Frequently Asked Questions

“Can I be an Entrepreneur?”

Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: No matter what stage you’re at, anyone can become an entrepreneur! ACCEL supports entrepreneurs at all stages with key resources to help them succeed, such as workshops, consultations with experienced business coaches, and training.

“I’m already an entrepreneur, but I need help.”

If you need help, ACCEL has resources! With connections to other entrepreneurship and business support groups in the GTA, ACCEL also offers:

  • training through workshops
  • advice and support from industry professionals, coaches, experienced entrepreneurs, and advisors
  • access to Centennial College research and development facilities
  • access to funding for your start-up

Have a look at the Entrepreneur’s Toolkit here! This toolkit will guide you in preparing business plans, budgets, marketing plans, and other useful information.

“How do I keep up to date with what is happening at ACCEL?”

You can follow us on our social media platforms to keep up to date with program announcements, events and workshops.

Facebook: @ACCELCC

Twitter: @ACCELCC

Instagram: @ACCELCC

As well, you can subscribe to our mailing list.

“I want to take my business idea to the next level. I want to be part of the Accelerator program.”

ACCEL is a special program (free service) for aspiring entrepreneurs. If you have an idea, the passion, the skills and the know-how to make your concept a reality, we have the facilities and the professionals(coaches) to help make it happen!

After an (intake and) assessment to determine how best we can assist you, participants will spend 3 months engaging in events and intensive (coaching) mentoring, to developing their business plan and promotional pitch. As needed, Centennial College’s labs and facilities will help you conceive and prototype your idea or product with the assistance of faculty, mentors, and entrepreneurs-in-residence.(Design Jam)

At the end of the program, you will have a fully developed business ready to pitch to investors. ACCEL is a competitive program, with room for about 20 entrepreneurs in training. Interested? Applicants can register here!