Incubators and Accelerators in Canada (Views: 20243)

Thu, 02 Aug 2012

                Funding is a necessary component of any successful company but as an entrepreneur you should also try to surround yourself with knowledgeable people with whom to discuss your ideas. This is particularly important when starting up for the first time since more seasoned entrepreneurs will help you learn from their experience and steer clear from beginner mistakes.

                 Unfortunately for entrepreneurial newcomers, finding the right mentor can be difficult and starting up can seem impossible.  Incubators and accelerators are there to help break down this entry barrier and provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals as well as veteran entrepreneurs that will help guide your endeavors.

                  Canada has an incredible amount of incubators to serve the start-up community: some of which have government backing, while others are privately run; some provide funding, while others provide only office space.

Here is an exhaustive list of establishments with incubator-like services in Canada:

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Advanced Technology Centre - Edmonton          

Food processing Development Centre - Leduc  

Agrivalue Processing Business Incubator - Leduc               

Innovate Calgary - Calgary          

Duncan McNeil Centre for Innovation - Edmonton          

Foothills Business Incubator - Okotoks  

Northern Alberta Business Incubator - St-Albert               

NRC Nation Institute for nanotechnology - Edmonton   

Research Transition Facility Calgary - Calgary       

TEC Center - Edmonton



Accelerate Okanagan - Kelowna               

Okanagan Research & Innovation Centre (ORIC) - Penticton         

SFU Venture Labs Student Business Incubator - Surrey 

Business Development Centre (SFU) - Vancouver           

Centre for Growth (BCTIA) - Vancouver               

Entrepreneurship@UBC  - Vancouver   

GrowLab - Vancouver   

Institute B - Vancouver

NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation - Vancouver          

The Network Hub - Vancouver 

TIMES Ventures Innovation Incubator - Vancouver         

NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics - Victoria             

Entrepreneurship@UVIC  - Victoria        

University of Victoria Innovation & Development Corporation - Victoria            

Vancouver Island Technology Park - Victoria       

Wavefront - Vancouver               

Discovery Parks Generator Program - Vancouver             



Biomedical Commercialization Canada Inc. (BCC) - Winnipeg       

CDEM - Winnipeg            

Eureka Project - Winnipeg

Genesys Venture Inc. - Winnipeg            

NRC Institute for biodiagnostics - Winnipeg        

Smart Virtual Incubation Winnipeg - Winnipeg   



NRC Institute for Information Technology – Fredericton


Newfoundland & Labrador

Genesis Centre - St-Johns           

NRC Institute for Ocean Technology  - St-Johns 


Innovacorp Tech Innovation Centre - Dartmouth             

Innovacorp Enterprise Centre - Halifax  

NRC Institute for Marine Biology - Halifax            

Ingeonuity - Annapolis Centre of Technology - Middleton            

AgriTech Park - Truro     



Springboard Innovation Centre - Barrie 

EASTCAT - Brockville      

DreamBuilderStudios - Cornwall               

Haliburton Creative Business Incubator - Haliburton       

Hamilton Incubator of Technology - Hamilton    

The Cossart Exchange - Hamilton             

The McMaster Biosciences Incubation Centre - Hamilton             

Lawson Health Research Institute - London        

London Biotechnology Commercialization Centre - London

Communications Research Innovation Centre - Ottawa 

Mercury Grove - Ottawa             

NRC Institute for Information Technology - Ottawa

NRC Institute for Microstructural Sciences  - Ottawa       

NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences - Ottawa   

NRCan Innovation Acceleration Centre - Ottawa              

OCRI Entrepreneurship Centre - Ottawa              

The Code Factory - Ottawa         

IDEAHUB - Port Hope    

Sarnia-Lambton Business Development Centre - Sarnia

Sault Ste Marie Innovation Centre  - Sault Ste Marie

nGEN - St. Catharines    

Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs - St. Thomas          

Northern Ontario Centre for Advanced Technology - Sudbury             

Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre - Thunder Bay              

The Venture Centre - Timmins  

BioDiscovery Centre  - Toronto 

Centre for Social Innovation – Toronto

Digital Media Zone - Toronto     

Incubes - Toronto           

MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund - Toronto   

Mobile Experience Innovation Centre - Toronto               

Toronto Business Development Centre - Toronto            

Toronto Fashion Incubator - Toronto     

Toronto Food Business Incubator - Toronto        

Extreme University - Toronto    

Accelerator Centre - Waterloo  

Communitech Venture Services Program - Waterloo      

Velocity - Waterloo        



LaunchPad Incubator - Atlantic Technology Centre - Charlottetown         

NRC Institute for Nutrisciences and Health - Charlottetown        



NRC Industrial Materials Institute - Boucherville               

Technoparc Bromont - Bromont                         

Drummondville Economic Development Authority - Drummondville       

Centre de développement d'entreprises technologiques  - Gatineau     

NRC Languages Technology Research Centre – Gatineau

Centre Québecois d'Innovation en Biotechnologie - Laval            

Ag-Bio Centre - Lévis     

TransBIOtec / reseau Transtech - Lévis  

Incubateur industriel de la MRC de Maskinongé - Louiseville      

FounderFuel - Montreal              

Year one Labs - Montreal            

Flow Ventures - Montreal           

Bolidea - Montreal         

Centech -Montréal        

Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de Montreal - Montréal    

Incubateur J. -Armand-Bombardier - Montréal 

Inno-Centre -Montréal

NRC Biotechnology Research Institute - Montréal            

TandemLaunch Technologies Inc. - Montréal     

TechBA  - Montreal

L'incubateur bioalimentaire de La Pocatière - Pocatière 

Entrepreneuriat Laval Inc - Québec         

National Optics Institute - Québec          

Agribionet - Saint-Hyacinthe      

Centre de productique intégrée du Québec - Sherbrooke           

Sherbrooke Biotechnology Development Centre - Sherbrooke



Springboard West Innovations - Regina

NRC Plant Biology Institute - Saskatoon

Saskatchewan Ideas Inc.- Saskatoon      

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan inc. - Saskatoon            


Outside of Canada but exclusively for Canadians

Plug And Play Startup Camp - Sunnyvale, California


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1 francisco trofimoff (11 Apr 2019 13:46:14):
i am looking for a vision to invest in cada in a start up company, please advised