Posted: February 11, 2022


Not Applicable

Type of Program:



The IO Ignition (formerly known as the IO Pre-Accelerator) is a 10-week boot camp created for entrepreneurs who want to validate a tech startup idea and create a solid business foundation to build upon.

Comments on Funding:

No funding involved.

When It Ends:



December 31, 2021


Applicants must:

  • want to put their assumptions to the test;
  •  be building a tech or tech-enabled product;
  • have started talking to customers or have initial sales;
  • want to build their network with like-minded founders. 

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:


create an account prior to completing the application. This will allow applicants to save their progress should you wish to exit the application prior to completion. 


submit the online IO Ignition Program

Other Things to Note:

If you have any questions, please email Client Experience Coordinator, Madison Fisher at .


“We are humbled and honored to have graduated from cohort 11, and very excited about the next milestones in our journey. It is such a privilege to be a part of the vast network of Invest Ottawa, and to be guided by the program team throughout the 10 weeks. It wouldn’t have been possible without our dear mentor, Laurie Davis. His insights have been key in our journey, and we are looking forward to new heights to reach with his support.”

Ahmad Al-Kabbany - Co-Founder & CEO, VRapeutic

About the author 


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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