Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced finalists in the national Smart Cities Challenge today, with the Guelph-Wellington County entry named one of 10 in its population category and awarded $250,000 to further develop its bid for a $10 million prize.
The Guelph-Wellington bid is entered in the category for communities with populations up to 500,000, which drew more than 100 proposals. It was developed in partnership with the University of Guelph, Conestoga College and dozens of other experts, entrepreneurs, innovators and community champions, including the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin.
As a finalist, Guelph-Wellington will continue work with partners in the bid to win one of two $10 million prizes to be announced…
Applications are now open for the Fast Lane Program at Innovation Guelph. If you know of any companies that are scaling, have revenues of a $500K minimum, and who are facing obstacles to their growth, this program is designed to help. Support is available for all sectors including Agri-Innovation, Manufacturing, Clean Tech.
Successful applicants will receive a business diagnostic from an Innovation Guelph member that will identify the company's biggest challenges and a business tune-up that will help your company accelerate through the biggest challenges identified in the diagnostic.
To apply Click Here
Learn to apply Design Thinking tools & methodologies to gain a better understanding of your customers and how you can best engage with them online.
Effectively marketing & selling in the digital world begins with gaining a thorough understanding of your customer. You will learn to use tools like the Customer Persona & Journey Map to better understand your customer and how they behave in the online world. And, you will begin to apply these tools to your business in our breakout session.
Learn to apply best practices from the tech startup world to efficiently and effectively test your digital marketing and selling initiatives.
The world around your Small Business is becoming increasingly fast-paced and digital. You will learn to manage digital marketing experiments that help you to adapt rapidly to your growing customer base. Then, you will roll up your sleeves and get to work mapping out and testing new marketing and selling techniques.
Learn about the Digital platforms & channels that will kickstart your digital growth.
Doing business online is no longer an option for your SME - it is essential for every business. We will help you to leverage the technology that is right for your business to unlock your digital growth. You’ll be introduced to a range of online platforms & tools, from organic social media, to paid online advertising and Google Analytics. Learn how to identify the metrics that matter to your business and the tools to capture and track the data you need. You'll get your hands dirty
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) in collaboration with the Province's Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, designed Small Business Access - a "one window" service to help small businesses find and access the resources needed to succeed.
Are you a female entrepreneur in Guelph/Wellington County over the age of 30 who is looking for support to scale up her business?
Employers can receive wage subsidies of up to 50 percent of the wage cost for placements (up to a maximum of $5,000 per placement) and up to 70 percent (up to a maximum of $7,000 per placement) for under-represented students including first-year students, women in STEM, Indigenous students, persons with disabilities and newcomers.
Making Accessibility Real in Your Organization Thursday, April 19, 2018 – Holiday Inn- Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
In partnership with The Conference Board of Canada, we invite you to attend a half-day workshop on making workplaces more accessible for people with disabilities.
This one-day workshop is designed to provide organizations with a deeper understanding of strategies and practices for making workplaces truly accessible, approaches to nurture a culture of inclusion, and techniques for productive conversations around accommodation. It will leave you with actionable ideas on how to bring an inclusive and accessible philosophy to life in your organization, while leveraging the business benefits of accessibility.
During this workshop, you will have the opportunity…
Post your co-op job opportunity for the spring/summer work term – May to the end of August. Degree, Graduate Certificate, Advanced Diploma and Diploma students are available. For more details visit: www.conestogac.on.ca/employers