The Stratford Accelerator Centre is focused on accelerating the growth and maturation of early-stage technology and digital media companies. The Centre accomplishes this by bringing like-minded entrepreneurs together under one roof and delivering world-class mentoring, coaching, programming and services, along with facilitating potential grant funding. Established on the same principles anchoring the Waterloo Accelerator Centre, the Stratford Accelerator Centre accepts Clients through a competitive application and intake process, and works toward accelerating Clients’ growth from vision through to early market success.
The City of Stratford represents a high potential geographic area for economic growth with a highly supportive community of stakeholders, a strong vision for technological prosperity and a great arts and culture foundation that lends itself to the creation of digital media.
The objective of the Stratford Accelerator Centre is to create a more diverse, knowledge-based economy for Stratford and surrounding communities by capitalizing on this potential.
Grow your business via the Accelerator Program with support from your dedicated Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR), mentorship team and staff with the benefits of turn-key office space, meeting rooms, technical and administrative assistance and state of the art equipment provided through the ENGAGE Lab.
Access to our dedicated mentorship team and networking resources without the office space and traditional overhead. Work toward your company objectives with a particular mentor or the entire group.
Validate a start-up idea using the Accelerator Centre’s market validation tool as your guide. Developed with industry experts, ideas take shape over a three month, self-guided exercise focused on market research and strategy building.