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Techsploration’s 24th Annual Program Launch

Brightwood Golf & Country Club 227 School St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

You're Invited! Join us as we embark on our 24th program year! Our Annual Program Launch celebrates the beginning of our new program year by thanking those who make our programming possible: YOU. Our hybrid in-person/online Launch will provide you with a unique opportunity to see your support in action. You will hear from program participants and gain insight into our program model for 2022. There will also be a delicious plated lunch for our in-person guests!

Why Positive Workplace Culture Matters


We’ll be hosting a discussion of why a positive workplace culture is more critical now than ever. With so many employers aiming to foster psychological safety, improve morale, and retain valued talent, we need these strategies more than ever before. There’s talk about the Great Resignation, yet the biggest reason people leave their job isn’t really about money. It’s about relationships. Let’s learn together some critical ideas about strengthening those important workplace relationships and making a more positive workplace culture.

BBI 25th Anniversary Awards Dinner and Gala

The Halifax Marriott Harbourfront 1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Black Business Initiative is proud to be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. To pay tribute to all the growth and accomplishments, BBI is hosting an awards dinner and gala on Friday, Nov. 26 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. The theme for this significant year is a “A Milestone with Momentum”. As we reflect on, and celebrate 25 years of achievement, at the same time acknowledging that we are, in fact, ramping up for the next phase of ground-breaking business development led by BBI. We hope you will join us in this momentous celebration.

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.

Fintech Bridge – Ireland and Canada


With special thanks to the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service and the support of the Embassy of Canada to Ireland, Fintech Ireland is delighted to host another excellent Fintech Bridge Event, this time with Canada. Following hot on the heels of the Release of the famous Fintech Ireland maps on Thursday 18th November 2021, we get to take a deeper look at fintech in Canada and Ireland and the opportunity for the industry in each other's country. Did you know that Canada's GDP at USD $1.65tn is almost four times that of Ireland at $420bn. Canada provides Irish fintech, regtech and finserv with an excellent opportunity to scale their businesses in North America, while Ireland provides these Canadian businesses with an European beachhead to access both a local population of 5mn and 27 EU Member States. Did you know that: there are more that 350+ fintechs operating from Ireland locally and scaling internationally. more than 100 Irish tech start-ups together raised a record €932m in the first half of 2021 from venture capital, debt finance, grants and crowdfunding. Canadian FinTech sector is poised to grow further in 2021 following $700m of investments in Q1 2021, led by deals in Toronto. Companies […]

Thinking Outside the Webinar: Using short form video to build your brand and entertain your audience


Power Lunch is back, and going virtual! You’re invited to join us as we serve up our Power Lunch featuring workshops from selected members to deliver expertise you can use to grow your business. Our Power Lunch leaders will walk you through information on a range of business topics, offer key takeaways, and answer your questions. Power Lunch will be held once monthly from October 2021 through March 2022, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m, delivered virtually. As this year’s sessions are free for participants, we ask that you keep your registration to no more than two sessions, to allow for a larger diversity of attendees. About this Webinar We will bust the myth that short form videos are for teens who dance and prove they can be used for professional business purposes. In this session you will: Identify how short form video fits into the content ecosystem Determine if your business is an appropriate candidate for short-form video Discuss various video platforms Learn how to recycle content across platforms Adapt content into short-form videos

Global Speaker Series: Bring About What You Think About with Eddie LeMoine


Surprisingly, top performers do not necessarily work more hours or have more product knowledge. However, they do have a set of common characteristics that allow them to create the habits needed to achieve their goals. In this powerful keynote presentation, Eddie LeMoine shares insights gained from his research on this topic. He explores the principles from his bestselling book, "Bring About What You Think About." He reveals a straightforward approach to increasing your personal and professional success. Eddie loves what he does and welcomes the opportunity to share his insights and enthusiasm with you. His concepts resonate across different cultures, age groups and occupations. Participants come away inspired and motivated to make lasting changes in their lives. This presentation is packed with valuable ideas interwoven with inspiring anecdotes and accented with humour and emotion. Eddie's practical approach provides you with techniques you can use immediately in your work and personal life. You will discover how to: Become happier at work and home. Improve business and personal relationships. Create more of what you would like to have and less of what you would not Remove the disempowering beliefs that hinder success. Employ the power of emotions on relationships, success, health and […]

Using Git Tools to Manage File Changes and Collaborate: Version Control


This two-part series introduces participants to Git tools. The first session on December 1st focuses on version control. The second workshop on December 8th will explore using Git for collaborative development. Version control is the practice of managing and sharing changes to documents, programming code, websites or any other files to keep track of what’s been changed, by whom, when and why. All previous versions of files are saved and you can even revert to a previous version. Git is a version control software. Git-portal sites, like GitHub or GitLab, offer many useful features to facilitate collaborative development. This beginner level session introduces you to Git. We will show you how to create a repository, record changes to files, explore and restore from the recorded history and how to resolve conflicts (when one member overwrites another’s changes).  

Study and Stay™ Mentorship Information Session


Join us to learn more about becoming a mentor with the Study and Stay™ - Nova Scotia Program. The Study and Stay™ - Nova Scotia Program is designed to support a select group of final-year international students completing their post-secondary studies in Nova Scotia. The 10-month program provides participants with career development opportunities while helping them build strong community connections. The program includes a managed mentorship component, providing opportunities for students to apply their learnings, network, and gain a deeper understanding of Nova Scotia’s workplace culture and job market opportunities. As a mentor of the program, you’ll have a chance to expand your own network, gain leadership skills and support international students as they work toward launching a successful career and fulfilling life in the province.

Sustainable Blue Q&A


Are you interested in a career in aquaculture, simulating the oceanic ecosystem, protecting wild salmon from both disease and overfishing? Join us to learn more as we hear from the people behind Sustainable Blue, a fishery based in Centre Burlington, Nova Scotia. Sustainable Blue uses large swimming tanks to replicate the natural flow of ocean currents. The salmon fishery is used to mimic the ocean ecosystem, to protect salmon from disease and overfishing. Sustainable Blue will speak about the types of careers the company offers now and in the future, and you’ll have the chance to ask questions to company leadership.