Business Advice & Mentorship
Programs Designed to Help you Start, Grow, and Thrive
Innovate Niagara supports entrepreneurs with their ideas every step of the way.
Receive one-on-one guidance tailored to your unique business needs. Our experienced analysts connect you with vital programs, resources, and expert networks to fuel your innovative venture. Plus, gain exclusive insights from our Executives-in-Residence (EIRs). And all at no cost!
Get $10,000+ Worth of Research
Innovate Niagara clients gain exclusive access to powerful market intelligence through our partnership with MaRS Discovery District. Dive into comprehensive market reports, industry data, sizing, and projections, all at your fingertips.
- Receive expertly compiled reports and summaries from our research analyst.
- Use this valuable information in your pitch decks and funding applications.
- Empower your business decisions with data-driven insights.
Workshops & Events
Elevate Your Skills and Expand Your Network
We offer a diverse range of workshops and events, both in-person and virtual, available at little to no cost for our clients. Led by industry experts and our community partners, these events are designed to sharpen your entrepreneurial skills while providing invaluable networking opportunities.
Interested in brining your company to Niagara?
Innovate Niagara proudly serves as a designated business incubator for Canada’s Start-up Visa Program. This program is tailor-made for visionary foreign entrepreneurs aspiring to create innovative, scalable ventures that make a global impact.
The i.d.e.a. Fund champions inclusion, diversity, environment, and acceleration, driving a green recovery. This program offers specialized industry expertise in key areas like talent attraction, investment raising, product development, and intellectual property commercialization.
Each Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) allocates up to $30,000 in matching seed funding to pioneering businesses across diverse sectors. Witness innovation in action as we support businesses shaping a sustainable future.
Discover AC:Studio, an innovative program tailored for high-potential startup founders. This hybrid accelerator/venture studio combines AC:Incubate's expertise with a venture studio model, offering up to $100,000 in seed funding grants, personalized mentorship, professional sales training, and more.
Canada’s Tech Network
Supporting Digital Entrepreneurs
Discover Innovate Niagara's pivotal role in Canada's Tech Network, an influential alliance of 27 regional innovation hubs. We offer vital support and programming, connecting tech companies to national and international opportunities. Together, we drive innovation, create jobs, and foster wealth in Canada.
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.