Cape Breton Partnership & Mashup Lab looking for aspiring entrepreneursFebruary 13, 2020

Great ideas can come from anyone, anywhere.

That is why the Cape Breton Partnership has partnered up once again with Mashup Lab to offer a Dream Business Program for up and coming entrepreneurs, kicking off Thursday, February 20, 2020. 

The Dream Business Program is a six-month program where participants are provided coaching, mentorship, access to business-focused workshops and a start-up kit to help develop ideas into viable businesses.  This is the seventh Dream Business Program cohort for Cape Breton Island and over 60 participants from Cape Breton have graduated from the program. 

“We are proud to continue to support this fantastic program that is supporting entrepreneurs in our rural communities,” said Business Minister Geoff MacLellan. “This program will help participants gain the skills and the confidence they need to take their idea and turn it into a successful business.  The Dream Business Program is encouraging innovation and creativity and building stronger, more diversified communities.”

Every Mashup Lab program and event is designed to match people from rural communities with the knowledge, tools, and expert advice they need to figure out if there is a great business to be built around their idea.

“As the island’s economic development organization, one of our priorities is to connect entrepreneurs to the resources they need to succeed, which sums up the Dream Business Program,” says Carla Arsenault, President & CEO, Cape Breton Partnership. “We have seen and heard about many great business ideas with every cohort, and are confident this cohort will be no different.”

The Dream Business program throughout Cape Breton is funded by the Cape Breton Partnership and run by Mashup Lab, a Bridgewater based organization that supports rural entrepreneurs. 

To register, visit


Media Contact:  
Megan Tonet
Cape Breton Partnership
(902) 202-4178

The Cape Breton Partnership is Unama’ki – Cape Breton’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our island as a great place to live and invest; growing a culture that values and celebrates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and connecting entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed. For more information, visit

Mashup LAB is a for-more-than-profit company focused on activating new businesses in rural communities. Every program and event is designed to give people the inspiration, courage, and knowledge needed to take action on their business ideas. For more information, visit