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SPEEDWAY

Tune up your business and get on the fast track to revenue and investment with Innovation Guelph’s signature client coaching and education program

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As of June 2016. (Want to know more about these numbers? Contact Us)

SPEEDWAY has customized tracks designed to benefit different business stages, from startups and small-to-medium sized enterprises (SME’s)

Please select the option below that most closely resembles your business level.

Speedway for Startups

Do you have a great idea, or is your company just getting started?

Speedway offers both the Gear Up and Supercharger tracks to help accelerate your startup business.
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Speedway for SME’s

Is your company making $1 Million or more in annual revenue?

FASTLANE is SPEEDWAY’s program for small-to-medium sized enterprises.
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If you have questions, we offer a free monthly information session for anyone interested in Speedway: click here to register

Meet Our Mentors

Steve Barrett
Steve BarrettMentor
Steve has a proven track record for conceiving, funding, launching and commercializing early stage technology companies. He has successes across telecom, networking, wireless and biotech.
Jeff Campbell
Jeff CampbellMentor
Jeff has a well developed understanding of how to commercialize technology and services in markets globally. As a serial CEO he has lead startups through commercialization, funding, growth and acquisition. Lately he has been driving transition to scalable business models in client companies and experimenting with a business accelerator.
Stacey Curry Gunn
Stacey Curry GunnMentor
Stacey is a public relations and marketing communications specialist who enjoys solving business challenges through strategic thinking, branding excellence and inspired storytelling.
Jane Dummer RD
Jane Dummer RDMentor
Jane is the pod to plate entrepreneur and dietitian with a wealth of experience in food sector from agri-food to retail. She runs a successful consulting business providing strategy, coaching and marketing services for start-ups, SMEs and multinationals.
Melissa Durrell
Melissa DurrellMentor
Melissa Durrell is actively involved with the startup scene, working with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and angel investors across Canada. As one of Canada’s few female pitch coaches, she’s known for her unique storytelling skills, which she honed at her former career as an award-winning broadcast journalist.
Mark Goldberg
Mark GoldbergMentor
Mark is an entrepreneur with a wealth of experience in drug research and as a regulatory consultant. He is co-founder of PlantForm Corp., a biotechnology start-up manufacturing therapeutic antibodies, and serves on its Board of Directors.
Jane Humphries
Jane HumphriesMentor
Jane has an extensive background in community philanthropy, leadership, and organizational development with over 20 years experience in training, design, facilitation, coaching, and strategic planning. A skilled consensus builder she has led startup organizations through community consultations, funding strategies, crafting operational plans, developing Boards and Advisory Groups, staff recruitment, and building successful, collaborative partnerships.
Bob Ilmonen
Bob IlmonenMentor
Bob is a Mechanical Engineer and a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology with more than twenty years of experience in the area of machine design and product development.
Dr. John Kelly
Dr. John Kelly Mentor
John Kelly supports entrepreneurs and innovation in the life sciences, agriculture, food, health and bioeconomy sectors in domestic and international markets. He has a wealth of experience in the private and public sector and has held various executive and Board of Director positions with start-ups and multinational companies. He has been focused on innovation development and implementation, actively advancing products and technologies to commercial success.
Niel Palmer
Niel PalmerMentor
Niel possesses a strong understanding of the correlation between operational efficiencies and financial performance. With an educational foundation in physics, his background includes engineering, lean principles, business management and business coaching.
Don Thompson
Don ThompsonMentor
Don has a proven track record developing new products. He has developed expertise in the areas of new product development and end-to-end product lifecycle management. With a passion for new product innovation, Don holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario and a Certified Project Management Professional.

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Attending a Start Your Engines session is a great way to learn more about Speedway and Innovation Guelph.

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These informal networking sessions are a chance to get free advice from our sponsors, including Miller Thomson Lawyers, Cowan Insurance, Grants Ontario and National Research and Development!

Toolkit Tuesdays are held right after Start Your Engines. Click yes at the bottom of the form to RSVP!

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