So, what exactly is a sandbox?  

What did we do as children in a sandbox? Explore. Design. Play.

That is what Cultiv8 is all about.

Consider it a lab where big ideas can be tested without much risk. It's a networking and support system where brainstorming is encouraged and failure is an option.

It's also a place for budding entrepreneurs who may already have an idea but are looking for support in order for it to develop.

By collaborating with industry, students get to tackle real problems and generate ideas that can have a big impact in agriculture.


We work with students on idea generation and thinking outside of the box to solve industry problems in new innovative ways. There are many ways to get involved, check out our Events Calendar for more information.

A collaborative workspace

Cultiv8 has a presence on both the Dalhousie Agriculture and Acadia campuses. Both campuses have space for meeting, learning and imagining! 

Access to resources

Need help to get your idea off and running? We have connections to entrepreneurial support agencies, financial institutions, consultants, and professional advisors so that you are supported as you move through the stages of idea generation.