Business Incubators in Alberta and Canada

  Type : Mixed-use

Duncan McNeill Centre for Innovation
Mixed-use Alberta
http://www.nait.ca/52517.htm
The Centre offers a supportive environment for inventors and entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas into profitable enterprises. It has 4,769 square feet of incubation space, with 11 office suites available for early stage companies and entrepreneurs.
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Foothills Business Incubator
Mixed-use Alberta
http://www.cfhighwood.net/foothills-business-incubator.php
Foothills Business Incubator provides short term office space for 3 to 6 months. It has 5 fully furnished private business offices available for lease. It has a training board room with free wireless internet access which can accommodate up to 20-30 people.
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Northern Alberta Business Incubator (NABI)
Mixed-use Alberta
http://www.nabi.ca/
NABI provides space and services to planning-stage, newly started, and home-based businesses. It provides business planning programs, one-on-one business coaching and mentoring to meet specific goals. Business counselling is available to its clients at no charge and usually without an advance appointment. A wide range of services, office equipment, information resources, and facilities are made available to its clients at either no charge or on a per-usage basis. It assists entrepreneurs, new business start-ups and business service providers in growing their businesses under the Alberta Innovates voucher program.
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Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta – RINSA
Mixed-use Alberta
www.rinsa.ca
Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA) helps small & medium sized enterprises by collaborating to help businesses bring new products or processes to market. RINSA also networks with other innovation systems in Alberta to maximize efficiency and province-wide collaboration. It also offers innovation support, technology transfer and commercialization programs to entrepreneurs and SMEs along with business incubation opportunities and access to funding at various stages.
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Regional Business Accelerator
Mixed-use Alberta
http://www.smallbusinessinformation.ca/
Regional Business Accelerator supports entrepreneurs by providing connections, coaching mentoring and resources. Its main goal is to improve overall economic growth of the region.
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Rural Alberta Business Centre (RABC)
Mixed-use Alberta
http://www.rabc.ca/index.php/offices/rocky-mountain-house/news/61-incuba...
The Rural Alberta Business Centre (RABC) Program is a partnership between the Government of Alberta and local organizations actively involved with the business community. RABCs provide advice and information services to entrepreneurs and small businesses to assist them in making informed business decisions. Each rural business Centre is staffed by a small business advisor who assists in providing one-on-one business advice, seminars, workshops, and access to relevant information about small businesses and business opportunities. Information and materials will be tailored to the specific needs of the communities served by each RABC. Currently, four communities are participating in the program; Camrose, Cold Lake, Hanna, and Rocky Mountain House.
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881 Business Incubation Centre
Mixed-use Alberta
http://www.canadabusiness.ab.ca/index.php/start-up/586-business-incubato...
The centre provides services to small- and medium-sized companies along the Highway 881 Corridor between Fort McMurray and Lac La Biche in need of business expertise, knowledge and advice. Entrepreneurs have access to timely and economical business support services such as business consulting and advisory services, training, high-speed Internet access, referrals to service professionals and meeting rooms for in-person or virtual meetings.
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British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
Mixed-use British Columbia
http://www.bcit.ca/
BCIT is a polytechnic institution. Its Commercialization Assistance Program supports small and medium sized enterprises by providing assistance during the proof of concept, product development, and pre commercial trial stages of commercializing a product.
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Centre 4 Growth
Mixed-use British Columbia
http://www.bctia.org/centre4growth.aspx
The Centre 4 Growth provides entrepreneurs access to expertise, information, services and programs that can help grow companies. It provides online resources for BC businesses through web-based library of templates, documents, reports and contacts. It also provides information on upcoming trade missions, tradeshows, business forums and conferences. Visiting the Business Opportunities webpage provides opportunities for new international connections, explore new deals, and find more money.
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Institute B
Mixed-use British Columbia
http://www.instituteb.com/
Institute B is an accelerator that develops entrepreneurs through education, consulting and funding. It accelerates its results through personal development and strategic business planning.
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Kamloops Innovation Center
Mixed-use British Columbia
http://www.kicstart.ca/
The Kamloops Innovation Center is a business accelerator and entrepreneurship outreach program with a focus on technology. It creates a focal point for the new ventures providing services, infrastructure and education to their companies and surrounding communities. It offers an intensive and hands-on workshop that compels the entrepreneur to think critically about the true value, commercialization potential and positioning of their business idea. It covers critical elements of business planning and product management such as sustainable differentiation, pricing, sources of capital, market and expansion strategy.
