About 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.


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.