Innovating Rural Communities


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.

Our Programs

IGNITE Northern


352 East River Road, New Glasgow

IGNITE Southern


208 Main Street, Yarmouth