What We Do

WEtech’s vision is to build a regional technology community that fosters entrepreneurship, innovation and collaboration, creating a wealth of opportunity and prosperity for Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent. We do this by focusing on 3 main pillars:

  • Business Acceleration
  • Building & Engaging the Tech Community
  • Championing Tech and Innovation

We assist today’s entrepreneurs to launch new ventures, connect with academia, provide education and networking opportunities to accelerate business growth for small-to-medium enterprises, and serve as advocates for the region’s technology and innovation companies.

WEtech provides the tools, programs, resources and support that entrepreneurs and innovation and technology-centric companies require for sustaining growth, development and success.

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Business Acceleration

WEtech offers technology and innovation centric entrepreneurs and businesses a suite of programs and services designed to help strengthen and accelerate the growth of the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent’s entrepreneurial talent and globally competitive innovative companies.

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A way to tap into market intelligence and gain valuable market research, including industry vendor studies, academic research reports, and time with a business analyst.

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Have an itch to ditch bad business habits? Need help to jump-start your business? Need expert advice to steer clear of dead ends? WEtech Alliance offers FREE 30-minute sessions with entrepreneurial experts to rekindle passion for your business.

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Designed for entrepreneurs or senior management who want to gain direct access to practical, technical, and business-related information. Regular meetings allow participants to share ideas and best practices.

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Our Business Advisory Services include Mentors, Business Advisors and Entrepreneurs-in-Residence who work with our clients to help strengthen and accelerate the growth of the region’s entrepreneurial talent and globally competitive innovative companies.

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WEtech War Rooms take 4-5 companies who have a specific challenge & pair them with an expert in that field to guide them through the process. Examples include running a Facebook Ad or Google Adwords Campaign, setting up their initial cash flow, projections, pitching to investors, due diligence, etc.

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ScaleUP is the first accelerator program in Windsor-Essex & Chatham-Kent specifically focused on scaling up advanced startups that have hit the milestone of revenue and job creation – or are on the cusp.

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1 on 1 sales training and coaching with startups who have surpassed product-market fit. We take the small amount of revenue generated, shape the overall revenue engine, and put together a sales plan that allows the startup to scale. Each week afterward, we meet for one on one sales coaching that focuses purely on tactics. Some examples include: pipeline management, social selling, breaking down calls, voicemails, etc.

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Innovation Catalyst works with organizations and companies to activate front line staff to be internal engines of innovation. IC turns the light on – helping your organization generate ideas that lead to improvements in service delivery and efficiency while at the same time opening up channels for commercialization.

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The Regional Alliance Network connects clients to key resources and relationships and provides them the opportunity to present their business idea to a key group of community stakeholders, sector-specific professionals and executives.

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The Windsor-Essex Entrepreneur Support Network is an infographic designed to help entrepreneurs find organizations providing business assistance in Windsor-Essex County. Users can target the exact support they need based on their business stage and the type of assistance they’re looking for.

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Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops powered by MaRS are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.

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The 30|60|90 plan is at the heart of every client relationship we have. The milestone tracker is developed along with the client, based on their most important needs over the couse of the next 30, 60 and 90 days. This hyper focus allows us to create a blueprint for growth that is flexible and provides a roadmap for what services they need.

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Our Venture Success Team allows us to extend the services of thought leaders, experienced entrepreneurs, and global subject experts to our clients and puts an incredible group of people at their fingertips. It’s resources delivered at the right time, every time. This on-demand team is ready to tackle your most difficult entrepreneurial challenges.

Build & Engage Tech Community

Every successful professional sports team has a development program that cultivates talent from the earliest stages.  Taking a page from professional sports, WEtech aims to build a talent pipeline in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent which directs young people towards the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from grade school, through high school and university—establishing mentoring partnerships and networks along the way with local industry executives and professionals that will lead to the retention of technology talent in the region through employment—thereby addressing the shortage of skilled workers, engineers, programmers and the like–or through opportunities for graduates to launch tech startups in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent.

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YKNOT Windsor-Essex’s goal is to build a community of inspired young people and connect them with local opportunities, decision-makers, and industry so they can begin to grow and thrive in Windsor-Essex.

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High School FIRST Robotics teams from around the world compete in the Windsor-Essex Great Lakes Regional that directs young people into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the skilled trades.

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WEtech Alliance invited thirty high school students from across Windsor-Essex to participate in the ground-breaking Cleantech Academy – a weeklong program that introduces young people to local companies and organizations who operate in the clean tech sector or implement clean technology.

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Nerd Olympics brings together the Windsor-Essex tech community in a fun, team-building competition to challenge the mind & body.

16 local Tech Company Teams compete in 6 events and 2 Community Challenges with the top 3 finishers in each event receiving a 3D printed medal. The team with the most points at the end of competition is crowned Nerd Cup Champions for the year.

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The 1st cross-border Hacking Health in the world, Hacking Health Windsor-Detroit breaks down barriers to healthcare innovation by bringing together IT and healthcare professionals across the US-Canada border to collaborate, dream up & design apps for patient-centric care.

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Our TeCK Night Chatham-Kent events in partnership with Chatham-Kent Economic Development Services and Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre bring together the local CK tech community for a night of networking and a chance to hear from local tech leaders in a fun, informal keg-side chat.

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TeCK Talk YQG Twitter Chats are an opportunity to talk about technology, innovation and entrepreneurship with business and government leaders and to engage the community on topics that impact Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent.

Championing Tech & Innovation

WEtech shines a big spotlight on the success of our region’s tech companies, professionals and organizations, acts as a catalyst for new tech initiatives, and serves as an amplifier that gets the tech community’s story out. WEtech also connects tech to the broader community, making tech more accessible and more impactful to more people across our region.

Winnovation Map

The WINnovation Map, first launched at the inaugural Windsor 180 Summit in 2015, highlights the amazing innovation and “firsts” coming out of this region.

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Tech In The City Podcast

Tech In The City is a regular video series welcoming experts to talk the latest tech news, apps, gadgets and trends that has the city and world buzzing.

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Social Media Superheroes

The Social Media Superheroes are a group of local social media super users that meet regularly to discuss social media tips, tricks & best practices; develop & implement local initiatives; and assist local non-profits, businesses & community groups develop & grow their social media presence.

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Tech Week YQG is a week-long showcase of all things tech that brings together tech leaders, academic institutions and the community to build a unique experience for entrepreneurs, tech lovers, researchers and investors.

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Cannovation 150

Launched in January 2017, our CANnovation project celebrates our rich history of Canadian innovations and innovators from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

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Social Media Day YQG

Our annual Community Chalk Tweet brings the community together to celebrate Social Media Day on June 30th each year.

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