Grow Your Startup

The Growth Accelerator program helps early-stage startups grow by providing mentorship, space, and introductions to investors.

Founders will work through a six to nine-month structured mentorship program with our entrepreneur in residence Chris Adams to:

  • Refine your business model
  • Attract more customers
  • Develop your story and pitch for investors
  • Create a scalable & repeatable sales process
  • Secure funding to fuel growth (grants, investments, loans or profit)

Meet Chris Adams

Chris Adams and his team specialize in digital marketing strategy, innovation, funding mechanisms and business advisory services.

Chris loves when all aspects of product design align with overall corporate goals to produce exceptional customer experiences.

Chris’ philosophy is that start-ups are built on great ideas, team structure, product strategy, execution and agility, and that truly listening and understanding the needs of each customer and partner is crucial to success.

These beliefs are core to the success of Adams Hamilton and former start-ups that include gShift, a SaaS Content Performance Cloud Platform, Hot Banana Software, a web content management system, and cgk Technologies, an Internet marketing and application development company.

(Note: gShift was recently acquired by Mintent (2018) and Hot Banana and cgk were both acquired by publicly traded San Francisco based Lyris in 2006.)


Accelerator Program Benefits

50 hours of one-on-one mentorship with our entrepreneur in residence.

9 months of co-work office space and meeting room access at Innisfil Accelerates @ 8000 Yonge.

Graduate the program being investor and funding ready.

Program Details

Eligibility Criteria

  • Have a strong team (generally a minimum of 2 people, full time commitment, with demonstrated skills and capability to lead a startup)
  • Have a scalable business model focused on a large existing or fast-growing new market
  • Have a product in market
  • Must be able to attend mentorship sessions in Innisfil
  • A strong preference is given to startups that can show customer sales or third-party investments.
  • Interest in Town of Innisfil and intent to work out of Innisfil Accelerates co-work space during the program.

Application Process

  • Applications for the Growth Accelerator are open year-round. We review applications on a weekly basis and will reach out to founders who meet the application criteria to schedule in an introduction call.

Apply for the Growth Accelerator

Are you looking to turn your developing startup into a large business? Apply now for the Growth Accelerator.

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Are you ready to grow your future?