10 Rural Nova Scotia Startups to Watch in 2023

If you're looking for innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, you don't need to limit your search to major cities. Rural areas are home to some of the most exciting startups in the world, and Nova...

How Startup Incubators Help Small Businesses Grow

Lots of resources are available to entrepreneurs, but they aren’t always easy to find. Luckily, there’s one resource that makes other resources readily available. Startup Incubators are...

Top 10 Reasons Why Rural Nova Scotia is the Best Place to Start Your Business

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4 Innovative Startups Tackling Waste Reduction in Nova Scotia’s Rural Communities

Sustainability and waste reduction are problems facing all of Nova Scotia, especially in rural areas. At IGNITE, we want to support innovative startups that are stepping up to the challenge of...


We support innovative startups and founders bring their ideas to life and grow their startups into thriving businesses.


We help traditional industries throughout Atlantic Canada innovate through programming, corporate challenges, and working with industry professionals.


We believe in exposing youth to Entrepreneurship and STEAM programming.  Building the future innovators in Rural Communities.







Reception area in IGNITE’s coworking space in New Glasgow

Why Us?

IGNITE Atlantic is a rural innovation hub that brings people together to explore how to make change possible in rural communities. IGNITE aims to create a culture of innovation by exposing youth to STEAM & Entrepreneurship, giving startups the support and resources to help them succeed and working with traditional industries to find solutions to big problems and create global opportunities for these sectors.  

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