Western Accelerator

Western Accelerator is open to Western students, faculty, staff and alumni. It is an intense, rapid and immersive education in entrepreneurship for those building high-potential ventures.





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What is the Accelerator? (Top)

Current cohort (Top)

Aquatell

Aquatell

Aquatell is an online retail experience that empowers homeowners to make confident water treatment decisions. Our automated tools connect consumers to the best brands in the industry, saving them time and money.

Reid Thornley, Bsc Biology

Ascend

Ascend

Ascend is a plugin that can make any website accessible for people with disabilities. It can also be added to a website with one line of code to make it compliant with AODA (Ontario), ADA (USA), and Accessibility 2024 (BC).

Ryan Kelly, Staff – Computer Science

Cohesys

Cohesys

Cohesys has developed a novel, resorbable, internal bone fixator (BoneTape) that provides fracture stabilization, for fractures to the midface, using an adhesive system combined with a flexible polymer film.

Michael Tessier, Ivey MBA

Front Line

Front Line

Front Line has developed a medical device to stop internal bleeding in emergency trauma situations. It is fast and safe, which means less blood lost and more lives saved.

Asha Parek, PhD Medical Engineering

HYY Selections

HYY Selections

HYY is a bridge between Canadian SMEs and Chinese consumer groups in Canada. Our solutions include WeChat and Alibaba ecosystem development, corporate website construction, mobile software customization and a series of foreign exchange payment supports.

Zhenfang Yang, Social Science
Shuwen Huang, Social Science
Dawei Yin, Social Science

Speak

Speak

Speak is a speech analysis software that extracts powerful insights like personality, tone, and clarity from audio, video, and text. Organizations and people use Speak to create, analyze, and index their content so they can gain an awareness of how they are being perceived and connect more deeply in their communication.

Tyler Bryden, PSI Alumni

Vitruvius VR

Vitruvius VR

VitruviusVR creates virtual reality video games for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStationVR, and is currently developing Shadow Legend VR which is releasing February 2019.

Blake Stone, Ivey HBA
Colton Kadlecik, BEng Software Engineering

Past cohort (Top)

Boho Bakeshop

Boho Bakeshop

North Strong Collective

North Strong Collective

Dibbzz

Dibbzz

Lawerly

Lawyerly

Sugar and Co

Sugar & Co.

Os and Oakes

Os & Oakes

Plentiful

Plentiful

Supports Health

Supports Health

bCLUTCH

bCLUTCH

For the Love of Laundry

For the Love of Laundry

Orca

Orca

Wingdeals.com

WingDeals.com

Motif

Motif

Miistro

Miistro

Pinc

Pinch

STMNT

STMNT

Evelynn

Evelynn by Nicole Snobelen

uMunch

uMunch

Sisterhood Media

Sisterhood Media

Brust

brüst

Our partners (Top)

How it works (Top)

Mentors

Mentor

Space

Spaces

Workshops

Education

Resources

Resources

Western Entrepreneurship (Top)

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At Western, entrepreneurship isn’t about widgets – it’s about people.

Western Entrepreneurship harnesses the university’s collective expertise to arm the next generation of leaders with crucial entrepreneurial and leadership skills that enable them to develop great ideas that excite the world. Western and its Ivey Business School are invested in this cohesive, student-focused entrepreneurship ecosystem that brings together students, faculty and alumni.

Western Entrepreneurship builds upon a tradition of entrepreneurial thinking at Western, including the establishment of Canada’s first MBA program (1948), our launch of Canada’s first PhD program in business (1961), and QuantumShiftTM – Canada’s premier leadership program and network for the entrepreneurs driving the growth of Canada's most successful companies, founded by Ivey and KPMG.

The umbrella of Western Entrepreneurship brings together incubators, alumni mentorship, co-working space, academic excellence, commercialization and thought leadership across all our faculties and schools.




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