Co-Working Spaces to Partner and Offer Area Businesses First-Ever Cross-Border Office Collaboration for International Operations

DETROIT and WINDSOR, Ontario (May 17, 2022) – Co-working organizations, Bamboo Detroit, with offices in Detroit and Royal Oak Mich., and Windsor, Ontario-based Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator ( The Accelerator),are announcing a first-ever, joint operating partnership, allowing members of each organization to have an international presence in both the United States and Canada. The new monthly coworking option is available immediately. 

Accelerator Virtual Client B.G. Plate has launched their Kickstarter Campaign running until May 26th. The B.G. Plate is a 12-inch solid cast iron plate, pre-seasoned and comprised of two individual pieces. The Plate is versatile as it can be used on the stove top, grill, oven, or fire and designed with less temperature fluctuation and, more even temperature distribution. The compact size is ideal for easy transportation and storage.

The Accelerator is grateful to be a recipient of the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative Round 2 Funding for Creating Safe and Vibrant Public Spaces. Through this initiative, the Government of Canada, alongside Community Foundations of Canada, is building safer spaces and ensuring a higher quality of life for people across the country.

In November, 2021, The Accelerator began our second year working with the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project on an initiative funded by the Community Benefits Plan. The full plan includes multiple partners across the region engaged in more than 100 separate initiatives. The full plan is available on the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project website.

From tackling program development and schedule management, to finding and assisting the grant applications, Taylor Clapp has her sights on the long-term success of The Accelerator. Learn more about the newest addition to The Accelerator team!

Julie Kotsis Windsor Star

You can almost hear the whinny of the carousel horses that Windsor artist Glen Donaldson is bringing back to life with his painting skills.

Donaldson has been commissioned to restore the brilliant colours on five full-size carousel horses purchased in New Jersey.

In response to community feedback, and to help Sandwich and west Windsor businesses and entrepreneurs take advantage of these opportunities, a new business development program has been created using funding through the Community Benefits Plan for the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

Chris Campbell CTV Windsor News

WINDSOR, ONT. -- The Windsor Business Accelerator is celebrating nine years in the community.

Business leaders, volunteers and many start-up entrepreneurs were on hand today to unveil a new donor wall.

Christopher Pressey, Accelerator President Addresses Event AttendeesDowntown Windsor Business Accelerator president Chris Pressey speaks to guests, coworkers, and members of the media during a Thank You event Friday. PHOTO BY NICK BRANCACCIO/Windsor Star

Trevor Wilhelm - The Windsor Star

The Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator unveiled a wall dedicated to donors, mentors and investors Friday during a ceremony thanking supporters.

“It has been an incredible journey and we would not be here without the support and belief of our members, graduates, investors, mentors, volunteers and organizational partners,” said CEO Arthur Barbut.

Asaph KaylaA rendering of the Gordie Howe International Bridge proposed between Windsor and Detroit. (Courtesy Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority)

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WINDSOR, ONT. -- A new business development program is now available for Sandwich area businesses and entrepreneurs due to funding through the Gordie Howe International Bridge Community Benefits Plan.