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Scotiabank Entrepreneur in the Making Program

Scotiabank Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Program

Scotiabank Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Program

Funding for your small business

To help kick-start or expand businesses across Nova Scotia, funding is available to NSCC students and recent alumni.

If you have a savvy business idea, and the desire to launch or grow a company, apply for the Scotiabank Entrepreneur-in-the-Making (EITM) Program.

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Applicants must:

  • Be a current NSCC student or an alum who's graduated within the last 5 years (2015 to present)
  • Have viable business goals and objectives
  • Be an entrepreneur looking to start or expand your business
  • Clearly describe entrepreneurial aspirations through the program's application

All applications are welcome; however, preference will be given first to women, and then to applicants from other underrepresented* groups.

Program details

Successful applicants will receive:

  • One-time funding, up to a maximum of $3,000
  • Three mandatory business advisory sessions with NSCC Entrepreneurship
  • Optional financial planning through Scotiabank
  • Mentorship and networking opportunities

$42,000 in funding is available across all campuses each year.


For more information, contact NSCC Entrepreneurship

*Underrepresented groups: Underrepresented groups, as outlined in Canada’s Employment Equity Act, means 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.