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RH Accelerator: Scale-up Resources and Space in London, Ontario

RH Accelerator: Scale-up Resources and Space in London, Ontario

London, Ontario is home to several technology-oriented incubators. Innovation hubs such as Western University’s Propel and Fanshawe’s Leap Junction are a great place for startup companies to establish themselves and develop a minimum viable product (MVP), but once a firm reaches a certain size there’s limited structural support. So, what comes next? Where can early-stage…

Funding 101 With Mentor Works: November 14, 2018 at YSpace Markham

Funding 101 With Mentor Works: November 14, 2018 at YSpace Markham

Ontario’s innovation landscape is continuing to grow and transform at a rapid pace. This creates a demand for early-stage, high-growth businesses to have access to incubation space and entrepreneurial expertise that can support the development of competitive products and services in service of both national and international markets. Serving these companies and offering resources for…

YSpace Markham: Scale-Up Resources for Innovators

YSpace Markham: Scale-Up Resources for Innovators

Ontario’s innovation ecosystem is growing exponentially. With this growth comes the need for more resources for innovators to develop globally-competitive products and services that shape today’s knowledge-based economy. Access to incubation space and entrepreneurial expertise are two areas of support often requested by young, high-growth businesses, but it’s often difficult for these firms to get…

TechPlace Burlington: Scale-Up Resources for Tech Innovators

TechPlace Burlington: Scale-Up Resources for Tech Innovators

According to Fortune, 90% of startups fail. This is particularly true in the technology industry where limited working capital and lack of access to crucial business resources (space, talent, mentorship) can cause significant problems. Although the odds are stacked against these innovative new businesses, accessing support networks can substantially improve the chances of long-term success….

OCE Market Readiness Program: Innovation Scale-Up Grants

OCE Market Readiness Program: Innovation Scale-Up Grants

Colleges and universities play a key role in driving innovation and entrepreneurship across Ontario. As a launchpad for tomorrow’s business leaders, these institutions promote leading-edge research and supporting young entrepreneurs who wish to transform new ideas into a sustainable business. However, young entrepreneurs often struggle to scale-up these post-secondary businesses post-graduation and much of their…

Apply for the CDMN Soft Landing Program in Spring 2017

Apply for the CDMN Soft Landing Program in Spring 2017

The Canadian Digital Media Network’s CDMN Soft Landing program allows startups and small and mid-sized businesses to access new markets, collaborate with international partners, and improve global sales at reduced cost. Eligible export expansion initiatives may receive up to $4,000 in reimbursable expenses for projects lasting up to three months. CDMN Soft Landing will cover…

Fierce Founders Accelerator Supports Women Tech Entrepreneurs

Fierce Founders Accelerator Supports Women Tech Entrepreneurs

Female entrepreneurs are becoming an increasingly powerful and vocal group of influencers within Canada’s business community. A growing number of women are becoming entrepreneurs – 950,000 women were self-employed as of 2012, accounting for nearly 36% of all entrepreneurs in Canada. Still, two main challenges face women who are starting and growing their own business….

Budget 2016 and its Impact on the Future of Government Funding

Budget 2016 and its Impact on the Future of Government Funding

Editor’s Note: Details of the Canada Summer Jobs program are subject to change at any time; details on this page were accurate as of the posting date. To learn about current program details, please contact Mentor Works or visit canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/youth-summer-job. The first budget tabled by a new Canadian federal government always presents a lot of interest;…

Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation (OCWI) Helps Narrow Labour Gap

Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation (OCWI) Helps Narrow Labour Gap

One of the most formidable hurdles encountered by jobseekers, myself included before I found Mentor Works, is the seemingly vast disconnect between the skills we possess and the skills that prospective employers are expecting from their recruit. Reading job descriptions that require specialized skills or the dreaded “X years of experience” can be discouraging for…