Amount:

 No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:

Investment


Description:

The Accelerator Program provides startups across all technology sectors mentorship to develop and grow their businesses and access to a variety of funding and investment sources including angel and venture capital investors.

Comments on Funding:

Funding comes from angel investors and VCs.


When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

Rolling deadline

Eligibility:

Ideal candidates for The Accelerator Program are:

  • Canadian or Canada-based;
  • The founder or co-founder of an innovative company;
  • Ready for intensive programming and looking for a community of support. Ideal candidates are dedicated to pursuing the venture and actively participating in the program.

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:

1

complete and submit the online application form,

2

 attend an in-person interview with Accelerator Centre staff and its advisor team.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants may submit with their applications other documentation they would like to share with the Accelerator Centre, including: pitch deck, product demo video, lean canvas etc.

Testimonials:

Dr. Abdul Rehman, CEO, SSIMWAVE, GRADUATE
"When we started, we were engineers. We had no business experience. Working through the program with the mentors gave us the confidence to grow our business knowing that whatever challenges we ran into, someone at the AC would be there to help us put the pieces of the puzzle together. They gave us the confidence to be successful."

Nadia Hamilton, CEO, Magnus Mode, GRADUATE
"The mentorship at the Accelerator Centre has been so helpful in several areas including sales, product development, human resources, and marketing. I feel they are part of a broader team, working together to build a foundation that will enable us to scale operations across North America and worldwide."

George Tsintzouras, President, Alert Labs, GRADUATE
“The unique needs of our growing hardware company were specifically met at the Hardware and Advanced Manufacturing Lab in downtown Kitchener. We were able to design and manufacture our products in a purpose-built space, while benefiting from the support of the Accelerator Centre’s mentors and our peers.”

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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