Thank You

It takes a village.

The Accelerator is more than a group of entrepreneurs. It’s an ecosystem of business partners, funders, mentors, and volunteers.

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.

To everyone who has supported The Accelerator over the years: thank you.

Board of Directors

(Comprehensive List - for bios of current Directors, please visit our Board of Directors page)

Ali Al-Aasm
Susan Anzolin
Sarah Beveridge
Jeremy Bracken
Janet Casey
Fabio Costante
Sabrina DeMarco
Jacob Duhaime
Justin Falconer
Jeff Flacks
Amanda Gellman

Stephen Hargreaves
James Henderson
Sean Kearney
Lori Kidwell
Eric Kukucka
Sylvain Leclair
Deborah Livneh
Jim Marsh
Maurice Marwood
Colin McKillop
Randy Moir

David Mueller
Steve Nicodemo
Michael Paschke
Lynn Perreault
Yvonne Pilon
Christopher Pressey
Julie Roy
Jennifer Sekela
Lorraine Steele
Laura Tucker
Stephen Willetts

Granting Organizations

Bridging North America
FedDev Ontario
Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
Ontario Trillium Foundation
WindsorEssex Community Foundation

Investors

Andalieb Abu-Zahria
Arthur Barbut
Dorina & Peter Barbut
Jeremy Bracken
Anna Mae Bracken
Christopher Pressey Design
DevMark Consulting
Mohammed Farhan
Natasha Feghali
Deanna Fougere
Stephen Karmatos

Kris Laskowski
Karl Lonsbery
Aaron Louis
Mike Mio
Van Niforos
Christopher Pressey
Tony Quaglia
Jim Renick
Karl Shuster
Verge Capital
Fawzi Zaid

C12 Mentors and Donors

Max De Angelis
Jack Jorgensen
Marty Komsa
Randy Moir
Glen Muir
Terry Rafih

Jim Scott
Marty Solcz
Pat Soulliere
Fouad Tayfour
Andrew Tepperman
Barry Zekelman

Mentors for Entrepreneurial Success and Donors

Fawez Abiad
Keith Andrews
Mike Anobile
Bob Boughner
Dan Caster
Peter Dobrich
Michael Doyscher
Pat Ducharme
Ari Freed
Dan Freed
Ken Gascoigne
Carl Grossi
Pat Hayes

Don Hearn Jr.
Robert Katzman
Mathew Komsa
Eric Kukucka
Kevin Laforet
Kevin Larkin
Don Larkin
Alfie Morgan
Mike Papp
Brian Parent
Eric Proksch
Chris Renaud
Robert Robinson

Dan Scott
Mark Shuren
Todd Small
Paul St. Pierre
Stu Sutton
Rob Tamblyn
Chuck Thompson
Robert Troup
Terry Turner
Brad Vollmer
Dr. Robert Voth
Jim Williams
Samantha Zold-O'Halloran

Create The Future Campaign Donors

Guy Allen
Jones Andco
Chris Anderson
Anonymous
Susan Anzolin
Wissam Aoun
ARPA
Art Of Startup
Faisal Ayub
Bryan R Bailey
Dorina & Peter Barbut
Victor Barbut
Xander Barbut
Lisa Barclay
Amanda Barry
Timothy Beaudry
B. Becker
Kingston Beecher-Kenworthy
Chad Beharriell
Jacques Berge
Brad Bezaire
Emmanuel & Rebecca Blaevoet
Kim Bouchard
Remy Boulbol
Bounce Hair Boutique
Sue Braiden
Barry Brodie
David Burman
Mirza Busatlic
Christina Calleja-Falconer
Janet Casey
John Casey
Patricia Charles
Joshua Chauvin
Marla Coffin
Peter Corio
Bryan Datoc
Corey Davidson
Alex Denonville
Richard Derus
Peter Diponio
Courtney N. Dixon
Sara Grace Donally
Dana Duperron
Philip J. Dupuis
Houssain El-Kadri
Abdalla El-Madhoun
Merry Ellen
Jordan Estabrooks
Justin Falconer
Mohamed Farhan
Christina Faroni
Frazier Fathers
Frank Favot
Marco Fiori
Mike Fisher

