Startup Empire & DemoCamp

Annual Demo Camp and Startup conference organized by tech founders.

Hear best-practice strategies that drive growth-oriented startups forward. You will get a chance to learn from and be inspired by some of the brightest names in the tech industry.

Check out the Startup Empire website for information & tickets.


Collaborate with other creators during intense sessions of programming, app or game development to create functioning products to fix a problem, fill a product gap or create mayhem. Hackathons are a place for developers to network and have fun building cool things to win cash prizes.

Lunch & Learn

Industry experts speak on topics such as measuring digital marketing, product design, and software sales. Come for a 30 minute power session and enjoy lunch with the community. 

Pitch Competitions

Quarterly competitions for tech product startups in Nova Scotia. Pitch your early stage tech company to a panel of judges for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights. The perfect opportunity to practice and get valuable feedback on your pitch.


Join a group of people to share professional challenges and lessons learned. Each peer meetup is specific to a role in and a stage of a tech company. Pick the peer meetup that is best for you and benefit from peer mentorship.

Women in Tech

A series of monthly meetups and events for women in technology. If you are a women in a leadership role in the tech sector, join us – it’s free! We feature female industry leaders for fireside chats, workshops and good ‘ol fun.

Check out our blog for more information about the program!


Monthly free meetup for teens to learn about coding, design and entrepreneurship. Join the Hoist gang for pizza and fun with tech. Don’t have a laptop…we will lend you one for the day!

Read more about Hoist here!

Global & Mini Game Jams

A monthly meetup of dedicated jammers (students, developers, designers and idea people) to talk about development and even create a game!  Each month has a different theme, leading up to our big Global Game Jam event in January.