Start-Up Yard Cohort

Welcome to the Start-Up Yard at COVE cohort submission page! We're now open for submissions.

Fill out the fields below and upload your application.

The deadline is Friday, September 20, 2019, by 11:59 pm ADT.

If you have questions or require assistance, please contact Shelley Hessian via phone 902.424.8674x1123 or via email

If you want to learn more about the Start-Up Yard at COVE – Call for a Third Cohort, click here.

By clicking the Submit button at the bottom of this page, you are agreeing to the following Terms and Conditions:

I acknowledge and confirm that I will meet and abide by all Start-Up Yard at COVE – Call for Third Cohort eligibility rules as outlined in the competition guidelines, summarized as follows: start-ups must have a new knowledge-based product or service with less than $1,000,000 in annual sales revenue; companies from around the world may apply, but winners must be registered as a business in Nova Scotia for funds to be released; and entrants must be the majority owner(s) (51 per cent or more) of the start-up and plan to work full-time with the business in Nova Scotia.

All submissions will be treated confidentially and will not be made available to the public. Only those directly involved in managing or judging the competition will view submitted documents. While submission details will not be disclosed, the competition organizers reserve the right to announce those who advance to subsequent competition rounds. Materials presented during the pitch session will be considered public information.