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Start-up businesses can apply to Ignition Fund
Applications are now open for Innovation PEI’s 2019 Ignition Fund competition, which offers up to $25,000 to launch or expand a business in Prince Edward Island. “The Ignition Fund is an excellent option for businesses looking to turn their new and innovative ideas into reality,” Economic Growth,...
Stand up guy expands Souris paddle board business
The first time Matthew Doiron stepped on a stand-up paddle board he said he knew it was going to change his life. “I had goosebumps; it was a Eureka moment,” the 35-year-old owner of East Coast Paddle Adventures said. “That day, I thought ‘I’m going to share this with as many people as I can.”...
Province supports new jobs at cannabis processing facility
The provincial government will support 32 new jobs at Dosecann, a cannabis oil extraction company in the Biocommons Industrial Park in Charlottetown. “Dosecann is on the leading edge of cannabis oil extraction and product manufacturing and is primed to enter the marketplace when Health Canada...
Studying and celebrating strong, diverse communities
Island entrepreneur Daniel Ikechukwu Ohaegbu is working hard to build the Island’s multicultural community while researching some of the barriers that make it difficult for newcomers. Ikechukwu Ohaegbu immigrated from Nigeria five years ago to study psychology at UPEI. After graduation he began...
Small business grants gives room to grow
The recently renovated spa at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel and Convention Centre is a tranquil oasis inside a bustling hotel. Dim lights, peaceful music and essential oils welcome clients in the waiting room where they are offered a 'cloud chair' and a refreshment. The peaceful space is...
Surprising Strength - Filmmaker showcases unique Island athletes
Island filmmaker Jeff Eagar has had a lifelong love affair with sport. As a varsity basketball player, a marathoner and now a daily yoga practitioner, he sees sport and movement as a 'pillar of life.' That’s why he wanted to introduce three highly successful Prince Edward Island athletes...
Who says you can’t do it here
At Confound Films’ office, atop Receiver Coffee on Charlottetown’s historic Victoria Row, there is a unique piece of furniture. It’s a coffee table made from the trunk of a 100-year-old maple tree that filmmaker Kyle Simpson remembers playing under in his grandparent’s Walthen Drive home. It's...
PEI's Club Red Productions hits LA's Red Carpet
After an evening of networking and celebrating on the roof of the West Hollywood Hotel, Prince Edward Island filmmaker Jenna MacMillan was rushing to catch a flight to the Cabo International Film Festival. “It was amazing,” she says enthusiastically about the Scripted Summit Industry Conference...
Start-ups to benefit from Ignition funds
Creating jobs for Islanders -, With the Ignition Fund grant it received from the provincial government last year, Island start-up company Exit Speed Inc. was able to get patents for its products, a web site, and a marketing plan. The company – which helps baseball and softball players perfect their...
Island company revolutionizing construction businesses
Bolstering support for entrepreneurs promotes a stronger, diversified economy that creates more opportunity for job growth and innovation by turning ideas into viable new businesses. The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island are supporting organizations such as JobSite 360 Contractor...