Who We Serve
We work with a strong community of startups and small, growing businesses who are catalysts for the region’s economic, social and environmental development.
We support both a wide pool of entrepreneurs at all stages of business, and a select group of specially vetted high-potential entrepreneurs called Official Entrepreneurs. They are self-determined, go-getters who display exceptional potential for high impact, fundability and global marketability.
It’s important that all the entrepreneurs we work with align with our values, believing that business should be used as a force for good to improve communities and lives.
Our volunteers are carefully selected to inspire, engage and pass on knowledge and tools to our entrepreneurs. Volunteers benefit from the time they invest in their relationships with our up-and-coming community of energized entrepreneurs by tapping into new ideas, investment opportunities, trends and innovation.
Mentors & Coaches: We match emerging entrepreneurs with experienced business leaders who can guide them along their journey and help them to push through barriers.
Professional Service Providers: By donating pro bono hours, our pool of professional service providers help our entrepreneurs scale by providing technical expertise that is critical in business development.
A thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem includes an ‘angel’ & ‘venture capital’ culture that recognizes opportunity and builds scale-ups. We connect investors and high-potential entrepreneurs for healthy deal flow.
From our donors and operational partners to specialized volunteers, our partners help to make the Centre go round. People and organizations who contribute time and money to our efforts play a pivotal role in our operations.