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Business Advice & Mentorship | Innovate Niagara

Business Advice & Mentorship

Innovate Niagara offers programs and resources to help entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and companies start, grow and succeed.

Innovate Niagara clients receive tailored, one-on-one mentorship with our experienced business analysts to meet the demands of common and unique business challenges. As part of our mentorship services, business analysts will direct clients to programs, resources and connections to help start and grow an innovative company.

Also included in our mentorship services is special access to our lineup of Executives-in-Residence (EIRs), veteran entrepreneurs with specialized knowledge in various industries. There’s no cost to access mentorship services; become a client now!

Market Intelligence

As a client of Innovate Niagara, you will be granted access to complimentary research services and databases hosted by our partner research institute, MaRS Discovery District (MaRS). As a research partner, MaRS provides Innovate Niagara and our clients with the ability to access market reports and data-rich industry reports, as well as market sizing, pitches and projections.

Upon receiving your market intelligence, our team will provide you with the reports as well as a summary document complied by our research analyst, which can then be used when putting together pitch decks and applications for funding opportunities.

Market Intelligence | Innovate Niagara
Tech Incubation | Innovate Niagara

Tech Incubation

Innovate Niagara is home to some of Niagara’s most innovative companies. Our incubator offers a turn-key office solution so founders can focus on what’s most important: growing their company. This collaborative environment bursting with like-minded entrepreneurs nurtures relationships and helps companies drive results.

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Workshops & Events

Throughout the year, Innovate Niagara hosts several in-person and virtual events for little to no cost to clients. These events are delivered by industry experts as well as some of Innovate Niagara’s community partners, and are designed to sharpen our clients’ entrepreneurial skills, provide networking opportunities, and help shape and grow companies. Innovate Niagara’s lineup of events include topics such as sales strategy, IP protection, financing, research & development and many more. 

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Workshops & Events | Innovate Niagara

I.d.e.a. Fund | Innovate Niagara

i.d.e.a. Fund

i.d.e.a. Fund is a program that fosters inclusion, diversity, environment and acceleration while contributing to a green recovery. This program will provide specialized industry expertise to develop growth plans and related strategies in the areas such as talent attraction, raising follow-on investment, product development and quantification of product benefits/market value propositions, commercialization of intellectual property, and market diversification. Each RIC will distribute up to a maximum of $30,000 in matching seed funding to select innovative businesses in various sectors.

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Start-up Visa

Innovate Niagara is a designated business incubator for Canada’s Start-up Visa Program. The Start-up Visa Program is dedicated to foreign entrepreneurs with the potential to build innovative, scalable companies that contribute to the global economy. Are you interested in bringing your innovative tech company to Niagara? Find out if you’re eligible.

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Start-up Visa | Innovate Niagara

Canada’s Tech Network | Innovate Niagara

Canada’s Tech Network

Canada’s Tech Network (formerly CDMN) supports Canada’s digital entrepreneurs. Innovate Niagara is one of the 27 regional innovation hubs across Canada that form Canada’s Tech Network. Canada’s Tech Network offers needed support and programming that provides tech companies with national and international opportunities to help bring more digital media solutions to market, creating jobs and wealth in Canada.

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How to Become a Client

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

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Complete the Become a Client form online.

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We’ll schedule you a meeting with an advisor.

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Meet with that advisor to plan your next steps.

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