GROW GUELPH IS YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR BUSINESS SUPPORT

Grow Guelph is a closely connected network of non-profit business support organizations, government, and academic partners working collaboratively to coordinate and amplify one another’s efforts to help businesses start, stay, and grow in Guelph. We function as a partnership network, under a Collective Impact Framework, with an ultimate shared goal of keeping Guelph thriving through supporting a strong and resilient economy.

To accomplish these aims, Grow Guelph must be aware of and responsive to business support opportunities that require a collective response. The network:

  • Collects and disseminates best business support practices, local business intelligence and data for decision making;
  • Shares and supports business and workforce development opportunities, including opportunities for collaboration;
  • Sets a collective agenda with a coordinated response to identified business support needs;
  • Connects clients with resources across a continuum of business and entrepreneurial supports.

The network thereby contributes to an environment supportive to business success, and to an elevated experience for businesses in Guelph.

START A BUSINESS

 

BioEnterprise

Agri-innovation, research and development, network connection.
 

Business Centre Guelph-Wellington

Start up, growth strategies, business planning.
 

Guelph Economic Development

Building and business permits, grand openings, municipal assistance.
 

Innovation Guelph

Start up, mentorship, strategic introductions.
 

University of Guelph – John F. Wood Centre for Business and Student Enterprise

Start up, entrepreneurship, business planning.

GROW YOUR BUSINESS

 

BioEnterprise

Agri-innovation, research and development, network connection.
 

Business Centre Guelph-Wellington

Start up, growth strategies, business planning.
 

Conestoga College Applied Research Innovation Office

Applied research, innovation, collaboration.
 

Guelph Economic Development

Building expansions, relocation services, municipal assistance.
 

Guelph Chamber of Commerce

Networking, advocacy, business connections.
 

Innovation Guelph

Scale-up, mentorship, seed funding, strategic introductions.
 

Ontario Centre of Innovation

Innovation, research and development, intellectual property.
 

University of Guelph – Research Innovation Office

Research expertise, collaboration, technology licensing.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

 

Career Education Council

Youth engagement, career exploration, insights.
 

Conestoga College

Essential Skills, assessments, continuing education.
 

University of Guelph – Experiential Learning Department

Co-operative education, work-integrated learning, career services.
 

University of Guelph – OpenEd

Customized programs, professional development, industry connections.
 

Workforce Planning Board

Research, labour market information, links to agencies/initiatives.

TRAINING

 

Business Centre Guelph-Wellington

Start up, programs, resources.
 

Career Education Council

Youth engagement, experiential learning, skills.

 

Conestoga College

Employer driven, customized solutions, results-oriented.
 

Innovation Guelph

Entrepreneurship, business management, finding capital.
 

University of Guelph – OpenEd

Skill development, certification, flexible delivery.
 

Workforce Planning Board

Research, labour market information, links to agencies/initiatives.

FUNDING

 

BioEnterprise

Agri-innovation, research and development, network connection.
 

Innovation Guelph

Seed funding, strategic introductions, VC/Angel networks.
 

Ontario Centre of Innvoation

Innovation, research and development, intellectual property.
 

Workforce Planning Board

Research, labour market information, links to agencies/initiatives.

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ADVOCACY

 

Guelph Chamber of Commerce

Networking, advocacy, business connections.
 

Workforce Planning Board

Research, labour market information, links to agencies/initiatives.

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NETWORKING

 

BioEnterprise

Agri-innovation, research and development, network connection.
 

Business Centre Guelph-Wellington

Start up, peer to peer, networking events.
 

Guelph Economic Development

Networking, advocacy, business connections.
 

Guelph Chamber of Commerce

Networking, advocacy, business connections.
 

Innovation Guelph

Peer-to-peer, B2B, investor meetups, curated opportunities.

Workforce Planning Board

Links to agencies/initiatives.

MEET THE PARTNERS

BioEnterprise - Canada's food and agri-tech engine

BioEnterprise

bioenterprise.ca

Business Centre Guelph

Business Centre Guelph-Wellington

guelphbusiness.com
[email protected]
519-826-4701

Career Education Council

Career Education Council Guelph Wellington Dufferin

careereducationcouncil.ca
[email protected]
519-827-6468

Career Education Council

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

conestogac.on.ca
519-748-5220 ext. 3370

Career Education Council
Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership

Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership

guelphwellingtonlip.ca
[email protected]
519-822-1260 extension 2625


Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership

John F. Wood Centre for Business and Student Enterprise

uoguelph.ca/johnfwoodcentre/thehub
[email protected]
519-824-4120 extension 53056

Workforce Planning Board

Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin

workforceplanningboard.com/home
[email protected]
519-622-7122

CONTACT US

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