The Bridge


While our startups and entrepreneurs continue to benefit from our Hub Incubator programming and alumni network, providing inroads to other support teams is a way for our ventures to scale their business, apply for further funding, access additional co-working space, and interact with mentors. Our goal will always be to build up the entrepreneur and increase the number of University of Guelph startups, and we know that achieving this takes a village. Below are some of the places The Bridge leads our entrepreneurs, continue to check back as our bridge and network expands. 

The Bridge Network


Innovation Guelph (IG) is available to help you grow your business when you have finished working with the Hub. Innovation Guelph’s agile, award-winning approach to supporting entrepreneurs and businesses reflects the evolving needs of our clients. We continue to provide mentorship and business support programs and services, and education and networking opportunities, to help innovative enterprises start, grow and thrive.

Our business acceleration programs are designed for high-potential startups and small to medium-sized enterprises from across southern Ontario that are ready to scale. Innovation Guelph serves as single point of entry to a provincewide network of regional innovation centres and business support services. The outcome is an innovation ecosystem that drives economic growth, supports environmental sustainability and enhances the quality of life for everyone in our region. In addition, the Workshop@IG is a coworking environment that promotes shared energy and shared values with a sense of community.

Business Centre Guelph-Wellington is a not for profit organization that has been helping entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals and students achieve business success since 1999. For nearly 20 years, we have added to the wealth and the diversity of our business community, one entrepreneur at a time.

Thinking about starting a new business?  A new business is always very exciting!! We are fortunate to have wonderful business advisors that you can book a free 1 hour consultation to discuss all the things you need to know when setting up a business.  Next step is to book an appointment; now streamlined this service. Please go to and click on the BOOK NOW tab; a faster and more convenient way of choosing that date/time that work best for you.

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Bioenterprise is Canada’s Food and Agri-tech Engine, bringing 15+ years of industry experience to help businesses connect, innovate and grow! Bioenterprise uses its sector-savvy Service Partner network to offer Intellectual Property, Regulatory, Legal, Talent, Sales, Marketing and other expert services and mentorship. Our executive team boasts more than 30 combined years of funding experience, offering feedback and coaching on acquiring public and private funding or investment from a wide variety of sources, and direct connection into those streams of funding. The Bioenterprise Engine is a national and global network encompassing research institutions, academia, industry mentors, various levels of government, and the businesses that make Canadian agri-tech and food such a strong industry. Our partnerships with other industries, such as IBM Canada and Farm Credit Corporation, open doors into innovative new technologies and platforms to help our businesses thrive. Let the Engine drive your own success and scale up with Bioenterprise.

Do you have questions about our Bridge Network? Email to find out more.