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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 operate, grow, and create, 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.

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Ignite News

IGNITE Tenants win $100,000 in Spark Innovation Challenge

Three tenants from Ignite Labs Inc. (IGNITE) have won a collective total of $100,000 in the Spark Innovation Challenge. This challenge is focused on supporting startups in rural communities across Nova Scotia who are doing amazing things but aren’t always noticed....

Lobster Bait Challenge Winner Announced

Tina Comeau (tina.comeau@tricountyvanguard.ca) YARMOUTH, N.S. — Vince Stuart had 30,000 reasons to smile when he was announced the winner of a lobster bait challenge in Yarmouth. But he was coy when it came to one thing – actual details about his bait entry that had...

Ignite Labs Opens Pictou County Location

Ignite Labs Inc. has opened a second rural innovation hub in Pictou County at 39 Acadia Avenue this month to support the rural startup community in the northern region of Nova Scotia. Ignite is Nova Scotia’s rural innovation hub where entrepreneurs, startups, and...

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