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Speedway for Startups

Our GEAR UP and SUPERCHARGER programs are specially designed for startups and early stage companies

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Learn about Speedway for SMEs

GEAR UP is Speedway’s track designed for selected entrepreneurs and startups that want to accelerate their business to revenue and investment.


GEAR UP clients that show high potential become eligible to graduate to our SUPERCHARGER program.

What’s in it for you?

Gear Up clients get access to mentoring, education, and networking resources with an estimated value of $5,000 to $20,000 per year.

HANDS-ON MENTORING

Face-to-face meetings with your mentor

EDUCATION

Entrepreneurship 101
Service Provider Sessions
Special Courses (See current offerings)
Courses linked to the 12 Point Inspection

NETWORKING

Speedway events
Peer groups
Referrals
Conferences & Tradeshows

Who can Qualify? 

To be accepted into the GEAR UP program, companies must have some of the basic qualifier components:

Must be working on business at least 20 hours/week

Must have a business plan or business model canvas drafted

Must be a scalable business or idea

Must be under 1 million dollars in revenue

Must be incorporated or intending to Incorporate

Cannot be a service provider

Companies who do not qualify can still contact us to receive referrals to other local business support organizations. If you have questions about this program please contact us or come to our Start Your Engines, our monthly information session.

GEAR UP clients that show high potential become eligible to graduate to our SUPERCHARGER program.

Innovation Guelph’s SUPERCHARGER program is a fast-track for high potential companies, and/or companies on Gear Up track who show considerable development.

Our Supercharger Clients & Graduates

What’s in it for you?

SUPERCHARGER includes all the components of GEAR UP, PLUS additional Mentor hours (access to special project funds and MORE!).

Estimated value of $20,000 – $40,000 per year. 

Ready to get started? 

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