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Institut Innovation Gatineau


Find your first customers and achieve product-market fit faster

At IIG, we understand the challenges you face and we’re here to help. Our Startup Critical Path approach can help you achieve your goals more quickly and efficiently.

By breaking down the startup journey into smaller, more manageable steps, our method allows you to focus on the most important tasks at each stage. This ensures that you avoid getting sidetracked by distractions or unimportant activities and instead focus on the right things at the right time.

Validation is key to success, which is why our Startup Critical Path places a strong emphasis on it. By testing assumptions and gathering feedback from potential customers, you can ensure that your startup is on the right track. This approach helps you avoid wasting time and resources on ideas that are not viable.

Speed is also critical to success, and we recognize that startups must move quickly to stay ahead of the competition. By focusing on the most important tasks and moving quickly to validate hypotheses, you can increase your chances of success.

With IIG’s Startup Critical Path approach, you can increase your chances of achieving product-market fit and reaching your goals more quickly. Don’t let the challenges of the startup journey hold you back – let us help you succeed. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your dreams.

Get linked-in to our high-level business network

Are you an entrepreneur looking to build a strong network and succeed in today’s business world? Look no further than IIG! We offer a range of services to help you access the right resources at the right time and get the support you need to grow your business and achieve your goals.

Our coaching services provide hands-on guidance from seasoned entrepreneurs who have demonstrated success in business. They can provide valuable insights and advice on everything from strategy and marketing to team building and fundraising, helping you navigate the challenges of building a startup with ease.

In addition, our access to vetted subject matter experts in nearly every domain can provide the specialized knowledge you need to succeed. Whether it’s legal advice, accounting support, or technical expertise, our experts can provide the guidance and support entrepreneurs need to build successful businesses.

Our service providers are also critical for entrepreneurs who want to save time and focus on building their businesses. With access to a myriad of service providers, we can provide support for everything from building a website to getting incorporated to finding developers.

We can also help you take advantage of valuable programs offered by governments and organizations that can help you grow your business. Whether it’s funding to find your first customer, grants to subsidize employee salaries, or aid in exporting your startup’s products, these resources can provide entrepreneurs with the support and guidance they need to succeed.

At IIG, we understand that private funding can be a double-edged sword for entrepreneurs. That’s why we offer tailored solutions to help you navigate the pros and cons of investors like angels, seed and series-A VCs and later stage VCs to inject some much-needed capital into your startup for growth when you need it.

And finally, our strategic partners can materially improve your business by giving you access to markets that may be out of your reach, joint venture partners that can help you produce something that both wouldn’t be able to alone or even potential acquirers of your startup at a later stage.

Don’t wait to build your network and succeed in today’s business world. Contact IIG today and let us help you achieve your entrepreneurial goals.

Reduce your startup costs by accessing free money and discounted professional

Are you a startup looking to reduce your expenses and extend your runway? The Institut Innovation Gatineau (IIG) has got you covered!

At IIG, we understand that managing expenses is one of the biggest challenges for startups. That’s why we offer a range of services to help attenuate your expenses and give you more time to achieve your goals.

Firstly, we’ll connect you with relevant grant programs to cover your expenses and extend your runway. We have strong relationships with most grant program providers in Quebec and at the federal level, so you can trust us to increase your chances of approval. Plus, we’ll help you choose the right grant program for your situation, stage, and sector.

Secondly, we’ll provide you with access to professional service providers at attractive prices. From legal and accounting services to marketing and design, our providers can help you get the services you need to grow your business while keeping your expenses low.

Thirdly, we offer startups access to software tools and services at discounted prices. These tools can help you streamline your operations, manage your finances, and improve your marketing efforts. With IIG, you can get the tools you need to keep your expenses low and reduce your risk.

Finally, our team of experts will provide you with guidance and support to help you manage your expenses effectively. We’ll work closely with you to make strategic decisions on fundraising, budgeting, and resource allocation.

Ready to reduce your burn rate and extend your runway? Contact IIG today!

Create an efficiently operating business

As a startup, achieving operational excellence is key to thriving in a competitive market. One of the biggest challenges in achieving this is building a world-class team. IIG understands this challenge and can help startups with the hiring process through our extensive network of HR partners. We believe in hiring slowly and properly to ensure that the right fit is found for each role within your organization.

Once your team is in place, it’s important to retain top talent by creating a positive work environment and providing opportunities for growth and development. At IIG, we believe that culture eats strategy for breakfast, and we can help you establish a company culture that will attract and retain the best talent.

Creating systems and processes is another critical component of achieving operational excellence. Our team can help you map out business processes and identify areas where automation can be applied to improve efficiency and reduce costs, which is especially important as you look to scale your operations.

Finally, working with fractional CXOs can be a game changer for startups. At IIG, we understand that founders may not have all the necessary experience to build a successful business at scale. That’s why we offer access to experts in areas such as finance, marketing, operations, and cybersecurity who can provide valuable insights and establish best practices to guide you on the path to operational excellence. Let IIG help you build a world-class team, streamline your processes, and achieve your goals.

Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs

At IIG, we know that entrepreneurship can be a challenging journey, but you don’t have to do it alone. We believe that connecting with other like-minded entrepreneurs can be the key to unlocking success in your startup journey.

Our networking events, community forums, and mentorship programs are designed to bring entrepreneurs together to share experiences, advice, and inspiration. By connecting with others who share your passion for innovation and entrepreneurship, you can tap into a
wealth of knowledge and resources that can help you achieve your goals.

These connections can lead to valuable partnerships, collaborations, and even friendships. By learning from each other’s successes and failures, you can gain new perspectives on your own business and overcome challenges more effectively. This is especially true if you’re facing similar challenges or operating in the same industry as your fellow entrepreneurs.

But beyond the practical benefits, being part of a community of like-minded entrepreneurs can provide a sense of belonging and motivation. It’s empowering to know that you’re not alone on this journey, and that there are others who share your vision and drive. By connecting with other entrepreneurs, you can build a support network that will help you stay motivated, focused, and inspired.

So if you’re looking for a community of like-minded entrepreneurs who can help you achieve success in your startup journey, look no further than IIG. Join us today and start connecting with others who share your passion for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Raise a venture capital round for your startup

Are you a startup looking to fuel your growth and achieve your goals? Raising capital is crucial, but it can be a daunting task for any founder. That’s where IIG comes in.

We offer several resources to help startups access capital from our vast network of investors, ranging from the angel stage to the post-seed stage. Our investors are willing to share the risk with founders who need capital to build and validate their product, so you can focus on what you do best – growing your business.

But we don’t just stop at connecting you with investors. We also offer guidance on fundraising and pitching effectively. By learning the steps to prepare a fundraising campaign and mastering the art of pitching investors, startups can increase their chances of getting a fair startup valuation.

At IIG, we understand that fundraising can be a complex process, which is why we also help reduce friction in the process. We ensure that startups have taken the necessary steps to prepare their campaign, such as having their corporate and accounting documents in order. This can significantly increase the chances of raising a successful campaign and securing the funding needed for growth.

Partner with IIG to access the capital and guidance you need to take your startup to the next level.