Accessing support to launch a new business can be confusing. What support is available? Which program is best? Can I even access support from where I live? 

The accelerator landscape just got much easier to navigate with the launch of Accelerate from Anywhere

Foresight is pleased to partner with the Centre for Social Innovation to launch this new pan-Canada accelerator initiative for climate and cleantech innovators. Accelerate from Anywhere provides an “acceleration ramp” that gives early-stage cleantech entrepreneurs access to a range of programs to support the growth of their venture.

Whether you’re starting your journey as an entrepreneur, validating your solution, or proving your business model, Accelerate from Anywhere can connect you to the most suitable program to support your growth. 

What You Get

Ventures selected to take part in Accelerate from Anywhere get the support they need including:

  • Training with proven successful programs
  • Coaching and mentorship from experienced experts
  • Connections to funders and potential partners
  • Opportunity to learn from and collaborate with other early-stage ventures

Programs are available at every stage of your venture’s growth.

  • Impact Entrepreneurship 101 to explore their purpose as entrepreneurs and develop their business ideas
  • Kickstart to validate their value propositions and examine their problem-solution fit
  • Launch to build their MVPs, validate their business models, and hone their pitches
  • Deliver to develop their technology roadmaps
  • Earth Tech to advance their businesses and raise funding

Apply to all programs through a single application – our team will match you with the program that’s best for you.

Who’s Eligible

We’re looking for innovators with a cleantech or climate solution. Wherever you are in Canada, we’ll help you accelerate the growth of your venture.

Accelerate from Anywhere will broaden access to accelerator programs. The tech sector has not historically reflected the diversity of Canada. Those most affected by climate change are often excluded from meaningful opportunities to develop and implement solutions through entrepreneurship. And with most accelerator programs based in urban centers, aspiring innovators from rural and remote areas tend to be left out. 

By expanding access to underrepresented communities, Accelerate from Anywhere will unlock diversity – and energize innovation. We are removing barriers and focusing on inclusion. Best-in-class training and support is available to folks anywhere with an Internet connection. 

Cleantech innovation starts anywhere! Explore how to accelerate your cleantech venture with Accelerate from Anywhere.

Accelerate from Anywhere is made possible by the RBC Foundation and with support from The Peter Gilgan Foundation, Bullfrog Power, Western Economic Diversification Canada, and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program. 

Written By:

Karen Speirs

Karen Speirs is a communications specialist with experience in journalism, public relations, and corporate communications. Her passion is storytelling; Karen has authored several books and has provided writing services for a broad range of private and public sector organizations. Her most recent role was leading external communications for Best Buy Canada. The BC tech industry figures prominently in Karen’s work experience, including Communications roles with Innovate BC and the Digital Technology Supercluster.

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