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Small Business Week ™, and every week we celebrate our Island entrepreneurs and their team members who make PEI a great place to do business.

We want to thank small businesses for your continued dedication to providing for our communities and inspiring the next  generation of entrepreneurs with your work ethic and kindness.

At Innovation PEI, the supports and programs we provide are designed to help PEI’s small businesses thrive.

BDC Small Business Week is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship that the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has organized for 43 years. Every year, close to 10,000 entrepreneurs gather to learn, network and celebrate Canada’s dreamers and doers.

Learn more here. 

The 2023 Spring Round of the Ignition Fund is Now Accepting Applications!

We are excited to announce the Ignition Fund is now open for applications! The Ignition Fund is a competitive-based fund for entrepreneurs seeking start-up capital for a new innovative business venture or to develop and launch a new innovative product.  The fund...

Junior Achievement PEI: Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Junior Achievement: Inspiring the next generation of Island entrepreneurs   "Throughout my career working with the local business community, we often talked about the importance of instilling the spirit of entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness...

Indigenous Arts Application Dates 2023

Indigenous Arts Application Dates 2023 Culture matters deeply to Islanders. It is an essential part of who we are as a people and what we have to offer as a province. It is rich, and it is strong.  We aim to sustain that culture by transforming the ways in which we...

Fall 2022 Ignition Fund Recipients

(l-r) Nick Campbell, Julia Campbell, Sathsarra Jayasinghe, Minister Bloyce Thompson, Rachelle Wight, Stuart Wight, Hai Nguyen, and Margaret McEachern News Release | January 19th, 2023 |  Thanks to the Ignition Fund, Rachelle Wight will be able to...

PEI Art Bank 2023

The Prince Edward Island Art Bank is a working collection with most items displayed in reception and high traffic areas of public buildings and is also available for educational use.

PEI Business Spotlight: Amsted Canada

Check out our PEI Business Spotlight on Amsted Canada who opened their Business Support Centre in Charlottetown, PEI, in 2021!

2022 PEI Business Spotlights

Our PEI Business Spotlights tell the stories of Prince Edward Island's innovators, creatives, risk-takers, and trailblazers. This year, we visited local businesses across the Island to share their experiences and endeavours to inspire the next generation of...