News ReleasesMinister Davis Congratulates Award Winning Local E-Commerce Platform
May 15, 2020
The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today congratulated Oliver POS on winning the Gerry Pond Sales Award at Propel ICT’s Incite Accelerator Program virtual demo day.
The Gerry Pond Sales Award is a $25,000 prize that is given to a company in the program that excels in building a scalable, repeatable sales process while participating in Incite programming.
Oliver POS is a cloud-based point of sale (POS) plug-in designed for WooCommerce sites. This innovative company provides small businesses with retail shops a very cost effective and customizable way to add a point of sale system to their e-commerce site. The plug-in integrates with a business’ WooCommerce website to track sales, inventory and customers, providing custom reports for better management information.
Along with Oliver POS, two other companies based in Newfoundland and Labrador – TotaliQ and Milk Moovement – completed Propel ICT’s Incite Accelerator Program and pitched their businesses to potential investors.
Propel ICT is a regional accelerator for technology start-ups, serving all four provinces in Atlantic Canada. The Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation contributes approximately $140,000 per year towards this highly effective and valuable project.
“The Provincial Government is committed to supporting technology start-ups such as Oliver POS in their efforts to scale up and contribute to our economic growth. Congratulations to Mathias Nielsen and the team at Oliver POS on their recent success, and to the other Newfoundland and Labrador based companies, TotaliQ and Milk Moovement, for their work in the Incite program. Propel ICT delivers programming needed by start-ups in our province, and our government is pleased to join other Atlantic Canadian provinces and ACOA with funding support.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Innovation and Industry