supporting all start-ups from idea to scale

in partnership with


#StartupYHZ is for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit in Atlantic Canada. We are a community of contributors and volunteers providing events and resources to help you succeed.

What is YHZ? It's the airport code for Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Why #StartupYHZ? We connect and support the entrepreneurship community across industries and the region. 


IDEA hub

StartupYHZ is a place to pitch ideas and get feedback. Learn where to go next. Shout out to @StartupYHZ on Twitter and let's see if we can get you connected.


Our events focus on telling stories from the frontlines. You hear first hand about success, failure and lessons learned.


Join our discussions on Twitter using #StartupYHZ to ask questions and exchange insights about important start-up issues.





helpful people who get er' done :-)

Volta helps the innovation community get the tools they need for success - including programming, events, and co-working space.

Volta Labs

Innovacorp invests in early stage Nova Scotia entrepreneurs, combining venture capital with business mentoring and incubation facilities.


Common Good Solutions helps social enterprises start and grow with assistance, training, consulting and incubator services.

Common Good Solutions

Resources for Startups

helpful stuff to help you get er' done :-)

COVE brings together people, ideas, industry and research to help the oceans ventures and entrepreneurs.


DNS strives to connect the digital community, promote its successes, and lead skill development to help it grow, evolve, and thrive.

Digital Nova Scotia

NSBI is the province's business development agency. The help businesses across the province grow exports and work with innovative partners.

Nova Scotia

Business Inc.