The fast track to success
When your tech startup takes hold with early market traction, it may be time for IO Accelerator. Founders and their teams get expert guidance on finding product-market fit, securing funding, advice on building out major business disciplines, and access to specialized peer groups and timely market intel.
It’s a high-touch, milestone-driven program. Accelerator Advisors guide you through the aspects of your business where you may need support with product development, finance, sales, marketing, HR, you name it — all while helping you establish a foothold in a single market and move on to conquering many.
Helping early-stage startups go the next-level.
Is IO Accelerator a fit for me?
When your business sees early-stage success, this comprehensive program will help you go next-level — to achieve product-market fit and be positioned for scalable growth. The IO Accelerator is a fit for you if:
You have developed a minimum viable product (MVP)
You are able to demonstrate customer traction
(i.e. revenue or pilots with customers)
You have less than $2M in annual revenue
You are ready to invest time in following a high-touch, milestone-driven program
Invest Ottawa has been, so far, a major factor in our success. It gives us access to a pool of experts and each one is a specialist in their field. Whether it’s finance, strategy, sales — we have a pool of trusted advisers we can tap into. This type of expertise would be very expensive if we had to buy it. But not only that, it would also be hard to buy because most people aren’t interested in talking to companies like us.
What you get
Survival of the fittest
Over the years we’ve seen that the number one reason startups fail is a lack of product-market fit. It’s not easy to get right with many factors and external influences at play. Our experts guide you through this process to help create a scalable value proposition that resonates in multiple markets.
Leverage the Capital Advantage
Applying for funding can be time consuming, frustrating and complex. When the time is right, we will connect you with angel investors and venture capitalists, and help navigate the complexities of funding programs, to help scale your business.
Like having your own research team – without the expense
Firm up your growth strategies with intel on untapped markets, sales leads, and customer insights curated for you by the IO Market Insights team.
Exclusive desk rental space
The IO Accelerator Co-Working Space is home to some of our client companies. Accelerator companies are given exclusive access to rent desk space at Bayview Yards. Not only are you acquiring ample desk space; you’ll work out of the city’s most inspiring hub!
Megan Maltby is happy to help.
Manager, Accelerator Programs & Investor Relations | Email Megan
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