About Us

Innovation Guelph is working to build prosperity for community wellbeing.

Innovation Guelph is building prosperity for community wellbeing by providing mentorship and business support programs and services to help innovative enterprises start, grow and thrive.
Our novel business acceleration programs – including Speedway, Fast Lane, Fuel Injection, the Rhyze Project and BCorp Bootcamp – are designed for high-potential start-ups and small- and medium-sized enterprises from across southern Ontario that are ready to scale.

Innovation Guelph also serves as a one-stop point of access to Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs(ONE) programs and resources.

The outcome is an innovation ecosystem that drives economic growth, supports environmental sustainability and enhances the quality of life for everyone in our region.

Our Work


Companies Coached


Investment into Clients


Current Start up Clients


Current SME Clients


Number of Workshop Participants

As of July 2015

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What People Are Saying About Us

The City of Guelph is pleased to partner with Innovation Guelph to support further innovation and job creation in our city. Together, we are working towards achieving our community vision of making a difference.
Ann Pappert, Former Chief Administrative OfficerThe City of Guelph
As a mentor, I found that the sum was greater than the whole of the parts. The IG team has broad experience and people of vast expertise. It was a great resource to be able to tap one of my colleagues for ideas or contacts to help move a client forward.
John Pickard
CBaSE has been able to expand its program and service offerings to students, businesses and community members due in large part to the mentorship, insight and partnership we have with Innovation Guelph. CBaSE looks forward to what the next five years will bring working with the IG team.
Melanie Lang, DirectorCBaSE

Organizational Goals

Innovation Guelph will:

Act as a catalyst

for entrepreneurial initiative.

Be an active member of the innovation sector

in the City of Guelph and surrounding region.

Contribute to community innovation initiatives

that bring wellbeing and prosperity to our region.

Provide programs and services

to address the needs of entrepreneurs, community organizations, researchers and business leaders.

Create a team of experienced advisors

to help companies determine which resources best match their product, goals, and stage of company development.

Provide a 'one-stop shop' for clients

to access all available commercialization programs and services in the region, regardless of sector.

Assist start-up companies

small and medium sized enterprises, and multinationals in achieving growth of market share, entry into new markets, increase employment, and improve bottom line.

Perform our role in the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE)

to be an effective and efficient regional program and service delivery system based on a regional alliance of business support agencies.
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