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News Release: Accelerator Centre ranked Canada's top private business accelerator; is among World Top Five

The top business accelerators and incubators across the globe have been announced at the World Incubation Summit in Doha, Qatar and Waterloo’s Accelerator Centre is among the best of the best.

November 6, 2019

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TD helps Accelerator Centre cleantech clients patent next generation of low carbon technologies

Bank to add cleantech innovators to its roster of startups that have joined its award-winning Patents for Startups program

Novemebr 1, 2019

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News Release: Accelerator Centre announces Canada’s first Amazon Alexa voice technology accelerator program

“Alexa, help grow my company.”

October 30, 2019

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News Release: Accelerator Centre nationally recognized for contributing to sustainable development and clean capitalism in Canada

The Accelerator Centre’s specialized cleantech programming has been nationally recognized, winning a Canada Clean50 Top Project Award today at the Clean50 Summit 9.0 in Toronto.

October 3, 2019

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News Roundup: Summer 2019

As the days grow shorter and nights become cooler, we sadly bid summer farewell. While the masses gather their sweaters and flock to all things pumpkin spice, the Accelerator Centre team reflects fondly on summer 2019. What happened this summer? Fantastic question. Here’s what you need to know:

September 30, 2019

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Making Waterloo Region Cleaner and Greener

Can Waterloo Region become Canada’s first carbon-neutral region? We believe that it can. But we need your help.

August 23, 2019

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We're Hiring: Coordinator, Programs and Client Experience

The Accelerator Centre (AC) seeks a qualified, energetic and flexible Jack or Jill of all trades to fill an exciting position in our fast-paced and dynamic entrepreneurial workspace. The ideal candidate is organized, an excellent communicator, a master of multi-tasking and is ready to take on projects and initiatives with minimal guidance.

August 20, 2019

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We're Hiring: Guest and Facilities Coordinator

The Accelerator Centre requires a dynamic and energetic person who loves to help people to fill an exciting position in a fast paced and dynamic entrepreneurial workspace.


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Waterloo Region: Canada’s first carbon-neutral region?

“We want you to imagine,” Enterprise Innovation – TD Lab representatives began during a workshop, “what we can create and utilize right here in the Waterloo Region to make us Canada’s first carbon-neutral region.

June 28, 2019

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The Accelerator Centre Partners with SDTC to Support Clean Tech Companies Through Innovative Funding Pilot Program

This afternoon in Ottawa The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion announced the first 4 recipients of a new grant program developed by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to support Canada’s most promising clean tech companies across Canada.

May 8, 2019

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Announces Waterloo Region Scale Up Platform as Part of Ontario Wide Effort to Support Growing Startups

Today, the Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario, has announced it is investing $52.4 million in an Ontario wide scaleup platform. As part of the investment, Waterloo Region will receive $18 million in funding to be shared between project partners Communitech, the Accelerator Centre, Velocity, and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Launchpad...

April 16, 2019

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We're Hiring: Manager, Marketing and Communications (14 Month Contract)

The Accelerator Centre requires an energetic, outcome-driven marketing professional to fill an exciting 14- month maternity leave contract in our fast-paced and dynamic entrepreneurial workspace.

April 10, 2019

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Accelerator Centre Announces AC JumpStart Program Cohort 9

The Accelerator Centre is pleased to announce Cohort 9 of the AC JumpStart program. These 28 companies will receive a critical injection of $30,000 in seed funding and $10,000 of professional mentorship under the Accelerator Centre’s world-class mentorship model.

February 11, 2019

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We're Hiring: Manager, Operations and Administration

JOB DESCRIPTION – Manager, Operations and Administration‍ Salary Range: $52,000-$65,000 The Accelerator Centre requires an organized administrative and operational professional to fill an exciting position in a fast paced and dynamic entrepreneurial workspace.

February 5, 2019

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The Accelerator Centre and TD Launch Ontario’s Only Incubator Dedicated to Sustainable Technology Development

Today the Accelerator Centre (AC) announces the grand opening of the TD Sustainable Future Lab with support from TD Bank Group (TD).The new facility, made possible by a $1M investment from TD’s new corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, will be located in the evolvGREEN community hub...

