NSBI Invests in Intelivote Systems Inc.

Jul 6, 2012

Intelivote Systems of Dartmouth is positioning itself to remain a leader in the market, stay competitive, and attract new contract opportunities, thanks to a significant investment by the province.

intelivoteThe province, through Nova Scotia Business Inc., is supporting its growth with a venture capital investment of $800,000.

"Supporting a world-leading company like Intelivote will help it to position itself to reach larger markets," Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris said today, July 6. "Intelivote's unique technology and its ability to seek global opportunities are in line with the jobsHere plan to help grow the economy."
Having secured most municipal elections in Nova Scotia, Intelivote Systems Inc. is aiming for national and international markets.

"The interest and demand for electronic voting services is significant, particularly from Ontario and British Columbia municipalities who will hold their next municipal elections in 2014," said Dean Smith, president and founder of Intelivote Systems Inc. "This investment from NSBI Venture Capital will help us add new features for our clients, and pursue new contracts in bigger markets."

Of the about 730,000 eligible voters in Nova Scotia, more than 490,000 will be able to vote using telephone, wireless devices or the Internet during the election period.

"The primary benefit is that electronic voting increases the accessibility and convenience of voting," said Mark Phillips, chief administrative officer of the town of Kentville. "We hope it will increase the voter count through all demographics."

Intelivote's unique features and integrated Internet and telephone voting sets them apart as a world leader in electronic voting technology.

"The company has already done the hard work of setting themselves apart as a world leader in its field," said Stephen Lund, president and CEO of NSBI. "We're looking to capitalize on the economic opportunity for the province by growing this business."

Intelivote is an electronic voting technology provider in Dartmouth. The company is globally recognized as a leader in electronic voting technology. For more information, visit Intelivote.com .

Nova Scotia Business Inc. is the province's private-sector-led business development agency. Through trade development, investment attraction, business financing and venture capital, NSBI helps local companies and attracts international businesses to Nova Scotia.