Posts tagged startup
Giving Back: Genesis Grad Verafin Supports Local Start-up Community

Verafin was born in 2003 at the Genesis Centre, when founders Jamie King, Raymond Pretty and Brendan Brothers decided to take the technology they used to build robots for the mining industry and apply it in a new way to help fight financial crime. Since then, Verafin has grown to a staff of over 200 people, operates in over 1500 financial institutions, and has won countless awards as one of Atlantic Canada’s top employers. Today, Verafin is giving back to the next generation of great start-ups.

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In the Workshop with: Agile Sensors

For the next installment of the In the Workshop series, Genesis is profiling Agile Sensors Technologies Inc.. Agile is a Genesis Centre portfolio company that started as a Research & Development project within Memorial University of Newfoundland. Agile was formally founded in 2014, and has since become one of the most interesting and innovative companies in Newfoundland and Labrador, with an innovative office to boot. Take a visual tour!

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The Best Canadian Tech Kickstarter Projects Happening Right Now

From the electron microscope, to Kerosene, to the Walkie-Talkie, Canadians have always had amazing ideas for tech innovations. The ideas for innovations haven’t changed, they’re just occupying a different space: Kickstarter. With Genesis portfolio company Empowered Homes anticipated to launch a Kickstarter project for their Mysa smart thermostat, we thought it was a great time to see all that our country has to offer.

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Pitch & Pick, the Election Convention Edition, is coming Friday, April 15th!

On Friday, April 15th, the Genesis Centre will be hosting the Election Convention edition of Pitch & Pick. Hosted at Bitters Pub on MUN campus the public is invited to attend the event and participate. While participants get to pitch their idea, the audience then gets to vote for the best innovation. For more updates on Pitch & Pick and other Genesis Centre events, follow us on social media.

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Spotlight on Empowered Homes

In the fight against climate change, one company is stepping up to the challenge and wants to help homeowners save on their energy bills. Empowered Homes, the newest company accepted into the Genesis Centre, conducts home energy inspections. These audits educate homeowners about energy conservation and energy efficiency; the benefits of the audits include lowering heating costs for the homeowners and reducing emissions in the environment.

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