Institut Innovation Gatineau
INCUBATOR, ACCELERATOR, COWORKING
We bring innovative startups to their first million in revenue.
IIG is a results focused startup accelerator that puts founders in touch with the right resources when they need them. Whether it’s experienced business coaches, non-dilutive funding, a vast venture capital network or specific tools to refine your marketing funnel, our tailored programs can accelerate your startup from validation to scale up.
Our programs are dedicated to helping your startup get to product-market fit as fast as possible. Our network of seasoned business coaches and subject matter experts will guide you based on your needs, whether it’s validating your idea, monetizing it, or trying to get funding, every step of the way.
How to get over 100K in non-dilutive funding
The main killer of startups is not finding the right solution to a real problem in the market before running out of resources. The key is to de-risk those early stages of validation as much as possible until you find product-market fit. We help founders unlock up to 100K+ non-dilutive funding to attenuate startup expenses before they have viable revenue streams or get venture funded.
Create an efficiently operating business
Find your first customers and achieve product-market fit faster
Get linked in to our high-level business network
Raise a venture capital round for your startup
Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs
Reduce your startup costs by accessing free money and discounted professional services
More than 1,000,000$ in non-dilutive funding to our startups in 2022
In 2022 we helped our startups obtain over 1M in non-dilutive funding to grow their businesses. Book a call to learn more about how to apply for your startup.
Case studies and success stories
How inBeat achieved 4X their revenues in 10 months
How Kohezion found product market-fit in the health sector
How App8 got into one of the largest restaurant chains in Canada
How Kubicule has established itself in the market in its sector
How Archvyz grew from a small architectural firm to a technology platform
Number of startups incubated in 2021
Number of jobs generated by our startups
Cumulative sales generated by our startups in 2021
Funding raised by our startups in 2021
Meet our team and coaches
Why should you sell first, then build?
Selling your product or service before building it can help you validate your idea and ensure that there is a market demand for what you’re offering. This approach is often called “pre-selling,” and it involves creating a marketing campaign and selling your product or service to potential customers before you’ve fully developed it. By doing this, you can get feedback from customers and use their input to refine your product or service before you invest time and money in building it.
Why is raising an angel round not my top priority?
Raising an angel round can be a great way to get early funding for your startup, but it shouldn’t necessarily be your top priority. Before you start seeking funding, it’s important to validate your idea and develop a solid business plan. You should also focus on building a strong team and establishing relationships with potential customers and partners. Once you have a solid foundation in place, you can start seeking funding from investors.
What are ideal founder matchups?
Ideal founder matchups are when two or more founders come together to start a company and bring complementary skills and experiences to the table. For example, one founder might have a background in marketing, while another might have technical expertise. By combining their skills, the founders can create a well-rounded team that is better equipped to handle the challenges of starting and growing a business.
What is a business incubator?
A business incubator is a program or organization that provides resources and support to help startups and early-stage companies grow and succeed. This could include things like office space, mentorship, access to funding, and networking opportunities. Incubators typically provide these services over a set period of time, such as a few months or a year, and may take an equity stake in the companies they support.
How can a business accelerator help my startup grow?
A business accelerator is similar to a business incubator in that it provides resources and support to help startups grow and succeed. However, accelerators are typically more focused on helping startups scale quickly and reach the next level of growth. Accelerators often provide a more intensive program than incubators, with a structured curriculum and mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and investors.
How can I leverage government grants to build my startup
Government grants can be a great way to get funding for your startup, but they can be competitive and difficult to obtain. To increase your chances of securing a grant, you should research the various grant programs available and identify those that are most relevant to your business. You should also carefully read the application requirements and make sure you meet all the eligibility criteria. Finally, you should prepare a strong application that clearly outlines your business plan and the impact the grant will have on your company.
Should I make everyone I share my business idea with sign an NDA?
It’s generally not necessary to make everyone you share your business idea with sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). NDAs can be cumbersome and may make it more difficult to have open conversations with potential partners, investors, and customers. Instead, it’s often better to focus on building trust and relationships with the people you’re sharing your idea with, and to only share sensitive information with those who have a legitimate need to know.
How to choose the right business coach?
When choosing a business coach, it’s important to consider their experience, credentials, and coaching style. Look for someone who has experience working with startups and entrepreneurs in your industry, and who has a track record of success. You should also consider their coaching style and approach, and make sure it aligns with your own goals and values. Finally, it’s a good idea to ask for references and testimonials from other clients they have worked with, to get a sense of their effectiveness as a coach.
What they say about us
Testimonials from our members
Un endroit très accueillant, chaleureux et organisé. Un beau concept. Peu importe votre projet, vous êtes toujours bien encadré.
– Imane Naïl
Un endroit en vie avec plein de jeunes idées, d’entrepreneurs et de réussite. J’adore cet endroit et j’adore y rencontrer les milléniums, ils sont l’espoir de notre avenir.
– Lou Ida Gauthier
Extraordinaire! Une ressource très utile!
– Elina Sharkova
Il m’a été permis de rencontrer des gens d’affaires intéressants et de répondre à plusieurs besoins. J’ai eu la chance de faire plusieurs rencontres dans des bureaux d’une élégance particulière et dernier cri. Pouvoir faire ma présentation sur une télévision à même le bureau louer était d’une simplicité et efficacité déconcertante. Aux plaisirs de vois revoir bientôt et encore merci pour tous les services offerts!!!
– Jean-Yves Pichette
Un emplacement incroyable pour travailler, rencontrer des clients, faire des conférences et surtout rencontrer de nouvelles personnes qui pourraient être vos prochains partenaires en affaires ! J’adore le concept !! Il y a des entreprises très différentes les unes aux autres et des très bons services offerts pour les startups.
– Jackeline Guerrero
Par les entrepreneurs pour les entrepreneurs, c’est gagnant !
– Jean-François LeBlanc
Un endroit pour apprendre, se rencontrer, s’inspirer.
– Annie-Paule Grégoire
Pour entrepreneur passionnée de rencontres passionnantes! Merci à toute la superbe équipe.
– Julie Leduc
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