World-Class Programming and Mentorship for Technology Startups

Our world-renowned, four phase Accelerator Program was developed based on our proven methods and best practices from accelerators and incubators around the world. The program, combined with our proven mentorship model, gives you the resources and guidance you need to grow all areas of your business, get your product to market faster, increase sales, and scale globally.

Phase 1: Explore

Discover a product someone wants

Phase 2: Build

Create your product and develop a solid business foundation

Phase 3: Grow

Expand your customer base and grow your business through sales

Phase 4: Scale

Achieve a repeatable business model and get ready for global success

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Matt Randell

CEO of Clearpath Robotics

Accelerator Program Graduate

“A tree can’t grow unless it has strong roots and is part of a supportive ecosystem. The AC provided us with a foundation to transform our passion into a thriving business.”

Carol Leaman

CEO of Axonify

Accelerator Program Graduate

“Consistent mentorship and meaningful programming plus the ability to reinforce sound principles over a stay of up to two years (versus a typical incubator experience of 3 – 6 months) give each company a better shot at making it.”

George Tsintzouras

President & Co – Founder of Alert Labs
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Accelerator Program Graduate

“The guidance we received from The Accelerator Centre helped us to navigate around potential problems as our business grew. We are grateful for the support of the mentors and the AC community.”

Our Programs and Services

The Accelerator Program

Our world-renowned, four phase accelerator program was developed based on our proven methods and best practices from accelerators and incubators around the world.

AC JumpStart

Our seed funding program, ACJumpStart, offers up to $30,000 in funding and $10,000 of in-kind mentorship to local entrepreneurs to help them push their companies to the next level.

Startup Visa

Are you an international entrepreneur looking to start a tech company in Canada? We can help with that. Our Startup Visa Programs offers assistance to select entrepreneurs to help them bring their businesses to Canada.

Startup Studio

The Startup Studio is a focused team providing accessible, affordable
creative services to help rapidly accelerate business ideas.

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Creating companies built to scale since 2006