Who we are
Innovation Factory (iF) is a non-profit business accelerator within the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI) Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) network. Based in Hamilton, Ontario, we provide entrepreneurs with business services, training, mentorship and strategic connections to help bring disruptive technologies to market, increase revenues, attract investment, and create jobs.
The Runway Accelerator is a six-month comprehensive program that aims to assess, select, and support start-ups as they work through the Start-up Visa Program. Companies accepted into this program receive customized services and resources that help them set their business up for success in Canada, along with a Letter of Support.
Our location in Hamilton, Ontario offers a full range of transportation options including air, rail, port, rural, urban and industrial infrastructure.
Our website address is: https://runway.innovationfactory.ca
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Where we send your data
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We use third-party services to create forms for applications (i.e., Runway Accelerator applications) that we use to collect data pertaining to the user and their business. This data is processed and stored by the third-party service to be accessed by our Runway Accelerator team.
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