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Amplify brings global experts to Halifax to prepare Atlantic Canada for rapid growth

Startup accelerator program Propel ICT, in partnership with Alongside and GrowthHackers.com, is hosting its first edition of Amplify. The one-day event will invite startups, marketers, and entrepreneurs from Atlantic Canada and elsewhere to Halifax to learn from global growth marketing experts. Held on March 28 at Pier 21, the event will offer attendees hands-on workshops to “amplify” their approach and mindset towards growing their companies.

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Entrevestor

Propel ICT names first growth cohort

Propel ICT, Atlantic Canada’s IT startup accelerator, has announced the first round of companies selected to its Growth program,  which aims to help established innovation companies grow more quickly. The eight entrants include companies that have graduated from accelerators in the U.S. For example, Moncton-based Alongside is a graduate of the 500 Startups accelerator in Silicon Valley, and Eosense of Dartmouth went through the Surge Ventures accelerator in Houston.

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Betakit

Why we chose to rebrand our startup (and what it means to rebrand)

If you find this blog post, it means I will no longer be the CEO of Qimple… instead, as of September 26, I find myself CEO of Alongside, our newly rebranded company. So far, the feedback has been amazing, but I had a lot of people ask me why we rebranded and what went into the process of making the change. So I decided to do a recap of why and how we did it. The decision to rebrand was an easy one. Let me explain: Quimple, Qimble, Kimple, Pimple, Dimple, Quimpool, Quipel, Kimble, Q-imple, and the list goes on.

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Betakit

Qimple wants to change perception of doing business in Atlantic Canada with $1.1 million seed round 

Moncton-based HR software company Qimple has raised $1.1 million in seed funding. Qimple — which raised an initial investment of $500,000 from 500 Startups — received the $1.1 million investment from the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, with participation from Green Century Investment. Qimple’s total funding to date is $1.6 million.

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Betakit

CareGuide makes strategic investment in fellow startup Qimple 

Toronto’s CareGuide is known for making its own road. The care marketplace startup, which has a portfolio of sites like Sitter.com and Housekeeper.com, has taken a unique approach to fundraising and growth: predominantly raising $4 million in seed funding from over 70 angel investors, and convincing RBC to supply $1 million in debt financing to gobble up the competitor which inspired its business. Today, CareGuide announced a strategic investment in Moncton-based Qimple.

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Huddle

Seven startups to watch in New Brunswick

New Brunswick’s increasingly strong startup community is making a name for the province on the global tech stage. There’s also an evolving entrepreneurial “ecosystem,” with supporting organizations like Propel ICT, Fredericton’s Planet Hatch and Moncton’s Venn. New Brunswick startups may start small but they have big goals.

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Chronicle Herald

N.B. online recruiters Qimple hit big time

Yves Boudreau is so thrilled to be participating in the San Francisco accelerator 500 Startups that his voice seems to glow with California sunshine.

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Techvibes

Moncton's Qimple joins 500 Startups

A month after revealing it’s attracted an impressive set of investors, Qimple has been accepted into one of the best-known accelerators in the world.

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Chronicle Herald

Moncton’s Qimple goes for glory

Online firm’s tracking, assessment systems make life easier for applicants, recuiters

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CBC

New Moncton-based software will help companies find employees

A Moncton entrepreneur is getting ready to launch a software program to help companies find employees.

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