Starting and growing a business in Thunder Bay is a daunting task so the Innovation Centre team is here to make the process easier for you.
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OUR HANDS-ON PROGRAMS WILL HELP YOU FIGURE OUT
Becoming an innovator member gets you access to the full Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre team along with their expertise and experience.
Part online learning and part in-person mentorship, this program will help you validate your idea and build out a business model canvas to give your business better direction.
Ready to create that million dollar idea? This 3 Stage program combines market readiness fundamentals, new idea assessment, and funding for prototype development.
Professional office space is a must when starting a business and The Landing has what you need with very reasonable rates that are startup friendly.
Need to host a meeting with an important client or partner? We have the professional room to suit your business needs for any meeting you would like to hold.
Our Next Level funding program is easy to access, and is designed to give your business the financial boost it needs.
Stage 3 of this program provides up to $5,000 funding support for innovators that validated their idea with future customers, developed a successful business model, and received a positive response from their idea assessment.
Participants receive $4,000 in reimbursable business expenses to help generate net-new sales revenue or investment
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We have a variety of youth programs designed to assist younger entrepreneurs in getting started, as well as programs that help our clients hire young talent.