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The Ocean Startup Challenge

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Join us for our virtual discussion to learn from global industry experts about opportunities to solve major ocean sector problems. About this Event The Ocean Startup Challenge will award $1.4 Million in 2021to start and grow new ocean tech companies in Canada. Leading up to the launch of the Challenge, we’re hosting a six-part series of industry-led presentations and interactive networking sessions. This speaker series will bring together ocean industry experts in shipping and transportation,… Read More »The Ocean Startup Challenge

WREN Announces TOP 5 WIN THIS SPACE WINNERS

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Win This Space Western NS Competition Yarmouth, Nova Scotia- The Western Regional Enterprise Network (Western REN), the Town of Yarmouth, Ignite Labs, the Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce and the Yarmouth Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC) have been working together to launch an entrepreneurial competition called Win This Space. Win This Space is open to all legal residents of Atlantic Canada (NS, PEI, NB and NFLD), who are 19 years… Read More »WREN Announces TOP 5 WIN THIS SPACE WINNERS

COVE & IGNITE Announces the Exploring Opportunities in Ocean Tech for Young Women Program Launch

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18 January 2021 (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia)  – The Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) in partnership with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development – Nova Scotia, Ignite Labs, Dalhousie University’s Emera IDEAhub and DeepSense, and with support from IBM Canada and Engineers Nova Scotia, is thrilled to announce the launch of a program aimed at engaging young women in the region’s burgeoning ocean tech industry. Exploring Opportunities in… Read More »COVE & IGNITE Announces the Exploring Opportunities in Ocean Tech for Young Women Program Launch

IGNITE moves to new facility in Pictou County

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[New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, October 16, 2020] IGNITE Atlantic has moved to a new facility in Pictou County at 352 East River Road to further support entrepreneurs and the innovation community in Atlantic Canada. 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. IGNITE encourages everyone to explore how they can make change possible… Read More »IGNITE moves to new facility in Pictou County

PPE Portal

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Are you in need of protective equipment to keep your operations running but you are unsure of where to source it? Or can you manufacture protective equipment for others?

Lobster Bait Challenge

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Ignite Labs and Perennia are pleased to launch an Innovation Challenge for the seafood industry. The challenge is to develop a lobster bait that will use bi-products from the ground fish processing industry but in a more sustainable way. GET THE SCHEDULE WATCH THE LIVESTREAM What it’s about? Ever dreamt about building a better mousetrap?  Like to get your hands wet and talk to people working in and around the… Read More »Lobster Bait Challenge

START[2020]

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WATCH NOW START[2020] is an Atlantic wide sustainable innovation pitch competition for anyone creating new value with bioresources. START[2020] was open to individuals, startups, and existing businesses who need support to develop their idea, to beta-test solutions, and to bring their idea to market. Five finalists were selected to pitch during the Atlantic BIOCON 2020 Virtual Series on July 14 at 2PM AST.   IGNITE is proud to announce that the… Read More »START[2020]

IGNITE launches a free platform to help businesses get online

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IGNITE launches free platform to help businesses get online IGNITE, in partnership with St. John’s Board of Trade, Startup Zone PEI, and Nova Scotia Business Inc., are launching a new platform to help Atlantic Canadian businesses get online. Open to any business, in any industry, anywhere in Atlantic Canada, e-port is a free service that provides the tools and support to build an online presence. From starting a website to… Read More »IGNITE launches a free platform to help businesses get online

Province Invests in New Businesses, Innovation

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The province is investing $750,000 to help startup businesses seize opportunities emerging from COVID-19. Business incubators Volta, Ignite and the Organization for Nova Scotia Innovation-Driven Enterprise (ONSIDE) will receive funding to help new businesses get off the ground. Funding through Innovacorp will support startup activities in Cape Breton. “COVID-19 has had a big impact on existing industry and startups,” said Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Business. “As the province focuses on economic recovery,… Read More »Province Invests in New Businesses, Innovation

IGNITE Awarded National Award

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IGNITE has been awarded the CANIE Award for Social Innovation for the Atlantic Region. The award recognizes organizations that have achieved excellence and innovation in social impact. The team at IGNITE is extremely excited about this recognition and would like to thank the Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation for selecting us for this prestigious award. The Canada Innovation & Entrepreneurship Awards (also known as the CANIE Awards) is the Innovators and Entrepreneurs… Read More »IGNITE Awarded National Award