“The Accelerator Centre” Receives $1M in Canadian Government Funding


  • bigstock-Business-people-discuss-someth-38635612The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev) announced earlier this week that The Accelerator Centre (AC) of Waterloo will receive nearly $1 million from the federal government in Canadian government funding to help the development of start-up technology firms. The Accelerator Centre is a world-renowned site for helping to cultivate technology entrepreneurship and is dedicated to accelerating the creation, growth and maturation of new, sustainable technology companies.

    Funding Translates in $750K in Small Business Grants for Start-ups

    The investment of $945,000 was announced by MP Peter Braid on behalf of Minister of State (FedDev Ontario), Gary Goodyear. FedDev Ontario claims that this investment will support the addition of up to 30 new start-ups and 70-90 new jobs. The Accelerator Centre will provide up to $750,000 to local tech start-ups in the form of seed money, while it is believed that up to $5 million in private investment support will likely to follow.

    Small Business Grants and Loans Critical to Start-up Success

    The centre’s CEO offered commented on the funding received by FedDev in a press release from the Accelerator Centre:

    “For early-stage companies seeking to bring their technologies to market, access to funding and mentorship at this formative stage can be a significant hurdle,”
    -Tim Ellis, CEO.

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About The Author

Ryan Weaver

Ryan has a BA in economics, an MSc in management, and several published works including two books. As Marketing Analyst at Mentor Works, Ryan enjoys communicating with business owners & executives about government grants and funding available to help overcome obstacles to growth.

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