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Get Your Business Started, Innovate Niagara

Ready to start or grow your startup?

Starting and growing a company can be overwhelming. Where do you start? How do you avoid making major mistakes that cost time and money? How do you make sure you’re creating a product your customer will need?

At Innovate Niagara, you can find the support you need to start and grow your startup through mentorship, market intelligence, programming, workshops and events, and networking opportunities.

Becoming a client is easy (and there’s no fee). Once you’re a client, you will have access to funded resources to help launch and scale your company. You’ll also be part of Niagara’s talented tech and innovation ecosystem, giving you access to networking and collaboration opportunities with like-minded entrepreneurs right here in Niagara.

Become a Client 

View our 2022 Year IN Success! 

We’ve Got (Funded) Resources For Your Startup

Innovate Niagara is your access point to funded services, programs, and resources to starting and growing a successful innovation and tech-based company.

  • Business Advice & Mentorship

    Meet with business advisors and executives in-residence to develop a strategic plan for success.

  • Market Intelligence

    Access stats on your target consumer; industry and tech trends; and market size and forecasts to make informed decisions.

  • Workshops & Events

    Enhance your entrepreneurial skills with specialized training workshops, courses and events.

  • i.d.e.a. Fund

    Forward-thinking companies looking to commercialize innovative technologies that will help continue Canada’s transition to a green economy.

  • Service Providers

    Connect with service providers to help you develop your business – accounting, marketing, financial services, etc.

  • Connect + Collaborate

    Expand your network and discover opportunities for collaboration with other companies, and educational and industry partners.

Become A Client


  • The most important thing for me, as a founder during the pandemic, was that Innovate Niagara helped me connect with the right people. Whether it was industry experts, potential investors or customers, they were instrumental in bringing recognition and resources to Tenantcube.
    - Andrew Moses, Co-Founder & CEO, Tenantcube


Register for upcoming events designed for entrepreneurs.

<span aria-hidden='true' class='fa fa-calendar'></span> Living Intentionally For Entrepreneurs

Living Intentionally For Entrepreneurs

 November 14, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
While creating a business of your own to be proud of, simultaneously create the life you want to live.

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<span aria-hidden='true' class='fa fa-calendar'></span> Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Product and Service Design

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Product and Service Design

 October 19, 2023, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Build your products and services for everyone. Attend this workshop to get insights into developing your offerings inclusively.

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<span aria-hidden='true' class='fa fa-calendar'></span> Product Marketing

Product Marketing

 September 7 + 14, 2023, 2:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
This 2-part small group advisory session is designed to help early-stage ventures manage their go-to-market strategies.

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Catch up on the latest innovation and entrepreneurship news from Innovate Niagara.

<span aria-hidden='true' class='fa fa-newspaper-o'></span> August Newsletter

August Newsletter

Read our August 2023 newsletter and sign up to receive future editions and event notices.

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July Newsletter

Read our July 2023 newsletter and sign up to receive future editions and event notices.

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<span aria-hidden='true' class='fa fa-newspaper-o'></span> i.d.e.a. Fund Cohort 2 Announcement

i.d.e.a. Fund Cohort 2 Announcement

22 companies received non-repayable contributions of $660,000 from Innovate Niagara, in partnership with Innovation Guelph, through Cohort 2 of the Government of Canada-supported i.d.e.a Fund.

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Our Success in Numbers from June 2011 to June 2023

  • Helped secure more than $98.4M in funding

  • Provided more than 17,700 consulting hours

  • Delivered market intel valued at $9.5M

  • More than 1,255 clients helped

  • 396 training sessions with 20,100 participants

How to Become a Client

Becoming an Innovate Niagara client is quick and easy, and there’s no fee. 


Complete the Become a Client form online.


We’ll schedule you a meeting with an advisor.


Meet with that advisor to plan your next steps.

Become a Client

(905) 685-3460 Contact

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