HALIFAX, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Home-grown entrepreneurial success story, Eastlink, and the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED) announced a special partnership today that will provide additional support to Nova Scotia entrepreneurs and small businesses.
With a strong sense of shared values, CEED and Eastlink aim to further arm entrepreneurs and small businesses with the tools they need for success in an ever changing and evolving economy.
In 1971, John Bragg's entrepreneurial spirit opened the doors to a new telecommunications business in Nova Scotia and Eastlink was born. Since then, Eastlink has become one of Nova Scotia's largest employers with almost 1000 employees headquartered in Nova Scotia and over 1,600 Canadians nationwide.
"We are very proud to partner with Eastlink; their entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm brings energy and encouragement to our clients. Together, we will continue to provide resources and opportunities for Nova Scotia small businesses and CEED clients, to help grow our economy," says John Beaton, Senior Manager, Entrepreneurship Development.
Eastlink's journey is an inspiration for many local entrepreneurs and through this partnership, CEED hopes to open more doors and provide more support for emerging small businesses. Together, the two organizations will create specialized workshops, among other initiatives.
"This partnership is a natural fit for us," says Lee Bragg, CEO for Eastlink. "In order for our province to continue to be relevant in an emerging global economy, we must help build and grow companies that answer the call of the new world we live in. That's why giving back and sharing our entrepreneurial journey with new and aspiring entrepreneurs is so important to us."
In celebration of this synergetic partnership, CEED and Eastlink will be hosting a social media scavenger hunt on October 25th, 2014, encouraging Haligonians to embrace small business week, explore their city and meet some of their local entrepreneurs.
To join the scavenger hunt, visit participating CEED businesses, snap a selfie and tweet with the hashtag #CEEDlink. All tweets using the hashtag will be entered into a draw to win a Samsung Galaxy 5 and accessories! To register for the event, see participating businesses and to find out more, visit ceed.ca.
For further information: Caitlin Jarvie, Marketing and Communications Officer, CEED, (902) 407-7390 | [email protected]; Jill Laing, Public and Media Relations, Eastlink, (902) 446-1939 | [email protected]