Building successful businesses in Canada

Enroll in a Program to launch your business

RISE is a self-paced, custom-designed incubation program sharply focussed on meeting the specific needs of the entrepreneur and the business being launched – we do not believe that one size fits all.

Through a combination of one-on-one coaching and mentoring as well as peer to peer sessions, entrepreneurs work through a comprehensive implementation plan at their own pace. This assures the greatest likelihood of a successful business launch.    

The program is typically designed in phases that cover a broad range of topics such as:

  • Business Plan
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Sales
  • Product Development
  • Human Resources
  • Budgeting and Finance

Each phase is delivered by subject matter experts, all seasoned business executives and professional service providers.  RISE will provide introductions to a range of experts, but the engagement of the experts and the terms of that engagement are ultimately decided by the entrepreneur themselves. 

For people arriving from outside of Canada, we also can provide English as a second language (ESL) tutoring if required.

The RISE Incubation program includes a combination of one-on-one coaching and mentoring as well as peer to peer sessions

Who Should Enroll?

Entrepreneurs and innovators who want to launch a business in Canada, supporting innovation and job-creation in the country.

Why Waterloo Region?

Waterloo is a globally-renowned talent engine, training a future workforce through internationally-recognized post-secondary institutions like the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College.

Waterloo has world-class expertise in applied R&D, with the facilities and capacity necessary to develop the next generation of innovative and disruptive technologies.

From the region, businesses have access to 150+ million consumers within a one days drive (1200km/745mi radius). Waterloo Region has substantial cost advantages over Toronto, New York City, and San Francisco.


Key Information

  • The program is delivered in our business incubator that is located in Waterloo Region, which is recognized as Canada’s leading innovation community
  • The program is custom designed to meet the needs of the individual entrepreneurs
  • One-on-one instruction with leading business mentors
  • Introductions and networking with local business, government and education leaders

In-Residence Services

RISE offers a unique package of services to assist in building your business in Canada. We work with mature, experienced entrepreneurs. 

Included in the package:


  • Furnished office space within our business complex located in “The Hive”, part of Cambridge, Ontario’s heritage district redevelopment project known as The Gaslight District. Both private and open concept space is available suitable for individuals or teams to develop and launch their business
  • Limited supply of residential accommodation also available if required
  • A comprehensive program of coaching and mentoring including:
  • Assistance with business plan preparation
  • Communications plan development
  • Market intelligence
  • Governance structures
  • Introduction to sources of capital and professional service providers (accountants, lawyers, bankers, immigration consultants, other professional service providers as required)
    • Strategic Planning
    • Public Policy Planning:


      • Understanding policies
      • Accessing programs
      • Strategy
      • Relocation Services

      Your Commitment

      • Monthly occupancy cost based on the number of people enrolled in the RISE Program
      • Mentorship fees paid to faculty members of your choice – dependant on who you engage to help you implement your business plan

      Our Commitment

      • Custom tailored program
      • Mentoring by leading business coaches
      • Introductions and networking with local business, government and education leaders
      • Introductions to:
      • Potential business partners
      • Customers
      • Sources of capital:
      • Banks
      • Private investors

      For any application questions, please email

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