Ulnooweg and IGNITE Atlantic sign MOU

IGNITE is excited to announce that it has entered into a partnership and cooperation agreement with Ulnooweg Development Group.

Ignite Atlantic and Ulnooweg Development Group Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding for partnership and cooperation.

Ignite is Nova Scotia’s rural innovation hub where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses work together. By providing structure, mentorship, and opportunities for start-ups to operate, grow, and create. Ignite is encouraging everyone to explore entrepreneurship as a career path without restrictions. Ignite encourages the growth of entrepreneurship in Nova Scotia across industries, including technology sectors, oceans sectors, and tourism sectors. By engaging youth, communities, and businesses to find solutions for challenges being faced in the region, Ignite is creating a culture of entrepreneurship in rural Nova Scotia.

Ulnooweg is a federal organization that empowers the spirit of Indigenous entrepreneurship and community building in Atlantic Canada. They provide access to capital and comprehensive business support services to enhance success in business, wealth creation, and community transformation. As well as assist Atlantic Indigenous communities in nation-based economic development initiatives focused on creating healthier individuals, communities, and families and supporting entrepreneurs and businesses in achieving triple bottom line impacts for the economy, the environment, and the community.

“IGNITE is honoured and excited to partner with Ulnooweg to grow the vibrant indigenous entrepreneurial communities in Atlantic Canada.  This agreement closely aligns the vision of both IGNITE and Ulnooweg and creates collaboration between our organizations to help provide much needed resources and programming to support indigenous entrepreneurs and businesses.”

CEO/Founder of IGNITE Atlantic, Doug Jones

This partnership and cooperation encourages community outreach, training, and workshops, and to support the success of entrepreneurs and businesses across Nova Scotia. Ulnooweg and IGNITE will also collaborate on industry projects supporting indigenous communities and economic development throughout Atlantic Canada.


Doug Jones

CEO/Founder, Ignite Labs



Chris Googoo

COO, Ulnooweg