For Science and Technology Industry Entrepreneurs and Start Up Companies
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Our Network

One of the most beneficial parts of the Manitoba Technology Accelerator incubation program is our extensive network of industry partners and associations. As one of our member companies, you’ll be connected to various experts in the areas of:

  • Competitive intelligence
  • ICT Administration
  • Executive Management
  • Industry Specific Professionals
  • Training
  • Networking
  • Research Tools
  • Financial Support
  • Technical Support


Province of Manitoba’s Department of Innovation, Energy and Mines

The IEM’s mission is to build the capacity for Manitobans to prosper through innovation. They do this by creating strategic partnerships, encouraging investment, enabling equitable access to the right tools, championing critical policy development, and promoting knowledge and awareness.

Winnipeg Entrepreneur Exchange

The WEX is a Winnipeg based group of entrepreneurs and entrepreneur supporters with the objective to provide mentorship, education, networking and a little bit of fun.

Manitoba Environmental Industries Association

A non-profit organization, committed to connecting business, government and interested stakeholders with environmental issues and opportunities.

Life Science Association of Manitoba (LSAM)

LSAM supports Manitoba’s Life Sciences, Health Care, Manufacturing, and Research industries through sector promotion, training, and advocacy. The Accelerator member companies benefit from LSAM forums, training, and government liaising. LSAM also provides excellent local, national, and international networking opportunities.

Information and Communications Technologies Association of Manitoba (ICTAM)

ICTAM represents Manitoba’s ICT sector with the goal to accelerate industry growth, prosperity and sustainability through relevant programming, advocacy and collaboration. ICTAM helps Manitoba Technology Accelerator member companies with identifying business opportunities both within and outside the province of Manitoba.

Economic Development Winnipeg

As Winnipeg’s economic development and tourism services agency, Destination Winnipeg provides The Accelerator member companies access to services such as information marketing, brokering, partnering, and project management.

Canadian Association of Business Incubation (CABI)

CABI is a national organization dedicated to creating employment and economic activity through the development of enterprises supported by the business incubation industry.

National Business Incubator Association (NBIA)

The NBIA is the world’s leading organization in advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. They are dedicated to bringing excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies worldwide. They provide Manitoba Technology Accelerator member companies access to information, education, and networking resources.

The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1873, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce is the most influential business organization in the city of Winnipeg. Their mission is to foster an environment in which Winnipeg businesses can prosper.

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC)

With a mix of both corporate and local chamber membership, the MCC is the largest Manitoban lobby, representing 74 communities and over 10,000 businesses across Manitoba.

LifeScience Alley

LifeScience Alley (formerly Medical Alley/MNBIO) is a Minnesota based, non-profit trade association dedicated to enabling business success in the Life Science industry. They have over 600 member organizations, and provide access to industry leaders, education, networking opportunities, insights into current trends, regulations, research, and emerging technologies.

The University of Winnipeg

The UofW is a diverse and multicultural academic institution, home to more than 8,900 students. Maclean’s Magazine has ranked the UofW as one of the top ten Canadian universities.

The University of Winnipeg’s Community Entrepreneur LinkUniversity of Winnipeg Community Entrepreneur Link

The Community Entrepreneur Link is a campus hub to support entrepreneurship, social enterprise, and social innovation.

The University of Manitoba

The UofM is a leader in Manitoban education, research, and supporting the start-up industry. Over the past decade the UofM has launched 15 start-up companies and conducted extensive research in the fields of plant sciences, dentistry, engineering, medicine, physical science and computer science.

Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson Law Group

Founded in 1879, Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson Tekno are Manitoba’s oldest law firm. They offer The Accelerator member companies expertise in technology, privacy and intellectual property law.

National Research Council Institute for Biodiagnostics

This NRC-IBD exists to change the course and impact of disease by developing non-invasive medical devices and technologies for early and accurate diagnosis of conditions like cancer, stroke and cardiovascular disease. Their approach attracts medical researchers and business partners from across the world, while also stimulating the local and national economy.

The Accelerator is located adjacent to the NRC-IBD in Winnipeg Manitoba.

TR Labs

TR Labs create innovative technologies and train students to enhance ICT (information and communication technologies) expertise, improving Canada’s global competitiveness. They focus on seven areas: data networking, digital media, home technologies, network access, network systems, photonics and wireless communications.

Robert Werbowesky, Technical Research Analyst

NRC Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI)

The CISTI provides competitive technical intelligence (CTI) to BCC member companies. CTI aids with more effective decisions and better actions in funding R&D projects for technology transfer and commercialization activities.

CTI experts locate relevant scientific or technical information, then distil, analyze and apply this information against threats, opportunities or developments that may affect business decisions.

The National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program

The NRC-IRAP supports innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada to grow stronger, grow faster and grow bigger through innovation and technology.  NRC-IRAP helps firms turn technologies into competitive advantages and successfully commercialize them in a global marketplace by providing technical and business advisory services and potential financial assistance to SMEs.

Apply for the business incubation program today.