New app helping empower people with cognitive special needs

Originally Published by CityNews

BY BRANDON ROWE

POSTED MAR 28, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

A new app that promotes inclusion and accessibility for people with cognitive special needs.

Inspired by her brother Troy who lives with autism and is non-verbal, Nadia Hamilton created MagnusCards, a free app that’s available in Canada and abroad.

The idea is that by focusing on the screen and reading or hearing the prompts, the user is distracted from the noise, people and lights, and can follow a step-by-step guide to complete particular tasks.

“I’m not always going to be there,” Hamilton said. “My parents aren’t always going to be there and this app is about building a bridge from the couch to the community.”

MagnusCards have partnered with a number organizations including Pearson Airport.

“It’s another step in our journey to be more accessible for creating a universal travel experience for all of our passengers,” Maria Ganogiannis from Greater Toronto Airports Authority told CityNews.

You can find more information on the app and how to download it at magnusmode.com.

Accelerator Centre Ranked #4 University Linked Accelerator Program in the World

TORONTO, CANADA, February 23, 2018​ – The Accelerator Centre is pleased to announce that it has been ranked the #4 University Linked Business Accelerator in the world by UBI Global.

UBI Global is a Stockholm-based research and advisory firm known for its regional and global studies that map and evaluate the business incubator and accelerator landscape. The ranking, based off a benchmarking study that included over 1,370 programs, was announced last night at UBI Global’s biyearly rankings ceremony at the World Incubation Summit in Toronto.

“It is an honour to be ranked the #4 University Linked Accelerator Program,” says CEO Paul Salvini. “The Accelerator Centre’s programming has always been at the forefront of best practices and our clients and graduates have consistently produced high growth, high impact companies. This high performance results in the level of long-term success and sustained economic growth that the Waterloo innovation ecosystem is best known for. ”

Since 2006, the Accelerator Centre has worked with over 400 startups. It’s flagship Accelerator Program has produced 59 graduates that include Canadian grown, global powerhouses like Kik, Axonify, Magnet Forensics, SSIMWAVE, Sortable, Clearpath Robotics, Alert Labs, and Intellijoint and its seed funding program AC JumpStart has provided seed funding to 168 companies across Southwestern Ontario. Accelerator Centre clients have also created 2,500 full-time jobs, attracted $573M in investments and have a combined valuation of $3B+.

“Our amazing community of partners, sponsors, mentors and staff team are a big part of why we have been recognized tonight. We have been working with startups in the Waterloo region for over 10 years, and this community has made it possible to provide the services and support that have helped our clients become successful,” says Clinton Ball, Director of Client Programs and Strategic Initiatives. “We are excited to continue working with the international community through partnerships and licensing our program to share our lessons learned and help grow companies.”

The complete rankings will be made available on February 23, 2018 at: http://ubi-global.com/rankings/

Accelerator Centre Success Stories

Axonify  – Corporate elearning software designed to meet the modern learning needs of employees. Knowledge growth improving bottom-line business results.

Alert Labs – Smart home water sensors – real time water use, leak detectors & flood sensors. Protect property from water damage. Save money on water bills.

Magnet Forensics  – Global leader in digital investigative technology and was built on a foundation of helping and empowerment to help investigative teams find more evidence and empower them to uncover the truth.

SSIMWAVE – defining the future of video delivery with Viewer Intelligence TM. For the first time in history, video distributors, networks, and studios can take full advantage of digital optimization to deliver The Ultimate Viewing Experience TM to subscribers on any screen, anywhere.

About the Accelerator Centre

The Accelerator Centre is an award winning startup accelerator/incubator dedicated to building and scaling sustainable, globally competitive companies. Through our suite of evidence based programs, service offerings, and unique one-to-one mentorship model, we give startups the highest probability of long-term success.

About UBI Global

UBI Global is a Swedish-based data and advisory firm specializing in mapping, highlighting, and connecting the world of business incubation. Through a network of more than 500 member organizations from over 70 countries globally, UBI Global provides matchmaking, ranking, benchmarking, and research services to corporations and business incubation programs.

