TURN2 Innovation Inc. is an innovative research and development company that focuses on developing great new products. Their extensive history and success in the sports industry and product development field makes them the ideal company to bring new products to market.

Xona Games is an award-winning indie game studio that makes intense arcade-style retro games. Xona’s games have ranked #1 in Canada and Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, and their developers have placed #1 in competitive gaming competitions.


Saltwreck inc. was created for all proud Canadians with a desire for high quality, locally made artwork. Saltwreck creates beautiful prints that are 100% made in the Maritimes. The prints are intended to pull at your heartstrings and are unique, bold, and eye-catching.
Aerial Ridge is a Film Production & Marketing Company. They create content for business of any size and distribute across all media platforms.
Ryan Shay loves to find other people’s potential for success and help them to achieve and realize their goals. He also feels obligated to help change and make the world more inclusive for everyone.


Wintergarden is a board game design company based on cooperative games. Its aim is to spark teamwork and creativity in others with games that will challenge friends and families alike. Visit Ignite to meet Josh, the founder of of Wintergarden, and be a part of the test group for Limitless Valley!

Founded in 2018 by its leader, Matthew Ellis, Iron Wave Productions has grown to include multiple voice artists able to deliver English and French vocal content, along with a dedicated support team that holds it all together.

Working from local venues to global markets, Iron Wave Productions is always ready for the next vocal project. Contact us today at!

Tactical Acuity is an innovation company focused on developing ground-breaking applications for the military and rescue environments. Tactical Acuity recently was a finalist and one of the winners in the Innovacorp Spark Innovation Challenge. The company is focusing on commercializing their technology and bringing it to market.


The Lobster Trap Company Limited is focused on building, and supplying a 21st Century Lobster Trap that supports “UPSTREAM-SUSTAINABILITY” of lobster stock. This refers to improving the gear used to catch lobster and sustain the precious lobster stocks.
BlackWatch.Tech is a startup tech company based in Yarmouth, NS making a difference in the local fishing industry and innovating safety equipment to make fisherman safer at sea.

The Pinkaloo journey started to help solve a problem that we all faced — we didn’t feel great about our charitable giving. When we donate, we often don’t know how effective our dollars are. Pinkaloo solves that by creating the best donor experience possible. Pinkaloo’s goal is to help individuals not only budget their giving, but find the right organizations to support, and make the process easy, fun, and modern.


Jade Malone is a photographer based in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. She helps women see their bodies differently, while also embracing a sense of freedom from what is expected of us.

Green Oil Solutions specializes in oil filtration technology, and is currently developing filtration systems for marine and near-shore industries including commercial fishing. Green Oil also has a service to clean contaminants out diesel fuel and hydraulic oil for heavy machinery and equipment.

Tightline Anchor Inc. has redefined safe and effective, high performance anchoring tools for the paddlesports, small craft, and personal watercraft markets. Their game changing and innovative grapnel styled K4x and K5 models are defined by a solid lightweight, collapsible, and compact design that is comprised of the highest quality certified materials. Newly based out of Antigonish, their products are marketed and sold globally. As a result of constant research and development, Tightline Anchor is looking forward to further growth and expansion into the marine industry with the launch of two new Hydra models for 2020.


Word-craft is a brand-building and social media strategy company.  Need an elevator pitch? A bio? A press release? Need it translated? How about an entire social media strategy? Word-craft helps you get your message out so you can attract customers and build your brand.

Cultivated Eco Systems is a women led, zero waste, Ag-tech company that is developing a soil probiotic to stabilize damaged soil environments to improve plant growth and crop yields. They recently won both the XLR8R Competition and the Spark Innovation Challenge for a total of $50,000 prize money in 2019. 

Keep It Simple Coaching & Consulting is a human-centered and client-driven business aimed at supporting individuals and organizations in making and managing change. Through personalized conversations, group workshops, and consultation services, Change & Transition Coach, Michelle Hurlburt works with clients to provide opportunities that help them reflect on, identify, and set personal and professional goals. The result? The development of a simple, awareness-based, next-level action plan that creates lasting and meaningful change in their personal or professional environment.

Keppoch Mountain is innovating the tourism industry by turning an unused ski mountain into the premier mountain biking destination for Atlantic Canada. In 2019, Josh and Logan from Keppoch Mountain won the Tourism Startup Weekend at IGNITE Northern and went on to win the TIANS Pitch Competition in Halifax. These young entrepreneurs are working with IGNITE to build an event series to highlight Atlantic Canada as a mountain biking destination. 

Renewly educates and empowers property owners to go solar by conducting energy assessments and making connections to local, trusted, and experienced solar energy installers. Rinu and Yohan are two young entrepreneurs who understand what it means to build something from the ground up. Having recently relocated from Ontario, they have built Renewly Initiatives to solve a problem they identified in Nova Scotia.