About Innovation Guelph – Startup Guelph
Who we are
Innovation Guelph (IG)’s agile approach to supporting entrepreneurs and businesses reflects the evolving needs of their clients. Established as a non-profit, they provide mentorship and business support programs and services to help innovative enterprises start, grow and thrive.
IG’s programs are designed for high-potential, innovative startups and small to medium-sized enterprises from across Ontario (they have one National program, too!) that are ready to scale. Many of the programs offered are fully and/or partially funded by the government.
IG is a proud recipient of the University of Guelph, Gordon S. Lang HeForShe Impact Award for their ongoing commitment to gender equity, and both the National Enterprise Support of the Year Award and the Ontario Enterprise Support CANIE award from Innovators and Entrepreneurs Foundation for advancing Canadian entrepreneurship through their leadership and impact.
As the lead for the Startup Guelph community, IG is pleased to expand their reach to further help entrepreneurs across the region connect with the tools, network and support they need to start and build their businesses, regardless of size, stage or sector.
Motivated by watching entrepreneurs surpass their own expectations and earn outstanding results, Mickey uses this energy to create opportunities for IG clients to break through boundaries to improve their bottom line. With a strong and successful past in sales, management, marketing and entrepreneurship, Mickey uses this knowledge to manage the IG startup companies, execute learning experiences and bring the annual Innovation Expo to fruition. She works with her colleagues everyday to make sure each client experience is a memorable one.