We’re Hiring! Facility & Client Experience Coordinator – Hardware Innovation Lab

JOB DESCRIPTION – Coordinator, Facility & Client Experience

The Accelerator Centre requires a qualified, energetic and flexible jack/jill of all trades to fill an exciting position in a fast paced and dynamic entrepreneurial workspace. The ideal candidate must be personable, have excellent communication skills, a master of multi-tasking and take on projects and initiatives without much guidance. We are looking for a Facility and Program Coordinator to maintain, manage and help support the growth and evolution of our Hardware Innovation Lab in Kitchener.

Reporting to the Director, Client Programs and Initiatives the Coordinator, Facility & Client Experience is responsible for day to day management of our innovative hardware, IoT and life sciences facility. This position will play a critical role in ensuring that client, visitor and partnership satisfaction are a top priority at all times, while ensuring each facilities, including workspaces, meeting rooms and common areas are well kept and stocked. As the first point of contact for companies at the Hardware Innovation Lab, this position will be involved in setting culture and making pivotal suggestions for programming improvements and event coordination to engage the ecosystem in a meaningful and impactful way.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage first impressions – provide reception support, greet guests, direct visitors and respond to client company needs and inquires
  • Monitor client movements including preparation of space, suite signage and access/security passes
  • Support the Client Companies from onboarding through program completion including engagement with mentors
  • Provide tours of facility to prospective clients, guests and industry partners
  • Create and maintain vender relationships with suppliers for janitorial, office supplies, security, IT and service providers to provide continual support for client in both spaces
  • Events – execute programming events, manage communications, RSVP lists, food & beverage and technical need
  • Develop, execute and manage value-added events based on client needs
  • Client requested events – key contact and facilitator for setting up and running events as the AC representative
  • Make programming and event recommendations to Program Director or Manager based on observations and client conversations
  • Be the Chief Everything Officer (CEO), find opportunity in every task and support the company and team
  • Work with Arts Build Ontario to develop an events strategy for community events between the Arts & Tech Sector
  • Recruit, interview and secure new leading edge hardware & IoT companies by attending events and working with community partners
  • Assist in securing partnerships in advanced manufacturing, prototyping and assembly

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary education in business management, operations, event management or related discipline
  • Conducts business in a professional manner at all times, leading by example with a positive team attitude in all aspects
  • Strong commitment to providing exceptional customer experiences for clients, visitors and industry partners
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills
  • Assertive, confident and thrives under pressure
  • Excellent organizational, trouble-shooting, and interpersonal skills
  • A self-start that can work under minimal supervision

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@acceleratorcentre.com by February 23, 2018 at 5pm. We thank all interested candidates for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The Accelerator Centre is committed to fostering a diverse community that is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs from all backgrounds.

A full range of perspectives, lifestyles, and passions are key to creating the inclusive, entrepreneurial environment that is necessary to help our clients build and scale globally competitive companies. Diversity and inclusion at the Accelerator Centre means we are dedicated to the elimination of discrimination, in all its forms, at all levels of our organization and in our programming.

We welcome applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds regardless of age, physical ability, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation. We will provide any requested accommodation to candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require assistance, please contact careers@acceleratorcentre.com noting the job title in the subject line of the email.

Accelerator Centre and University of Guelph Collaborate to Create Agri-food Accelerator

Waterloo (Ontario), CANADA, January 29, 2018 – The Accelerator Centre (AC) is pleased to announce its partnership with the University of Guelph (U of G) to create an Agri-food Accelerator on the U of G campus – Accelerator Guelph.

The new program, operated on the U of G campus will leverage the award-winning Accelerator Program model developed by the AC over the past 11 years and will turn cutting-edge agri-food innovations into products and applications that will improve life and help grow the economy.

The announcement, was made during U of G’s “innovation showcase” and featured leading-edge U of G agri-food projects and was attended by University, industry and government officials, including MP Lloyd Longfield and MPP Liz Sandals.

“The University of Guelph and the AC have been partners since the AC opened its doors and their expertise in working with agri-food innovation is unmatched. We are very proud to be working alongside them to utilize our successful programming to further support the incredible innovation activities coming out of the University,” says Paul Salvini, CEO of the Accelerator Centre.

“In establishing Accelerator Guelph, we wanted to hit the ground running,” said University of Guelph Vice-President Research, Malcolm Campbell. “It was logical to create a partnership with the Accelerator Centre, to capitalize on the fantastic, proven, business development programming for which the Accelerator Centre is world-renowned. We’re now using that partnership as a platform to launch the next generation of entrepreneurial agri-food innovators.”

