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Incubator Program

Why Join our Incubator?

Are you a new startup, or have a business idea and are looking for extra support?

We are Greater Sudbury’s business incubator. We offer valuable resources and support for aspiring and new entrepreneurs looking to start and grow their early-stage business over the course of 6 months with a minimum of a 2-hour per week commitment.

Imagine working on your own business in a beautiful collaborative workspace in the heart of Downtown Sudbury, while you access business training and are surrounded by a community of entrepreneurs, mentors, and experts who will help you every step of the way. That’s exactly what you’ll find at the Innovation Quarters.

Once accepted as a member of the IQ, you’ll have many new opportunities to connect with potential clients, business mentors, and future collaborators, as well as engage in customized professional development workshops. You’ll benefit from our vast networks, collaborative work environment, and knowledge-sharing with like-minded peers.

As an IQ member, you’ll get access to $25,000 of exclusive perks and business support to help your business achieve its goals – at no cost! Plus, our alumni have an opportunity for continued access to mentorship and workspace for an additional 6 months.

Tailored Programming

Our programming includes 8 in-person workshops led by our mentors at the IQ, and your choice of 7 or more virtual webinars or in-person networking opportunities.

Mentorship

You will have access to our mentors and program coordinator for one-on-one mentorship for up to a year. Your mentors are here to guide you on any topics including business strategy, sales, marketing, pricing structures, and more.

Dedicated work desk

You and your team can work out of the Innovation Quarters at no extra cost for up to a year. You can set up your workstation and work out of the space with the availability to use meeting rooms. Take a look at what our space has to offer here.

Entrepreneurship Community

The program offers multiple networking events and invites you to meet our professional guest speakers, mentors, funders, and more. Working together in the IQ also encourages collaboration–we welcome you into our entrepreneur community.

$25,000 Total Value

What We Offer

  • Dedicated workstations, access to video-enabled meeting rooms and a business mailing address
  • High speed internet and printer access
  • One-on-one mentorship from experienced mentors and community business leaders
  • Milestone development and accountability meetings with our Incubator Program Coordinator
  • Connections to business advisors, professionals and government funding programs
  • Specially curated professional development workshops, seminars and networking events
  • Peer2Peer socials
  • Ongoing group and individual pitch practices
  • Introductions to potential new clients, investors and collaborators
  • Marketing and media exposure through our programs and initiatives
  • Special discounts and offers from our network of collaborators

Our next cohort will run from May 7th 2024 to November 4th 2024.

Applications are now open until April 5th.

What We’re Looking For

  • Early-stage for profit businesses from any sector offering innovative, creative or unique products or services
  • Business has not yet begun operating or generating revenue OR business has been operating or generating revenue for less than 12 months
  • Business will be launched and/or operational within 12 months
  • Aspiring or new entrepreneur that demonstrates a strong desire to learn and enhance their skill set by actively engaging in training programs and mentorship opportunities.
  • Driven, coachable and collaborative entrepreneur and/or team
  • Business must be located in, intending to expand to or willing to relocate to Greater Sudbury.
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Meet our Mentors

One of the most valuable parts of our program is the one-on-one mentorship.

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