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 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. The new space for Ignite in Pictou County will provide low-cost office space and internet, equipment, and professional services to reduce the financial burden normally faced by new companies.

Tenants at Ignite Labs in Pictou County will be able to access mentors with expertise in technology, finance, governance, commercialization, marketing, and law, and will benefit from working alongside like-minded creative people, sharing concepts, ideas, and experiences. Ignite in Pictou County will stimulate the growth of businesses and encourage the further adoption of innovative processes across industries in the region. By opening a second location, Ignite has reduced the barriers for entrepreneurs, startups, and existing businesses to innovate and achieve success in the northern region of Nova Scotia. Ignite in Pictou County will also increase its contribution to the growing Atlantic Canadian ecosystem that includes Ignite (Yarmouth, NS), Volta (Halifax, NS), Momentum (Sydney, NS), Venn Innovation (Moncton, NB), and The Genesis Centre (St. John’s, NL).

“Our goal in starting Ignite was to provide a space where an entrepreneur can work with other startups and access mentorship, resources, and advice that will help them grow and achieve success. Along with this, we hope to create a culture of innovation where we can support and help grow the vibrant industries in Nova Scotia.” – Doug Jones, President & CEO – Ignite Labs Inc.

“Ignite provides mentorship and programming to grow new and existing businesses and creating a community that fosters innovation is the key to success for Ignite. Pictou County presents countless opportunities to bring people together to support entrepreneurs and new businesses.” – Sebastian Green, Northern Regional Manager – Ignite Labs Inc.

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