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Four Start-Ups Selected for Second Cohort of 2023-2024 GreenShoots

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Bioenterprise Canada CorporationGreenspring Bioinnovation Hub and Invest Nova Scotia are announcing the companies selected for their latest GreenShoots program intake. Each start-up receives up to $40,000 and business guidance from seasoned professionals to put their plans into action.

This is the eighth cohort for GreenShoots, an initiative launched in 2020 to support early stage Nova Scotia companies focused on innovation in agriculture, food, bioproducts, clean technology, and related sectors.

Below are the four start-ups selected for GreenShoots this round.

BioLabMate – Sarika Kumari, Sanjay Dubey – Sydney – $40,000
Ocean-based materials to replace single-use plastic waste from research labs and medical facilities

Genuine Taste – Emily Farrar, Pooya Mamaghani – Sydney – genuinetaste.co – $40,000
Cell-cultured fat to improve the taste of alternative meat

HOPE Pet Food – Sofia Bonilla – Dartmouth – hopepetfood.ca – $40,000
Nutritious and sustainable pet food with ingredients from insects, algae and fungi

Profillet – Greg Potter, Doug McNish, Ricardo Martinez, Steve George, Laura Hackl – Halifax – profillet.ca – $30,000
Nutritious and affordable whole-cut, plant-based fish fillets

Learn more about GreenShoots.

Bioenterprise Canada Corporation
Bioenterprise is Canada's food and agritech engine, bringing more than 15 years of industry experience to help businesses connect, innovate and grow. With expert commercialization services, mentorship, public and private funding, and national and global networking, Bioenterprise will help scale your business to create sector-wide impact. www.bioenterprise.ca

Greenspring Bioinnovation Hub
The Greenspring Bioinnovation Hub (formerly Nova Scotia Innovation Hub) was established in 2015 to foster opportunities in the bioeconomy. The organization works to transform Nova Scotia’s renewable resources into opportunities for the province’s economy and people. It is focused on improving access to feedstock supply, fostering collaborations to capitalize on the growing demand for low-carbon products, and providing financial support to help companies achieve critical commercialization milestones. For more information, please visit greenspringbio.ca.

Invest Nova Scotia
Invest Nova Scotia offers programs, services, advice, and other resources that Nova Scotia companies need to grow. Early stage deep technology start-ups are a key focus area for the organization, supporting them through venture capital, incubation facilities, expert advice, and other acceleration initiatives. For more information, visit www.investnovascotia.ca.