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Women In Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

IdeaHUB 1345 Norma Eddy Lane, Room 1003, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Join us for the 3rd and final installment of the Women in Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. November 19th is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day! According to Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization “Today, women account for 85 percent of consumer purchases and control $20 trillion in global spending. At the same time, they perform 66 percent of the world’s work (both paid and unpaid) yet only earn 10 percent of the world’s income. Join us, as our panel discusses their success and how be can continue to build a diverse and inclusive Dalhousie community for Entrepreneurs. This is an IN-PERSON event held at IdeaHUB, so as per Dalhousie regulations: Masks must be worn. Proof of vaccination must be provided at the door OR sent digitally to Michael Carew prior to the event.

Sobey School of Business Impact Speaker Series

Scotiabank Theatre, Saint Mary’s University, Sobey School of Business Building 903 Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Sobey School of Business Impact Speaker Series elevates diverse, intercultural perspectives of rising and global leaders, with the aim of inspiring reflection and action among our students, faculty, partners and community. Through these conversations, we hope to foster new generations of informed and engaged change makers, who will create positive impact in our communities and our world. Event Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 Event Times: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. AST The inaugural Sobey School of Business Impact Speaker Series event is the first in the series titled Elevating Indigenous Businesses. This free in-person event will take place from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm AST on Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Scotiabank Theatre in the Sobey School of Business. Please note that all attendees will be required to show proof of double vaccination and government ID as per NS Health Covid-19 protocols. Masking will be required when you enter the building until you are seated. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Atlantic Food Automation Series – Wine, Beer & Spirits Workshop

Enginuity 264 Herring Cove Rd, Unit #100, Halifax, Nova Scotia

On November 24th and 25th, IGNITE will host an Atlantic Food Automation Workshop event to learn more about the Wine, Beer, & Spirits industries. Throughout the Fall of 2021, IGNITE will host the Atlantic Food Automation Program across the pan-atlantic provinces. Each of these workshops will focus on a different food industry, highlighting the automation and digital advancements that are available in Atlantic Canada. Attending this event will give you access to automation firms and digital experts that can help grow your business and reduce the strain of labour shortages. Join us as we learn more about the products and services on the market, hear from organizations about their funding programs and tour automated facilities. This two-day event will consist of virtual and in-person elements, due to COVID-19 restrictions this event will only allow 25 attendees in-person. (Masks will be mandatory at all in-person events.)

Meetup #67: A theme on a theme

A Certified Online Business Manager, Kimberly Charron helps busy consultants, coaches, bloggers, authors, and SaaS founders free themselves up to concentrate on their zone of genius by managing their day-to-day projects, operations, team members, and metrics, so they don’t have to. She brings with her many years of experience offering writing, editing, social media/marketing management, and tech services, plus a background in music, theatre, education, and admin. A WordPress aficionado, she has run her own websites since 2008 as well as built websites for clients. She has also helped run this WordPress Halifax Meetup since she moved to Halifax in 2017. In her spare time, you can find Kimberly volunteering, coaching fellow homeschoolers, and enjoying knitting and hand spinning.

Employment Innovation Symposium For Employers & Managers

Holiday Inn Sydney 300 Esplanade, Sydney, Nova Scotia

Navigate Startup House and the Cape Breton Partnership invite local employers to register for and attend the Employment Innovation Symposium For Employers & Managers, to take place November 25 at the Holiday Inn Sydney from 9 am – 12:30 pm. The Symposium will feature presentations and discussion on a number of topics focused on approaches to finding, inspiring, and keeping the employees that workplaces need to be successful in a post COVID-19 economy. The event will be highlighted with a keynote presentation by author, speaker, seminar leader and corporate trainer Eddie LeMoine. Through this keynote presentation and more, event attendees will learn how to apply innovation to their human resource practices as they navigate labour shortages and other challenges. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive breakout sessions with industry professionals who will lead discussions on navigating the immigration process for employers, human resources best practices (attraction, retention, remote working), cultural context and considerations for diverse employees, and more.

Business After Hours: DASC

Dartmouth Adult Services Centre 59 Dorey Ave, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Join the Halifax Chamber and DASC for an evening of in-person networking at their location in Burnside! DASC is a non-profit social enterprise providing opportunities for adults with an intellectual disability. In addition to vocational day programs, we run businesses from our facility in Burnside. State of the art boardroom rentals, packaging and assembly, fulfillment, mailing services, printing and copying, and promotional button manufacturing are just a few of our services. All of the money from our businesses goes to support the Being, Belonging and Becoming of adults with intellectual disabilities.

