DiscoverBox Start-Up Labs is designed to provide youth entrepreneurs with an opportunity to discover more about their own ability for creating unique and impactful responses to real-world challenges. The event allows students to develop skills in problem-solving, ideation, and entrepreneurship in order to develop their own community-focused business solutions. This program will allow youth entrepreneurs to work through their idea and create a solid foundation for moving forward.

This event is sponsored by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education.


Funding: Start-up grants of $250 per participant will be provided.

Where: Sessions will be in-person on StFX University campus.

Date: Monday, April 26th –¬† Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 | 6 PM – 8 PM (ADT)

Participant Requirements:

  • Students – ages 16 and up (high school, college or university students)
  • Participants may register as a group or individual.
  • Individual participants or groups will need a business idea, a pre-existing business, or an idea for a community-focused initiative to work through during the program.
  • Full attendance is mandatory.
  • All academic disciplines¬† are welcome.

Application deadline: Friday, April 16th, 2021.

Limited spots available. Apply today!

To apply: Email to express interest in the program. In your email, please include:

  • Full Name
  • Age
  • Current School (or will be attending in Fall 2021)
  • 1-2 sentences about your business idea, existing business, or community-focused initiative idea