Innovating Rural Communities

About IGNITE

IGNITE is a local innovation hub where ideas become reality. Entrepreneurs, small businesses, and large industries all benefit from the structure, mentorship, and opportunities provided by IGNITE. We encourage everyone to explore how they can make change possible in a rural community. By engaging youth, communities, startups, and industry to find solutions for challenges being faced in the region, IGNITE is creating a local culture of innovation.

With our partner organizations we host events, programs, and projects to help everyone learn the fundamentals of starting a business, how to use technology to grow your business, and where to find resources to help you transition your businesses. Follow us on social media for all of the upcoming event and news!

Our Team

Doug Jones

CEO/Founder

902-748-1504

doug@igniteatlantic.com

Erin Nickerson

Startup Success Manager

902-746-4202

erin@igniteatlantic.com

Danielle Surette

Executive Assistant & 

Marketing Coordinator

902-815-6585

danielle@igniteatlantic.com

Kiah-Jade Bonnar

Industry Project Manager

902-802-1409

kiah-jade@igniteatlantic.com

Tristin Mabey

Youth Program Coordinator

902-331-1160

tristin@igniteatlantic.com

Lloyd MacDougall


Operations Manager 

902-740-0621

lloyd@igniteatlantic.com

Our INTERNS

Jonathan Femi-Cole

Co-op Student

M.A Management & Leadership

Graduate from Western University.

Mariana Rincon

Co-op Student 

First Year Engineering Student

Dalhousie University 

Thidas Senanayaka

Co-op Student 

Operations Associate

Fourth year Student at Western University 

 

 

Madhu Nathani

Co- op Student 

Third year Management and

organizational Studies 

Chris Fleming 

Co-op Student 

Second year business student at

St.FX University.

Digital Marketing Specialist

 

Anna Ma

Co-op Student

Growth Marketing Associate 

Computer Science at Western University 

Horace Choi 

Co-op Student

First year Student at Ryerson

University in Creative Industries

Marketing and growth Associate

Dylan Landry

Co-op Student 

Second year Business Student 

Acadia University

Digital Marketing Specialist 

Contact

IGNITE Northern

902-331-1160

352 East River Road, New Glasgow

tristin@igniteatlantic.com

IGNITE CENTRAL

902-802-1409

264 Herring Cove Rd #100, Halifax  

kiah-jade@igniteatlantic.com

IGNITE Southern

902-746-0795

208 Main Street, Yarmouth

danielle@igniteatlantic.com