February 1, 2019

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We're Hiring! Manager, Programs and Client Experience

The Accelerator Centre is looking for an experienced professional with experience managing people and executing complex programs to join our team as a Program and Client Experience Manager. This role puts you at the forefront of the tech ecosystem, executing programming and working directly with our portfolio of high potential startup companies.

December 14, 2018

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The Accelerator Centre Announces Continuation of the AC JumpStart Program into 2021 with $5.5M in Funding from FedDev Ontario

The Accelerator Centre (AC) is pleased to announce the continuation of the AC JumpStart Program through a $5.5-million contribution from FedDev Ontario. The AC JumpStart program, which is operated in partnership with FedDev Ontario, the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College...

November 30, 2018

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Accelerator Centre wins 2018 Canadian FinTech & AI Accelerator of the Year Award

The Accelerator Centre has been named Accelerator of the Year by the Digital Finance Institute at the 2018 Canadian FinTech & AI Awards.

November 27, 2018

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Announcement: Accelerator Centre Opens Cohort 9 of the AC JumpStart Program

The Accelerator Centre (AC) is pleased to announce that Cohort 9 of the AC JumpStart Program is now open. Applications can now be submitted.The AC JumpStart program was launched in January 2015 with the objective of providing funding grants to start ups across southwestern Ontario.

October 31, 2018

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The Cowan Foundation Makes Donation to the Accelerator Centre to Support Clean Tech Innovation

The Cowan Foundation and The Accelerator Centre are pleased to announce a collaboration to support clean tech innovation. The collaboration will see The Cowan Foundation make a $50,000 donation to the construction of the Accelerator Centre’s clean tech accelerator facility, recently named the TD Sustainable Future Lab (the Lab).

October 16, 2018

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TD Announces $1M Contribution to The Accelerator Centre for Clean Tech Innovation

TD Bank Group (TD) announced today, through The Ready Commitment, the bank's new corporate citizenship platform, a $1 million contribution towards the development of the TD Sustainable Future Lab at the Accelerator Centre in Waterloo.

October 11, 2018

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Invest Ottawa and the Accelerator Centre Put Two Decades of Collective Scale-up Success to Work and Launch Accelerator Program in Canada’s Capital

Invest Ottawa today announced the official launch of The IO Accelerator, a new Invest Ottawa Accelerator program that leverages best practices from both organizations to rapidly accelerate the development, scale-up and commercial success of high-growth technology firms.

September 20, 2018

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We're Hiring: Accountant

‍The Accelerator Centre requires a qualified, energetic and organized person to fill an exciting position in a fast paced and dynamic entrepreneurial workspace. The ideal candidate must have a critical financial eye, be a master of multi-tasking, enjoys owning their role and loves Excel!

September 5, 2018

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Waterloo Region Startups Find Success Focusing on Seniors and Patient Centered Design

With 5.8M Canadians aged 65+, seniors now outnumber children in this country. It is estimated that by 2041, 25% of Canadians will be over the age of 65.An aging population presents new challenges for an already struggling healthcare and social service system.

September 4, 2018

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Clean Technology Hub, evolvGREEN, Comes to Life with Its First Collaboration: A Three Story Living Wall

Evolv1. The building, developed by the Cora Group, is North America’s first economically replicable LEED Platinum, net-positive energy workplace and the first building in Canada to receive a Zero Carbon Building – Design Certification from the Canadian Green Building Council.

August 17, 2018

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Startup Open House​ is opening startups to Canadians nationwide

The organizers of ​Startup Open House are proud to announce the return of the biggest tech community event in Canada, for a 6th edition, in September.

July 31, 2018

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Are you a clean technology expert? We're looking to add specialist mentors to our team!

The Accelerator Centre requires a qualified, energetic and experienced clean technology expert to fill an exciting position in a fast paced and dynamic entrepreneurial workspace.

