Startup Guelph is an initiative run by the team at Innovation Guelph, a regional innovation centre located in Ontario, Canada. We provide a no-cost avenue for local entrepreneurs to connect, access valuable resources, and be part of a supportive online community.

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Get access to an amazing community of local entrepreneurs by being a part of our community! There is no cost to you – just follow us on social media! Be sure to interact, engage, and share posts, too! There will be plenty of opportunities to highlight your business, promote what you do and maybe even win some great prizes while you’re here!

What is Innovation Guelph?

Innovation Guelph (IG) is a distinguished non-profit organization that provides support for inventive startups to flourish and succeed. They offer a diverse range of mentorship-driven programs, workshops, events, and opportunities that are specially tailored to meet the demands of modern entrepreneurs.

Programming at IG is focused on assisting and supporting entrepreneurs throughout their journey, with two core areas of focus:

(1) to increase the availability of quality support for companies founded and led by women-identifying entrepreneurs

(2) to support the growth of companies contributing to making the world a healthier place for all.

Since 2011, IG has supported over 1,430 companies, from startup to scaleup across various stages and industries. IG helps strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem by creating programs and workshops that support innovative companies from four main sectors: cleantech, advanced manufacturing, agri-innovation (including food & beverage), and classic technology.

Although located in Guelph, Ontario, IG supports entrepreneurs across Ontario, and with the addition of its women focused RhyzeUp! program, IG now maintains and helps entrepreneurs across Canada, with clients throughout most provinces and territories.

“As Guelph’s Regional Innovation Centre, we have found that many local startups find significant value in connecting with other entrepreneurs and expanding their networks. Startup Guelph provides a way for local entrepreneurs to connect, build community, and access useful opportunities.”