RISE Roseview Incubator Services for Entrepreneurs

Enroll in a Program to launch your business

RISE is a self-paced, custom-tailored Incubation and Accelerator Program sharply focused on meeting the specific needs of Start-up Visa (SUV) applicants, 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 Incubation Program is typically designed in phases that cover a broad range of topics such as:

Business Plan


Marketing & Communications


Product Development


Human Resources

Budgeting and Finance

The Accelerator Program moves clients from a curriculum based format into one where Roseview takes on an advisory role and supports our clients as they launch their businesses. Roseview will continue to support clients through the Accelerator Program up to such time as PR cards are received.

The Incubation and Accelerator Programs are 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?

Start-up Visa (SUV) applicants, 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; SUV graduate ApplyBoard grew rapidly after being launched 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.


“Here’s how Waterloo tech survived BlackBerry’s fall – and how it is now”, Toronto Star

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

Referrals to residential accommodation available upon request

A comprehensive program of coaching and mentoring including:

– Assistance with business plan refinement

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


– Relocation Services

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

The Roseview Hub

For our incubator clients who need a desk to call home – mark your post at the Roseview Hub located downtown Galt – a community in Cambridge Ontario 

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 

RISE Entrance Requirements

To be considered for our RISE Program we require:

Successful completion of our BASE Program  

An innovative business plan created by the entrepreneurial team

 A Minimum Viable Product (MVP) 

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

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