July 19, 2018

AC News

We're Hiring! Guest Service Coordinator

The Accelerator Centre requires a dynamic and energetic person who loves to help people to fill an exciting position in a fast-paced entrepreneurial work space. The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills, be a master of multi-tasking and take on projects and initiatives without much guidance.

June 26, 2018

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Accelerator Centre Announces AC JumpStart Program Cohort 8

The Accelerator Centre is pleased to announce Cohort 8 of the AC JumpStart program. These 24 companies will receive a critical injection of $30,000 in seed funding and $10,000 of professional mentorship under the Accelerator Centre’s world-class mentorship model.

June 13, 2018

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Accelerator Centre Announces Clean Tech Scholarship Award Recipients

In celebration of World Environment Day, the Accelerator Centre (AC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Clean Tech Scholarship Award.

June 5, 2018

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New app helping empower people with cognitive special needs

A new app that promotes inclusion and accessibility for people with cognitive special needs.Inspired by her brother Troy who lives with autism and is non-verbal, Nadia Hamilton created MagnusCards, a free app that’s available in Canada and abroad.

April 2, 2018

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Accelerator Centre Ranked #4 University Linked Accelerator Program in the World

The Accelerator Centre is pleased to announce that it has been ranked the #4 University Linked Business Accelerator in the world by UBI Global.‍ UBI Global is a Stockholm-based research and advisory firm known for its regional and global studies that map and evaluate the business incubator and accelerator landscape.

February 23, 2018

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We're Hiring! Facility & Client Experience Coordinator - Hardware Innovation Lab

Coordinator, Facility & Client Experience The Accelerator Centre requires a qualified, energetic and flexible jack/jill of all trades to fill an exciting position in a fast paced and dynamic entrepreneurial workspace.

Febraury 6, 2018

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Accelerator Centre and University of Guelph Collaborate to Create Agri-food Accelerator

The Accelerator Centre (AC) is pleased to announce its partnership with the University of Guelph (U of G) to create an Agri-food Accelerator on the U of G campus – Accelerator Guelph.

January 29, 2018

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Accelerator Centre Launches first Cohort in Clean Tech Program

In September, the Accelerator Centre welcomed three companies into the inaugural cohort of a new clean tech accelerator program. The pilot project, aims to incubate and support companies that are innovating in the sustainable technologies, smart buildings, and renewable energy industries.

November 27, 2017

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We're Hiring! Director, External Relations and Strategic Initiatives

This posting is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied. We will be reaching out to successful candidates for an interview in the coming days.

November 21, 2018

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The Accelerator Centre Will Welcome Minister Bardish Chagger to the AC to Celebrate Local Startups and Announce Cohort 7 of the AC JumpStart Program

To Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Accelerator Centre will welcome the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Member of Parliament for Waterloo, for our annual AC JumpStart signature event, SPARK, on November 14, 2017.

November 7, 2017

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Our Top 3 Tips for Designing Hardware Products with Safety, Testing, and Compliance in Mind

Innovating in highly regulated industries, like health care, clean tech, and finance can be difficult, particularly if you are creating a hardware product. Costs and access to experienced resources are common roadblocks that may result in startups consciously choosing to not test for safety and compliance.

October 13, 2017

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Design Sprints: Why Your Startup Needs One

The term "design sprint" seems to the buzzword of 2017 in the tech world. Everyone from startups to large corporations is talking about how to apply design thinking methodologies to validate ideas and move projects forward quickly. If you are like most people, you are probably thinking “what is a design sprint anyway?”

September 11, 2017

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3 Areas of Focus for Fostering Innovation in Growing Organizations

Last week, we heard from Jana Levene on how Google continues to support innovation and the importance of corporations finding a way to be create and implement new ideas - big and small.

September 7, 2017

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We're Hiring! Administrative Assistant: 14 Month Contract

Please read application instructions carefully. Only applications sent through the portal linked at the bottom of the job description will be considered.

