Welcome to Cape Breton!

We are excited to introduce our new location in the beautiful community of Cape Breton! With a vibrant and thriving entrepreneurial spirit, Cape Breton is the perfect place to start your entrepreneurial journey! 

Are you interested in:

– Establishing your own business

– Initiating a partnership with CEED 


March 21-22, 2024 • Events Recap

Startup 101: So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur • Cape Breton Connect Entrepreneurs and the Ecosystem • Empower & Create: Women's Breakfast & Pottery Painting Experience

March 27, 2024

What a great week for entrepreneurship in Cape Breton!

CEED hosted a ‘So you Want to be an Entrepreneur’ event for future entrepreneurs.  This was a fun interactive session that allowed future entrepreneurs the opportunity to sit and and chat with CEED and our fabulous partners in the ecosystem.  The speed networking style event included discussions on financing your business, understanding the customer’s problem, setting up and registering a business, understanding of financial statements and other business related issues including human resources and business planning.

 We are so thankful for all who attended.

Conversations have started now we want to help you continue those conversations.

Our goal was to showcase all that is involved in starting a business and we wanted you to  leave this event knowing the questions you need to ask and answer. AND we wanted you to know there are people that can help you.

We also wanted you to know entrepreneurship is hard – there is no easy path – but with the proper work put in at the beginning – and with the help of partners, mentors and supporters you can increase your chances of success.

To further assist, we wanted to provide the contact information for our ecosystem partners who participated:

We also discussed the following topics:

And I wanted to provide a copy of ‘Talking to Humans.” Download this book here. It is a great resource to guide you in conversations with potential customers as you do your research.

We also have many other incredible ecosystem partners that were unable to attend this week’s sessions but are here to help you. For more info on the Cape Breton Entrepreneurial Ecosystem supports visit: https://entrepreneurcb.com/

If there were others that you met and want to connect to, please reach out to Kim Desveaux and she will be happy to assist.

We encourage you to reach out to CEED and our ecosystem partners. We are here to support you!

Meet Kim!

Kim will be taking on the role of Regional Development Manager, performing community and partnership outreach. 

Kim’s prior experience stretches from entrepreneurial ventures, municipal government and information technology to management in higher education. This experience, combined with her MBA in Community Economic Development and passion for supporting new and existing entrepreneurs, makes Kim the perfect lead for our Cape Breton CEED launch. She has committed to lifelong learning and supporting the Cape Breton ecosystem and is excited to work with and support entrepreneurs throughout Cape Breton on their journey.

Ready to Start?

Book a FREE 30-minute consultation with Kim and discover your potential!

Interested in joining the Cape Breton Virtual Lemonade Stand Simulation?