Meet the Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator

The Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator is the first networked incubator in the Windsor Essex region.

Organized as a non-profit business incubator, the Accelerator provides startups and small businesses with the space, tools, and support they need to position themselves for accelerated growth with the ultimate goal of graduating out of the Accelerator and into their own office or storefront.

The Accelerator also functions as an entrepreneurial hub, facilitating a collaborative environment where entrepreneurs are encouraged to network and learn with each other. According to leading business incubation scholars Bullingtoft and Ulhoi (2005), “Business incubators seek to maximize the potential of entrepreneurial agency by providing entrepreneurial actors with services and support that complement their existing talents and resources, which in turn is meant to enable them to expand their potential”.

By becoming a member, you’ll be part of a vibrant and supportive community of fellow entrepreneurs. The affordable rates include a fully-furnished workspace including a desk, chair, file cabinet, VOIP phone line, fibre optic network with WIFI, free parking, and a private mailbox. Members also share access to a boardroom, two smaller meeting rooms, living rooms, a library, and a kitchen.

In addition, members receive mentorship and training from Accelerator staff, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and business professionals to help them grow their business. Our motto is the “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” - Peter Drucker