Aug 19, 2021 | Innovation Guelph Blogs & Stories

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GUELPH, ON 2021 08 19 – Innovation Guelph is hosting its third annual Innovation Expo on October 21, 2021. This significant event celebrates and showcases over 100 innovative companies in a virtual tradeshow format that features two engaging keynote performances, a panel discussion, investor-entrepreneur speed-dating and other opportunities, to form lasting business relationships that contribute to our economy.

“The City of Guelph has been a longtime supporter of Innovation Guelph. We are excited to announce them as our first Champion Sponsor for 2021,” said Mickey Campeau, Innovation Expo manager. “Together, we support innovative entrepreneurs in the Guelph-Wellington ecosystem, helping them to grow and thrive, creating a favorable impact on our regional economy.”

Guelph is vibrant with businesses from a variety of sectors, including (but not limited to) cleantech, advanced Manufacturing, agri-innovation, and technology. It is one of Canada’s fastest growing mid-sized cities. Only 45 minutes from Toronto, Guelph maintains low unemployment, a low crime rate, and a high standard of living. Guelph has just the right balance of city life and small-town friendliness and is a wonderful place to grow a business in.

As an Innovation Champion, the City of Guelph, through the Invest in Guelph brand, is demonstrating their leadership in the area of innovation and dedication to supporting business growth. “Innovation is at the core of entrepreneurship. A thriving economy depends on new ideas and growing businesses. We are happy to join Innovation Guelph and others at the Ontario Innovation Expo to celebrate and showcase some of this area’s rising stars,” said Christine Chapman, manager, economic development, Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise for the City of Guelph.

“Innovation Guelph appreciates the City of Guelph and its ongoing sponsorship of our Innovation Expo. They have supported us from the beginning,” said Anne Toner Fung, CEO, Innovation Guelph. “The companies being showcased at the Innovation Expo contribute to the economic growth and profitability of the region and are the innovative and scalable businesses that will attract new investment and talent to this great city.”

Read more information about the Innovation Expo event and register to attend the event on October 21, 2021 from the comfort of your home.


Media Contacts 

Media Kit

Mickey Campeau, Innovation Expo manager, 

Kurtis Wells, Marketing and Events Coordinator – Economic Development, Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise for the City of Guelph, 

Janet Wakutz, communications Innovation Guelph, 


About Innovation Expo 

Gaining a reputation for its incredible connection-building opportunities and introductions, Innovation Guelph’s Innovation Expo celebrates and showcases innovative companies and their products and services. The annual Ontario Innovation Expo facilitates connections – between sponsors, investors, experts, potential clients, media and more! With a passion for business acceleration, the IG team led by Innovation Expo Manager Mickey Campeau, delivers a one-day virtual event on October 21, 2021 that includes a tradeshow format with added benefits that grows to deliver significantly more value to both attendees and exhibitors each year.

About Invest in Guelph 

Invest in Guelph

Invest in Guelph makes it easy to do business in Guelph. Their expert team is ready to help, whether it’s making business connections, growing your business, choosing a site, or finding new markets. They provide a suite of programs and services to support business expansion and re-location, and are your resource for property development, business promotions, and partnerships. They support people making Guelph their home, their place of business, their resilient community.

About Innovation Guelph 

Innovation Guelph is building prosperity for community well-being by providing mentorship and business support programs and services to help innovative enterprises start, grow and thrive. Innovation Guelph’s business acceleration programs are designed for high-potential start-ups, small- to medium-sized enterprises, cleantech and agritech, and women-led businesses across southern Ontario. The result is an innovation ecosystem which drives economic growth and supports environmental and economic sustainability. Innovation Guelph also serves as a one-stop point of access to business support programs and services across the province.