Ignite Events Calendar

    Tech Shy to Tech Savvy @ Ignite Labs Inc
    Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Tech Shy to Tech Savvy @ Ignite Labs Inc | Yarmouth | Nova Scotia | Canada


    When: August 8, 2019 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
    Where: Ignite, 208 Main Street, Yarmouth NS

    Lunch will be provided!

    About this Event:
    Tech Shy to Tech Savvy is a program where participants can learn fundamental digital skills in a
    no-pressure environment. Leveraging community-based classes, the program provides
    equipment and one-on-one support with accelerated learning for citizens in need of more in-
    depth experience.
    The seven module course has been designed for easy learning and will touch on key aspects of
    integrating technology into daily life. These topics include understanding computing, connecting
    to the internet and navigating the web, being safe with personal information, protecting privacy
    and data, creating a social media presence, and more!

    About the Presenters:
    Infinitus Academy is a team of passionate mentors that works with community groups to identify
    connections between achievements in different aspects of life and the foundations of success.
    Their mission is to create a safe space where people in the community are able to come
    together and build their knowledge and capacity.

    Socially Savvy: Creating an Effective Social Media Marketing Strategy for 2019 and Beyond @ Ignite Labs Inc
    Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Socially Savvy: Creating an Effective Social Media Marketing Strategy for 2019 and Beyond @ Ignite Labs Inc | Yarmouth | Nova Scotia | Canada

    Socially Savvy: Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy for 2019 and Beyond!

    Address: 208 Main Street, Yarmouth NS B5A 1C6

    Ignite Labs is thrilled to welcome back local social media strategist and influencer, Denise Alison.

    It’s 2019, and you probably don’t need any convincing that social media can play an important role in the growth of your business. But, you might be faced with some challenges such as…

    • You’re not sure what to post on social media, or when to post it;
    • Lacking consistency when it comes to posting;
    • The social media updates that you do post receive very little activity or feedback;
    • Feeling like you’re wasting time that could be better spent elsewhere;
    • What you’re doing now isn’t working.

    If any of these sound like you, you are invited to:

    Socially Savvy: Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy for 2019 and Beyond!

    What is it?

    A full day workshop designed to help businesses and entrepreneurs develop social media content and a strategy that helps them save time and attract more of their target customers.

    Why is this important?

    More than 40% of consumers use social media to research brands or products, and this number is growing daily. Your business needs a strong social media presence that is strategically crafted to capture the attention of your audience.

    Who’s it for

    Businesses and entrepreneurs who are willing to commit to improving their social media content and build and implement an effective social media strategy.

    Tell me more

    This full day workshops will cover what you need to know to build a profitable social media presence.

    Participants will leave this workshop with:

    • An outline for a custom social media marketing strategy that attracts your target audience
    • A content calendar so that you know EXACTLY what to post over the next 6 weeks (and a plan to replicate it for beyond)
    • Social media posts created especially for your business with your audience in mind
    • An understanding of the current social media landscape
    • A clear outline of the best next steps for your business

    Your Instructor

    Denise Alison is a speaker with a gift for engagement. From years of experience with live video, she brings her passion for Social Media, her crackling sense of humour and—of course—breadth of knowledge on all things social media to the room.

    With social media changing faster than you can double tap on Instagram, there are thousands of resources out there for you to learn this yourself. Denise aims to cut out the trial and error, providing you with insight and actionable steps that will leave you with a sense of purpose at the end the session.

    Denise has spoken at events across North America and recently had the opportunity to speak in NYC about her insights on incorporate live video into your social media strategy to generate more revenue.

    Lunch will be provided for this event.

    Design Thinking Bootcamp @ Ignite Labs
    Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Design Thinking Bootcamp @ Ignite Labs


    Having a strong understanding of design thinking processes and principles can be a
    game-changer for collaborative teams working to enhance or diversify product offerings.
    Companies such as Apple, Coca Cola, and Walt Disney, for example, all practice
    design thinking and see 10-year returns yielding 2.19 times that of the S&P 500.

    In partnership with Volta, this Design Thinking Bootcamp at Ignite, led by Christine
    Hamblin (BCA, BSc, MTEI), Atlantic Innovation Lead at Accenture, you will discover and
    apply the five phases of the design thinking process – empathize, define, ideate,
    prototype and test – to your organization’s challenges or pain points. Through various
    hands-on activities and lessons, this design thinking bootcamp will force you to
    challenge your assumptions, redefine the problem your company is facing, and help you
    gain a real understanding of your users. From there, you will be able to iterate on or
    create a better, more effective solution for your business.

    To make the most of this two-day bootcamp, come prepared with a pain point or
    problem your company is experiencing (or we will identify one) to tackle together.
    Following this bootcamp, you will become the champion of Design Thinking within your
    organization, leading the charge when it comes to framing and solving problems
    creatively, and shaking up your organization’s product offerings.

    This workshop will be held at 208 Main Street, Yarmouth Nova Scotia, B5A 1C6. Lunch will be provided.