Fostering Innovation in Guelph since 2010
Innovation Guelph’s agile approach to supporting entrepreneurs and businesses reflects the evolving needs of our clients. We continue to provide mentorship and business support programs and services to help innovative enterprises start, grow and thrive.
We are proud recipients of the University of Guelph, Gordon S. Lang HeForShe Impact Award for our ongoing commitment to gender equity and our Rhyze™ programming for women entrepreneurs including Rhyze UP! and Rhyze Ventures.
We are also proud recipients of the National Enterprise Support of the Year Award and the Ontario Enterprise Support CANIE award from Innovators and Entrepreneurs Foundation, for advancing Canadian entrepreneurship through leadership and impact.
Our business acceleration programs are designed for high-potential startups and small to medium-sized enterprises from across southern Ontario that are ready to scale. Innovation Guelph serves as single point of entry to a provincewide network of regional innovation centres and business support services. The outcome is an innovation ecosystem that drives economic growth, supports environmental sustainability and enhances the quality of life for everyone in our region.
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.
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.
We foster an anti-racist environment to create a place, and the space where everyone is free to be their whole selves.
Our commitment to building a community rooted in inclusion and equity is steadfast. And it will mean listening and learning as we go. Everyone on our team and within our community receives the same respect and opportunity, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, culture, identity, beliefs or language. We are more the same than different. We celebrate and value our differences. We are stronger together.
Flip through our most recent annual report to learn about the initiatives that IG has been a part of over the past year, and all of the amazing companies that we’ve supported.
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