Noah Fleming
Deanna Marie Fougere
Michael Fougere
Jamie Sandra Fox
David Furlong
Christopher M. Gilbert
David Greenwood
Jamie Greer
Paul Grzeszczak
Dr. Tim Guthrie
Guthrie Optometry
Terri Hart
David Hartley
Julian Hawkins
James Henderson
Ray Hoang
Karen Hobden
Chris Holt
Michael Hoppe
Nichole Howson
Karoline Huth
Zain Ismail
Sarah Jacqueline
David Jansen
Allan Johnson
Stephen Karamatos
Shahab Khan
Lori Kidwell
Tamara Kowalska
Megz Kubis
Irek Kusmierczyk
Lucas Labute
Scotty Laframboise
Shally Lakshminarayan
Sanusa Lakshminarayan
Joanne Lau
Sylvain Leclair
Nan E. Levitt
Sean Liska
Deborah Livneh
The Loose Goose RestoPub & Lounge
Cherie Lyons Guttman
Kelly Diana Mady
William Magowan
Candace M. Manwaring
Jeremy Marentette
Lacey Marshall
Kaitlyn Matthew
Christopher McCall
Jacob Michael McCourt
Kim McInnis
Medica Pharmacy
Neil Mens
Timothy Miron

Wes Mussato
Lori Newton
Larry Nicodemo
Steve Nicodemo
Oldridge Accounting
Lori Olteanu
Edwin Padilla
Tony Paniccia
Trevor Pare
Michael Paschke
Connor Paterson
Yvonne Pilon
Brian Michael Porter
Christopher Pressey
Richard & Carolyn Pressey
Danielle Price
Matthew J. Renaud
Jason Robertson
Victoria Rose
Chris Schnurr
Dean Scott
Matthew Sears
Select Vinyl & Graphics
Skin Medical Aesthetics
Svetlana Sevillano
Siddique Sheikh
Hunter Soulliere
Mike Stasko
Susanna Suchak
Owen W. Swain
Myra Tawfik
Michael W. Thomas
Mike Thomas
Kylie Tiffin
Jordo Tough
Teajai Travis
Laura Tucker
Mark Underwood
Miranda Underwood
John-Marc Vachon
Nancy Vanner
Kadima Village
Philippa Von Ziegenweidt
Warpaint Media Inc
Ronna Warsh
Chris Waters
Cary Wheeler
Rob Whent
Elaine Whitmore
Robert Wilkie
Paul Willetts
Joey Wright
Dana Young
Thanos Zikantas
Jesse Ziter

Event Sponsors

BB Branded
Biz X Magazine
The Bull & Barrel Urban Saloon
Christopher Pressey Design
Craft Heads Brewing Company
Libro Credit Union
Loose Goose RestoPub & Lounge

The Manchester Pub
Motor City Community Credit Union
RBC Bank
Rock Bottom
St. Clair College
The Squirrel Cage
Toasty's Grilled Cheese & Salad Bar

Windsor Women Accelerate Keynote Speakers

Tanya Allen
Mary Anderson
Heather Chauvin
Jennessa Couture

Deborah Jones
Amanda Lewan
Son Nguyen
Pat Soulliere

Julie Roy
Chantal Valée
Ronna Warsh

Windsor Women Accelerate Committee Members and Volunteers

Andalieb Abu-Zahra
Bianca Betschel
Delna Buhariwalla
Janet Casey
Taylor Clapp
Lucy Corpeno

Reesa Del Duca
Deanna Fougere
Danielle Gifford
Jossette Hayles
Lori Kidwell
Shally Lakshminarayan

Grace Laporte
Trishauna Linton
Lia Marinelli
Lori McCall
Jennifer Sekela
Svetlana Sevillano

