Powering international innovation in Southern Ontario

Acceleration+ provides your startup with the things you need most:

  • Get assigned to your own advisory board and learn how to assemble your own. Data from BDC shows sales grew by an average of 66.8% in the first three years after a company created an advisory board.
  • Access to the Southern Ontario Innovation Ecosystem.
  • Implement an HR value proposition and culture to compete for qualified talent.
  • Investor readiness training.
  • Insight to build your sales pipeline in the new market.

Access Southern Ontario's Innovation Ecosystem

Your own advisory board

Pivoting into a new market with little to no knowledge is difficult. That's why the Acceleration+ program provides you with your very own advisory board. Get curated business advice from three advisors a month to help you achieve your goals.

Events & training

Acceleration+ provides you with access to training and events that would help prepare you to expand your business and assist you in building your network.

Access to office space

Working from home isn't always ideal. Being a part of the Acceleration+ program gives you access to a desk, meeting rooms, and an event space for you to utilize according to your needs.

About the Partners

TechPlace

Burlington, ON

TechPlace is a one stop destination for new and growing technology companies. Led by Burlington Economic Development, TechPlace offers private offices and hot desking space, programming, mentorship, and networking opportunities.

Through Burlington Economic Development, we can also provide building and development concierge services, access to extensive data resources, location search support, connections to post-secondary and hiring support, and much more.

Haltech Regional Innovation Centre

Burlington, ON

Haltech provides a number of opportunities for Founders to get the extra boost they need. With an industry-leading portfolio of women-led startups, Haltech offers Halton’s go-to accelerator program for women entrepreneurs – Beyond Boundaries.

Acceleration+ clients also get the opportunity to apply to pitch in Haltech’s annual Hi5 Pitch Competition where the winner takes home $5,000 cash! Not to mention, a plethora of networking opportunities year-round. Just check out the events calendar to see what’s going on.

Innovation Factory

Hamilton, ON

Whether you have a startup, an existing small-medium sized business, or the seeds of an innovative idea, we can help!

Innovation Factory offers a suite of services for startups in Hamilton. They specialize in the Life Sciences and Transportation industries with flagship programming with the Synapse Life Science Consortium and the Centre for Integrated Transportation & Mobility.

Meet our Team

Perla Lopez

Program Director

Charya De Alwis

Marketing & Community
Engagement Coordinator

Joey Sitwell

Services Coordinator

Meet our Team

Perla Lopez

Program Director

Charya De Alwis

Marketing & Community
Engagement Coordinator

Joey Sitwell

Services Coordinator

Meet our Advisors

Tom Turchet

Executive in Residence

John Holland

Founder, Plutus Consulting Group

David Quinn

Managing Partner, DQA

Gail Martin

CEO, McMaster HealthLabs

Hugo Breton

Business Coach, ACTIONCoach Halton

Arshad Merali

Founder, Rivvi

Tawfik Alwan

Managing Partner, Emesus

Corbet Fawcett

Business and Career Coach

Tom Moffatt

Rajiv Jagota

Senior Consultant, Simple SN Consulting

Randy Stackaruk

Executive in Residence