AC JumpStart Funding Program

What will you build?

Applications Closed!

Applications for Cohort 6 will begin April 3, 2017.

What is AC JumpStart?

AC JumpStart is a matching program that provides eligible companies with

  • $30,000 in seed capital*
  • $10,000 in mentoring from the AC’s team of in-house experts
  • Access to market research and connections to investors

The program is funded through an $8 million commitment from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and delivered in partnership with Conestoga College, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo.

*To be matched by recipient firms. University of Waterloo students are eligible to have matching funds covered by the University. Click here for further details.

Am I eligible?

Think you have what it takes? Applying to AC JumpStart means you’re:

  • Dedicated and hard working
  • Open to mentorship
  • Ready for an intensive business development process with pre-determined milestones
  • In accordance with the program’s guidelines and eligibility requirements.

How do I apply?

If you are applying directly to the Accelerator Centre please click here.

If you are a Conestoga College applicant please click here for additional details.

If you are a Wilfrid Laurier University applicant please click here for additional details.

If you are a University of Waterloo applicant please click here for additional details.

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