IncStart Accelerator Program

Feb 21, 2018


Ryerson University

12 h

Pre-conference:  Accelerator Program for Incubators

IncStart is a cohort-based, accelerator program designed to help university-linked incubation programs in their early-stages to jump-start their organizations with the goal of providing greater economic, educational, and social impact for their clients, and ultimately for their communities.

Focused around a series of face-to-face workshops and using a supportive mentorship model, the IncStart Accelerator has been developed by industry experts through an international alliance between UBI Global in Sweden, Oulu University of Applied Sciences in Finland, Ryerson University in Canada, and The Pivotal Point in Canada. The group represents leading expertise in positioning, launching, monitoring and growing university-linked incubation programs.

Full agenda available to the accepted cohort. Interested in applying? Email


Program led by

  • Valerie Fox, Innovation Consultant, Pivotal Point
  • Dr. Richard Lachman, Director of Zone Learning, Ryerson University
  • Dr. Blair Stevenson, Head of degree program M.Sc.,  Entrepreneurship Oulu University of Applied Sciences


Program hosted by I-INC



The Innovate Incubate Network of Canada (I-INC) is a pan-Canadian, internationally connected network of high-performance university-linked accelerators and incubators. I-INC creates an ecosystem for the efficient commercialization of University based and science and technology-enabled innovation.

I-INC was founded in 2014 by Ryerson University, Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) with the support of the Canada Accelerator Incubator Program (CAIP), delivered by the National Research Council—Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), which awarded funding to best-in-class Canadian accelerators and incubator

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