Innovation Guelph is pleased to announce three new programs that will positively impact the southern Ontario innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem!

Agri-Innovation Accelerator
Recognizing that agriculture, from farm to fork and kitchen to manufacturing, is supported by ranchers, growers, manufacturers, distributors, scientists, academics, developers, designers, retailers and consumers, our Agri-Innovation programming has been tailor-made for the agri-food, agri-tech and agri-innovation sectors.

For eligibility and program details, visit the program information page.

Rhyze™ Up!
Once again, Innovation Guelph is piloting unique ways to support women entrepreneurs. Our new Rhyze Up! national accelerator addresses the needs of women-owned and women-led companies. The program has been tailored to help you identify an effective path to scaling up and to overcome obstacles that hold you back.

Through this program, IG offers an unprecedented opportunity for established, women-led companies across Canada who are ready to grow! It includes a Discovery Phase of up to 15 hours of dedicated expertise to explore challenges and identify opportunities; followed by a Traction Phase to help you execute a strategic project designed to accelerate your company for maximum impact. As an added bonus, Rhyze Up! also makes one-one-one leadership coaching available to all participants.

The program information page provides eligibility and program details.

Rhyze™ Ventures
In keeping with Innovation Guelph’s long-time commitment to supporting women entrepreneurs, Rhyze Ventures will accelerate a wide range of women-led businesses in southwestern Ontario by drawing on the combined experience of Innovation Guelph and key partners. The Rhyze Ventures program combines learning, doing and hands-on, targeted expertise to help Ontario’s women-led businesses thrive.

A comprehensive, eight-month program, Rhyze Ventures has been designed to help women entrepreneurs enhance their business and leadership capacity, apply what they’ve learned with expert support, and qualify to pitch for cash awards.

We are pleased to present Rhyze Ventures, together with the following partners:

Delivery Partners
Business Centre of Guelph Wellington, GreenHouse at St. Paul’s College, University of Waterloo and Waterloo Region Small Business Centre.

Technology Partner

Pollinate providing mentor-matching expertise and engagement platform

Evaluation Partner

10C providing program evaluation and impact measurement

Eligibility and program details are available on the program page.

Our program managers are available to discuss all programs and answer any questions you may have. Give us a call, let’s have a conversation!