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Federal government invests in women and connects rural N.S. communities with resources, opportunities via IGNITE Atlantic

If you are a woman with a business idea in Central Nova, Sean Fraser wants to introduce you to IGNITE Atlantic. In 2021, only 16 per cent of Canadian small and medium-sized businesses are owned by women, and the Government of Canada is working to change that.

Announcing the Sobeys Plastic Waste Challenge

We've launched the Sobeys Plastic Waste Challenge - an industry challenge to find an alternative food grade package for meat and seafood.

Wintergarden Game Design

“I was working as a research scientist abroad thinking about how the world was transforming into something more digital. I had inspiration sitting in my apartment’s sunroom (Wintergarden in German) on how to return to an analog connection by creating a board game. It was there where the foundation of my first game was laid.” - Josh Robertson, Founder

Green Oil Solutions Scaling with Support from IGNITE

Green Oil Solutions was established in 2017 when a team of entrepreneurs was inspired to maximize the life of lubricating oil in industrial and boating equipment. They have since developed a bilge filter system for marine vessels.

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announces $3.3M Precision Fish Harvesting Project

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announced five new projects with a total value of nearly $29 million, including the Precision Fish Harvesting Project. Katchi, an IGNITE Company.

IGNITE Partners with Dashboard Marketing to Support Rural Startups

This partnership and cooperation provides accessible, industry-relevant resources to rural startups and encourages the success of entrepreneurs and businesses across Nova Scotia.

IGNITE’s Amplify Accelerator Open for Rural Entrepreneurs Across Nova Scotia

Applications are now open for IGNITE Atlantic’s (IGNITE) Amplify accelerator program, a cohort in partnership with the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED), designed to provide support and resources for entrepreneurs to build their businesses.

Sailor Boy Sauces Working to Launch Products in Maritime Loblaws Locations

It’s not difficult to find exceptional local food in the heart of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Gary Kent, owner and creator of Sailor Boy Sauces, created his product back in 2012 at the Yarmouth Farmers’ Market.

Yarmouth-Based Saltwreck Launches NFT

Launched in 2016, the company has sold over 15,000 pieces of artwork across Canada. On Jan. 15, D’Eon is launching his first NFT – the Yarmouth Lobster – on Three unique NFTs will be available of their iconic Yarmouth lobster.


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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

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