On January 24, 2018 a pilot cohort of Accelerator Guelph companies will start a 14-week program on campus.  Recruitment for future Accelerator Guelph cohorts happens on an on-going basis and consists of an interview and application process. For more information visit accel@uoguelph.ca.

For further information, please contact:

Tabatha Laverty
Marketing and Community Manager
Accelerator Centre
tlaverty@acceleartorcentre.com

Accelerator Centre Announces 58th and 59th Graduates from the Accelerator Program

Waterloo (Ontario), CANADA, December 19, 2017 – The Accelerator Centre (AC) is pleased to announce its newest graduates of the Accelerator Program. The graduation of Alert Labs and eleven-X marks the 58th and 59th successful graduation from the AC’s world renowned Accelerator Program.

“We are excited to celebrate with Alert Labs and eleven-x today,” says Paul Salvini, CEO of the Accelerator Centre. “Both of these companies have demonstrated the incredible talent, passion and dedication required to grow and scale a successful startup.

Within this graduating class we have mature business executives, seasoned investment professionals, and first time entrepreneurs — all realizing their dream of starting and building a world-class business.

We are incredibly proud to count Alert Labs and eleven-X as our 58th and 59th graduates and look forward to continuing to support them through our post graduate program as they scale globally.”

Alert Labs

Alert Labs is an IoT technology company based in Kitchener, Ontario. Alert Labs builds affordable monitoring solutions for residential and commercial property owners. Alert Labs’ simple-to-deploy sensors can be placed on water meters, sump pumps, near toilets and other appliances to detect water leaks, floods, power issues, abnormal temperatures, and other events. Customers receive real-time alerts and insightful data analytics via SMS, email, and the Alert Labs app. For more information, visit www.alertlabs.ca or visit select Canadian Tire stores.

eleven-X

eleven-X™ is operator of Canada’s first and only coast-to-coast public low power network optimized for the Internet of Things [IoT]. Our public low power IoT network enables the promise of Smart Cities, Smart Buildings and Campuses, and Enterprise IoT applications. Supporting the use of low-cost battery-powered sensors, the network addresses many Internet of Things use cases where requirements include wireless connectivity, devices that require long battery life, no maintenance and a low total cost of ownership.

For further information, please contact:

Tabatha Laverty
Marketing and Community Manager
Accelerator Centre
tlaverty@acceleartorcentre.com

Accelerator Centre Launches first Cohort in Clean Tech Program

In September, the Accelerator Centre welcomed three companies into the inaugural cohort of a new clean tech accelerator program. The pilot project, which is operated in partnership with Sustainable Waterloo Region and the funding by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, aims to incubate and support companies that are innovating in the sustainable technologies, smart buildings, and renewable energy industries. The new theme of the AC’s flagship Accelerator Program brings space, specialized resources, and mentorship to clean tech companies looking to build and scale their business and drive the clean economy in Waterloo region.

While the program is currently run out of the AC’s Waterloo Headquarters, it will soon move into an exciting new space within Canada’s first net positive office building, evolv1, currently under construction by the Cora group in the R+T Park. The new innovation space within that building, named evolvGREEN, will house a community of local startups, government officials, academic institutions, and industry partners that are committed to supporting a sustainable economy and workplace wellness – the perfect home for entrepreneurs looking to make waves in the clean tech space.

We at Sustainable Waterloo Region are so thrilled to be part of this project. partnering with the Accelerator Centre and Ontario Trillium Foundation, we are working together to foster an increase in clean technology in a one of a kind sustainable building, the Cora Group’s evolv1. This project is a big step to proving what is possible in sustainable business, building and creating a clean economy. – Tova Davidson, Executive Director, Sustainable Waterloo Region

The first three companies within the program are ElectransTech, Livescape, and PFX solutions.

Electrans Technologies Ltd.
Brian Fan, Product Development Manager

Brian Fan is the Product Development Manager of Electrans Technologies Ltd. which targets a unique angle on the future of hybrid transportation. Focusing on transport trucks, his company has built the platform to essentially turn transports into hybrid, electric vehicles by applying battery and electric motor to the axle of the vehicle. The idea is to use the same type of technologies that companies like Tesla, to that of the current trucking industry to improve fuel efficiencies.
Brian joined the company in June, and has numerous years of experience as a mechanical engineer focusing on sustainability in the automotive industry. As someone who has worked in automotive R & D for upwards of 10 years and spent time in technology incubators in Taiwan and in Paris, France– he compared the experience in the Accelerator Centre experience by saying that he appreciates the structure and the accountability everyone is held to, like having homework, due dates and regular meetings with mentors. “The sense of community and support is overwhelming and we are looking forward to progressing through the Clean Tech program and launching proof of concept and the prototype in the next year— 2018.”

