IGNITE Atlantic to Spearhead Innovation in Nova Scotia’s Fisheries Sector through New Energy Efficiency Fund

IGNITE Atlantic, a key player in fostering rural innovation, is set to drive significant changes in Nova Scotia’s fisheries sector. With a recent $150,000 grant, IGNITE will spearhead energy efficiency projects aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the local...

The Creative Edge: 5 Startups at IGNITE Bringing Passion and Creativity to Rural Nova Scotia

Header photo: Carissa Ainslie, founder of The Meadows Retreat & Creative Space The creative sector is a vibrant and essential part of our community, bringing fresh ideas and artistic expressions that enrich our lives. At IGNITE Atlantic, we are proud to support...

The Truth About Starting A Business: Debunking 5 Industry Myths

Starting a business is an exciting journey, but it's often clouded by misconceptions that can deter aspiring entrepreneurs. Let's debunk some of these myths and shed light on the realities of entrepreneurship, particularly in rural areas like Nova Scotia. Myth 1: You...

5 Nova Scotian Startups Driving Innovation in the Blue Economy

The blue economy is all about using our oceans and coastal areas in smart and sustainable ways. At IGNITE Atlantic, we support startups that are coming up with exciting new ideas to help coastal communities thrive. These companies are changing the game with their...

Unlock Tech Tools/Resources at IGNITE: Drive Your Startup’s Growth

Innovation doesn't stop at city limits. In places like rural Nova Scotia, where challenges spark creativity, IGNITE Atlantic stands out. Located in the heart of rural Nova Scotia, IGNITE isn't just a place—it's where ideas become action. We provide startups with tech...

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21 Crucial Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask Before Starting a Business

21 Crucial Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask Before Starting a Business

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.

 Registration Now Open for Climate Challenge Focused on Canada’s Ocean Communities

 Registration Now Open for Climate Challenge Focused on Canada’s Ocean Communities

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. 

Uncovering the Superpowers of Rural Economies

Uncovering the Superpowers of Rural Economies

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.

Building a MVP: Innovate with Success

Building a MVP: Innovate with Success

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.

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