Acceleration

Develop, Validate, Launch, And Grow Your Enterprise

Looking to take your idea from the back of the envelope to impact? Whether you’re ready to turn a prototype into a venture or grow your fledgling venture into a sustainable enterprise, our accelerators provide structured supports to help you along your journey. Check out CSI’s accelerators for climate and social ventures.

As an accelerated venture, you get complimentary CSI Membership for the duration of the program. That means you can network with CSI’s community of impact entrepreneurs, book discounted meeting rooms and event space, attend exclusive education events, and leverage our social capital to increase your profile. You get to make the most out of your time with us!

Past Accelerators Have Included

Complimentary CSI Membership
Pitch Nights
One-on-One Coaching
Investment and Funding
Training and Education
Networking

Acceleration In Action

Here are all our ongoing accelerators. If applications aren’t open right now, click through to get notified when they are. Or, take a look at all our programs.

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  • CSI Accelerates
  • Climate Ventures
Accelerator programs for Canadians tackling climate and water challenges through the power of entrepreneurship. Access mentors, advisors, training, and networks with Accelerate from Anywhere. All you need is an internet connection!
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  • CSI Accelerates
  • Climate Ventures
Apply by: Applications Open
Prove your venture's potential. This 6-week program will help you validate your value proposition and business model, hone your pitch, develop your minimum viable product, and more.
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  • CSI Accelerates
  • Climate Ventures
Apply by: Fall 2022
Earth Tech is a six-month accelerator for those working on climate or water technology solutions that will positively impact communities and ecosystems across Canada.
Door to the Climate Ventures space in CSI Spadina
  • CSI Accelerates
  • Climate Ventures
Climate Ventures fast-tracks the success of innovators developing solutions to the climate crisis. A joint initiative of CSI and Foresight Canada, we also collaborate with investors, industry, government and academia to solve challenges and scale solutions.
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  • CSI Accelerates
  • Social Ventures
The League of Social Entrepreneurs will combine their entrepreneurial energy with social innovation labs and the firepower of acceleration and incubation to create enterprising solutions that Build Back Better.
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  • CSI Accelerates
  • Social Ventures
CSI is offering social enterprise training programs for women and gender non-binary entrepreneurs as part of the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN).

See What Else CSI Membership Has To Offer

If acceleration isn’t right for you right now, but you still want to connect, learn, and grow, check out CSI Membership!