Amplify. Sparked by IGNITE Start-Up Accelerator Cohort
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AMPLIFY is an exclusive accelerator program presented in partnership with the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED).

Applications for the Spring AMPLIFY cohort were open January 31, 2022 until March 28, 2022.


To receive more information on the cohort, contact our startup manager Erin Nickerson at

About the Program

This program is a series of 10 virtual workshops with additional in-between sessions for rural start-ups that will take your idea from conception to a business idea that is ready for investors.

This program ensures success by utilizing:

  1. A “learn by doing” approach, participants are introduced to concepts and strategies that will move their business idea along a continuum from idea to investment ready.
  2. Accountability and milestones for development that have been incorporated throughout the program to ensure that momentum is measured, and bottlenecks uncovered that can be then addressed through advisory services and/or mentorship.
  3. Best-in-class tools and resources that are employed throughout the program to ensure a consistent experience at all IGNITE Atlantic locations.

How to Apply (Applications for Spring 2022 Now Closed)

We want to learn more about you and your business!

Our application form consists of general business questions, followed by a video submission by you.

This video can be up to two minutes and should include information about the business and how you would benefit from the AMPLIFY cohort.

Once submitted, members of the IGNITE and CEED teams will review your submission and be in touch in April 2022!


How it Works

Once accepted into the program, you will be enrolled as a full-time resident company at IGNITE.

With this, you will have full access to our facilities, accelerator resources, technology equipment, and programming for six months to jumpstart your business!

How are Winners Selected?

Once IGNITE has reviewed all the applications and videos received, shortlisted applicants will be invited to pitch live to the judges via Zoom.

The live pitch event will be a maximum of five minutes with questions from the judges.

Following the pitch event, IGNITE will reveal the top six winners that will comprise the cohort!


Good luck!

Meet our Spring 2022 AMPLIFY Cohort:

Atrio Sports provides a centralized networking and scheduling platform that revolutionizes the Sports Relationship Management Industry (SRM) by redefining the way we navigate the sports world.
Mycaro is an upcycled protein ingredient produced by the fermentation of apple pomace.
Scient offers streamlined data analytics platforms to standardize the acquisition and processing of imagery data for natural resources assessments.
Arrow’s Edge Landscape Architecture is a newly established and unique company located in Tusket, Yarmouth County, NS. We are a small team offering meaningful and sustainable landscape design and consultation services to rural Nova Scotia and beyond. We worked on a variety of projects ranging from private residential to commercial, public parks and federal government projects while employed by large scale private engineering firms and rural municipal government organizations.
Storybox offers a two-sided student mentorship platform where current international students can mentor incoming students by sharing personal experiences with them in real time via video calls. The platform will also consist of videos, blogs, and podcasts of current students’ experiences. Storybox benefits prospective students through mentorship and provides job opportunities to current students and Alumni. It is a cost-saving option for parents while giving them peace of mind and it will also help universities in recruiting more students and provides an opportunity to the universities to post recent updates and directly communicate with prospective students. In brief, Storybox is a dedicated platform for prospective students and universities.


Find Us At

IGNITE Northern

352 East River Road
New Glasgow, NS B2H 3P7


1209 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4P8

IGNITE Southern

208 Main Street
Yarmouth, NS B5A 1C7