About Us 2017-07-20T18:15:54+00:00

Fostering Innovation in Guelph since 2010

Innovation Guelph is building prosperity for community wellbeing by providing mentorship and business support programs and services to help innovative enterprises start, grow and thrive.

Our novel business acceleration programs – including Speedway, Fast Lane, Fuel Injection, the Rhyze Project and BCorp Bootcamp – are designed for high-potential start-ups and small- and medium-sized enterprises from across southern Ontario that are ready to scale.Innovation Guelph also serves as a one-stop point of access to Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) programs and resources.
The outcome is an innovation ecosystem that drives economic growth, supports environmental sustainability and enhances the quality of life for everyone in our region.

ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS

Innovation Guelph will:
ACT AS A CATALYST

for entrepreneurial initiative.

BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE INNOVATION SECTOR

in the City of Guelph and surrounding region.

CONTRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY INNOVATION INITIATIVES

that bring wellbeing and prosperity to our region.

PROVIDE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

to address the needs of entrepreneurs, community organizations, researchers and business leaders.

MANAGE A TEAM OF EXPERIENCED ADVISORS

to help companies determine which resources best match their product, goals, and stage of company development.

PROVIDE A ‘ONE-STOP SHOP’ FOR CLIENTS

to access all available commercialization programs and services in the region, regardless of sector.

ASSIST COMPANIES

startups, small and medium sized enterprises, and multinationals to achieve growth of market share, enter new markets, increase employment, and improve their bottom line.

PERFORM OUR ROLE IN THE ONTARIO NETWORK OF ENTREPRENEURS (ONE)

to be an effective and efficient regional program and service delivery system based on a regional alliance of business support agencies.

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Our Team

Anne Toner-Fung
Anne Toner-FungExecutive Director
A lifelong champion of entrepreneurship and an engaged economic empowerment leader, Anne’s experience includes more than 20 years of business and organizational development in the private and not-for-profit sectors. A former business owner, management executive, co-founder and angel investor, Anne has experienced business and social enterprise from all sides.
Peggy Dix
Peggy DixChief Financial Officer
Peggy manages all accounting activities for IG, including financial reporting to the Board of Directors, administration of government funding contracts, and making sure we all get our pay cheques. Her skills on the golf course will give you a run for your money.
Kristel Manes
Kristel ManesDirector, Innovation Centre / Director, The Rhyze Project
A master networker, Kristel connects IG’s dots to the people, programs and events that help us and our clients grow. She’s also a small business owner, trainer, facilitator, serial entrepreneur, and business advisor. But her favourite job is mother of two girls, daughter, sister, spirit sister, friend, confidante and cheerleader.
Kevin Boon
Kevin BoonClient Services Manager / Mentor
At Innovation Guelph, Kevin has helped clients raise private capital, tap into government funding, and establish sales, marketing & social media strategies to leverage influence and build audience. Kevin coaches clients to build a simple, robust and scaleable business model combined with go-to-market strategies that embrace storytelling as well as process. As Client Services Manager Kevin acts as the liaison between our qualified team of Mentors and Innovation Guelph clients.
Bailey Morrison
Bailey MorrisonFront of House Coordinator
Bailey is a University of Guelph grad dedicated to making the best out of life! Her enthusiasm and optimistic personality follows her around the office. Her passion for networking, event planning and social justice are the foundation of her energy. Bailey is focused on helping local start-ups and community building projects. As a born and bred “Guelphie”, Bailey loves her weekly trips to the farmers market and daily dose of yoga!
Mickey Campeau
Mickey Campeau Client Services Lead
Mickey is the Client Services Lead for Innovation Guelph. She is thrilled to use her vast experience as an entrepreneur and sales & marketing professional to support the growing Mentor Team and Speedway clients. When not at IG, Mickey keeps herself busy making faces at her two boys and running her own business. Maya Angelou once said – “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”
Snow Conrad
Snow ConradGraphic Designer
Snow is the graphic designer at Innovation Guelph. After graduating from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Environmental Studies and Business, she decided to turn her lifelong passion for visual art into a career and returned to school to earn her diploma in Graphic Design. Now Snow enjoys using her creative skills to help others and looks forward to exploring the creative side of Guelph.

But wait there’s more!

Learn about the Speedway mentor team

Meet the mentors

The Latest News from Innovation Guelph

 Annual Reports

Flip through our annual report to learn about the initiatives that IG has been a part of over the past few years, and all of the amazing companies that we’ve supported.

Annual Report 2016/17
Annual Report 2014/15
Annual Report 2015/16

 Annual Reports

Flip through our annual report to learn about the initiatives that IG has been a part of over the past few years, and all of the amazing companies that we’ve supported.

Annual Report 2016/17
Annual Report 2014/15
Annual Report 2015/16