September 5, 2017

AC News

Introducing Startup Studio: Affordable Marketing and Design Services for Startups

On a daily basis, startups prove that small is mighty. Your team’s concentration of brainpower and ability to pivot is what makes mighty corporations shake. The flip side of having a small team is that you have to make tough decisions regarding which skills you will curate for your team.

September 5, 2017

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Innovation is Not Just for Entrepreneurs. How Large Corporations Can Foster Innovation Too.

Too often, we associate innovation and industry disruption with startups - entrepreneurs with bootstrapped funds and big ideas. Startup culture is trendy, it’s sexy and for many up and coming engineers, designers, and business people, the idea of working in a “corporate” environment is not at all inspiring.

August 29, 2017

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Media Release: The Accelerator Centre Relaunches Startup Visa Program

‍The Accelerator Centre (AC) is pleased to announce the relaunch of its Startup Visa Program.

July 17, 2017

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Turn Your Brand Stories Into Sales

We’ve covered the importance of brand development for startups and the role of storytelling in connecting with potential customers. Now we are going to turn it around and talk content marketing - how to turn your stories into sales. The term “content” covers a lot of bases.

July 6, 2017

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Tech and The Arts at 44 Gaukel

When we opened our Hardware and Advanced Manufacturing Lab almost a year ago, we wanted to build a place where the Arts, technology, and broader community could come together and support each other.

July 5, 2017

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3 Steps to Building an Authentic Startup Brand

As a startup founder, you know you need to develop a brand, but do you really understand what that means? What exactly is brand? If you are like most people, you probably thought “logo” or maybe the words ‘reputation” or “target market” came to mind.

July 4, 2017

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Bringing Startups Together: Collaboration at the Hardware Innovation Lab

When we opened our Advanced Manufacturing and Hardware Innovation Lab in Kitchener, our vision was to create a space where hardware companies could learn and grow their businesses, together.

June 29, 2017

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Accelerator Centre Celebrates the Breaking Ground on a New Building and in Clean Technologies

Today, with our partners from the Cora Group, the City of Waterloo, Sustainable Waterloo Region, University of Waterloo and Laurier, we proudly celebrated the groundbreaking on a new, innovative building within the R+T Park.

June 23, 2017

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Media Release: The Accelerator Centre Announces Cohort 6 of their AC JumpStart Program

The Accelerator Centre is pleased to announce Cohort 6 of the AC JumpStart program. The program provides each recipient $30,000 in seed funding and $10,000 of mentorship.

June 15, 2017

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Are you the right person to lead your startup?

In our last post, Common Attributes of Successful Startup Founders, we discussed the importance of curiosity, courage, patience, and resilience for startup founders. But we also believe that being a CEO of a startup requires a little something extra.

June 9, 2017

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Common Attributes of Successful Startup Founders

Through our work at the Accelerator Centre, I’ve met hundreds of entrepreneurs. In those meetings, I often get asked what the Accelerator Centre looks for in a potential startup client. The answer always revolves around one thing: founder attributes - who is leading your team and do they have what it takes to make it in the long run?

June 1, 2017

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The Future of Corporate Innovation: with PwC Canada CEO, Bill McFarland and Paul Salvini

What does industry need in order to innovate in a corporate setting? How can the startup community leverage the opportunities within industry and tackle those big problems?

May 23, 2017

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Startup Culture: Why Michael Litt says Vidyard will Always be a Startup

When does a startup stop being a startup? Is it at certain revenue earned, number of employees, after achieving a repeatable, scalable business model? According to Michael Litt, CEO at Vidyard, the answer is, hopefully, never.

May 17, 2017

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Purpose vs. Passion: Building a Startup Brand

Passion: The powerful emotion that drives you to work for your own success.‍ Purpose: The why behind what you do. The impact you make on your customers, your community, the world.

May 16, 2017

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The Accelerator Centre Announces the Next Cohort of Startups in their Accelerator Program

We are pleased to announce the companies that will comprise the 3rd cohort of our redesigned Accelerator Program.These 8 companies will enter Phase One of our world renowned incubation program.

