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.







Be a part of the next cohort. Applications close November 18, 2018. Apply now!

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The Western Accelerator is looking for high potential startups to join the January cohort!

Receive mentorship, co-working space and $12,000 in funding. The Western Accelerator is open to Western students, faculty, and recent alumni -- with an expectation of a full-time commitment. This four month program will provide an intense, rapid and immersive education for prospective entrepreneurs. Our goal is to accelerate the life cycle of high potential ventures and to compress a year’s worth of learning into a few months for their entrepreneurs.



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Current Cohort


Motif

Motif

Motif is a cannabis & hemp oil extraction company in Southwestern Ontario focused on toll processing for existing producers and bulk cannabinoid concentrate sales to existing brands.

Miistro

Miistro

Miistro is an online business that connects local music students with top-notch music teachers.

Pinch

Pinch

Pinch is simplifying the group payments space by allowing hosts to easily organize collections of payments for group events, while keeping users informed via one localized platform. Users can pay by debit or credit card and hosts can cash out contributions at any time.

STMNT

STMNT

STMNT is a platform where users can meet up to safely rent clothes from one another. Shop the closets of other women around you! Access unique pieces affordably, earn money on the clothes wasting away in your closet and make an impact on the planet all while elevating your fashion game!

Evelynn by Nicole Snobelen

Evelynn by Nicole Snobelen

Evelynn by Nicole Snobelen is a Canadian made women’s wear clothing line. Nicole also prides herself with being a social enterprise that brings dream dresses and superhero capes to life for children in the hospital.

uMunch

uMunch

uMunch is an online one-stop food and beverage shop for students. We deliver food from the most popular restaurants in London, alcohol from the Beer Store and LCBO, and late-night snacks.

Sisterhood Media

Sisterhood Media

Sisterhood Media is a media platform showcasing content for and by people on the margins. our work aims to start discussions on identity, community, and self-actualization through a variety of audio and visual stories. we produce in house content as well as acquire finished projects from filmmakers that we host on a streaming platform.


Past Cohort


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Boho Bakeshop

Boho Bake Shop is a bakery that is encouraging a movement away from processed food. We make healthy food that is convenient and delicious, including desserts and energy bars, and are dedicated to using only whole food ingredients.

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North Strong Collective

North Strong Collective is a patriotic athletic apparel brand, dedicated to helping Canadian athletes close the financial gaps they face.

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Dibbzz

Dibbzz is a real-time seat upgrade solution for existing ticket holders, at event venues. Dibbzz gives fans the opportunity to update their seats in real-time in under 1 minute, without having to visit the box office or download an app!

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Lawyerly

Lawyerly is an online legal marketplace that matches self-represented litigants with law students who can help with small tasks while honing their practical skills.

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Sugar & Co.

Sugar & Co. is a scientifically sustainable beauty brand, focusing on body sugaring products and education.

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Os & Oakes

OS & OAKES creates comfortable, unisex, clothing made of high-quality fabrics that both kids and their parents will adore.

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Plentiful

Plentiful is a single-serving of superfood blends tailored to meet the varying health needs of consumers.

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Supports Health

Supports Health empowers caregivers to live their life while providing excellent care to their loved one suffering with depression or anxiety

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bCLUTCH

bCLUTCH is a premium lifestyle apparel company designed for athletes.

For the Love of Laundry

For the Love of Laundry

Through the sale of our all natural laundry products, we are able to provide free laundry services to low income families and the homeless population who cannot afford to do laundry on a regular basis.

Orca

Orca

Through the audit of our clients’ freight invoices, Orca provides supply chain analytics to empower our clients to make better decisions faster within their supply chain

Wingdeals.com

WingDeals.com

Wing Deals is an online resource dedicated to helping people across North America find the best places to eat chicken wings.

Fillspaces

Fillspaces.com

FillSpaces.com is an online space marketplace to discover, list and book unique spaces for events, pop-ups and artistic productions.

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Brust

Brüst is a company dedicated to making simple, life-enhancing beverages designed to delight palates and nourish ambitions. Our first product is a cold brew coffee infused with a boost of protein.





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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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Eric Morse is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Executive Director of the Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship at the Ivey Business School. He served as Associate Dean (Programs) for a six-year term, which ended in 2014. Prior to that, Morse was the Inaugural Director of the Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship, a post he returned to July 2015. He is the founder of and the Academic Director for Ivey and KPMG Enterprise’s QuantumShiftTM Program for Exceptional Entrepreneurs.

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