Regional Entrepreneurial Partners

Wetech Alliance WEtech Alliance WEtech Alliance fosters innovation and accelerates growth. As one of the fourteen Regional Innovation Centres in the province of Ontario, funded by the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, WEtech provides an extensive roaster of programs, advisory services and training to clients and members in the technology and innovation sectors in the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions.
Logo Small Business Centre Small Business Centre The Small Business Centre operates as a department of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure. Belonging to a network of offices that serve Ontario’s small business community, the Small Business Centre is the local source for small business support services.
Genesis Entrepreneurship Innovation Centre St. Clair College’s Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre Genesis Entrepreneurship & Innovation Centre provides students, alumni and faculty with theory and practice based tools designed to help entrepreneurs take a new product or process to market. Genesis offers entrepreneurs the chance to brainstorm, develop viable products and services and proceed through the early stages of commercialization.
Logo Techtown Tech Town Detroit TechTown is Detroit’s business innovation hub. As the city’s most established business accelerator and incubator, they provide a powerful connection to a broad network of resources, catalyzing entire communities of entrepreneurs best poised to energize the local economy. TechTown is a nonprofit and is located within the Woodward Technology Corridor SmartZone.
Logo WEEDC Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation is a not-for-profit organization supported by the City of Windsor and County of Essex and is responsible for advancing economic development to grow and sustain prosperity in the region. The main focus of the organization is to develop and execute strategies to retain, expand, attract and help start up new businesses in the Windsor-Essex region.
Logo Business Resource Centre Business Resource Centre of Essex County The Business Resource Centre of Essex County (formerly known as Essex CFDC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing business financing and counseling to entrepreneurs in rural Essex County. Essex County is a mix of rural/urban communities located in southwestern Ontario. Their service areas are: Amherstburg, Essex, Kingsville, Leamington, Lakeshore, LaSalle, Pelee Island and Tecumseh (excluding Windsor).
Logo Downtown Windsor Accelerator Downtown Accelerator The Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator is a not-for-profit business incubator facility in Windsor’s downtown core that offers small businesses the space and tools to help them continue to grow.
Futurpreneur Canada Logo Futurpreneur Canada Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for nearly two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors.
Logo Windsor Chamber Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and professionals in the Windsor-Essex region. They provide member firms with valuable direct services for day-to-day operations, as well as represent the business, professional and industrial community in its relations with the public sector.
Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network (WECAN) Windsor-Essex Capital Angel Network (WECAN) WECAN is a not for profit corporation, founded in 2014 with the goal of sourcing quality early stage investment opportunities and presenting them to a like-minded community of angel investors.
IncWell Venture Capital IncWell wants to grow great ideas into great businesses by providing funding opportunities and strategic business support to entrepreneurs. Incwell is dedicated to providing support services to entrepreneurs for new startups including legal support, financial guidance and industry specific consulting for startups.

Community Partners

RBC Royal Bank Logo RBC Royal Bank RBC Royal Bank is one of Canada’s largest banks and one of the largest banks in the world. They help communities around the world by funding many different initiatives through donations and sponsorships. Both types of funding have a positive social impact.
Logo KPMG KPMG KPMG provides Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. KPMG LLP is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International. KPMG International’s member firms have 155,000 employees working in 155 countries/territories around the world.
Logo BDC Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) As a financial institution owned by the Government of Canada, BDC offers business loans and consulting services to help Canadian businesses grow, both at home and abroad. Through their subsidiary—BDC Capital, they also offer a full spectrum of specialized financing, including venture capital, equity as well as growth and business transition capital.
Logo Shibley Righton Shibley Righton Established in 1964, Shibley Righton LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in Toronto and Windsor, Ontario. From its main office housed in the old Bank of Canada Building in downtown Toronto, and its newer Windsor office, Shibley Righton LLP has a rich history of serving clients locally, nationally, and internationally.
Logo HDGH Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare is a premium healthcare centre offering Rehabilitation Services; Specialized Mental Health & Addictions; Complex Medical and Palliative Care; and Children and Youth Mental Health Services. HDGH has a unique blended model of specialized inpatient beds; outpatient residential beds; as well as outpatient and community services.
Gowlings Logo Gowlings Gowlings is a leading Canadian and international law firm, with over 700 legal professionals serving clients in 10 offices across Canada and around the world. Gowlings provides a full range of legal services to meet your unique needs and rise to any challenge that comes your way.
Logo Connecting WE Connecting Windsor Essex The Windsor and Essex County Smart Community, through its Connecting Windsor-Essex™ activities, provides participant organizations, entities, families, and individuals with community engagement, governance, access to infrastructure and online services, as well as smart results that demonstrate new opportunities for well-being and connectedness.
Rise Asset Development Logo Rise Asset Development Rise works to empower business owners with access to financing and business support. We recognize the interdependency of financial well-being to one’s overall quality of life. Rise is committed to improving the lives of people who are unable to secure employment due to mental health or addictions challenges. We invest in entrepreneurs with mental health or addiction challenges.
Hackforge Logo Hackforge Hackforge is a shared space where creative technological minds come together and make things happen. Hackforge is a registered non-profit – Ontario Corporation. Our techspace is located in the heart of downtown Windsor. We are a community-driven organization that hosts many events and are building amazing things.

Student Clubs

Logo Enactus Enactus Windsor Enactus Windsor is a student-run organization founded in 2005 at the Odette School of Business. They strive to empower local members, instil entrepreneurial action, and enhance the economic health of the community by enabling the progress of student leaders and establishing sustainable projects throughout the Windsor-Essex area.
Logo UWIN Tech Club UWIN Tech Club UWIN Tech Club’s mission is to bridge the gap between business and technology by connecting students from all backgrounds to understand the importance of technology in today’s world as well as help them prepare for a successful technology-related career.
UWIN_3D Print UWIN_3D Print Club UWIN_3D Print is a University of Windsor based 3D printing club. Their goal is to promote the concepts and practices of 3D Printing, as well as to facilitate an educational hands-on experience via workshops and events to those with an interest in 3D printing. They have a 3D technician on hand during lab hours to help members troubleshoot their 3D models, printed prototypes, fixing problems in a 3D scan and getting them ready for 3D printing. They are also here to help individuals get more familiarized with the entire 3D printing pipeline.