Accelerator Centre Offering Free Virtual Workshops to Startups Across Canada

Entrepreneurs will soon have the unique chance to learn from the AC’s team of in-house mentors during a Remote Mentor Series scheduled to help the Canadian startup community successfully navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 20, 2020

It’s an uncomfortable and uncertain time right now across Canada and around the world. Entire countries are on lockdown, families are living in quarantine, children can’t go to school or safely play with other kids, the elderly can’t have visitors, and gyms, libraries, restaurants, bars, theatres, and many small businesses have locked their doors.

At the Accelerator Centre, we have implemented many precautionary measures to keep our clients, staff and community as safe as possible. This includes mandatory work from home for the AC team, cancelling all public events, switching all meetings to be conducted remotely, and making our facilities closed to the public (read our FAQ here).

As the #1 private business accelerator in Canada, it is necessary that we continue to provide our clients with the world-class, top-ranking programming that we are known for. All programs are operating as they typically would, with the exception of our well-loved one-to-one mentor sessions being conducted remotely.

AC clients have long enjoyed and benefitted from workshops hosted by our mentors, specialists, grads, partners, and special guests. In light of our nation working towards helping each other to understand this “new normal,” the Accelerator Centre is happy to announce that all workshops pertaining to business resources to best navigate the COVID-19 pandemic are free and accessible to all entrepreneurs and startup staff across Canada.

“It’s an important thing to do," says CEO Dr. Paul Salvini. “We’re living through unprecedented times. If any person or organization can help others in any way, they should. We’re lucky that the Accelerator Centre has the capability to run remotely. The whole team is working diligently to best support our client companies and, during this difficult time, we want to invite entrepreneurs from around the country to learn with us. It’s an opportunity for entrepreneurs to hear from some leading experts and to connect with their fellow founders. Developing a sense of connection and community is crucial during a time when we are practicing social distancing.”

Upcoming sessions are listed below and will be continuously updated as new workshops are added. Register now!

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