May 9, 2017

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The Startup's Guide to the Galaxy: No BS Advice from Successful Entrepreneurs and Tech Leaders

Entrepreneurship is cool, it's sexy, and if you live in an innovation district like Waterloo or Silicon Valley, it's part of pop culture. It seems everyone is a founder of something nowadays. Unicorns are no longer just for children and the lure of the "Be your own boss!" message is stronger than ever.

May 8, 2017

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Conrad launches part-time weekend MBET program

The Conrad Centre has launched a part-time version of its MBET program, designed for individuals who want to develop the skills to lead change and launch new ideas while balancing full-time work. Course material will be delivered in weekend sessions over three years, with the first cohort starting classes in September 2017.

May 1, 2017

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NEWS RELEASE - Accelerator Centre Announces Strategic Partnership with EY Canada

‍The Accelerator Centre (AC) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with global professional services firm, EY. The partnership demonstrates the two organizations’ collective commitment to supporting the Toronto Waterloo corridor startup ecosystem and to facilitating economic growth in the region.

March 10, 2017

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Successful Scale Up

From lean thinking, to product market fit, to simply great timing, there are any number of reasons young companies graduate from startup to scale up. However, for many of the Canadian technology companies now showing up on the Profit 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 50 lists, there is one common denominator -- the Accelerator Centre (AC).

February 7, 2017

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The Accelerator Centre Announces 2nd Cohort of Startups into Their Newly Redesigned Incubation Program

The companies in our world-renowned incubation program are selected through a very competitive process and represent the best-of-the-best in technology and entrepreneurship in the region and around the world.

January 17, 2017

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Welcome to Startup U

Since it first opened its doors in 2006, the Accelerator Centre has continuously invested in its programming and mentorship, ensuring the young companies who enter through its doors receive the most current and world-class guidance when building their businesses.

January 10, 2017

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Seven Waterloo Region firms on Technology Fast 50 list

Seven Waterloo Region companies are on a new list of Canada's fastest growing technology companies. Sortable, Axonify, Clearpath, Magnet Forensics, Aeryon Labs, eSentire and Dejero Labs are on Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 list for 2016, which ranks the companies by revenue growth over the previous three years.

November 19, 2016

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We're Hiring! Program & Executive Administrator (Full-time)

We're Hiring! The Accelerator Centre is looking for a Program & Executive Administrator to join our team and be responsible for all facets of administration within the organization.

November 1, 2016

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The Accelerator Centre partners with Inertia to help companies scale in new hardware lab

The Accelerator Centre (AC) and Inertia are pleased to announce a new partnership aimed at supporting the growth and scale of early stage hardware companies in Waterloo Region.

October 28, 2016

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How a new wave of startups are bringing law enforcement into the digital age

At home and abroad, Canadian companies like HealthIM are using new technologies to help police forces solve cold cases and deal with 21st century threats

October 13, 2016

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Welcome to 44 Gaukel: Accelerator Centre Launches New Hardware Innovation Lab

An incredible mix of art and technology in a groundbreaking new facility

September 28, 2016

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Meet the first cohort of Phase One

We're pleased to announce the first cohort of the newly developed Phase One program.“I am very excited to welcome these new companies into this incredible new program. We’re looking forward to helping them build and scale truly innovative global businesses.”

September 22, 2016

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AC Co-Presents Award Winning Documentary KONELĪNE

The AC is pleased to partner with Princess Cinema, Sustainable Waterloo Region and Alternatives Journal to help bring the award-winning documentary KONELĪNE: our land beautiful to the screen at Waterloo’s Original Princess Cinema, Sept 16 – 22.

September 15, 2016

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Accelerator Centre announces its largest graduating class to date

The AC is excited to announce our largest graduating class in our ten year history. The graduation of Ecopia, InTheChat, and Knowledge In Development brings the total number of companies to successfully complete the AC’s intensive multi-year business commercialization program to 55.

September 12, 2016

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Applications now open for Phase One

We're excited to launch our new four month, cohort-based program. Applications are open for the first cohort of our newly developed Phase One program, launching this September!Phase One is an intensive four month program focusing on market validation and investment readiness.

