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Located in Windsor, Ontario, The Accelerator is an entrepreneurial ecosystem with co-working spaces specifically designed to help accelerate the growth of start-ups and emerging businesses, featuring on-site training and mentoring programs in a truly collaborative environment. Together with our clients and partners, we’re working hard to create the future of Windsor and Ontario.
The magic that makes The Accelerator successful is social capital – the idea that a network provides value to its members by allowing them to access the social resources embedded within that network. In other words, everyone who becomes a client of The Accelerator immediately gains access to the knowledge, experience and connections that The Accelerator has been building since 2011.
With a 10+ year history of being southwestern Ontario’s regional collaboration hub, The Accelerator’s startup community, entrepreneurs, SMEs and operations staff reflect the diversity of Ontario, Canada and the world at large. The Accelerator’s strength as a unique cross-border, multi-industry business co-working space, incubator, business accelerator and scale-up organization is due in part to our location on the scenic Detroit River waterfront in Canada’s southernmost city, adjacent to the urban amenities of Detroit, Michigan, USA. The Accelerator sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, which includes the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie. We respect the longstanding relationships with Canada’s First Nations people across the country and in the 100-mile Windsor-Essex peninsula and the straits – les détroits – of Detroit.
We invite the next generation of great innovators to join The Accelerator. As a quote by famed business mind Peter Drucker states, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” The Accelerator is here to help you do just that.
Our 55,000 sq.ft. facility includes a mix of open-concept and private offices, boardroom and meeting rooms, shared copy & print areas and open common and lounge areas.
In addition to turnkey office space, we offer a myriad of programs such as business seminars, onsite mentoring, business plan development, access to VCs and funding opportunities, and more.
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"I came here looking for a desk and we ended up finding a home. Not only is there a huge working area with a cafe, but there are workshops available for us to work on everything from simple software deployments to automotive and agriculture tech. This is the place we've all been looking for to actualize our projects while having access to the tools and support we need. If you're serious about creating, or growing your business, you need to be here.."
The Accelerator functions as an entrepreneurial hub, facilitating a collaborative environment where entrepreneurs are encouraged to network and learn with each other. Our new location provides us with the space and resources to maximize your opportunity to make your business a success. By becoming a client, you’ll be part of a vibrant and supportive community of fellow entrepreneurs.
We have several pricing packages available that work with startup budgets. And if you need larger space, we would happy to give you a tour of our facility to see how you might be a fit.
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