Acceleration Programs

Are you ready to learn, be challenged, and take your business into overdrive?

InnovationXL includes a variety of Acceleration Programs, from workshops and special pitch events to intensive immersion experiences. GrindSpaceXL-Kingston, our premier Acceleration Program for high-potential technology startups, is designed to put you on a fast track to success. Created and led by seasoned entrepreneurs, GrindSpaceXL is an intensive 12-week program that helps startups improve customer traction, grow sales, and prepare for investment. Up to eight eligible companies will be selected based on written submissions and a pitch competition.

GrindSpaceXL is open to incorporated companies headquartered and operating in Canada and commercializing technology-based products. Successful applicants will participate in highly-interactive workshops and receive individualized mentoring and support from experienced entrepreneurs and advisors.

The program will help move your company from prototype to product to sales and revenue; if you have a strong startup team with a great idea and prototype, please e-mail Bryan Cunningham. Participants have access to numerous resources through their interactions with Queen’s University, Launch Lab, SOAN, L-Spark, and the NRC-IRAP during the program and following graduation from GrindSpaceXL-Kingston. The cohort-based program offers early-stage ventures the opportunity to engage with other motivated entrepreneurs while working on deliverables laid out in a personalized development plan based on a needs assessment.

Applications are due by August 15th, 2017 for GrindSpaceXL. Please e-mail Bryan Cunningham.

Join us! For more information about the Acceleration Programs, please contact Rick Boswell.