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SFU Venture Connections
Mixed-use British Columbia
http://www.sfu.ca/io/venture/venture-connection.html
SFU Venture Connections provides training to skilled young people in becoming next generation of entrepreneurs. It motivates students to consider entrepreneurship as a career option and provides tools and training to build their entrepreneurial skills.
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The Network Hub
Mixed-use British Columbia
http://www.thenetworkhub.ca/
The Network Hub helps to grow a successful business. It allows people to rent a private mail box. It also offers meeting rooms, faxing services, and telephone answering services. It also provides virtual office space which can be more productive.
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Buller Centre for Business
Mixed-use Manitoba
http://www.bullercentre.com/
The Buller Centre for Business supports businesses and industry through workshops and connects businesses with potential employees and policy advocacy. It supports Providence’s Business Administration program, which equips students with the knowledge, skills, and character they need to succeed in a career in management and leadership.
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CDEM
Mixed-use Manitoba
http://www.cdem.com/en
CDEM supports and coordinates economic development in close cooperation with the bilingual municipalities and their community development corporations. It offers many services to new businesses, businesses that are established, expanding or who are thinking about exporting. It also offers French business development programs, some of which are custom made, to entrepreneurs.
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Manitoba Business Gateways
Mixed-use Manitoba
http://www.gov.mb.ca/jec/emb/ci/mbb_gateway.html
The Manitoba Business Gateways are resource centres which provide information and referrals for a wide range of business and employment information and services. The goal is to make the province’s business and employment information and services easier to find, easier to understand, and easier to use, whether accessed online, by phone or in person.
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Smart Virtual Incubation Winnipeg
Mixed-use Manitoba
http://smartwinnipeg.mb.ca/default.htm
It assists and advises citizens, organizations and governments to create technically enabled communities (Smart Communities). It has initiated Virtual Incubation Manitoba program which provides value-added services to entrepreneurs such as business planning, strategic guidance on markets, analyzing proof of concept opportunities, support in reaching global markets, access to business mentors and management consulting. VIM enables entrepreneurs to access management and business skills training while continuing to develop and refine their business concept. The online component of VIM enables e-Commerce business development using eLearning and e-Consulting services.
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Enterprise Fredericton
Mixed-use New Brunswick
http://www.enterprisefredericton.ca/about-us/
Enterprise Fredericton is an economic development organization focused on entrepreneurial business development in the greater Fredericton Region.
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Knowledge Park
Mixed-use New Brunswick
http://www.knowledgepark.ca/
The Knowledge Park is designed to grow the knowledge industry in the Greater Fredericton Region. Its main objective is to provide clustering opportunities for companies that are engaged in research, development and application of technologies related to such fields as information technology (IT), biotechnology, education, engineering, health care, forestry and agriculture.
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Startup Fredericton
Mixed-use New Brunswick
http://www.startupfredericton.ca/
Startup Fredericton is a grassroots startup movement which connects people and encourages their ideas turning into a business, part-time or full-time. It is one of the 15 pilot communities which is part of a Startup Canada Nation-Wide 2013 Startup Communities initiative.
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The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries (NATI)
Mixed-use Newfoundland and Labrador
http://www.nati.net/
NATI provides leadership to the technology sector through policy development and advocacy activities. It works to connect key players in the industry through networking events and regular industry communications. It provides support for the development and growth of local technology companies in identification, engagement, and development of export opportunities. 
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The Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development
Mixed-use Newfoundland and Labrador
http://www.ibrd.gov.nl.ca/
The Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development supports regional development and economic diversification. The lines of business are small and medium-sized enterprise development, industrial diversification, innovation, investment and economic intelligence. It has 23 offices throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Bloom Centre for Sustainability
Mixed-use Ontario
http://bloomcentre.com/
The Centre designs and delivers programs for government agencies and associations. It provides support in the design, build and execution of projects, and assembles teams of in-house and external expertise. It has specialized technical expertise and analytical skills to provide 3rd party assessment, evaluation and performance validation of technologies, products and approaches.
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Brightspark Ventures
Mixed-use Ontario
http://brightspark.com/
Brightspark works with entrepreneurs to build and grow successful companies. It works with entrepreneurs during the initial investment phase to complete all due diligence and investment analysis. It works closely with the angel community, venture capital firms and institutional investors to structure syndicated investments.
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Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR)
Mixed-use Ontario
http://www.oce-ontario.org/
The Centre helps in building the Canada-wide commercialization network crucial to supporting the innovation necessary for economic growth. CCR worked with early-stage entrepreneurs and innovative enterprises to help these emerging businesses grow to the point where they could attract private investment, and ultimately become sustainable, global competitors. It offers assistance and advice on management, marketing, technology (intellectual property) strategy, product development and financing.
