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Fast-track your ambitions—and reach unforeseen heights.

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Acceleration

Whether you’re an industry partner, corporate leader, or founder—we’ve got you covered.

Looking to make an impact and connect with startups? Or maybe you’re a founder yourself wanting to partner with corporations. Either way, this is the place for you. Our passion for solving the world’s biggest problems is what keeps us focused on inspiring the innovators in our community, pushing them to thrive.

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Partnerships built for innovating

When ambitious innovators connect with some of the world’s largest corporations, they often create the next big idea. The AC community, immersed in Waterloo’s tech and innovation corridor, is a hotbed for those who want to take on challenges that equate to global impact.

Our corporate innovation programs create pathways between industry, academia, innovators, and entrepreneurs to curate and accelerate tenacious ideas—and solve some of the biggest problems in industry today.

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Success Stories

Axonify supports our healthcare workers

To ensure the health of frontline staff, Axonify partnered with Grand River Hospital and CAN Health to find a training solution.

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Success Stories

Emmetros announces integration of SparxConnect

Emmetros Limited, a leader in healthcare technology, is proud to announce its partnership with PointClickCare.

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Success Stories

Why Corporates and Startups Need Each Other

How We Do Corporate Innovation Differently at the AC

We believe corporate innovation is a symbiotic relationship between the corporate world, incubators, and entrepreneurs that fosters and accelerates new ideas and industry disruption.

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Interested in getting involved?

It’s time to activate your ambition by tapping into the opportunities that help you create, continue to think big, and actualize your business. We can’t wait to hear from you.