Sobey School Entrepreneurship

Sobey School's mission states that we prepare citizens of the world to lead sustainable and entrepreneurial communities and businesses. We offer education, research and program support for Nova Scotia's start up community and for our global network of students and alumni. View more of our "Disruptors" campaign here.

Entrepreneurship Programs

BComm Major in Entrepreneurship (BA is available too)

Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation

MBA focused in Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprise and Sustainability

Arthur L. Irving Entrepreneurship Centre

The new Arthur L. Irving Entrepreneurship Centre at Saint Mary's offers training, consulting, events, student projects and skill development programs that help build our entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Student Groups and Opportunities

Other facilities


Centre for Leadership Excellence - The ImpactLab and other projects of the CLE are based around social entrepreneurship and social innovation.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems - Ellen Farrell has been a pioneer in mapping the Atlantic region's entrepreneurial ecosystems. Her findings have revealed that although we are well-connected, we are not leveraging those connections to boost startup productivity and success.

Examples of alumni businesses

The following is a by no means comprehensive sample of some of the businesses that have been started by, or are headed by, our alumni (sometimes in partnership with others):

  • 3D Bolus
  • 4Deep Inwater Imaging
  • 6 Zero Streetwear
  • Acadian Maple
  • Acadian Seaplants
  • Advocate Printing and Publishing
  • Agency Zed Productions Inc
  • Al-Bader Group
  • AMJ Campbell
  • Arbuckle Media
  • Ashored
  • Atlantic Oriental Wholesale
  • Avive Naturals Inc
  • BlackStar Wealth Management
  • BlueLight Analytics
  • BluEra Inc
  • BluShll
  • Cannapy
  • CanStock Photo
  • CarteNav Solutions
  • Clean Simple
  • Coastal Run Co.
  • Community Biofuels
  • Cyclesmith
  • Dameng Internet Ltd. Haquaner
  • Darta Solutions
  • Darta Solutions
  • Design Thinkers Group Canada
  • Elwood Pens
  • EurekaTec
  • Eyeread
  • Foundation Inc.
  • FreshBooks.com
  • Gammon Gold Inc.
  • Golding Lighting
  • GoSky
  • Gracenote
  • Halifax Message Centre / Answer 365
  • Halifax Transfer Inc
  • Hometown Furniture and Mattress
  • Hustle & Grind
  • Integrated Auto Experience
  • Kichesippi Beer Co.
  • Liferaft
  • Lootbag
  • MacIntyre Communications
  • maplewave
  • Marid Industries Ltd
  • Maritime Fitness
  • Maritime Inns & Resorts
  • Maverick Communications
  • McLean Meats
  • MDNetX
  • Mongolian Investment Banking Group LLC (MIBG)
  • Motive
  • Murray Latta Progressive Machine Inc.
  • Nova Lifestyle
  • Nureva
  • Nurish Health Inc
  • Ossington Creative
  • Pivotal Coaching
  • Points International Ltd.
  • Presenter's Podium
  • Quarterdeck Beachside Villas and Grill
  • Rasa
  • Ready or Knot Wedding
  • Reality Stop
  • Richardson GMP Ltd
  • Sawridge Group of Companies
  • Shoebox Studio
  • Signature Health Ltd
  • SimplyCast
  • SMARTboard
  • Spritely
  • Spyder Digital Research Inc.
  • Squiggle Park
  • Stanhope Simpson
  • STI (Sampling Technologies Inc)
  • Susie's Shortbreads
  • Swell Advantage
  • Swept
  • Taz Records
  • The Wile Group Ltd.
  • Thermo Homes
  • To Be Canada Inc.
  • Tom's Little Havana
  • Trampoline Branding
  • Transmission Developers, Inc.
  • TruLeaf
  • TUP3 Limited (The Unity Project)
  • Twist
  • West Wood Group