Friday, June 29, 2018
By: Matthew Doucette
Xona Games officially has a new home, Ignite Labs, a start-up business incubator that launched Friday, June 29th, 2018, at NSCC Burridge Campus in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, with $600,000 funding from ACOA and NSCC. It was co-founded by Doug Jones, Matthew Doucette, Miguel d'Eon, Mark Davis, and Mark Dunkley.
"Curiosity, courage, creativity and a collaborative spirit are what lead to the kinds of innovations and technologies that improve our daily lives and drive our economy and country forward. That is why the Government of Canada is partnering with Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) and investing a combined $600,000 in Ignite Labs Inc., to establish a business incubator serving Southwest Nova Scotia.
The support was announced by Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament for West Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), along with Jeff Taylor, Associate Vice President, Applied Research & Innovation for NSCC. ACOA and NSCC are each contributing $300,000 to Ignite Labs."
Exciting news for Yarmouth and Nova Scotia.
That is all.
About the Author: I am Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, an award-winning indie game studio that I founded with my twin brother. We make intensified arcade-style retro games. Our business, our games, our technology, and we as competitive gamers have won prestigious awards and received worldwide press. Our business has won $180,000 in contests. Our games have ranked from #1 in Canada to #1 in Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, have won game contests, and have held 3 of the top 5 rated spots in Japan of all Xbox LIVE indie games. Our game engines have been awarded for technical excellence. And we, the developers, have placed #1 in competitive gaming competitions -- relating to the games we make. Read about our story, our awards, our games, and view our blog.