Livescape
Ashley Demarte, CEO

Livescape is a botanical design and installation company specializing in living wall and green roof solutions for corporate, commercial, institutional, and custom projects. Ashley and her team offer green wall and roof systems from a range of suppliers, tailoring to the unique needs of their clients. The company also offers full maintenance services to keep various projects lush and beautiful for years to come.

With over 15 years of experience working with tropical and native plants and a lifelong passion for green design, Ashley launched her own company, Livescape, in 2015. It was a natural evolution for the driven entrepreneur, who has earned a name for herself as “The Crazy Plant Lady”.

Equipped with years of experience in green roof and living wall systems, design, installation, and maintenance, Ashley’s work is highly praised by her clients and colleagues. Her passion, expertise, and dedication have earned her a loyal client base across Southern Ontario.

Recycl3D
Nicole McCallum, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Utilizing a patent-pending engineering advancement to convert PET plastic waste into filaments that can be used in 3D-printers, remain durable, and even conduct electricity. They transform plastic water bottles into prosthetic limbs, solar panels, and more. Currently, Recycl3D using the filaments to 3D-print prosthetic limbs through their non-profit entity, RECYCL3D Planet, in collaboration with head of the bio-medical engineering department at the SSN Institute in Chennai, India, and a research team of 7 additional engineers. Their biomedical engineering team have advanced motion functionality beyond existing prosthesis capacity in the market. In addition, with its unique conductive properties, the extruded-sheet rolls will be used to 3D print solar panels, in partnership with researchers at Newcastle University in Australia.

Visit Sustainable Waterloo Region’s website for more details on the local clean economy and the AC’s program page for more information on the clean tech pilot program.

We’re Hiring! Director, External Relations and Strategic Initiatives

This posting is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied. We will be reaching out to successful candidates for an interview in the coming days. 

The Accelerator Centre is seeking a highly qualified, passionate and accomplished leader to develop, lead and
help implement strategic initiatives that support the vision, goals and short and long-term plans of our fast
paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial organization. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with a critical eye,
excellent communication skills, a proven ability to multi-task and take on projects and initiatives with limited
guidance.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of External Relations and Strategic Initiatives will be
responsible for government and investor relations, grant/proposal writing, corporate and other contributions and
the planning and execution of strategic initiatives.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Overall responsibility for ongoing sustainable funding of the Accelerator Centre.
  • Plan and coordinate the execution of strategic initiatives that support the continued growth of the Accelerator Centre including the establishment of new locations and programs.
  • Serve as a strong advocate and resource for all Accelerator Centre locations, with management of all associated funding.
  • Build strong and trusting relationships with the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, other Accelerator Centre Directors, employees, consultants and other key stakeholders.
  • Facilitate the strategic and operational planning process for the Accelerator Centre.
  • Foster, develop, and liaise with key stakeholders including industry, government and community partners to advance the development of strategic relationships and funding objectives.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders on the preparation of joint grant proposals.
  • Proactively monitor, analyze and interpret current and upcoming government initiatives, programs, legislation and activities and provide advice on key funding opportunities for the Accelerator Centre.
  • Effectively communicate and promote the Accelerator Centre’s strategic and business plans with all levels of government, and ensure direct alignment with, and support of, their efforts to create successful and impactful accelerators and incubators that boost the Canadian economy.
  • Identify public and private funding opportunities for the Accelerator Centre; drive the development of proposal and grant strategies and concepts that directly support the opportunities and needs of the organization and its clients.
  • Develop proposals and grants by assembling information including project context, key objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation; write, revise, and edit drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
  • Work closely with the Accelerator Centre employees who support external relations and the implementation of strategic initiatives.
  • Execution of other duties as assigned by the CEO.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of five years of stakeholder/government relations or related experience, including working and communicating with senior executives.
  • A minimum of five years managing a team with direct reports, budgets, and project plans
  • Proven track record for securing new public and private sector investment, and leading the development of winning proposals and grant applications.
  • Well established relationships with, key elected officials, bureaucrats, decision-makers and influencers across all three levels of government
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and execute strategic deliverables, including the conceptualization, development, launch and management of new programs and projects.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively convey factual and conceptual information on issues requiring detailed explanation and interpretation.
  • Exceptional relationship building skills and political savviness/agility.
  • The ability to serve as an effective and credible spokesperson for the Accelerator Centre.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Well-developed writing skills sufficient to creatively and precisely articulate ideas and opinions that involve analysis, interpretation, and assessment.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment to achieve business objectives.
  • Proven project and program management skills, including the ability to lead, work effectively with a team to develop and execute work plans.

