Innisfil invests in:

Small Businesses

Are you a growth focused entrepreneur or business owner, looking to take your business to the next level? Sign up for a chance to win a spot in the Innisfil Small Business Accelerator. Next dates coming soon!

Innisfil Accelerates:

Small Business Accelerator

The Town of Innisfil is partnered with Ryerson University to create a 4-month accelerator program focused on providing local entrepreneurs and business owners with the support and resources they need to grow and succeed. Participating entrepreneurs will receive:

 

  • Access Ryerson University’s online 100 Steps entrepreneurship program created by award-winning Startup mentor and Ryerson professor Dr. Wise (www.100steps2startup.com)
  • 8 Acceleration workshops
  • 12 hours of coaching and mentorship
  • 4 Months of free co-work office space
  • Spot in Demo Day Pitch Competition with $5,000 in prize money

Innisfil Accelerates
Our Goal

We want to connect growth focused small business owners with the support and resources they need to succeed. The 16-week Small Business Accelerator program will help participants develop entrepreneurial skills, address business challenges and drive growth.

 

Next Cohort Dates Coming Soon

Small Business Accelerator Participants will use the online 100 Steps 2 Startup program to develop their business and identify growth opportunities using the lean Startup method. After completing the first six steps of the program they will connect with their coach to decide where their business fits into the 100 steps program and select a starting point. The 100 Steps 2 Startup program will provide the entrepreneurs with a framework, concrete goals and milestones that will motivate them to work on vs. in their business.

Acceleration Workshops

The Small Business Accelerator program includes 8 acceleration in person acceleration workshops. The workshops will cover a variety of topics including:

  • Customer discovery and customer personas
  • Finding the solution & crafting an elevator pitch
  • What is an MVP?
  • Finding the problem
  • Identifying your ideal customer
  • Value propositions and MVO’s
  • Explainer videos
  • Pitching investors

Mentorship & Coaching

Small Business Accelerator participants will receive 8 hours of one on one coaching from Ryerson Advisors and 2 to 4 hours of mentorship from Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre Mentors. The advisors and mentors will help entrepreneurs develop and execute a growth plan.

Co-Working Space

The Town of Innisfil is launching a co-work office space pilot in January 2019. Small Business Accelerator Participants will receive free access to the co-work space for the duration of the program.

Demo Day & Pitch Competition

Small Business Accelerator graduates will get the opportunity to pitch their business at the demo day pitch competition in May. Entrepreneurs will receive 3 minutes to pitch their business and compete for $5,000 in prize money.

Registration:
Sign up today

Fill out the form below to sign up for a chance to win a spot in the inaugural Innisfil Small Business Accelerator Cohort. Sign Up For The Next Cohort! (Dates Coming Soon)

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Who we are

We have a vision for the town of Innisfil. Our mission is about finding solutions – rather than putting up barriers, and as an entrepreneur, you will always feel like you’re in the right hands with Innisfil Invests In You. We understand how you think about your business, and our primary goal is to help you succeed and push forward.