EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Ignite Labs Hackathon
Ignite Labs will host hackathons at various times throughout the year on different topics that are technology-based.
Ignite Labs will offer tech programs and computer camps for youth in the region.
Working with NSCC, Ignite Labs will run a Startup Weekend, in which teams of developers and business development practitioners compete to develop the best product in 54 hours.
Ignite Labs is working with the Nova Scotia Community College and Sainte Anne University to establish a Co-op program. The program will initially accommodate six students and grow over time.
Through this program, post-secondary students will get a broad and diverse exposure to various technologies and processes by working with Ignite Labs companies. Ignite Labs companies, in turn, will be able to use the Co-op program as a talent pool. The Co-op program will run year-round.
Ignite Labs will showcase university and college student technology projects and startups from around the region. This will help to familiarize the broader population on the incredible work being done in the tech community in the region.
A series of lectures from world-renowned experts will be held throughout the year.
High School Demo Day
Featuring technology demonstrations and pitch competitions.
Investment Readiness Seminar
The organizers are planning sessions in which founders will present to a panel of entrepreneurs as well as a panel of investors.
Lunch and Learn Programs
Ignite Labs will offer lunch and learn programs to teach best practices to Ignite Labs Members and others in the startup community. The programs are free to Ignite Labs Tenants and Ignite Labs Community Members, and cost about $25 for visitors. These lunchtime seminars (which feature free pizza and drinks) deal with fundamental issues of technology and entrepreneurship, such as developing teams, compensating employees, customer discovery and finding the proper metrics for each business.