100% Virtual and Hybrid Programs Available Across Canada

World-Class Programming and Mentorship

The Accelerator Centre offers holistic, milestone driven programs that will help you build a business that thrives.
We're ranked the #1 private business accelerator in the country and have been named Accelerator of the Year in  both 2018 and 2019. Our programs utilize our unique one-to-one mentorship model and proven curriculum best practices from over a decade of successfully supporting technology startups.

Our flagship, four phase program, The Accelerator Program®, will walk you through every step of getting your startup off the ground as you grow and scale your venture to global success. We've got everything you need take your startup to the next level and we're ready to help.

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Phase 1: Explore

Discover a product someone wants through our market validation

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Phase 2: Build

Create your product and develop a solid business foundation

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Phase 3: Grow

Expand your customer base and grow your business through sales

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Phase 4: Scale

Achieve a repeatable business model and get ready for global success


Other Programs and Services

Our programs are among the best in the world.

The impact speaks for itself.


Startups supported


Alumni Companies


Survival Rate


in funds raised


Hours of one-to-one Mentorship
(since 2017)


jobs created


Portfolio Valuation

Waterloo Grit Podcast

AC Introduces Waterloo Grit Podcast

Innovators and entrepreneurs define the world we live in. Join “Waterloo Grit” as Accelerator Centre CEO, Jay Krishnan, holds conversations with gutsy entrepreneurs and tenacious innovation influencers— from Canada’s hottest innovation ecosystem and around the world—to answer the question, “What does the global future of entrepreneurship look like?” from the perspective of Canada’s innovation hotbed, Waterloo.

Waterloo Grit is proudly produced in partnership with the Accelerator Centre and the David Johnston Research + Technology Park

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