The IO Pre-Accelerator Program
About the program
The IO Pre-Accelerator Program is a 10-week boot camp designed to help Ottawa’s entrepreneurs at the early stages of building a tech or tech-enabled startup to validate their ideas and solidify their business foundations.
Build on the right foundation
The application for cohort 11 closes April 2021
Build Your Tech Startup
The IO Pre-Accelerator Program members and mentors share their experience and weigh-in on how our 10-week boot-camp empowers entrepreneurs at the early stages of building a tech startup to scale their business to new heights
It has helped build some structure, discover insights that we didn’t know before… The entrepreneurial environment fuels my motivation every day. Being able to network, ask help at any time, and e to grow along the other companies is an invaluable experience.
This course far exceeded my expectations. It was the best $250 I spent this year. It is like a do-over for my business. I started it with an idea, but there is so much I didn’t know. Now I have a better plan. I only wish I had taken the class months ago. Donna was a superstar. I was simultaneously nervous of what she would say (as proof I was on the wrong track) but so eager to hear her insight. In all my years I’ve never seen someone who could both pick apart an idea, and then help you reconstruct it. It is masterful.
[The IO Pre-Accelerator Program has] Tremendously impacted our company. It has really helped us to narrow in our priorities and has helped to boost the credibility and visibility of our company. I have appreciated the balance of candid advice and encouragement we have received. Nurtured Life has learned so much. Thank you!
What you get…
Meet the Cohorts
- Ideation and customer discovery
- Lean business canvas and design thinking
- Minimum Viable Product (MVP) design and learn start-up techniques
- Sales and growth hacking
- Attracting talent and building culture
- Financial roadmap and pitching
- Legal and accounting
The session will finish with a pitch contest to investors, academics and industry experts, with winners awarded additional mentor hours and free desk space for six months at Invest Ottawa’s accelerator space at Bayview Yards.
Cost: $250 for the entire program.