Friday May 12, 2023, Yarmouth, NS - At a red-carpet awards event last night, Doug Jones, the CEO and Founder of IGNITE Atlantic was named one of the 50 Top CEOs in Atlantic Canada by Atlantic Business Magazine. This prestigious recognition...
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a powerful tool that can help small rural businesses grow and thrive. But for many small business owners and startup founders, AI can seem like a technology that is too complex and out of reach. The truth is, however, that there are...
APRIL 20, 2023Rural Innovation Hub, IGNITE Atlantic has teamed up with the Sobey MacGregor Foundation to offer a free filmmaking workshop for youth in grades nine through twelve to learn from world-class film professionals in a fun, interactive and...
Everyone is familiar with remote and hybrid work by now, and anyone who works in an office environment has likely had the experience. You may even be working remotely right now. While many organizations who shifted to remote work during the Covid-19 pandemic have...
Are you thinking about starting your own business? Are you feeling excited, yet also intimidated by the prospect of being an entrepreneur? Starting a business can be daunting, but by asking yourself the right questions, you can mitigate some of the fears and risks. Consider these 21 questions as a personal guide to prepare you for the exciting, but challenging, journey ahead.
Shared office co-working spaces have become increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional office spaces. For those who are looking to start a new business or work as a freelancer, shared office co-working spaces offer a range of benefits.
The Ocean Communities Climate Challenge is a new competition to find promising ideas that may only be a ripple in an innovator or entrepreneur’s mind. The Ocean Startup Project and its partners want to transform strong ideas into massively scalable companies that will improve the health of our oceans and help solve some of the most pressing climate challenges.
Every economy has something special that sets it apart from the rest, and rural economies are no exception. Whether it’s a key industry like seafood, agriculture, or forestry, or something more unique like tourism, rural economies have certain individual characteristics that can be a source of strength—if they are leveraged properly.
As an innovator or developer of a new product, creating a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is an important—and often necessary—step in the process. After all, you want to get your amazing invention into the hands of people who need it as quickly and efficiently as possible.
It’s clear that there is something special about entrepreneurs. They come up with big, innovative ideas, take risks like no other, and don’t stop until they have reached their goal. But what does it really mean to be a successful entrepreneur?
Have you ever felt overwhelmed when looking at the scope of your big goals? Everyone has. That’s why I created a concept that I call micro-moments, which are my way of breaking down those intimidating tasks into small components designed to be distinct micro-goals or experiences that can be completed in a small amount of time.
Driving innovation into rural industries can bring new economic opportunities, increased competitiveness and improved livelihoods to rural communities. However, rural areas often face unique challenges that hinder innovation and growth.
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