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Activation Events

You have a great idea for your small business,
but what are you doing about it?

When people together to share ideas, those ideas get stronger and more ideas happen.  Mashup Lab Activation Events happen both online and in person and are meant to bring a wide variety of people and backgrounds together to get the creativity and entrepreneurial juices flowing and to activate those great business ideas.

Mashup Lab has the knowledge and ability to host lots of different types of entrepreneurial events and we can work with community groups to develop a customized event based on your budget and economic development needs.

Some of the ongoing activation events Mashup Lab has profected and can offer to any community are:

Idea Challenge

You have a great idea, but what are you doing about it? Make more progress in 1 week than you have in the last year! 5 days, 5 daily challenges, all the advice, tools, information and “kick-in-the-butt” you need to get your idea off the ground.

  • 100% virtual
  • Daily challenges to keep you motivated
  • Informational videos to guide your next steps
  • Tools and resources; because you don’t know what you don’t know
  • Private Facebook group to share wins and keep you accountable
  • Live group check-ins to get advice from experts in launching new ideas

Get on the list for our next Idea Challenge

Past Sponsors:

East Hants logo Workevolved logo truro colchester logo the valley regional enterprise network logo

Speaking Engagements

After a 15 year career with various businesses and economic development organizations, Andrew went from being a ‘cheerleader’ and ‘curator’ of entrepreneurship to being an entrepreneur. Want Andrew to share his story with your community, ​and tell you about all the mistakes he made along the way, ​mistakes that you don’t have to make?

Request a Speaking Engagement

Co-working Meetups

Workevolved logo

Starting and growing a business in a rural community can be hard work. But the more we talk to other entrepreneurs the more we realize that we’re all struggling with the same kinds of things. This is exactly why we host super casual meetups on a wide variety of topics that give entrepreneurs the opportunity to share and learn from each other.

  • Private Office Space Available
  • Over 50 Co-working Members
  • Private Meeting Spaces
  • 24/7 Membership Options
  • 3 Convenient Locations
  • Permanent & Hot Desks Available

Learn more about our co-working spaces and locations

Mashup Weekends

Mashup Weekend is a hands-on “roll up our sleeves and get ‘er done” experience in what it takes to bring a business idea to life. This energy-infused event is all about creative, innovative, and enthusiastic people coming together, sharing their ideas for new businesses, and working as a ​team to bring ideas to life over the course of the weekend.

  • Share an idea for a ​new business.
  • Build a team from all the awesome talent in the room.
  • Take action and begin to launch that business idea over the course of a weekend.
  • Stretch your creative muscles. ​Sharpen your skills. Collaborate with other talented and innovative people.
  • Hang with other marketers, graphic artists, developers, business enthusiasts, and generally awesome people.
  • Re-energize. Meet new people. ​Do something completely different.

Bring Mashup Lab to your community

1-on-1 Sessions

Feeling stuck? Trying to figure out what the next steps are? Wondering if you’re focusing your time in the right place? Sometimes you just need a fresh perspective from another experienced entrepreneur. Each 1-on-1 session is a full hour dedicated to you and your business.

Request a 1-on-1 session

YEAH Program

The YEAH! Program has one simple focus: to make the idea of entrepreneurship feel more approachable for the young entrepreneurs and help them transform great ideas in to great businesses from Lunenburg County.

Every part of the YEAH is designed to teach youth entrepreneurial skills that can be applied to business and life AND boost their confidence, courage, and self-awareness along the way… setting them up for success regardless of the career path they may choose in life.

  • 100% virtual
  • 1-on-1 coaching from experienced entrepreneurs
  • Tools and resources that allow youth to explore entrepreneurship

With this program we hope to expose young entrepreneurs to the idea that entrepreneurship is a credible, legitimate path that is possible and available to them, while making the idea of doing something entrepreneurial more approachable.


Next Event

YEAH Program – Fall 2021

The YEAH! Program has one simple focus: to make the idea of entrepreneurship feel more approachable for the young entrepreneurs and help them transform great ideas in to great businesses from Lunenburg County.  
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