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Spark Training Program

Open To All

All applicants are welcome to participate in the first four Spark Training Program modules: “Identifying and Managing the Risks in a New Business”; “Introduction to the Business Model Canvas”; “Finance: What Young Companies Need to Know”; and "Storytelling and Presenting." These modules will offer business-building skills and support to help participants accelerate the development of their businesses.

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Pitch Training

The shortlisted applicants additionally will participate in Pitch Training, to prepare for the final round of Spark when they will pitch to the judging committee. The training program is tailored to each cohort to provide the support and guidance they need the most. Participation in the training program will be considered in the evaluation of the finalists.

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Note: Unless stated otherwise, all Spark training sessions will be delivered via Zoom at 5:30 pm AT. They will be recorded and available for one week after the session date. Although sessions will be online, they will be live, and participants who attend will be able to ask questions and benefit from a high level of engagement.

Want even more? We have you covered.

All applicants are eligible to attend a customized Spark Bootcamp developed and delivered by CEED. Need assistance strengthening your application? Want to know how to better understand and communicate the value of your innovative idea? CEED’s Spark Bootcamp will ready and prepare you for the challenge and help you submit a stand-out application. Be part of a program that empowered previous Spark Nova Scotia competition winners. For more details, and to apply for CEED’s program, visit