About Us

We've been supporting startups across Waterloo Region for over a decade and we run one of the most recognized accelerator programs in the world.

Who We Are

The Accelerator Centre is an award-winning startup accelerator dedicated to building and scaling sustainable, globally competitive companies and giving startups the highest probability of long-term success. In 2018, we were ranked the #4 University Linked Accelerator Program in the world due, in part, to our reputation for meaningful, one-to-one mentorship and helping entrepreneurs go from the idea stage to high-growth enterprises.

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What We Do

Our flagship offering, The Accelerator Program®, offers a 2 year, milestone based curriculum and one-on-one mentorship that is proven to help you grow your startup faster. We also offer additional supplementary programs, such as our seed funding program, AC JumpStart and our Startup Visa Program, as well as access to world class academic research, and warm introductions to investors and potential partners.

Who We Work With

Our clients and alumni represent some of the biggest startup brands in Canada and around the world. Our competitive application and selection process ensures we are able to support the most innovative ideas and to ensure entrepreneurs get the resources and support they need to reach their full potential.

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Our Locations

We have 3 world-class facilities dedicated to supporting high-growth startups in Kitchener-Waterloo.