For businesses looking to partner with innovation agencies, educational institutions, government organizations or climate change and sustainability partners, our city and region provide a wealth of possibilities.
20 Post-Secondary institutions within a 1 hour drive of Halton Region
Angel One Network Inc.
A not-for-profit organization that finds quality companies for its members to consider investing in.
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The second largest angel-investor network in Canada, Equation Angels accelerates transformative ideas to market by partnering its 200 investors with aspiring entrepreneurs.
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McMaster is a research-intensive university and one of only four Canadian universities ranked in the Top 100 in the world. McMaster’s DeGroote School of Business, located in Burlington, is committed to transforming business and society through world-class research and academic programs.
The McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO) supports the research endeavours of McMaster University by facilitating collaborative research with industry partners.
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The University has announced it will relocate its current Hamilton campus to a more accessible location in Burlington, to better serve students and the broader community.
Mohawk’s IDEAWORKS hub works with startups and established companies to address industry challenges firsthand, often accessing government grants to make applied research opportunities possible.
In 2019, the college developed and launched an industry and employer microsite as part of Burlington’s Red Tape Red Carpet Task Force initiative. The site is designed to help regional businesses attract and retain skilled employees.
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With three nearby campuses and fields of study that include engineering sciences, chemical and environmental studies, technology and applied computing, Sheridan is well poised to supply our business community with skilled talent.
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Centre for Skills Development
Operating as an independent charity, the Centre builds strategic partnerships with employers in the community, offering them recruitment assistance while training students in careers in half the time of similar college programs.
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Business Growth Partners
Halton Region Small Business Centre
The Centre is home to a comprehensive resource centre that provides one-on-one client consultations, digital skills training and business management programs.
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Export Development Canada (EDC)
A self-financing, crown corporation that provides insurance and financial solutions to Canadian exporters, investors, and international buyers.
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
The BDC helps create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.
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Climate Change and Sustainability Partners
A registered charity that works with all sectors to protect nature, mitigate climate change, and create a healthier, more environmentally responsible Burlington.
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Sustainable Hamilton Burlington
A non-profit social enterprise dedicated to inspiring sustainability leadership and action in our area’s businesses, resulting in a healthier environment and a thriving, prosperous community.
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Bay Area Climate Change Council (BACCC)
The Bay Area Climate Change Council (BACCC) is a social impact initiative made up of 14 community leaders from Burlington and Hamilton. Hosted at the Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College, BACCC is working towards transforming the Bay Area into a thriving and resilient zero carbon community by 2050.
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