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Crupi Consulting
Mixed-use Ontario
http://www.crupi.biz/augesco
Crupi Consulting Group offers technical and professional expertise and resources to fulfill the requirements of every step of the project continuum to its clients. It is specialized in business development, management services, economic analysis and development, community planning and marketing services. It works with clients in the private, public and First Nation sectors on a wide variety of projects.
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Exploriem.org
Mixed-use Ontario
http://www.exploriem.org/
It is a not-for-profit organization for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. It has a seasoned team of entrepreneurs from various industries that provide mentorship and training to young and growing companies. It provides the support and guidance to help entrepreneurs achieve their highest potential.
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Extreme Startups
Mixed-use Ontario
http://www.extremestartups.com/
Extreme Startups is an accelerator that optimizes product-market fit and graduates fundable companies. Its programs provide a combination of seed capital (up to $250K), digital product leadership education and access to a global pool of mentors.
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Extreme Venture Partners
Mixed-use Ontario
http://extremevp.com/extreme-university-2011/
Extreme Venture Partners provides early stage venture capital to companies that can effect change, can impact a market or change the way people go about their lives.
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Flow Ventures
Mixed-use Ontario
http://flowventures.com/
Flow Ventures works with high-growth tech ventures for start-up or growing and scaling operations. It works with people who have started, operated and invested in countless companies. The vast international network of people can help their business.
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Hamilton Technology Centre
Mixed-use Ontario
http://www.investinhamilton.ca/small-business/hamilton-technology-centre/
The Hamilton Technology Centre is a 40,000 square foot facility which facilitates economic diversification to Hamilton and the surrounding area.
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Haliburton Creative Business Incubator
Mixed-use Ontario
http://www.haliburtoncdc.ca/incubator/about-our-incubator.html
The Creative Business Incubator program attracts new creative businesses to the community of Haliburton. It creates opportunities for the private, not-for profit and public sectors and encourages collaboration in building a diverse creative economy.
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INcubes partners
Mixed-use Ontario
http://incubes.ca/
INcubes partners provides network, connections, funding and mentorship for active startups. INcubes holds a truly international network which has attracted mentors and investors across many countries including the US, Israel, UK, France, China, Latin America and more.
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Invest Ottawa
Mixed-use Ontario
http://investottawa.ca/
Invest Ottawa delivers collaborative economic development programs and initiatives that increase entrepreneurial momentum, wealth and jobs in the City of Ottawa and its surrounding region. It carries out economic development programs and initiatives in the areas of entrepreneurial mentorship, startup development, business incubation services, commercialization, targeted sector development, investment attraction, business retention, expansion, and global trade development.
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Innovate Niagara
Mixed-use Ontario
https://innovateniagara.com/
Innovate Niagara helps entrepreneurs in high-growth industries to start, grow and succeed. Innovate Niagara provides a single access point to match clients with services to suit their needs through a suite of in-house programs, resource partners and network of incubation facilities.
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Lead To Win
Mixed-use Ontario
http://www.leadtowin.ca/
Lead To Win is a business development program with the objective to establish and grow businesses in Canada's National Capital Region. Initially, the program was designed to develop technology based business, but over time the program has grown to also encompass all growth-oriented businesses.
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McMaster Innovation Park
Mixed-use Ontario
http://mcmasterinnovationpark.ca/
McMaster Innovation Park has 180,000 square-foot laboratory and conference facility. It offers collaborative space for researchers and entrepreneurs alike to co-locate, connect and commercialize; a place to transform ideas from vision to commercial opportunity.
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Northern Ontario Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT)
Mixed-use Ontario
http://www.norcat.org
The NORCAT Centre provides incubator space to entrepreneurs to work alongside other like-minded entrepreneurs to share ideas, enhance networks, and discuss challenges and opportunities. It offers short-term or long-term tenancy with a co-location incubator offering desks, lab / shop facilities, phones, meeting rooms, and lounges. NORCAT has assembled a mix of brand-name tenants and organizations that are all thematically aligned to the innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship supply chain.
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Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre
Mixed-use Ontario
http://www.nwoinnovation.ca/
The Innovation Centre offers support to innovative entrepreneurs, businesses, and community projects in the region of Northwestern Ontario. The Centre seeks out new approaches to improve, enhance and invigorate a commercialization system in the region.
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Sarnia-Lambton Business Development Center
Mixed-use Ontario
http://www.slbdc.com
Sarnia-Lambton Business Development Corporation provides business counselling and financing to entrepreneurs and assists them with various community based economic development projects in Lambton County. It helps small businesses within the areas of development, finance opportunities, grants/loans, proposals, business plans, starting a business, consulting, etc.
