Wine and Agriculture Research, Acadia University
• Working in collaboration with multiple post-secondary institutions and agri-food industry leaders to conduct a Nova Scotia Agricultural Research Needs Assessment Report: What are the primary research needs/opportunities/priorities for agriculture (and food) in Nova Scotia?
• CompleteCellar Project through the Atlantic Wine Institute (AWI) housed in the Acadia Centre for Rural Innovation. I meet with interested local industry partners to compile company and product data for the purpose of putting it in an international database.
Mobile App Development & Internet Marketing
Working with a team to develop and market the iOS mobile application called “Beer List.” We soft launched April 12th, 2012, and are currently working on version 2. Download for free and start tracking your beer.
Through the Acadia Centre for Social and Business Entrepreneurship (ACSBE) and my personal life I promote entrepreneurship. ACSBE’s approach to entrepreneurship is more than just startups and business development.
“All of ACSBE’s programing is based on the belief that an individual’s personal vision is the driving force for attaining growth.” -acsbe.com My in interpretation of ACSBE’s vision for entrepreneurship is that with a personal entrepreneurial vision, a strong set of soft skills, and self-efficacy, people have the ability to take any idea and make it a reality.
Currently I am consulting with the ACSBE team on a new soft skills program proposal and I serve as Secretary and Student Representative of the Board.
Growing the Arts
I am proud to work with the ValleyEvents.ca Team. My personal goal is to have fun, make ValleyEvents.ca a sustainable organization, and grow the arts community in the Annapolis Valley. This year we have come a long way organizationally and financially, but we still have a ways to go. We have two new municipality partners, a partnership with Ticket Pro, and a growing advertising program. How many Annapolis Valley websites get over 9000 unique visitors per month? Check out our inexpensive advertising rates