Who We Are
YOUR INNOVATION CATALYST
We are your window to entrepreneurial and innovation success.
Our mission is to catalyze innovation in Manitoba by increasing the commercialization of new technologies, promoting entrepreneurship, supporting the creation of next-generation startups, and stimulating access to risk capital for early- and mid-stage enterprises.
We are a not-for-profit, community-based organization whose primary goal is to serve the needs of Manitoba’s entrepreneurs, researchers, and inventors.
“The innovation point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams.”
– W. Arthur Porter
What We Do
WE CONNECT THE DOTS
We are uniting the community to strengthen Manitoba’s innovation ecosystem.
We link with and integrate existing community resources at all levels to create a more robust innovation environment.
Through this integration, we are connecting the dots for aspiring entrepreneurs, small- and medium-sized businesses, researchers, and inventors and are always working to fill any gaps with transformative programs and resources. With the support of our partners and members, we are accelerating Manitoba’s transformation to a more knowledge-based economy.
“Creativity is just having enough dots to connect.”
– Steve Jobs
Who Can Participate
IT’S ALL ABOUT COLLABORATION
Catalyzing innovation at all levels, with all groups and individuals.
By joining our dynamic community, you can instantly expand your innovation network, be among first to learn of new opportunities and resources, and be part of Manitoba’s developing innovation hub.
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“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”
– Charles Darwin
What Do We Offer
RESOURCES NEEDED FOR SUCCESS
Providing end-to-end solutions to entrepreneurs, researchers, and inventors.
From nurturing the very inception of an idea to helping existing businesses innovate and grow, our programs will give a crucial helping hand through all stages of the innovation life-cycle.
Our flagship programs, like Pitch’Day, Launch’Pad, Lift’Off offer opportunities for every stage of entrepreneur. New and developing initiatives like Industry’Connects and an IP commercialization centre are designed to accelerate the creation and commercialization of academic research. Subscribe to our newsletter to be among the first to know about these programs and more.
“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.”
– Lee Iacocca