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Small Business Advisory Centre
Mixed-use Ontario
http://www.lnlec.ca/
The Small Business Advisory Centre is an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, in partnership with the Town of Smiths Falls. It helps entrepreneurs around the area are to use the centre or as they are planning to open or have an existing business in Ontario.
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Springboard Enterprises (VC accelerator for women in business)
Mixed-use Ontario
https://sb.co/
Springboard Enterprise is a network of innovators, investors and influencers who are dedicated to building high-growth technology-oriented companies led by women. It educates, sources, coaches, showcases and supports high growth companies seeking equity capital for expansion. Programs include forums and educational programs to help support women in networking and securing VC funding for their businesses.
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StartUp Garage
Mixed-use Ontario
http://www.startupgarage.ca/
The Startup Garage supports student entrepreneurship in the Ottawa area. The program offers student-lead ventures the opportunity to accelerate their business by working full time over the course of three months during the summer. It provides each participant company with three essential ingredients: cash, space, mentorship and support.
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The Canadian Innovation Centre
Mixed-use Ontario
http://innovationcentre.ca/
The Canadian Innovation Centre (CIC) is a national, not-for-profit organization that helps innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs transform their ideas into market successes. The CIC designs programs to foster the development of innovative new businesses and increased innovation in existing businesses. It offers clients the opportunity to leverage an established network of associations and individuals to search for and connect with potential partners, vendors and customers.
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The Centre for Social Innovation
Mixed-use Ontario
http://socialinnovation.ca/
The Centre for Social Innovation is a social enterprise in Toronto and around the world. It provides co-working space, community, and Launchpad for people who are changing the world. It provides members with the tools they need to accelerate their success and amplify their impact.
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TheCodeFactory
Mixed-use Ontario
http://www.thecodefactory.ca/
TheCodeFactory offers a wide choice of accommodating workspace options from desks, to shared and private offices, meeting spaces and a virtual office alternative. It provides a supportive environment where like-minded individuals and businesses can focus on their work.
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The Digital Media Zone (DMZ) 
Mixed-use Ontario
http://digitalmediazone.ryerson.ca/
DMZ at Ryerson University is a business incubator and multi-disciplinary co-working space for entrepreneurs.  It provides support to both startups and industry solution-providers. It creates a unique ecosystem of education and entrepreneurship. Emerging leaders can fast-track their product launches and grow their companies in this supportive community by connecting with mentors, customers and each other. The Digital Media Zone has a collaborative culture strategically designed to propel learning and generate success.
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The Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator
Mixed-use Ontario
http://downtownaccelerator.com/
The Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator is a not-for-profit business incubator provides space, tools and resources to small businesses.
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The Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs (ICE)
Mixed-use Ontario
http://www.iceinnovation.ca/
ICE is St. Thomas and Elgin County’s mixed-use business incubator. It delivers essential services and opportunities to entrepreneurs in a variety of industries. Typical ICE clients include small business entrepreneurs in trades, bio-tech industries, agricultural businesses, culinary arts and electronics.
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The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)
Mixed-use Ontario
http://www.oce-ontario.org/
It is a not-for-profit program which helps create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses. In partnership with industry, OCE co-invests to commercialize innovation originating in the province’s publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals. OCE supports in energy and environment (including water); advanced manufacturing; advanced health technologies; and information, communications technologies and digital media for Ontario’s future prosperity and global competitiveness.
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The Research, Innovation, Commercialization (RIC) Centre
Mixed-use Ontario
http://riccentre.ca/
RIC Centre provides commercialization support to help new entrepreneurs and seasoned business people take technical innovations to market. RIC Centre offers a comprehensive range of supporting activities for entrepreneurs including practical training and networking events.
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The Venture Centre
Mixed-use Ontario
http://www.venturecentre.on.ca/
The Venture Centre is a community economic development initiative designed to help find local solutions for local economies. It provides business counselling, services and resources to community projects and small businesses.
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Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC)
Mixed-use Ontario
http://www.tbdc.com
TBDC provides help in all phases of business creation and growth through business incubation, business seminars and some programs including, Ontario Self-Employment Benefit , Ontario Works Self-Employment Development , BIZ Futures and Summer Company.
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Velocity Garage
Mixed-use Ontario
http://velocity.uwaterloo.ca/garage/
The Velocity Garage provides free space and mentoring to University of Waterloo students who are unable to afford space and want to start their own companies. It encourages a grassroots community that helps each other. Startups meet regularly with the Velocity team to provide an update on the current state of their business.
