What is Ignite Labs?

Ignite Labs is an arm’s length think (and do) tank, where smart entrepreneurial people work together to solve complex business problems without the corporate HQ restrictions. By providing structure, mentoring and partnerships for startup companies to operate in a lean startup environment, solve problems and prototype outside of the corporate world. Ignite Labs will encourage entrepreneurial growth in the technology sector, the oceans sector and the tourism sector in the Southwestern Region of Nova Scotia.

Along with providing an entrepreneurial environment, Ignite Labs is creating a technology culture in the region by engaging youth in solutions for challenges being faced both in the region and beyond. Through the outreach programs we are encouraging youth to explore technology entrepreneurship as a career path.

Latest News from Ignite Labs

Launch Oceans Event November 30-December 1, 2018

IGNITE LABS LAUNCH OCEANS EVENT The ocean sector directly generates 8.1% of Nova Scotia’s GDP with an economic impact of $2.6 billion. Large multimillion dollar funding programs from both the provincial and federal government ensure that there will be...

Outside the Box Challenge – Student Innovation at work

Student Innovation Showcase of Student Innovation in the Outside the Box Challenge Event Student innovation was showcased at the Ignite Labs Outside the Box Challenge.  Business students from the NSCC Burridge and Digby Campus we challenged to solve a real-world...

Open For Innovation

Did you know that there is funding available for the makers, builders & creators of Rural Nova Scotia? The Rural Innovation District is a partnership between the Province of Nova Scotia and the NSCC.  The Rural Innovation District provides funding to...

Business Innovation in Rural Nova Scotia

  Business and community leaders from across the province gathered in Yarmouth today, Oct. 23, to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation in Nova Scotia’s businesses. More than 200 Nova Scotians attended Innovation Fete at Nova Scotia Community College’s...

Young Women’s Grant for Entrepreneurs

October 18th 2018 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm Ignite Labs is excited to parter with Goodness to Go Energy and Connecting Women in Business Group to offer a $1000 grant and mentorship to females between the ages of 16 and 30 to help launch their new business ventures.  We...