Youth Entrepreneurship Resources

Welcome to our education resources page. Whether you are a teacher, program leader, a mentor, a volunteer, student, or participant, there is something for you below. We have gathered a list of the resources we find ourselves most turning towards when developing the curriculum we deliver across the province to participants of ages and backgrounds. Bring innovation to your classroom!

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  • Tools

    Lean Canvas Created to help develop your idea into a proven business model using an inside-out approach.
    Business Model Canvas Used to help develop your idea into a proven business model using an outside-in approach.
    Value Proposition Canvas Designed to develop a deep understanding of the problem you are solving and for whom.
    StoryBoard Used to visualize the customer ‘pains’ and understand their life better. (Click link for a downloadable pdf)
    Design Kit This is an extensive kit of design thinking workshops specifically for teachers.
  • Videos

    Example Pitch from Y-Combinator, the world’s premier accelerator.
    Solving problems with people in mind. The Fun Theory.
    Why Accountants Don’t Run Startups
    Social Entrepreneur Cape and Cowl Comics and Collectibles
    View more CEED videos here
  • Books

    Business Model Generation & Value Proposition Design These are the textbooks for any university entrepreneurial course.
    A Field Guide to Human Centred Design Learn how you can apply rapid prototyping and testing to any situation.
    Rotman on Design Discover why design is the future of business
    Running Lean Hear the stories of Ash Maurya who is a serial entrepreneur and learn from his mistakes before starting your business
    Zero to One How to build the future
    Insight Out Hear from a Stanford professor on how to develop and nurture future innovators.
  • Websites IDEO (pronounced “eye-dee-oh”) is an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to applying human-centered design to alleviate poverty, partnering with nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and foundations, to directly address the needs of the poor in sectors like health, water and sanitation, financial inclusion, agriculture, and gender equity. A curated stash of resources to help you navigate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nova Scotia. To learn to code by playing games. To learn to program using Scratch and create your own stories, games, and animations. Our mission is to bring accessible, affordable, engaging, and highly effective higher education to the world. We believe that higher education is a basic human right, and we seek to empower our students to advance their education and careers. We’re the world’s online learning marketplace, where 9 million+ students are taking courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography–and much, much more. Each of our 35,000+ courses is taught by an expert instructor, and every course is available on-demand, so students can learn at their own pace, on their own time, and on any device. A community of entrepreneurs telling their stories and helping each other. Sharing resources and content. A stash of resources to help entrepreneurs. Everything from idea generation to finding funding. A list of the best resources available to help entrepreneurs. Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It's a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations. Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. A podcast and video series of interviews with the most interesting people in startups and entrepreneurship. Hear the stories of founders and how they got started, to VC fund managers, to those who report on startups and their projections of the future.
  • People/Influencers

    Tina Seelig Creativity and Innovation at Stanford University
    Don Wettrick Educator, Speaker, Author
    Tim Ferriss Entrepreneur, Author, Investor
    Jason Calicanis Entrepreneur, Investor
    Discovery Education Connecting teachers to their most powerful resources...each other.
    Google for Education Helping prepare students to create the future. The best of Google, for education. Follow for product announcements, program updates and industry news.
  • Local Resources

    Volta Labs Working and event space for startups
    Hoist Halifax A monthly meetup for teens interested in design, entrepreneurship, and technology.
    Startup Weekend Halifax and Truro Build a startup in 54 hrs. Meet like-minded individuals, receive top-notch mentorship, and pitch your product/service to win money.
    Venture4Canada Not sure if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Get a job working for a startup and learn first hand what it is like.
    Brilliant Labs Receive funding to support cool projects taking place in your classroom.
    Propel ICT An accelerator for technology based startups in Atlantic Canada - providing mentorship, training, and support.
    Launch Dal Offering entrepreneurial programming to students and the community. Financial support, mentorship, training, and working space.
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