The following post is from Innovacorp investment manager DAWN UMLAH. The post also appears on Dawn's personal blog, DAWN UNFILTERED, which you should check out regularly for her insights and tales about the VC and technology worlds she lives in.

There’s much talk about what Nova Scotia needs.

To me, it’s quite simple. Nova Scotia needs scrappiness.

You can get this one of two ways:

1. As an output of chaos, despair and hunger. Purposefully cut the proverbial cord or wait for the eventual downfall and force people to survive.

2. Find those who have this intrinsic hustle without the devastation. Bring them together and empower them, quickly. Results will not come from the status quo. Change it up. Don’t base it on age, gender or race. We come from all walks of life. We are here, we are fighting. This is how we’ll play a bigger game.

Who’s in?