Postgraduate Program

After completing The Accelerator Program, we continue supporting our graduates through ongoing mentorship and continued access to our network of investors and industry experts.

Graduates of The Accelerator Program Receive

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Continued access to the mentors they’ve already built relationships with at the AC’s discounted price

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Ongoing invitations to lunch and learn sessions with industry leaders and service providers

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Complimentary quarterly advisory meetings with our Graduate Advisory Group

Graduate Advisory Group

Our Graduate Advisory Group is made up of industry experts who provide intensive, tactical support in their respective areas of expertise.

Bob Rushby

Retired Chief Technology Officer for Christie Digital Systems Inc., holder of multiple patents, and former board member of a number of high tech companies.

Brian Collie

Recognized industry veteran, visionary and leader. Business CEO/GM for 20 years in video streaming, wireless and IP networking. Co-Founder & CEO of two successful high tech startups.

Charles Cipolla

Director of the Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation and Chair of its Human Resources Committee. Previously served as the President of Rockwell Automation Canada Inc. and W Interconnections Canada Inc.

Gary Pooley

A retired Ernst & Young partner, Gary has been in the technology sector for many years, including various roles with the Accelerator Centre. He is currently a board member and advisor with a number of technology companies.

Keith Halbert

Currently the Principal of a financial consulting firm. Extensive experience in financial workout situations. Proven board experience as board member on six investee companies in environmental services,transportation, marketing, and financial services sectors.

Mario Piccinin

As a Partner at Ernst & Young, Mario’s practice is focused on life science and technology companies. For over 30 years he has been working with companies in all aspects of their life cycles, from startup to multi-national organizations, helping them achieve their goals.

Patricia Quinn

Successful entrepreneur who has built businesses and sold to publicly traded companies. Former Managing Director for Protiviti, a global consulting firm addressing risk management and communication. Former client of the Accelerator Centre and mentor specializing in project execution. Skilled in corporate communication, digital marketing and business operations.

Vito Mabrucco

Previously served as the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Consulting and Managing Director of IDC Canada where he was also responsible for the IDC geographic regions of Canada, Japan and Asia Pacific. He has held senior management portfolios in sales, marketing, finance, and strategic planning with companies such as Cisco, Dell and Tandem/Compaq. He currently serves as a board member of the Information Technology Association of Canada.

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