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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!

IRIS 2 ConstructionScott Fairley wants self-driving vehicles to handle harsh weather and The Accelerator will help him do it.

Optimotive Technologies CEO and Founder Scott Fairley has recently made the move into The Accelerator, opening a space to work on making sure autonomous vehicles can drive rain or shine.

Optimotive Technologies founder Scott FairleyOptimotive Technologies founder Scott Fairley with an autonomous search and rescue vehicle. The vehicle weighs 300 lbs. and is called Iris. PHOTO BY NICK BRANCACCIO /Windsor Star

Dave Waddell Windsor Star

It looks like a polished version of the go-karts many kids tinkered with in their parents’ garage, but Scott Fairley is hoping this edition will influence the automakers’ products that share that space.

Using the chassis, motor and wheels from an electric ATV, Fairley’s firm has created a small autonomous vehicle that will be the platform for testing sensors and vision systems to develop the new concepts required by AV vehicles to function in poor weather and harsh terrains.

cast aluminum carousel horsesIllustrator Glen Donaldson is working on some cast aluminum carousel horses at his downtown studio. Donaldson has been active in the Windsor arts and painting scene for 40 years. PHOTO BY NICK BRANCACCIO /Windsor Star

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.

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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.

Event Attendees pose in front of The Accelerator’s new signageT he Windsor Business Accelerator celebrates nine years in the community with donor wall in Windsor, Ont. on Friday, Oct. 16 2020. (Chris Campbell/CTV Windsor)

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)

From CTVNews

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.

Asaph KaylaAsaph Maurer and partner Kayla Reid in The Art Incubator

Painter Asaph Maurer Launches Mentorship Program

Aspiring artists will now have a place to get their professional careers off the ground. Accelerator member Asaph Maurer has seen to that. Together with his partner Kayla Reid, he’s launched The Art Incubator, which opens September 14, 2020.

Cookup co FoundersCOOK-UP Inc co-founders Delna Buhariwalla and Trishauna Linton with COOK-UP Launch Coach Trevor Ramieri outside The Accelerator. Photo by Accelerator Member Mychailo Kovaliv

Accelerator members Delna Buhariwalla and Trishauna Linton are recipients of non-repayable funding through the Investment Readiness Program (IRP). Their business, COOK-UP Inc, is one of 10 social purpose organizations to receive the grant on Wednesday, August 19.