Incubators and Accelerators

10C Shared Space

10C is Guelph's social innovation hub. We create the ecosystem for changemakers to gather, connect, collaborate and work for change. 10C is passionate about community enterprise, social finance, food engagement and sustainable development.

Accelerator Centre

A private startup accelerator dedicated to building and scaling sustainable, globally competitive companies and giving startups the highest probability of long-term success. Based in Waterloo, Ontario.


Offers business acceleration services to agri-technology based companies, bringing to the table a wealth of scientific and technical expertise, industry knowledge, business savvy and connections that span the globe. Based in Guelph, Ontario (Research Park).

COIL Activate Circular Accelerator

The COIL Activate Circular Accelerator is designed to help innovative companies grow and scale their circular economy businesses, products and solutions. Through mentorship, education, links into a national and global circular economy (CE) network, we are building the next generation of Canada’s CE business leaders. Based in Guelph, Ontario.


A hub for innovative high-tech companies in the fields of information technology, digital media, biomedical, aerospace, environmental technology and advanced manufacturing. Based in Kitchener, Ontario.

Creative Destruction Lab

Based in Toronto, Ontario the Creative Destruction Lab is a program for seed-stage, science-based start-ups that have the potential to scale into massive companies.

DMZ - Ryerson

The DMZ is a world leading accelerator for tech startups in Canada. We help startups build great businesses by connecting them with customers, capital, experts and a community of entrepreneurs and influencers. Based in Toronto, Ontario. 

ELLA by YSpace

ELLA is Ontario's first accelerator focused on supporting women-led product and service-based businesses. They believe every woman entrepreneur should have access to the community, knowledge and resources they need to scale their business. Based in Toronto, Ontario.

Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. They are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Their internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 3,000 volunteer mentors. Based in Toronto, Ontario.

Innovation Factory

Innovation Factory is a not-for-profit Regional Innovation Centre funded by the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs and located in Hamilton, Ontario since 2011. 

Innovation Guelph

The local Regional Innovation Centre, Innovation Guelph helps ideas start, grow, and thrive by cultivating entrepreneurs, developing powerful partnerships, and supporting innovative initiatives. Innovation Guelph offers several business support programs to accelerate start-ups and SMEs and is based in Guelph, Ontario (South end).


The Lab2Market Program is a program to help researchers validate their ideas with the purpose of finding business/commercial value. The program is based on similar programs that have found success in other parts of the world, but with a Canadian twist.

MaRS Discovery District

MaRS is a not-for-profit corporation located downtown Toronto, Ontario. Its stated goal is to commercialize publicly funded medical research and other technologies with the help of local private enterprises and as such is a public-private partnership. In addition to their Start, Growth and Scale Programs, MaRS has a variety of online courses and resources that are accessible to all; please visit the MaRS Library.

MIX (Medical Innovation Xchange)

As industry experts in turning prototypes into medical devices, MIX is helping companies navigate specific challenges efficiently, avoid costly mistakes, and get products into hospitals faster to meet increasing demands. MIX is providing a collaborative environment for Canadian medical technology companies that supports their individual growth and contributes to the overall success of the local ecosystem. Located in Waterloo Region.

Next36 Canada

Next36 is a program that accelerates the growth of Canada’s top entrepreneurs by providing mentorship, capital, and founder development. Located in Toronto, Ontario.

Nourish by 10C

Nourish is a shared commercial kitchen with start-up support resources available to those working on social enterprises, forming new food businesses or running community-engaged programming. Located in downtown Guelph, Nourish helps people create food with purpose.


Oneeleven is North America’s largest scale-up innovation hub focused on helping the most promising, high-growth start-ups build their businesses and scale their operations. Based in Toronto, Ontario.

Ontario BioScience Innovation Organization (OBio)

OBio is engaged in the development of an integrated health innovation economy for Ontario and Canada, establishing leadership in the international marketplace.

RH Accelerator Inc.

RH Accelerator Inc. invests in early stage innovative companies and supports their growth leveraging the business acumen, operational excellence, capital and domain knowledge of our founders and partners. We have deep experience and networks in the agriculture and food innovation sector. Based in London, Ontario.

R-Purpose by Provision Coalition Inc.

Provision works with Canadian food and beverage companies to help you improve your performance, address risks to your business and lower your cost of production.

THRIVE Canada Accelerator

Accelerating Canada's most innovative food & ag technologies - the THRIVE Canada Accelerator supports early-stage startups from across the value chain whose technologies drive us towards a more efficient, sustainable, and secure agriculture future.

Velocity Incubator at the University of Waterloo

Business Incubator assisting early-stage, pre-seed startup companies looking to scale globally. Based in Waterloo, Ontario.


Operates out of York Region to help technology entrepreneurs build scalable, high-growth tech businesses. Based in Markham, Ontario.


YSpace is York University’s innovation hub creating positive change by fostering a community of innovators, entrepreneurs, and changemakers. Based in Toronto, Ontario.