Please apply with your resume and cover letter to careers@acceleratorcentre.com.

View the full job description here.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The Accelerator Centre is committed to fostering a diverse community that is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs from all backgrounds.

A full range of perspectives, lifestyles, and passions are key to creating the inclusive, entrepreneurial environment that is necessary to help our clients build and scale globally competitive companies. Diversity and inclusion at the Accelerator Centre means we are dedicated to the elimination of discrimination, in all its forms, at all levels of our organization and in our programming.

We welcome applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds regardless of age, physical ability, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation. We will provide any requested accommodation to candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require assistance, please contact careers@acceleratorcentre.com noting the job title in the subject line of the email.

 

 

 

The Accelerator Centre Will Welcome Minister Bardish Chagger to the AC to Celebrate Local Startups and Announce Cohort 7 of the AC JumpStart Program

Media Release

November 7, 2017

To Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Accelerator Centre will welcome the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Member of Parliament for Waterloo, for our annual AC JumpStart signature event, SPARK, on November 14, 2017.

AC JumpStart is an innovative seed funding and mentorship program, funded by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), aimed at helping technology startups establish and grow their business in southern Ontario. The annual SPARK event highlights some of the brightest entrepreneurial prospects in the Waterloo Region and gives the community early access to these up-and-coming startups.

Companies who have received the AC JumpStart grant within the last year will present their technology in a fair style showcase and will compete for “investment dollars” from the audience. The three startups with the most “investment” will get three minutes to present their startup to the audience. The top startup will take home a cash prize provided by our AC JumpStart sponsor, Gowling WLG.

“We are excited to showcase some of Waterloo’s top up and coming technology companies. Through our partnership with FedDev Ontario, we are helping accelerate businesses through providing essential early stage financing, in addition to the Accelerator Centre’s renowned mentoring program. As a result, Waterloo startups are building better products faster, getting sales traction, and developing a solid foundation to aid them through growth to scale because of this program.” – Clinton Ball, Director of Client Program and Initiatives

SPARK is open to the public and members of the community and local media are welcome.

Please visit our website for more detail or to register to attend.

For more information contact:

Tabatha Laverty
Community Manager
tlaverty@acceleratorcentre.com

 

Introducing Startup Studio: Affordable Marketing and Design Services for Startups

On a daily basis, startups prove that small is mighty. Your team’s concentration of brainpower and ability to pivot is what makes mighty corporations shake. The flip side of having a small team is that you have to make tough decisions regarding which skills you will curate for your team. Here in Waterloo Region, most teams focus their skills in business, engineering and computer science, often leaving a gap in marketing and design.

To close this gap, the AC has partnered with the University of Waterloo – Stratford and CDMN to create a marketing and design agency within the AC and provide marketing and design services to startups at an affordable price.

Lead by experienced AC staff, we’ve brought in third and fourth year students to become the studio’s first designers. They’ve brought with them a background of marketing, UX & UI design, video editing and branding.

Collaborations with the Startup Studio take two forms:

  1. One day design sprints. Sprints are all about helping companies zero in on a problem and discovering a solution to that problem in one day. Through the sprint process, they develop strategic solutions ranging from digital product and web design to establishing the startup’s brand and corresponding marketing campaigns. Clients walks away with wireframes they can use to implement the solutions.
  2. Implementation. After going through the sprint process clients have the choice to implement the design with their own designer or to hire the Startup Studio to complete the project. From building websites, cutting together videos, creating print and digital marketing collateral – the studio has built a large portfolio of work.

After a successful pilot through the summer, we are happy to bring this service to our clients and to open it up to the local startup community as a whole. 

