Gear Up clients get access to mentoring, education, and networking resources with an estimated value of $5,000 to $20,000 per year.
Face-to-face meetings with your mentor
Service Provider Sessions
Special Courses (See current offerings)
Courses linked to the 12 Point Inspection
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 solo service provider or contractor
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!).