Acceleration Programs

Are you ready to learn, be challenged, and take your business into overdrive?

InnovationXL includes a variety of Acceleration Programs, from workshops and special pitch events to intensive immersion experiences.

GrindSpaceXL-Kingston, our premier Acceleration Program for high-potential technology startups, is designed to put you on a fast track to success. Created and led by seasoned entrepreneurs, GrindSpaceXL is an intensive 12-week program that helps startups improve customer traction, grow sales, and prepare for investment. Up to eight eligible companies are selected in late summer, based on written submissions and a pitch competition. The program is open to incorporated companies headquartered and operating in Canada and commercializing technology-based products. Successful applicants participate in highly-interactive workshops and receive individualized mentoring and support from experienced entrepreneurs and advisors. GrindSpaceXL helps move your company from prototype to product to sales and revenue. Participants have access to numerous resources through their interactions with Queen’s University, Launch Lab, SOAN, L-Spark, and the NRC-IRAP during the program and following graduation from GrindSpaceXL-Kingston. The cohort-based program offers early-stage ventures the opportunity to engage with other motivated entrepreneurs while working on deliverables laid out in a personalized development plan based on a needs assessment. Please note that the application process for the 2017 GrindSpaceXL program is now closed.

Join us! For more information about the Acceleration Programs, please contact Rick Boswell. To be added to our distribution list for some of our events, please email Amanda Gilbert.