CEO of Graphite Innovation & Technologies, Canada’s leading advanced materials engineering firm focused on delivering disruptive uses for graphene and its applications.

Founder and CEO, KorrAI

Rahul Anand

Rahul participated in the Bilateral India-Canada Entrepreneurship Program (2019) and moved to Canada last year. His interest in creating data-driven products and services led him to develop an AI-assisted platform to help extract insights from Earth Observation Data. The KorrAI platform is aimed at the mining, mineral exploration and environmental services sector, especially targeting the $109 billion-dollar Canadian mining industry.

Co-Founder and VP, Change Is Brewing Collective

Shekara Grant

Shekara is a co-founder and Vice President of Change Is Brewing Collective which is a community organization that focuses on promoting racial inclusion in the craft beverage industry.

The Peak's Fast Growing Atlantic Canadian Businesses

Aurea

Aurea develops and manufactures portable renewable energy systems for the global market. Their first product, the Shine Turbine, is an ultra-compact, wind turbine charger that allows people to harness the wind to charge handheld electronics while operating or on-the-go. It will be available on Kickstarter June 8th.

CarbonCure

CarbonCure manufactures a retrofit carbon removal technology that is installed inconcrete plants around the world. The technology injects carbon dioxide (CO2) capturedby industrial gas companies into concrete during mixing, enabling concrete producers tocreate high-performing, more sustainable concrete with a reduced carbon footprint whilegaining a competitive advantage.

Coloursmith Labs

Coloursmith has developed breakthrough optical filtering technology. The technology manipulates light passing through lenses - allowing you to see a super-coloured world, while protecting your vision. Proudly based in Halifax, Nova Scotia,the team is set to show you that extraordinary vision is within reach.

Cultivated EcoSystems

Cultivated EcoSystems is a bio-tech solution putting soil health back into the hands of growers. Founded by two rural Moms who were fed up with how hard it was to find effective, safe and affordable plant nutrition.

Graphite Innovation & Technologies

GIT is a leading Canadian materials engineering firm focused on delivering disruptive uses for graphene technologies. GIT works in partnership with its customers using its proprietary “bottom up” process for the production of high specification graphene. GIT owns the intellectual property and know-how behind this process.

Kraken Robotics

Kraken Robotics is a marine technology company engaged in the design, development, and marketing of advanced sonar and laser sensors and systems and subsea power solutions for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles for military and commercial applications. They are recognized as world-leading innovators of Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) – a revolutionary underwater imaging technology providing ultra-high-resolution imagery at superior coverage rates which dramatically improves seabed surveys.

Motryx

Motryx has worked closely with various hospitals over Europe and in North America to provide a quality control solution that allow labs to validate their transport systems accurately. The VitalVial (the sensor) is a diagnostic quality control sample that measures parameters (vibration, temperature, pressure) which are known to affect accuracy of blood tests and diagnostics. In combination with cloud software and advanced analytics, VitalQC provides a new quality assurance standard in the blood sample transportation industry. Motryx is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia but has employees across Canada.

Mysa

Mysa’s mission is to fight climate change. Mysa works to provide a simple solution to homeowners and businesses looking to reduce their energy consumption and save on their electric bills. The company strives to produce smart, innovative, and environmentally-friendly technology that enriches the lives of people and the planet.

NovaResp

NovaResp's AI driven software, cMAP™, is a platform respiratory monitoring and therapy technology for ventilators. cMAP™’s primary focus is on predicting and preventing respiratory events on positive airway pressure (PAP) machines as a software upgrade. cMAP™ is the basis of the next generation of PAP machines that are portable and comfortable leading to drastic increase in patient adherence.

Novalte

Novalte is the Managed Service for Independence. The patented emitto™ Hub seamlessly connects existing smart technologies into a single platform; providing an intuitive user-interface best suited for the individual’s environment and needs. The service is extremely flexible and can adapt to a wide range of locations and settings.

Passiv

Passiv is a portfolio management tool that's designed to make it easier for self-directed investors to manage and grow their wealth. Passiv empowers its users to take their financial life into their own hands. Users can build their own personalized indexes, robo-advisory services and be their household's asset manager.

ReelData

ReelData holds two things to be true: land-based aquaculture is the future the world needs and the ambitious goals held by farmers require a solution built specifically for them. For these reasons, ReelData embarked on a mission to provide customized data and automation to land-based farmers.

Smartskin Technologies

Smart Skin Technologies provides a state-of-the-art system for measuring line pressure and 3D orientation in glass, can, PET, and many secondary and tertiary packaging lines. By embedding the Quantifeel™ sensor into a line, the dynamic effect of pressure and movement exerted on the device can be observed in real-time and analyzed to understand the effect operational parameters have on line performance, improving efficiency, reducing wastage and minimizing downtime.

Stay Golden Custom

Stay Golden Custom is an Atlantic Canadian based custom printing and merchandising company. From their head office in Hunter River, Prince Edward Island they work with companies, teams and brands from across Canada to help develop and produce premium custom clothing lines.

The Peak's Atlantic Canadian Businesses Giving Back

Change is Brewing Collective

Change Is Brewing Collective partners with local breweries and cideries to create beverages that bring communities together and share the untold histories of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) folks in Nova Scotia. Our partners donate the profits from our collaborations to Change Is Brewing Collective and other community projects supporting BIPOC youth and community.

Ginger Design Agency

The Ginger team charges their batteries by using their skills to make the world a better place. they regularly support projects that touch on poverty reduction, equality, diversity, and the arts. Ginger also has a long standing commitment to donate 5% of our proceeds to a local Community Foundation.

Moonshine Creek Distillery

Founded by brothers Joshua and Jeremiah Clark. The brothers believe in being active members in their community. Raised in a big family, in a small community if they see an opportunity to help others in need, they will have a discussion about to help. Lending a hand to help others and being charitable is part of our upbringing and our culture.

Saint Mary’s University Entrepreneurship Centre

Saint Mary’s University Entrepreneurship Centre (SMUEC) is a leading provider of university-based business support services in Atlantic Canada. Over the past 30 years, SMUEC has worked to enhance our community’s prosperity by helping business and student leaders reach their entrepreneurial potential. Recognized regionally, nationally and globally for our programs, SMUEC supports its clients through consulting, training, promoting entrepreneurship and cultivating community connections.

The Farmers' Truck

The Farmers' Truck is an international social enterprise founded and headquartered in New Brunswick. They empower food security champions all over North America to start a mobile farmers' market in their community.

Trailway Brewing

In late 2018  Trailway purchased the 57-year-old Bowl-A-Drome from its original owner, the oldest continuously owned bowling alley in North America, to keep the bowling spirit alive on the northside of Fredericton.  Both fouunders grew up on the northside, sothey knew the significance of the bowling alley within the community, each of them having fond memories of going there as children, youth, and into adulthood.  Renovating it and rebranding it as The Drome, they sought to bring in a younger audience and rekindle the love of the sport into the community

threesixfive

threesixfive's mission statement is "building community through creativity." They're constantly trying to learn how to better serve the community. The agency supports a number of causes through pro-bono work including The Black Atlantic Experience, A Home of Their Own, and have raised money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada and Movember.