AC Post Graduate Program

After completing the Accelerator Program, we want to continue supporting our graduates through ongoing mentorship and continued access to our network of investors and industry experts.

Graduates from the Accelerator Program Receive

Continue to access to the mentors they’ve already built relationships with at the AC’s discounted price

Ongoing invitations to lunch and learn sessions with industry leaders and service providers

A complementary quarterly advisory meeting with our Graduate Advisory Group

The Graduate Advisory Group

Paul Thompson


 Business leader and intrapreneur with 15 years’ experience growing a Swiss-based, publicly-listed medical device company (SIX: SOON) into the world’s leading position in its category.

Charles Cipolla


Director of the Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation and Chair of its Human Resources Committee. Previously served as the President of Rockwell Automation Canada Inc. and W” Interconnections Canada Inc.

Brian Collie


Recognized Industry Veteran, Visionary, and Leader.Business CEO/GM for 20 years, in Video Streaming, Wireless and IP Networking and Co-Founder & CEO of two successful high tech start-ups.

Gary Pooley


A retired Ernst & Young partner, Gary has been in the technology sector for many years, including various roles with the Accelerator Centre. He is currently a board member and advisor with a number of technology companies.

Bob Rushby


Retired Chief Technology Officer for Christie Digital Systems Inc., holder of multiple patents, and former board member of a number of high tech companies.

Vito Mabrucco


Previously served as the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Consulting and Managing Director of IDC Canada where he was also responsible for the IDC geographic regions of Canada, Japan and Asia Pacific. He has held senior management portfolios in sales, marketing, finance and strategic planning with companies such as Cisco, Dell and Tandem/Compaq. He currently serves as a board member of the Information Technology Association of Canada.

Keith Halbert


Currently the Principal of a Financial Consulting firm. Extensive experience in financial workout situations. Proven Board experience as Board Member on six investee companies in environmental services, transportation, marketing and financial services sectors.

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