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What is IGNITE?

IGNITE is Nova Scotia’s rural innovation hub where entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses work together. By providing structure, mentorship, and opportunities for startups to create, grow, and operate, IGNITE is encouraging everyone to explore entrepreneurship as a career path without restrictions.

IGNITE encourages the growth of entrepreneurship in Nova Scotia across industries, including technology sectors, oceans sectors, and tourism sectors. By engaging youth, communities, and businesses to find solutions for challenges being faced in the region, IGNITE is creating a culture of entrepreneurship in rural Nova Scotia.

Building Amazing Companies

IGNITE is Nova Scotia’s Rural
Innovation Hub & Business Incubator

Our goal is to accelerate new startups by providing access to technology,
resources and mentorship to help them grow.
Open to any industry or sector,
we are here to help push your ideas and business to new levels.

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IGNITE NEWS

How COVID-19 Affects Rural Business

As times are changing daily, the challenges of doing business in rural areas grow larger. Many businesses have successfully pivoted their products and services online, or contact-free purchasing. However, not all businesses have the opportunity to do so. They face...

Ignite Labs helping N.S. frontline and health-care workers during COVID-19 pandemic

By: Tina Comeau Yarmouth Regional Hospital medical laboratory assistants Lori Penney, Melissa Deveau and Laura Amirault show their appreciation to Ignite Labs for ear savers to wear with their masks and to Coastal Financial Credit Union for covering Ignite's costs for...

COVE and IGNITE sign MOU for collaboration of expertise in the ocean tech sector | News Release

April 9, 2019 (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) – The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) and IGNITE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the regional ocean innovation network, commercialization of new technologies, and to propel...

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