We are thrilled to formally announce the Creating the Future Economy of WindsorEssex project. This project will allow The Accelerator to increase our capacity to support entrepreneurs in WindsorEssex through three key activities:

From the Windsor Star

The next generation of Windsor-Essex business leaders gathered Wednesday at an Entrepreneurial Summit to see first-hand how it’s done.

About 60 students from Assumption High School met for seminars at the Downtown Accelerator with half a dozen successful entrepreneurs, including keynote speaker Andrew Tepperman, president of Tepperman’s.

From CTV News Windsor

The Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator hosted its 10th annual Entrepreneurs’ Summit on Wednesday, marking the first in-person return of the event since the COVID-19 pandemic began over three years ago.

Nearly five dozen high school student entrepreneurs from Assumption Collegiate Catholic High School mingled with half a dozen local business leaders to gain entrepreneurial wisdom.

From windsorstar.ca

Despite doing all the research possible and feeling comfortable making the leap to building her own tiny home, Cheri Robbins had no idea of the number of hurdles she was about to encounter leading up to construction.

From the Windsor Star

Local community leaders gathered at the Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator Friday night to celebrate construction of a new federally funded “safe gathering” patio and community work space.

The patio was built with a $25,000 grant from the Healthy Communities Initiative, which is aimed at helping communities adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic by creating safe ways for people to enjoy the outdoors.

Read the full article on the Windsor Star.

RocketPlan – with offices in Vancouver, Palo Alto, and now Windsor – is looking for salespeople that want an opportunity to grow with this incredible SaaS company. RocketPlan is already working with some of the top property restoration and insurance companies in the US and Canada and they are looking for ambitious individuals to join their team and continue to fuel their explosive growth in this $650B recession-proof industry.

For more information about this great opportunity please check out the link below.

After a two-year Covid-19 hiatus, the Accelerator – in partnership with Tepperman’s – is thrilled to bring back to our local high schools The High School Entrepreneurship Program. Tepperman’s has graciously partnered with The Accelerator to power this program through 2025.

The Accelerator has decided to modify our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan and take yet another bold step towards improving the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Windsor-Essex and Southwestern Ontario. To achieve this, we have decided to sell our building asset to self-generate the funds necessary to achieve our long-term goals.

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.