• Submissions are now open!

    If you have a high potential start-up approaching investment readiness, we can help. Up to $40K available per company.


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  • ESCF is now open for submissions!

    Researchers, this could be your first breakthrough!

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  • Meet the latest GreenShoots cohort!

    Five Start-Ups Selected for Latest GreenShoots program intake

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  • Ocean Innovators

    Sue Molloy, founder of Glas Ocean Electric, and her team intend to reduce the environmental impact of small and mid-sized commercial marine vessels.

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  • Meta Materials Exit

    Innovacorp Sees 35 Times Return on Investment in Nova Scotia Start-Up

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  • Home is where your start-up is.

    Build your start-up – and your home – in Canada.

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  • A Seat at the Table

    CVCA elects Lidija Marusic to its board of directors.

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We find, fund and foster innovative Nova Scotia start-ups that strive to change the world.
Does that sound like your company?
If so, we can help!


Venture Capital Investment

Early stage investment is at the core of our work. We make equity investments directly in start-ups and in privately managed funds like Build Ventures and Concrete Ventures.

Acceleration Initiatives

The word "acceleration" is all the rage right now in the start-up world. We tried hard to avoid the cliché, but just couldn't find a better label for all the "stuff" we offer start-ups on top of risk capital and incubation infrastructure and services. Learn more about the ways we can help you.

A boost for Nova Scotia technology start-ups approaching investment readiness.

Support for early stage technology companies in the agri-technology and bioeconomy sectors.

A scale-up program for companies in the industrial biotech and agtech sectors.

Helping move Nova Scotia university, college and university-affiliated hospital research to market.


Our incubation facilities offer your emerging technology company the environment it needs to grow stronger, faster. Learn how incubators increase success and save money.

Space and support for ocean technology start-ups.

Where entrepreneurship flourishes.

A home for Nova Scotia’s technology entrepreneurs.