Members

A1 Fingerprinting
ADS Forensics
Advance English Academy
AIM Social Media Marketing
Al-Forqan Newspaper
Art Incubator
Asaph Mauer
BallyHoo Design Co
Bamboo Detroit
Beautiful Words
Binder Education
Border City Network
Bounce Hair Boutique
Build-A-Dream
Cabot
Canada Talents
Capaz Cafe
CBG Group
ChoreSeek
Christopher Pressey Design
CLP Law
Coast to Coast Fundraising
Complete Business Growth
Cook-Up
COOL Bus
CSIAS Computer Programming
Datatrend Consulting
DeliverBae
Devine Personnel
Distant Book Trader
DoorDash
Downtown Music Initiative
EatDrinX
Eco FS
Emote Labs
Enlighten Counselling Services
Exodus Escape Room
EZY Mode
GaiaDigits
GCE Global Solutions
Geopogo
GioGrafix
Grasshooper Solar
Grassroots Fundraising
IDream Interactive
InspireHub
Interise
JA South Western Ontario
Jan-Pro
Jcasey Media
JM Security

Junior Achievement
KET Marketing
Launch Events Co.
Lionsart Digital Media
Liquid Wild
Loop
McMahon Group
MeasuredLive.com
Media Safe Corporation
Medical Training Express
Messiah Global Consultants
Mister Steamer
Mixtape Branding
Modern Languages Centre
Mychailo
Noxtrom Digital Media
Petite Homes
Phoenix Design
Post Production Theatre
Powerball Technologies
Precision Drafting
Promoshop
Red Dragon Studio
Rise Asset Development
Robodog
Ronna Hope Warsh
Second Chance CPR
Signal 88 Security
Skin Medical Aesthetics
Smile Direct Club
Smootche Global
Spyromancer Industries
Stone Transport
Synabor Education
The Spider Guys
Ticketwave
Trillist
Turaco
Vey Willetts LLP
Virtually Personally
Watermark
Welker & Associates
Whimsical Events
WinCity Real estate
Windsor Express
Windsor Power Group
Wissam Aoun
Witeck Solutions IP Law
Youprint Ink
Your Choice Paralegals LLP

Volunteers

Alice Aftim
Joseph Aggrey
Jaquelyn Bezaire
Mirza Busatlic
Kyle Cacilhas
Taylor Clapp
Denroi Clemente
Sarah Ezwawi
Frank Favot
Wendy Feng
Andres Florian
Mitchell Fujs

Jossette Hayles
David Hayo
Ely Hernandez
Nikhil Jaglan
Thomas Kenworthy
Paul King
Elikplim Kugbeadzor
Jenn Levitt
Christopher Lim-Cunanan
Elliot Mao
Gordon McCall

Colin McMahon
Paul Mikail
Evan Piatkowski
Solange Rennie
Michael Roy
Shaina Stewart
Josh Varkey
Lawrence Villacorte
Shaelyn Whiston
Amanda Wong
Kayden Zanier

Partner Organizations

BakerTilly Live
Bloomfield House
Bridging North America
CityThrive
Conseil scolaire catholique Providence
Enactus Windsor
EPICentre
GAMIC
Govital Internet Inc.
Great Lakes International Innovation Summit
Greater Essex County District School Board
Hackforge
Liberty Project
Libro Credit Union
McTague Law Firm LLP
Mitacs Inc.
Motor City Community Credit Union
Oakland University
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Rise Asset Development

St. Clair College
St. Clair College Genesis Centre
Tech Catalyst
University of Windsor
VERGE Capital
WECAN
WeTech Alliance
Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority
Windsor Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor
Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network
Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board
Windsor Essex Chamber of Commerce
Windsor Essex Community Foundation
Windsor Essex Development Corporation
Windsor Essex Small Business Centre
Windsor Law LTEC Lab
Windsor Pride
Windsor Youth Centre
Workforce Windsor Essex
Zell Lurie Institute - University of Michigan