Startup Niagara

A Startup Canada Community

About Startup Niagara

Who we are

Niagara Region is an up and coming powerhouse for innovation and entrepreneurship. Once recognized for its strong manufacturing sector, Niagara is quickly becoming a preferred area to start and grow your business; the close USA border proximity and subsequent partnerships with American counterparts set you up for success in growing your global business. The diversity in sectors such as med-tech, ag-tech, ed-tech and manufacturing, combined with affordable costs of living and diverse populations, Niagara is the ideal region to find support for your business, regardless of what stage of growth you are in.


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Community Leader

Community Leader

Dino Miele

Dino Miele has over 38 years experience in the Information and Digital Technologies sector and entrepreneurship. In the early 1980’s he was a pioneer introducing personal computers in Niagara through his  MicroAge Franchise. In 1984, he took a role as the Information Technology Officer for the District School Board of Niagara and retired as the Chief Information Officer after 35 years of service to students’ educators and community in support of entrepreneurial learning and student achievement. In 2014, Dino created several innovation edtech hubs and technical conferences in Niagara. He is the founder and advisor of Spark Innovation Educational Center’s located in Iconic Niagara Falls, Ontario. Dino is passionate about building diverse, inclusive and equitable communities in support of innovation, entrepreneurship and skills development.  Foremost, Dino is a “give first” leader who works with and through individuals to accomplish their organizational objectives.

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Whether you’re a tech, social or creative entrepreneur, we’re looking for Startup Community leaders to help entrepreneurs of all types and at all stages of their entrepreneurial journey. Everyone and anyone is welcome to start a community in their area.

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