August 17, 2016

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Paul Salvini on the future of innovation and TheNEXT10

What do a successful startup and a Hollywood blockbuster have in common? According to Accelerator Centre CEO, Dr. Paul Salvini, each one is a blend of business, technology and creativity — and the best businesses can do all three very, very well.

May 15, 2016

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Armen Bakirtzian of Intellijoint looks back on the journey from Startup to Scale-up

For most people, hip replacement isn’t something that crosses your mind until later in life. But for Armen Bakirtzian and co-founders, Andre Hladio and Richard Fanson, developing a solution to help improve the outcomes of these surgeries became a launchpad for starting their company, Intellijoint Surgical Inc.

May 13, 2016

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Matt Stevens of FleetCarma talks lessons in technology and leadership

It’s not easy to get in the front door at the FleetCarma, (formerly CrossChasm), offices. Seriously, the front door is really hard to find. But that’s okay, because their primary focus isn’t foot traffic anyhow. And they’re working on some big changes inside.

May 10, 2016

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Racing the Dream

J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan, wrote, “Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” For some this might seem like a flight of fancy. For others, like Andrew Hall, Director at HH Development, it’s a way of life.

May 2, 2016

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Kevin Hood: Behind The Scenes with the AC’s First Mentor

Think great ideas sell themselves? Think again! On any given day, you’re likely to see Kevin Hood, the Accelerator Centre’s first and longest-serving mentor, holding court on the subject of sales and marketing at a corner table in the networking area.

April 27, 2016

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Former AC CEO Tim Jackson to lead prestigious national program SHAD

STEAM based summer youth program fosters youth innovation and entrepreneurship. As a technology entrepreneur in the late 1990’s, Tim Jackson was one of the leaders who put Waterloo on the map as it became known as Canada’s Silicon Valley.

April 26, 2016

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Stanley Cup Winner and Olympic Gold Medalist Theo Fleury partners with startup MyProHero

What do great hockey players and entrepreneurs have in common? Good values, hard work, and a determination to be the best you can be, says Stanley Cup winner and Olympic Gold Medalist Theo Fleury.

April 20, 2016

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The AC Turns 10!

We invite you to celebrate this milestone with us at a special open house event with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, who was founding patron of the Accelerator Centre when he was president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo.

April 19, 2016

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AC proud to support green initiatives recognized by Sustainable Waterloo

The David Johnston Research + Technology Park (R+T Park) University of Waterloo and tenants have come together and committed to a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction target through Sustainable Waterloo Region’s (SWR) Regional Carbon Initiative Program (RCI).

April 18, 2016

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Excited to Partner with Bereskin & Parr for New Business and IP Initiative

The Accelerator Centre is pleased to announce it has entered into a new partnership with Bereskin & Parr, a leading Canadian intellectual property law firm. The AC is dedicated to commercializing research and developing globally competitive businesses.

March 22, 2016

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The AC Celebrates Our Newest Graduates

The Accelerator Centre is very proud to continue building on our track record for fostering amazing, successful tech companies with the Graduation of Alaunus and TrafficSoda. This milestone graduation coincides with our 10th anniversary, capping off a decade of supporting some of the most innovative and successful companies anywhere.

March 11, 2016

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Stratford AC and UW Stratford partner for inaugural Game Design Camp

Students, game designers, developers, educators and industry leaders will join forces this weekend at the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus to compete in developing a novel one-button video game.

February 25, 2016

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We’re pleased to announce the AC Graduate Association

As we approach our 10 Year anniversary and prepare to announce our 50th and 51st Graduates, we knew it was time to take the next step in building and strengthening our powerful alumni community.

Febraury 18, 2016

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CEO Paul Salvini and Client POET featured on CBC News

There's been a lot of talk about how the low Canadian Dollar has been impacting the economy, but it's proving somewhat beneficial for the Canadian technology sector. AC CEO Paul Salvini and Matt Neill, CEO of AC Client POET Retail spoke to CBC news on why the low dollar might have an upside for innovation in Canada.