ISNS Connect

The Board Room Game Cafe 1256 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

An afternoon of game demos, gamedev discussions and board games! The ISNS is pleased to present: ISNS Connect! Join fellow members, students, and friends of ISNS for an afternoon of game demos, gamedev discussions and board games! Admission includes snacks, as well as access to The Boardroom's library of 500+ board games! Attendees will also have the option of sharing their latest project with the group and gathering feedback during our dedicated "show & tell" hour. (If you are interested in presenting, please be sure to indicate this when purchasing your ticket.) Note: proof of vaccination, as well as government-issued photo ID, is required to attend this event.

Accelerating Growth with Non-Dilutive Sources of Capital

IGNITE Northern Office 352 East River Rd, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Considering funding options to help accelerate your company’s growth? Look beyond expensive equity financing and discover non-dilutive funding options. Geared toward early-stage entrepreneurs, this webinar explores how to effectively leverage non-dilutive financing sources – specifically SR&ED and government grant programs. Through this webinar, you will get a better understanding of: How to navigate Government funding for your company How to utilize venture debt for entrepreneurs How Government funding differs from loans and equity The different non-dilutive funding options available (SR&ED Tax Credits, and Government Grant Programs) An overview of eligible activities, projects, and potential funding How OKR Financial can help you Our IGNITE Northern office is located at 352 East River Road, New Glasgow. Can't attend in person? Join the session virtually via Zoom, links will be provided upon registering!

ISNS Member Holiday Party

Garrison Brewing Company 1149 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Come celebrate the holidays with fellow ISNS members! Enjoy a free complimentary drink and snacks courtesy of ISNS. Note that this event is open to members only--please indicate your studio name when ordering your ticket. Proof of vaccination, as well as government-issued photo ID, is also required to attend this event.

7th Annual Holiday Lunch for the Self Employed

The Wooden Monkey Dartmouth 40 Alderney Dr #305, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Being self-employed doesn't mean that you need to miss out on an annual holiday party! (We even have Secret Santa too). Being self-employed doesn't mean that you need to miss out on an annual holiday party right before the holiday break—including gathering with like-minded business owners for a good meal, plenty of holiday cheer and secret Santa exchanges! Join Kerra from KA Social Media for the 7th Annual Holiday Lunch for the Self-Employed After last year's virtual event, we're so pleased to be able to get back to seeing you all in person for one of the best networking events of the year! Bring yourself, your business cards, and your cheeriest holiday attire to enjoy a meal at The Wooden Monkey with fellow local business owners. Your ticket includes a meal and a non alcoholic drink from the set menu and a sweet treat from KA Social Media to enjoy on the way home. Make sure to bring a business card for a chance to win your own Social Media Content Planner by KA Social Media! Want to participate in this year’s Secret Santa? Please bring a $10-$15 unisex wrapped gift. The event will be taking place in the private […]

QT Connect Café with Mazdak Chinichian


In this Livestream, we will get to know Mazdak as he immigrated from Iran to Canada, earned an engineering degree and decided to help entrepreneurs through coaching. Mazdak will also share tips on how to make 2022 your best year ever by designing your ideal life. RSVP Today! Who is Mazdak? Mazdak Chinichian is a professional leadership and business coach who is motivated to facilitate personal growth and change in his clients through corporate workshops and personal coaching sessions. Mazdak is CPCC, ACC, PMP, CSM, ProSci ADKAR®, LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, and Google SIY® Mindful Leadership Certified, and offers a transformative Co-Active™ coaching experience. Partnering with new and emerging leaders, he works to co-create a roadmap to take them to where they want to be. He supports his clients in identifying the personal barriers that are holding them back and provides them with the tools they need to excel. Mazdak draws on his passions for travel, mindfulness, yoga, martial arts, and music to provide the inspiration for his multi-sensory, human-centred approach to workshops.

Jump into Ocean Networking: Ocean Talent and Start-up Meet ‘n Greet


This event is presented by Innovacorp and the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurships (COVE). With so many creative and exciting ideas coming out of the technology start-up space, networking opportunities are the best way for you to get in on the ground floor. Join us on Tuesday, January 11, as we play matchmaker for local ocean start-ups looking to hire great talent who are keen on working in the entrepreneurial space. If you are in the market for a new job or interested in learning more, take advantage of this amazing opportunity to connect with some like-minded people. Start-Ups This is your chance to meet skilled, eager-to-work talent, including students, grads, and jobseekers of all types keen to work for a start-up like yours. Come share what your company is doing, and its talent needs, as you collect resumés from capable candidates. Talent Do you consider yourself entrepreneurial? Does the challenge of helping build a tech-based company into something great excite you? Bring your virtual resumé and come ready to network with some of Nova Scotia’s up-and-coming technology companies. The start-ups we spoke to are looking for individuals skilled in computer science (developers), data science, mathematics, research, engineering (embedded, […]