Due to the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic, all IGNITE in-person events are being cancelled and we are rescheduling these events for later dates.  Thank you for your support.

We are offering virtual events over the coming weeks and we would love to have you participate.  Check out the events below, sign up and connect with us from home.

Virtual Young Business Leaders [Virtual]
Apr 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Virtual Young Business Leaders [Virtual]
Virtually network with young business leaders across Nova Scotia!

Since we’re all pivoting to online platforms, we want to provide an opportunity for everyone to network virtually!

If you’re looking to network with business professionals from one end of Nova Scotia to the other, than this event is for you!

We’ve partnered with the Northern Connector Program to bring networking to your home! This is for anyone currently studying, working, or interested in gaining connections in the business network of Nova Scotia.

Share the link with a friend, and join us to meet other young business leaders!

tech{LAB] – Video Game Creation [Virtual] @ YouTube Live Stream
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Have you always wanted to create your own video game? Join us for a virtual livestream on April 2 to learn how!

tech{LAB} is for anyone ages 8 and up who have an interest in technology, prototyping, or electronics. Using Scratch, a free tool available to everyone, we will walk through the steps of creating a video game including gameplay design, sprite creation, sound design, and score tracking. You’ll be able to watch a YouTube live stream to follow along and make your own video game, and if you get stuck you can even ask questions in the live chat! This virtual video game creation tech{LAB} is brought to you by IGNITE and the Interactive Society of Nova Scotia.

Find the livestream at igniteatlantic.com/techlab on April 2, 12:00PM – 1:00PM, see you there!

Virtual Self-Managing In Challenging Times [Southern] @ Online Event
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Virtual Self-Managing In Challenging Times [Southern] @ Online Event
Self-Managing in Challenging Times

About this Event

Join us for a virtual event with Michelle Hurlburt on Thursday April 2nd from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm!

With so much going on in the world around us today, it’s more important than ever to have skills and strategies for keeping ourselves focused on the big picture. This session will touch on the concepts of mindset and self-awareness, look at some helpful self-management skills, and offer some strategy ideas for moving forward, both personally and professionally at this time.

Virtual 5 Digital Marketing Strategies For Small Businesses On A Shoe String Budget [Southern] @ Online Event
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Virtual 5 Digital Marketing Strategies For Small Businesses On A Shoe String Budget [Southern] @ Online Event


Don’t have a lot of money to spend on marketing your business? That’s okay! There are plenty of marketing tactics that you can leverage without breaking the bank. Ignite tenant Ingrid Deon, owner of word-craft, will show you how to leverage digital marketing strategies on a shoestring budget.


1. Getting the most out of organic social media

2. Paid social media — putting some money behind your best posts

3. Email marketing

4. Blogging

5. Offer something for free — consultations, webinars, info sheets, giveaways

Virtual Humans Wanted: How Canadian Youth Can Thrive In The Age of Disruption @ Online Event
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Humans Wanted: How Canadian Youth Can Thrive In The Age of Disruption @ Online Event

Join us for our second virtual event with She Means Business this month! With special guest Hilary Patterson. As Vice President, Commercial Financial Services at RBC, Hilary has overall responsibility for a team of 10 Commercial Account Managers throughout Annapolis Valley & South West Nova Scotia with industry expertise in fisheries, real estate, health care, agriculture, and general business clients. Hilary has been with RBC since January 2016 starting as a Commercial Account Manager focused on real estate and moving into a Senior Financing Specialist role before becoming VP CFS in August 2018.

Hilary will be chatting about a report that RBC produced called Humans Wanted. It touches on diversity as well as the future of work, to learn more you can visit. https://www.rbc.com/dms/enterprise/futurelaunch/humans-wanted-how-canadian-youth-can-thrive-in-the-age-of-disruption.html

Be sure to register now and we will see you there!