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Scotiabank Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Program

Scotiabank Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Program

Kim, Business Administration student, and her partner Onya are holding a few packages of their sea salt outside a local store in LaHave, Nova Scotia.
NSCC eCampus student Kim Kelly (right) used a $3,000 investment and mentorship to kick-start OK Sea Salt, a business she co-founded with her partner. Read more about Kim and Onya.

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 2019 to present) from equity-deserving groups* through the Scotiabank Entrepreneur in the Making Program (EITM). The 2024 recipients have been selected, and applications will open again in 2025.

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.

2024 EITM recipients

Scotiabank recipients 
Name Campus Student/Alumni
Sekinah Alagbe Akerley Campus Alumni
Brady White Annapolis Valley Campus Student
Bian Wu Burridge Campus Alumni
Tabitha Poplar Cumberland Campus Student
Sophia Lourme eCampus Student
Carly Cormier Institute of Technology Campus Alumni
Woobin Chong Ivany Campus Student
Briana Lovie Kingstec Campus Alumni
Charles Mann Lunenburg Campus Student
Fei Wang Marconi Campus Student
Sydney MacDonald Pictou Campus Student
Karen Venning Shelburne Campus Student
Victor Agara Strait Area Campus Student
Logan McNeil Truro Campus Alumni
Cube Sandbox grant recipients
Name Campus Student/Alumni
Charlotte Comeau Burridge Campus Student
Charlize Spencer Burridge Campus Student
Ryan Dresser Burridge Campus Student
Patrick Patten Burridge Campus Student
Wilmer Baque Burridge Campus Student
Kaylynn Isles Digby Learning Centre Student

*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.