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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Current cohort (Top)

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.

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.


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.


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.

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.


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).


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.

Past cohort (Top)

Boho Bakeshop

North Strong Collective



Sugar & Co.

Os & Oakes


Supports Health


For the Love of Laundry







Evelynn by Nicole Snobelen


Sisterhood Media

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Western Entrepreneurship (Top)

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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