Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development

Real businesses, sustainable value – we make it happen through Entrepreneurship and Innovation.​

Building Successful and Innovative Businesses

Programs Designed Around Your Needs

Each of our Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programs has been designed around empowering you as a Business Owner to achieve success the way you want to.

Impact Business Advisory and Mentorship

Our Advisors and Mentors will challenge you to think critically about your Business, to be financially astute in your planning, and to execute your plan effectively.

Access to Start-Up Financing

CEED connects entrepreneurs with a wide range of resources to help fund their ventures. Our Impact loan helps you as a Business Owner to start or expand your business.

A Community of Founders and Advisors

As a CEED program or workshop participant, you will gain great value from the shared insight, wisdom and experience of our Alumni, Advisors and Mentors.

Entrepreneurship Programming

Participative, interactive, programming that gives you the edge.

Incubator

An intensive and challenging 6-week program that has been designed to help you turn your idea into a real business concept.

CEED | SME INCUBATOR

CEED | SME incubator

Have you always dreamt about having your own business, and to have more control over your destiny and future? Do you have an idea of what you want to do, but not sure how to plan, launch or finance your own business? CEED | SME Incubator is an intensive and challenging 6-week advisory directed program that has been designed to help you turn your idea into a real business concept.
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Accelerator

Have you launched your start-up successfully, and is poised for accelerated growth?

CEED | SME ACCELERATOR

CEED | SME Accelerator

Our intensive and challenging 6-week program combines design thinking with specific business acceleration principles, tools, and methodologies, and guides you as Business Owner in how to design and plan your business acceleration model and organizational foundation.
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Recovery

Is your business underperforming or struggling?

CEED | SME RECOVERY

CEED | SME RECOVERY

Does it feel like you are reacting to effects, rather than addressing the causes? Are you unsure about how to fix the underlying problems of your business? CEED | Business Recovery & Optimization is a 6-week program has been designed to help you as the business owner put your business on an actionable path of recovery and optimization.
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Visit CEED’s Entrepreneurship Programs  Incubator, Accelerator and our Recovery Program

Technology & Science Start Ups

Early funnel programming that helps you turn your innovative idea into a commercial venture.

INNOVATOR

So What, Who Cares, Why You?
Do you have an innovative idea that you want to turn into a
commercial venture?

CEED | INNOVATOR

CEED | Innovator

CEED | Innovator is a 6-week program to help scientists and technology entrepreneurs discover and communicate the business value of their innovations. The participants will apply a business-focused lens to their idea and assess their readiness for the next stage of development, whether it’s incubation, licensing, or partnerships.
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launchpad

Looking for a “break-out”
commercial launch?
Then CEED | LaunchPad is the program for you!

CEED | LAUNCHPAD

CEED | LAUNCHPAD

Have you already done some planning and development work around your business idea and concept? Do you have some preliminary problem-solution validation? Are you still a member of an incubator, or still in the incubation stage – but need to establish your business model for a “break-out” commercial launch? Then CEED | LaunchPad is the program for you!
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Visit CEED’s Technology & Science Start-Up Programs  Innovator, and LaunchPad

Our Innovator and LaunchPad programs focus on three core components:

A Founder Focus

It’s about people with ideas coming together to explore the value. Small groups of founders that works together to help each other discover the value of their innovative idea.

It’s About Conversations

Active, dynamic conversations about business value, for people who are not ‘business people’. These conversations promote debates, laughter, and intense discussion – and push founders to consider the possibilities for their ideas.

Action Oriented & Outcome Driven

This is not a training class! This is a program where decisions get made and the business value is defined. Every session ends with actions taken and an element of the business value decision made.

Youth Entrepreneurship
Education & Development

You are never too young to be an entrepreneur.

Youth Programming

Participative, Interactive Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Youth Programs

CEED’s Youth Programming is designed to help students improve their problem-solving skills, enhanced self-worth, provide them with the ability to apply theory to real-life situations and to create greater awareness of social responsibility.
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CEED Youth Entrepreneurship inspires and encourages elementary to post-secondary students to embrace entrepreneurial and innovative thinking, and to consider entrepreneurship as a viable career option. CEED partners with schools and educators across Nova Scotia in developing customized, interactive educational and programming resources.

Youth
Camps

Camps (Ages 8-14)

CAMPS

Our five-day camp is designed for youth ages 8 through 14 who will develop new skills and hone existing ones as they learn what it takes to be an Entrepreneur. Campers engage in activities involving teamwork, innovation, critical thinking, risk-taking and leadership, as they work towards running their own business for half a day.
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Visit CEED’s Youth Education  Programming, or Camps