RISE Roseview Incubator Services for Entrepreneurs

Enroll in a Program to launch your business

RISE is a self-paced, custom-designed incubation program sharply focused on meeting the specific needs of the entrepreneur and the business being launched – we do not believe that one size fits all.

Through a combination of one-on-one coaching and mentoring as well as peer to peer sessions, entrepreneurs work through a comprehensive implementation plan at their own pace. This assures the greatest likelihood of a successful business launch.

The program is typically designed in phases that cover a broad range of topics such as:

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Marketing & Communications

Sales

Product Development

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Human Resources

Budgeting and Finance

Each phase is delivered by subject matter experts, all seasoned business executives and professional service providers. RISE will provide introductions to a range of experts, but the engagement of the experts and the terms of that engagement are ultimately decided by the entrepreneur themselves.

For people arriving from outside of Canada, we also can provide English as a second language (ESL) tutoring if required.

Who Should Enroll?

Entrepreneurs and innovators who want to launch a business in Canada, supporting innovation and job-creation in the country.

Why Learn in Waterloo Region?

Waterloo is a globally-renowned talent engine, training a future workforce through internationally-recognized post-secondary institutions like the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College.

The region is recognized as one of Canada’s leading innovation communities, the birthplace of many globally renowned businesses – multi-national smartphone developer Blackberry was founded in Waterloo; software giant Open Text grew rapidly after being established here; and Google’s Canadian headquarters are also located in the region.

Access to 150+ million consumers within a one day's drive (1200km/745mi radius).

Waterloo Region has substantial cost advantages over Toronto, New York City, and San Francisco.

In-Residence Services

RISE offers a unique package of services to assist in building your business in Canada. We work with mature, experienced entrepreneurs.

Included in the package:

Furnished office space within our business complex located in “The Hive”, part of Cambridge, Ontario’s heritage district redevelopment project known as The Gaslight District. Both private and open concept space is available suitable for individuals or teams to develop and launch their business

Referrals to residential accommodation available upon request

A comprehensive program of coaching and mentoring including:

– Assistance with business plan preparation

Communications plan development

Market intelligence

– Governance structures

Introduction to sources of capital and professional service providers (accountants, lawyers, bankers, immigration consultants, other professional service providers as required)

Strategic Planning

Public Policy Planning:

 Understanding policies

– Accessing programs

 Strategy

– Relocation Services

Waterloo Region has substantial cost advantages over Toronto, New York City, and San Francisco.

The Hive

For our incubator clients who need a desk to call home – mark your spot in the Hive, located in the Grand Innovations business community in the historic Gaslight District of Waterloo Region. Roseview is proud to be a part of this unique facility developed by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. 
Here you will be provided with: 

Furnished office space – both private and open concept is available, suitable for individuals or teams to develop or launch their business 

High-speed internet 

Printing and copying 

24/7 access to mail service

Fully equipped kitchen and beverage facilities 

 

RISE Entrance Requirements

To be considered for our RISE Program we require:

Successful competition of our BASE Program Workshops  

Demonstrated business experience in a leadership role

Supportable business plan 

Sufficient capital to take the business through to launch 

RISE Faculty

RISE content is delivered by highly respected subject matter experts. Having both extensive hands-on business experience, combined with solid acedemic credentials. The faculty members provide outstanding advice, counsel and mentoring to businesses in their formative stages. Roseview and its faculty are commited to helping every entrepreneur maximize their business success – an entrepreneur’s success is our success! 

For any application questions, please email info@roseviewglobal.com