Visit the Startup Studio page to learn more or book your design sprint.

We’re Hiring! Administrative Assistant: 14 Month Contract

Please read application instructions carefully. Only applications sent through the portal linked at the bottom of the job description will be considered.

JOB DESCRIPTION 

The Accelerator Centre is a dynamic and innovative work environment that provides employees opportunity for growth and development. We pay competitively as a not for profit in the incubator sector. We offer a flexible work environment that is focused on aligning individual strengths and passion, with the needs of our clients. One of the most exciting aspects of working at the Accelerator Center is exposure to leading edge technology and an inspiring and progressive entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Reporting to the Program & Executive Administrator the Administrative Assistant is the “executive of first impressions” and the face of the AC to all resident companies, stakeholders and visitors. This position will play a critical role in ensuring that front reception, and our facilities (meeting rooms, common areas and client spaces) are maintained with a World-Class approach and attitude.  Other responsibilities include supporting program administration, events, and one-to-many programming sessions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Guest Services:

  • Manage first impressions – reception duties, greet guests, direct visitors and respond to client company needs and inquires.
  • Assist clients, staff and visitors with meeting room requests including, but not limited to; setting up calendar bookings, confirming facility availability, correcting booking conflicts, room transfers, A/V set up, arranging catering and facility rental orders delivery and set up.
  • Maintain visitor management software and host list.
  • Triage facility and client requests and provide direction or assistance for incoming inquiries.
  • Assist with coordination of internal/social committee activities, supporting community organizations and charitable opportunities.
  • Be the Chief Everything Officer (CEO), find opportunity in every task and support the company and team.

Client Experience

  • Manage first impressions – direct visitors and respond to client company needs and inquires
  • Monitor client movements within the facility including preparation of space, suite signage and access/security passes
  • Coordinate one-to-many programming days including calendars/RSVP, catering, greeting & supporting guest speakers and technical needs
  • Support the client companies from onboarding through to program completion including engagement with mentors
  • Make programming and event recommendations to Director, Programs and Initiatives based on observations and client conversations
  • Manage the administrative aspects of the Accelerator Centre JumpStart Program and Startup Visa Program

Administrative:

  • Assist with the administration of internal process and procedures.
  • Assist with the management of client and stakeholder contact information
  • Manage and reconcile petty cash and complete bi-weekly cheque deposits
  • Assist with the organization of the electronic filing system
  • Process mail, courier and packages for all resident companies and tenants. Notify external parties of their shipments
  • Route phone calls to corresponding parties including staff and clients
  • Maintain meeting rooms and common areas and manage all aspects of the networking area
  • Monitor and stock community supplies in the kitchen, meeting rooms and copier room
  • Provide assistance with tours of facility to prospective clients, guests and industry partners
  • Oversee vendor relationships with suppliers for janitorial, office supplies, security, IT and service providers to provide continual support for clients
  • Assist with events – communications, RSVP lists, food & beverage and technical needs as required
  • Order supplies for staff requirements. Office supplies, food & drinks, IT requirements, etc
  • Troubleshoot photocopier, A/V and IT issues for staff and clients

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • At least 5 years of administrative experience
  • Post-secondary education/related experience in administration, reception, operations, or related disciplines
  • Conducts business with a professional, upbeat attitude, leading by example with a positive team attitude in all aspects
  • Strong commitment to providing exceptional customer experiences for clients, visitors and industry partners
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills
  • Assertive, confident and thrives under pressure
  • Excellent organizational, trouble-shooting, and interpersonal skills

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The Accelerator Centre is committed to fostering a diverse community that is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs from all backgrounds.

A full range of perspectives, lifestyles, and passions are key to creating the inclusive, entrepreneurial environment that is necessary to help our clients build and scale globally competitive companies. Diversity and inclusion at the Accelerator Centre means we are dedicated to the elimination of discrimination, in all its forms, at all levels of our organization and in our programming.

We welcome applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds regardless of age, physical ability, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation. We will provide any requested accommodation to candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require assistance, please contact info@acceleratorcentre.com noting the job title in the subject line of the email.

APPLY 

Please submit applications, including a resume and cover letter, via the link below. Applications close September 15th at 5pm. Only applications submitted through the link below will be considered.

We appreciate all applications, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

http://bit.ly/2gCXI8z

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