Innovation Guelph News

What we learned at the 2018 Startup Crawl

From improv to semantic marketing, these entrepreneurs told us what it takes to succeed. Failure is good. It’s good when you’re trying your hand at improv acting; it improves it, makes it more entertaining. And, according to some successful business owners, failure can also be good for [...]

2018-08-13T17:56:00+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Events, stories|Comments Off on What we learned at the 2018 Startup Crawl

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Jakki Prince

In the midst of her success, Jakki Prince is bidding a sweet goodbye to her Guelph-based bakery, Sweet Temptations, planning to sell the business and her food truck.  When asked why, she referenced Jerry Seinfeld’s 90’s hit sitcom, “Seinfeld.” “People used to [...]

2018-07-25T19:43:11+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Client Successes, News, Speedway, Supercharger, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Jakki Prince

Lessons from Leaders recap : why you need to consider exporting

Thinking of selling only in Canada? You might want to think again, said four seasoned panelists at Innovation Guelph’s most recent Lessons from Leaders. “If you’re a Canadian company, you will not survive if you do not export,” said Derek Webb, President and CEO of Biorem. “Period.” [...]

2018-07-12T21:16:22+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lessons from Leaders recap : why you need to consider exporting

Canadian Extreme Climate Systems: Getting a GRIP on vehicle fleet performance

“Now we’re in a position to grow a stronger, more profitable company.” 
— Brian Bassindale, President, Canadian Extreme Climate Systems Leading-edge idle-reduction technology developed by Canadian Extreme Climate Systems Inc. (CECS) is helping fleet operators like police forces and municipalities save millions of dollars and reduce the [...]

2018-07-04T21:09:06+00:00 July 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Canadian Extreme Climate Systems: Getting a GRIP on vehicle fleet performance

Announcing the 2018 Innovation Guelph Award Recipients

Organized by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, the Awards of Excellence is Guelph's premier appreciation event of the year where we, at Innovation Guelph, get to celebrate our clients’ growth and achievement! Each year, we recognize six of our amazing clients from Startups to Small & [...]

2018-06-29T20:10:01+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Announcing the 2018 Innovation Guelph Award Recipients

26 Ontario companies awarded seed funding for innovation commercialization

Guelph, Ont., June 26th, 2018— Twenty-six Ontario companies have been selected to receive seed funding from Bioenterprise Corporation and its delivery partner Innovation Guelph, the fourth round of a program funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). [...]

2018-06-26T19:22:50+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Client Successes, Fuel Injection, News, Speedway|Comments Off on 26 Ontario companies awarded seed funding for innovation commercialization

Innovation Guelph Clients Selected to Attend First Look Angel Investor Meeting

Kenna Whitnell, Founder and CEO of Altilis Beauty, speaks with potential investors at First Look event Innovation Guelph sponsored three clients, Can-Dairy, Precision Biomonitoring and Altilis Beauty (a division of Soleluna Cosmetics Inc.), to participate in the annual First Look Angel Investor Meeting in Mississauga [...]

2018-06-22T19:15:06+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Client Successes, Events, Speedway, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Innovation Guelph Clients Selected to Attend First Look Angel Investor Meeting

2018 Rhyze Award Recipients

The fourth annual Rhyze Awards were awarded on June 14 at Innovation Guelph with a total of $22,000 in prizes given out! This year’s event, hosted in partnership with the Business Centre Guelph-Wellington, saw 10 female entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to a panel of industry experts. [...]

2018-06-20T21:14:27+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Media Releases, News, Rhyze Academy, Rhyze Events, The Rhyze Project|Comments Off on 2018 Rhyze Award Recipients

The rise of female entrepreneurship (and how we’re supporting it)

Female entrepreneurship matters. Women-led businesses find new ways of innovating, cater to a more diverse and representative clientele, add important perspectives to decision-making, raise standards for workplace equity and strengthen our economy. But we’ve seen the stats: there’s a huge gap in funding compared to their male [...]

2018-06-20T13:23:44+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Entrepreneur Education, News, Rhyze Academy, The Rhyze Project|Comments Off on The rise of female entrepreneurship (and how we’re supporting it)