Digital Nova Scotia and Ignite Labs announce new partnership agreement
Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) and Ignite Labs have announced a partnership agreement, which will see the two non-profit organizations collaborate to identity, create and deliver more opportunities for entrepreneurs, small businesses and growing businesses in Nova Scotia’s tech sector.
”As Ignite Labs grows and engages with entrepreneurs and the community, it is important to have great relationships with organizations like Digital Nova Scotia,” said Doug Jones, founder and executive director of Ignite Labs, located at the NSCC Burridge Campus in Yarmouth. “Collaborating with Digital Nova Scotia and their team allows Ignite to bring valuable programming and speakers to this region of Nova Scotia and really connect with entrepreneurs from around the province. We are very excited to work with this outstanding organization.”
With a goal to develop capacity and increase digital skills within the southwestern region of Nova Scotia, the two organizations will work together to create relevant and timely opportunities to advance the province’s digital technologies sector.
“Over the last few years DNS has experienced unprecedented growth as an organization and with regard to its membership, resulting in an increased demand of diverse service offerings and greater physical presence. We are extremely pleased to announce our new partnership with Ignite Labs, jointly expanding our reach, impact and influence across the province,” said Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, president and CEO, DNS. “The newly launched Ignite Labs have a deep connection in their community and tremendous enthusiasm behind them, and together we will enhance support provided to companies in the area. A collaborative approach to supporting our sector is essential to continued growth, economic development and prosperity for all.”
Ignite Labs is hosting a Mashup Weekend in Yarmouth on Oct. 19 and 20, described as a “hands-on, roll up our sleeves and get ‘er done” experience in what it takes to bring an idea for a new business to life.
The premise, as outlined on the Ignite Labs Facebook page, is simple: people share ideas, build small teams, and then take action over the course of the weekend to bring an idea to life. Teams will also have access to several experienced entrepreneurs that will provide mentorship and guidance to them as they refine and develop their business ideas.
Those who don’t have an idea of their own can still be part of a team.
“If you love the idea of getting connected with other talented and innovative people in the area to share ideas, solve problems, and then take action to build something awesome together then you should check it out,” reads to Facebook post, which also includes information about tickets, times and how to take part.
Doug Jones of Ignite Labs and Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia of Digital Nova Scotia are happy to announce a new partnership agreement.