Accelerator Guelph


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Accelerator Guelph Program

If you have a dream to create and grow an agri-food business, this commercialization support program can help you realize it with practical, hands-on workshops and mentorship.

Using the successful model created by the Waterloo Accelerator Centre, Accelerator Guelph guides researcher-affiliated teams to build successful, sustainable enterprise.

This program will challenge participants to push their ideas to commercialization. Teams will explore an invention’s market feasibility, develop solid business foundations and acquire the executive leadership skills necessary to scale ideas born in research into highly valued products and services.

Recruitment for future Accelerator Guelph cohorts is ongoing and consists of an interview and application process. For more information or to request an interview, please contact accel@uoguelph.ca.

Potential mentors, instructors and investors are also invited to express interest by contacting accel@uoguelph.ca.

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Entrepreneur Support

The Research Innovation Office is the place to come if you’re looking to take your research-based business to the next level. 

We also offer successful business people great opportunities to support the next generation of game-changing Canadian entrepreneurs who are part of our Accelerator Guelph program. 

Building a sustainable enterprise from research results takes time, effort, collaboration and help from experts and those who have grown businesses in the past. That’s why our Accelerator Guelph model includes opportunities for new entrepreneurs to mix with seasoned veterans in a network that’s mutually supportive and focused on growth.

Our programs are rigorous. They challenge both leaders and participants to strive for excellence in building companies that offer highly valued, research-based products and services that are innovative on a global basis.