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Our Programs

Innovate Niagara offers programs and resources to help entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and companies start, grow and succeed. Becoming a client is at no cost to you and gives you access to Innovate Niagara’s suite of programs, services and resources. Are you starting or growing an innovation-based company in Niagara? Become a client to learn more about how we help startups succeed.

Startup Visa

Startup Visa

Innovate Niagara is a designated business incubator for Canada’s Start-up Visa Program. The Start-up Visa Program is dedicated to foreign entrepreneurs with the potential to build innovative, scalable companies that contribute to the global economy. Are you interested in bringing your innovative tech company to Niagara? Find out if you’re eligible.

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Canada’s Tech Network

Canada’s Tech Network

Canada’s Tech Network (formerly CDMN) supports Canada’s digital entrepreneurs. Innovate Niagara is one of the 28 regional innovation hubs across Canada that form Canada’s Tech Network. Canada’s Tech Network offers needed support and programming that provides tech companies with national and international opportunities to help bring more digital media solutions to market, creating jobs and wealth in Canada.

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Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street

Innovate Niagara was selected to help deliver Digital Main Street programming across the province with its regional innovation partners Communitech, WEtech Alliance, Innovation Guelph, Innovation Factory and Haltech. This initiative is focused on helping small and medium-sized businesses in the retail, hospitality, and trade/service sectors adopt digital business models to adapt to the evolving economic climate. Are you looking for support to take your small business digital? Learn more about the Digital Main Street Programs available to Niagara’s small businesses.

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Niagara River Lions

Niagara River Lions

Innovate Niagara has partnered with the Niagara River Lions of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) becoming an integral part of the Life After Basketball (LAB) program. The LAB initiative aims to set River Lions players up for success off the court, to learn valuable life skills as they navigate their post basketball career. As part of the partnership, Innovate Niagara will host a “3-pointer webinar series” for players interested in entrepreneurship. Our 3-pointer webinar series will introduce entrepreneurial-minded players to Niagara’s robust support system available to entrepreneurs and will outline the important steps to building a business with a strong foundation.

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