Febraury 9, 2016

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Great Leadership Is All About Authenticity

We expect our leaders to be fearless and know how to make decisions. A good leader absolutely needs confidence and must be willing to make difficult decisions. A great leader must also be able to build trust. Nothing builds trust like authenticity.

Febrauary 2, 2016

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Innovation Inside: Dematic

Imagine you work in a warehouse and have to package up a pallet with various products to be shipped to a grocery store – items like pop, chips, pasta, canned goods, etc. It’s pretty simple, right? You put the chips on top of the pop because if you did it the other way, the chips would get crushed.

December 11, 2015

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The Accelerator Centre Announces Third AC JumpStart Cohort

The Accelerator Centre is pleased to announce the third cohort of the AC JumpStart program. 26 companies were selected to participate in the program, which provides funding and mentorship aimed at growing their business and accelerating their sales.

December 10, 2015

AC News

Creating Meaningful Core Values That Drive Success

Most leaders see the benefits of having formal corporate values. With the right investment of time and energy, corporate values lead to greater engagement, improved performance and overall success. When they’re not done properly, you end up with hollow statements that no one takes seriously.

December 1, 2015

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Highlights from the AC Client Showcase

This past September we brought the Region's business, academic, and technology community into the AC to connect with the brightest and most promising entrepreneurs in Waterloo Region and beyond.

November 18, 2015

AC News

What's Your Problem?

Collaborating to solve killer workplace problemsThe Stratford Accelerator Centre, partnering with the University of Waterloo and Velocity, is excited to welcome Professor Larry Smith from UW Economics, to the Stratford campus on Wednesday, October 21 2015.

October 15, 2015

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Innovation through collaboration: Miovision Partners with Ecopia Technology and Brisk Synergies

Accelerator Centre companies join forcesAC Graduate Miovision, a global leader in traffic systems technology, announced a new partnership with Ecopia Technologies and Brisk Synergies that will pioneer real-time visualizations of cities and transportation networks.

October 13, 2015

AC News

We're hiring! Coordinator, Administration

‍The Accelerator Centre (AC) is a world-renowned, award-winning network of facilities dedicated to developing and commercializing technology startups. We provide an essential combination of in-house mentorship, educational programming, facilities, networking, and access to funding and facility services, with a goal of building successful companies.

October 9, 2015

AC News

We're Hiring! Coordinator, Facilities & Events

We're looking for a killer Facilities & Events Coordinator!

October 9, 2015

AC News

TrafficSoda: Beyond SEO

‍A beautiful website can sometimes sadden Jessica Chalk, especially if too few people visit it.

October 8, 2015

AC News

Kik valued at $1-billion

Canada has another unicorn – a startup valued by private investors at $1-billion. Waterloo, Ont.-based chat app Kik joins the rarefied ranks of Shopify and others to become one of the few Canadian companies to garner the label following a $50-million (U.S.) investment from Chinese Internet giantTencent.

August 19, 2015

AC News

APrivacy to open regional office in Hong Kong

APrivacy, formerly I Think Security, has announced plans to expand operations to Hong Kong.

August 18, 2015

AC News

Streetcast a Huge Hit at Elora Riverfest

Locally developed mobile app to bridge gap between consumers and merchants Streetcast is a mobile application designed to connect users with interesting things happening nearby. This weekend's Riverfest music festival in Elora will be the launching ground for the new tool.

August 18, 2015

AC News

The AC Announces Major Expansion

Reactor provides space for 30+ early-stage tech companiesToday, we are excited to formally announce a major expansion of our facilities and services to better serve early stage companies and entrepreneurs within Waterloo Region.

August 6, 2015

AC News

How to work a room at an important networking event

‍In the long list of all of the things we have to do to be successful in our careers, networking is one of those activities that can evoke feelings of reluctance, awkwardness, embarrassment and the general sentiment of “Ugh, do I really have to do this?”

July 28, 2015

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Our team is comprised of world-class mentors and specialists that drive our startups to success. If your passionate about the technology, the startup community we would love to hear from you!