About Us

We are Canada's #1 private business accelerator. We're also among the World Top 5 and have been named Canada's FinTech & AI Accelerator of the Year two years in a row.

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. We are ranked the #1 private business accelerator in Canada and are among the World Top 5 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 milestone based curriculum and one-on-one mentorship that is proven to help you grow your startup faster.

We also offer funding opportunities through our AC JumpStart program, and have specialized programs for cleantech, hardware, and voice-enabled technologies.

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 4 world-class facilities dedicated to supporting high-growth startups in Kitchener-Waterloo.