ABOUT IGNITE ATLANTIC

What is IGNITE Atlantic

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 engaging youth, communities, startups and industries to find solutions and create opportunities.

What makes IGNITE unique is we create coalitions with different industries to innovate new solutions that can be applied to existing challenges that our province is facing – across many different sectors.

We encourage everyone to explore how they can make change possible in a rural community by engaging youth, communities, entrepreneurs, and industry.

IGNITE’s goal is to be the key resource for innovative businesses throughout rural Nova Scotia.

With our partner organizations we host events, programs, and projects to help anyone 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.

Innovation

Growth

Launch

Learn

Support

Network

The IGNITE Atlantic Team

Doug Jones

Doug Jones

CEO/Founder

Wade Cleveland

Wade Cleveland

IGNITE Southern Site Lead

Anamika Saxena

Anamika Saxena

Project Coordinator

Wes Surrett

Wes Surrett

Northern Regional Manager

Reilley Perrins

Reilley Perrins

IGNITE Northern Site Lead

Monica Rivers

Monica Rivers

Community Engagement Specialist

The IGNITE Atlantic Board of Directors

Chris Crowell

Chris Crowell

Board Chair - Tidal Venture Partners

Jim Hanlon

Jim Hanlon

Vice-Chair - Retired CEO COVE

Mev Joshua

Mev Joshua

Treasurer - Benjamin Bridge

Joey Jollymore

Joey Jollymore

Board Member - VP Sobeys

Charlotte Murray

Charlotte Murray

Board Member - Propel

Julien Lambert

Julien Lambert

Board Member - CEO Atlantic Wild

Matthew Doucette

Matthew Doucette

Board Member - CEO XONA Games

Malary Schurman

Malary Schurman

Board Member - Microsoft for Startups

Marc Njoh

Marc Njoh

Board Member - Crown Attorney

Howard Thaw

Howard Thaw

Board Member - CEO Help VC

Doug Jones

Doug Jones

CEO IGNITE Atlantic

INNOVATIVE STARTUPS

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

INDUSTRY 4.0

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

ENTREPRENEURIAL YOUTH

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