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Since opening our doors, we’ve helped countless individuals pursue their dreams. But we couldn’t have done it alone. Together with our incredible community, we're creating a future of innovation in Windsor-Essex.

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The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create it.

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 members, 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 member of the Accelerator immediately gains access to the knowledge, experience and connections that the Accelerator has been building since 2011.

We now open our doors to our new location and 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.

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Facilities

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, and even a recording studio!

Programs

In addition to turnkey office space, we offer a myriad of programs such as business seminars, onsite mentoring, and business plan development. We also have free on-site legal assistance for our members through the University of Windsor’s Law, Technology, & Entrepreneurship Clinic.

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Is your startup ready to move to the next level? Windsor is primed to become an entrepreneurial hub and we want you to be part of it.

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The Team

Christopher Pressey

President

Arthur Barbut

CEO

Siddique Sheikh

Special Projects Manager

Lori McCall

Office Manager

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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.."

Colin McMahon - Co-owner, The McMahon Group

Accelerate Your Business Potential Today

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 member, 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.


Interested in space? Awesome! Complete an application to start the process.

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