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Scotians: Imagine the outcomes

Scotians is a global network of individuals passionate about Nova Scotia. Passionate about our economic success and the entrepreneurs that drive it.

Made up of a diverse group of Nova Scotians, expats, friends, and alumni, Scotians work to leverage their collective global experience, to help us deliver brighter outcomes for all Nova Scotians.

Entrepreneurs and small to medium-sized businesses are the backbone of our economy. Scotians gives them an open door to markets and industries around the world. They are standing by with advice, connections, market insights, and ideas.

It all begins with a conversation. All you need to do is imagine the outcomes.

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An open door in any market or industry

“At a time when networking events are impossible, this program has helped us expand our business network in the best way possible.”

Carolyn Crewe
CEO, Duckish Natural Skin Care

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“Being a Scotians Global Advisor is an opportunity to be inspired by Nova Scotian entrepreneurs. You’ll be amazed by the quality of ideas in the province.”

Martin Suter
Global VP Digital Marketplaces, AB InBev

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“This program is literally for everyone. NSBI has over 100 high-level contacts from various industries that are ready to help your business grow.”

TJ Galiardi
Co-founder and CMO, Outcast Foods

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For the love of Nova Scotia

Program FAQ

Here are a few FAQs to introduce you to the program.

What does it mean to be a Scotians Global Advisor?

As a volunteer Global Advisor, you are a seasoned executive and a champion of Nova Scotia's future. You are instrumental in connecting exporters to the knowledge, experience, and people that will help their companies become more competitive on a global level. This includes everything from sharing insights around your sector and market, to introducing Nova Scotia exporters to connections in your network.

How do I get involved?

We’re currently recruiting Global Advisors located outside of Nova Scotia. We screen all applicants to ensure suitability for the program. Let us know if you would like to become a Scotians Global Advisor.

Thank you for helping us shape the future of Nova Scotia’s business growth.

Is this a mentorship?

No. Scotians is meant to be a quick and easy way to gain knowledge, experience, and connections rather than a long-term relationship.

What can I ask a Global Advisor about?

What’s the challenge, opportunity or decision most pressing for your business? This is a good place to start! Conversations can focus on topics from business strategy to market entry plans. Remember, Scotians is not a business development or sales program so you cannot ask the Global Advisors for investment or make a sales pitch.