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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.











IGNITE launches a free platform to help businesses get online

IGNITE, in partnership with St. John’s Board of Trade, Startup Zone PEI, and Nova Scotia Business Inc., are launching a new platform to help Atlantic Canadian businesses get online.   Open to any business, in any industry, anywhere in Atlantic Canada, e-port is a...

Province Invests in New Businesses, Innovation

The province is investing $750,000 to help startup businesses seize opportunities emerging from COVID-19. Business incubators Volta, Ignite and the Organization for Nova Scotia Innovation-Driven Enterprise (ONSIDE) will receive funding to help new businesses get off...

IGNITE Awarded National Award

IGNITE has been awarded the CANIE Award for Social Innovation for the Atlantic Region.       The award recognizes organizations that have achieved excellence and innovation in social impact. The team at IGNITE is extremely excited about this recognition...

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