Who We Are
The Accelerator Centre is an award winning startup accelerator/incubator dedicated to building and scaling sustainable, globally competitive technology firms, commercializing advanced research technologies emerging from academic institutions, and enabling corporation to pursue innovation initiatives in a way that is both effective and efficient.
What We Do
We offer a 2 year, milestone based program and one-on-one mentorship that is proven to help startups grow faster. We also offer additional supplementary programs, such as our seed funding program, ACJumpStart and our Startup Visa Program for international entrepreneurs and other services such as access to world class academic research and warm introductions to investors and potential partners.
Who We Work With
Our Clients represent some of the biggest startup brands in the Waterloo startup ecosystem and around the world. Our application and selection process ensures we are able to work with startups who have the potential for the greatest impact – the top 10% – and to ensure they get the resources and support they need to reach their full potential.
Our headquarters, established in 2006, is the center of our operations. Home to a selection of our Phase Three and Four clients, the space also has significant foot traffic, regularly hosts a variety of industry and community events.
The Reactor building, located directly across the street from our headquarters, is where our clients get started on their journey to graduation. This facility houses our Phase One and Two clients in an environment that encourages them to connect and collaborate with their peers.
University of Waterloo – Stratford Campus
As a partnership with the University of Waterloo’s Global Business and Digital Arts Program, our Stratford location provides us with a unique connection with students and recent grads as well as access to the incredible creative talent the region has to offer.
Advanced Manufacturing and
Hardware Innovation Lab
Our Hardware Innovation Lab, is the first of its kind in Waterloo Region. As a hot spot for hardware, IoT, and advanced manufacturing startups in the Toronto Waterloo Corridor, it combines the Accelerator Centre’s world renowned programming with specialized resources in product development, manufacturing and supply chain management.