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Atlantic Technology Centre
Mixed-use Prince Edward Island
http://www.atlantictechnologycentre.com/
The Centre provides educational and corporate training programs to applied research and development operations. It is equipped with the latest conveniences and technology necessary for full connectivity and prosperous businesses. The facility provides an ideal setting for growing IT and Media companies to expand their businesses, foster new partnerships, and exist in an atmosphere that promotes and sustains business achievement.
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Innovation PEI
Mixed-use Prince Edward Island
http://www.techpei.com/index.php3?number=76717
Innovation PEI is focused on accelerating economic development in Prince Edward Island by investing in people, innovation, and infrastructure. It targets key sectors including aerospace, bioscience (including agriculture and fisheries), information technology, financial services and renewable energy to drive economy of the province. It helps businesses create sustainable employment opportunities.
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The Holman Centre
Mixed-use Prince Edward Island
http://holmancentre.com/#
The Holman Centre has 100,000 square feet of open space, ranging from 1,000 to 30,000 square feet, are configured for each business and aligned in clusters to foster collaborative and creative energy.
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Bolidea
Mixed-use Quebec
http://www.bolidea.com/
Bolidea helps and mentors entrepreneurs that wished to create a startup.
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Centre de développement d’entreprises technologiques (CDET)
Mixed-use Quebec
http://www.cdet.ca/
It has a network of experts which provides expertise wherever required (Canada, USA, and Europe). In addition to experts, it uses the services of experienced professionals (lawyers, accountants, tax experts industrial) that shed light on additional dimensions to the business.
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Entrepreneuriat Laval Inc
Mixed-use Quebec
http://www.el.ulaval.ca
Entrepreneuriat Laval helps to start new companies and projects while providing support services to entrepreneurs.
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FounderFuel
Mixed-use Quebec
http://founderfuel.com/en/
FounderFuel is an intensive 12-week mentor-driven startup accelerator that helps early stage web, mobile and SaaS startups raise seed capital. It provides seed funding and access to a network of investors (VCs and Angels), experienced entrepreneurs, and top executives to accelerate the success of businesses.
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Inno-centre
Mixed-use Quebec
http://www.inno-centre.com
Inno-centre supports advanced technology entrepreneurs. It supports a new company in making business plans, financing, business engineering, marketing studies and strategies.
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SOVAR
Mixed-use Quebec
http://www.sovar.com/en
SOVAR responds to the needs of businesses in search of innovation. Its team of seasoned experts works in close collaboration with researchers helping them through the complex process that transforms innovative concepts into concrete and marketable applications. At the same time, it develops partnerships with key players in the innovation system of both Quebec and Canada as well as with potential investors.
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Technoparc Montréal
Mixed-use Quebec
http://www.technoparc.com/en/
Technoparc Montréal is a science park which was established in 1987. It offers research companies the latest and most innovative solutions and helps companies explore new business development opportunities.
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Univalor
Mixed-use Quebec
http://www.univalor.ca/en
Univalor is a university technology transfer organization which aims to optimize research outcomes by commercializing the technological innovations of researchers and professors from the Université de Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and HEC Montréal, as well as affiliated health centres. These researchers work in the fields of pure and applied sciences, life sciences and human health, social sciences, animal health, engineering, information technology.
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Year One Labs
Mixed-use Quebec
http://www.yearonelabs.com/
Year One Labs is a startup accelerator.
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Ideas Inc
Mixed-use Saskatchewan
http://www.saskatoonideas.com/
Ideas Inc. offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of entrepreneurs. Its one-on-one coaching approach gives entrepreneurs the targeted assistance they need. All of its programs incorporate incubation, networking, mentoring, coaching and direction on access to investment, as well as hands-on business guidance tailored to meet the unique and evolving needs of a company.
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SpringBoard West Innovations Inc.
Mixed-use Saskatchewan
SpringBoard West Innovations Inc. helps companies accelerate the transformation of innovative ideas into commercial reality. It provides services for companies at every stage of their formation and development. Programs include Venture Runways, WheelsUP and other commercialization services including one-on-one counseling to assist entrepreneurs to build a business around a technology-based idea.
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Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Inc.
Mixed-use Saskatchewan
http://www.womenentrepreneurs.sk.ca/
Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Inc. is a non-profit membership organization which works with women who are considering starting a business, purchasing a business, or operating an existing business. The priority is to help women throughout Saskatchewan achieve their entrepreneurial goals. It offers programs and services including business advisory and support services, start-up and expansion lending, networking and mentoring opportunities, and business development seminars which focus on entrepreneurial skill development. The organization continues to help shape and create the economic climate and business community for women entrepreneurs in the province. 
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