Welcome to the
The Island Sandbox is a collaboration between Cape Breton University and the Nova Scotia Community College, and is a collision space for ideas and innovation. Our primary focus is to help students launch businesses in the three key areas listed below. However, we are here for the community and will assist in any way we can.
- Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment spearheads Clean Technology Entrepreneurship
New Canadian Entrepreneurship
- International Students
- Tailored Programs & Support for New Canadians
- Building Diverse Communities
- Sustainable Communities
- Cape Breton Culture & Heritage
- Social Innovation & Research
“Startups are about testing theories and quickly pivoting based on feedback and data. Only through hundreds of small–and sometimes large–adjustments does the seemingly overnight success emerge.”
Brad Feld, Co-Founder – The Foundry Group
The Lean Startup Approach
The Lean Startup provides a scientific approach to creating and managing startups and get a desired product to customers’ hands faster. The Lean Startup method teaches you how to drive a startup-how to steer, when to turn, and when to persevere-and grow a business with maximum acceleration. It is a principled approach to new product development.