About Ignite

Southwestern Nova Scotia’s Innovation Hub

Ignite Labs is an arm’s length think (and do) tank, where smart entrepreneurial people work together to solve complex business problems without the corporate HQ restrictions. By providing structure, mentoring and partnerships for startup companies to operate in a lean startup environment, solve problems and prototype outside of the corporate world. Ignite Labs will encourage entrepreneurial growth in the technology sector, the oceans sector and the tourism sector in the Southwestern Region of Nova Scotia.

Along with providing an entrepreneurial environment, Ignite Labs is creating a technology culture in the region by engaging youth in solutions for challenges being faced both in the region and beyond. Through the outreach programs we are encouraging youth to explore technology entrepreneurship as a career path.

Our Goals

What we want to do

  • Provide world-class mentorship and support to new startup and potential entrepreneurs.
  • Encourage the establishment of new startups.
  • Develop growth and maturity in existing startups.
  • Develop community-driven education and support frameworks.
  • Create a home for the startup community.

Our Focus

We’re building a community where entrepreneurs can come together to learn from each other, grow their companies and expand to global markets.

Providing a physical space and technology is a longterm investment to grow industry in Southwestern Nova Scotia, leading to more new companies, jobs, innovation, products, exports and wealth.