While moments of inspiration are never the whole story on the road to success, Daniel Coyle, in his book “The Talent Code”, describes them as a gateway to the years of hard work and passion required to get there. He calls them “ignition”. The more often a community and its members experience these moments, the higher the likelihood that a hotbed of talent will develop. And the higher the likelihood of a “if they can do it, so can I” attitude will surface. In other words, a spark is ignited.
I had my own doubts about building a startup in Nova Scotia. By now, I know I’m not the first one. I even went as far as moving to Silicon Valley, the startup capital of the world. But I was wrong. Success is not in the location, but in the people. I’ve since gotten to know founders in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, who are not only building technology startups, they’re building thriving companies. And they’re using our strengths as Maritimers to their advantage. This is why I set out to meet these entrepreneurs and share their stories. Our mission is to show what’s possible for startup founders here at home, hoping to be a small part of the ignition in the up-and-coming Maritime startup community.
Creator, Ignite The Maritimes