Funding for your small business
To help kick-start or expand businesses across Nova Scotia, up to $3000 in funding is available to entrepreneurial NSCC students and recent alumni (Class of 2018 to present) from equity-deserving groups* through the Scotiabank Entrepreneur in the Making Program (EITM). The 2023 recipients have been selected, and applications will open again in 2024.
Since 2019, EITM has provided over $160,000 to eligible NSCC students and alumni.
EITM is available at all 14 NSCC campuses, thanks to the generous support of Scotiabank. There are also up to $28,000 in granting opportunities available through campus specific programs and partners, thanks to Truro private donors and Cube Sandbox.
Recipients also receive mentorship and guidance from NSCC, Scotiabank and the local business community.
2023 EITM recipients
|Akerley Campus||Youna Lee||Student|
|Annapolis Valley Campus||Christian Akpanya||Student|
|Burridge Campus||Fletcher Dares||Student|
|Cumberland Campus||Yu-Ting YIN||Student|
|IT Campus||Maurina Gallant||Student|
|Ivany Campus||Sara Ede||Alumni|
|Ivany Campus||Sydney Daoust||Alumni|
|Kingstec Campus||Alicia Parrish||Student|
|Lunenburg Campus||Sarah Marlin||Student|
|Lunenburg Campus||Andrei Marchenko||Student|
|Marconi Campus||Melissa O'Brien||Student|
|Pictou Campus||Sam Fagan||Student|
|Shelburne Campus||Trevor Cruickshank||Student|
|Strait Area Campus||Melanie Stieger||Student|
|Truro Campus||Nyesha Sylliboy||Student|
Truro Campus private donor grant recipients
- Abhishek Bhatt, student
- Divine Nnamdi, student
- Donald Geraghty, alumni
- Vance Martin, student
Cube Sandbox grant recipients
- Abbigail Wilhite, student
- Bailey Williams, student
- Barbie McNeill, alumni
- Kendra Savoie, student
- Naomi Hurlburt, student
- Nicholas Muise, alumni
For more information, contact NSCC Entrepreneurship ().
*In Canada's Employment Equity Act, the four designated groups are defined as women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities; whereas members of visible minorities means persons, other than Indigenous peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.