STARTS WITH AN IDEA.

Located within one of the world’s fastest growing major city economies, IDEA Mississauga has the mentorship, partners, talent and connections to test, scale and commercialize solutions to global challenges.

Get it done in IDEA – The Mississauga Innovation District.

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IDEA Square One - Entrepreneurship Hub

The IDEA Square One Entrepreneurship Hub is the home of IDEA Mississauga. Located Downtown inside the Square One Shopping Centre, IDEA Square One is a 4,300 square-foot facility for startups, scale-ups, corporate leaders, and investors to collaborate and grow together.

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Step-Up Program

This 6-month program supports innovative and inclusive companies to grow and overcome barriers. There are workshops that address common challenges faced by CEOs of scaling companies.

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Program & Resource Finder

Access and filter over a list of over 70 different programs and resources that may apply to your business.

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Digital Main Street

This program offers eligible brick-and-mortar small businesses training, grant, resources and a Digital Service Squad member, who helps your business grow through digital tools and technologies.

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10 Steps to Starting a Small Business

From developing your business idea to registering your business, learn about our 10 recommended steps to follow when starting a small business in Ontario. Read what each step requires and access a library of resources including webinars and more.

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IDEA Square One Space Rental

Are you interested in booking an event and meeting spaces in IDEA Square One? Learn more about the process below.

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Get Involved

IDEA Square One is the home of IDEA Mississauga.  Located Downtown inside the Square One Shopping Centre, IDEA Square One is a 4,300 square-foot facility for start-ups, scale-ups, corporate leaders, and investors to collaborate and grow together. Become a part of Mississauga’s vibrant entrepreneurship and innovation community as a business advisor, guest speaker, event sponsor, or vendor. 

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Summer Company Program

Are you a student 15-29 years and have a business idea? The Summer Company program can help you launch and operate your own business this summer with the support of free business training, mentorship and an opportunity to receive a grant of up to $3,000 to help you get your business started in Mississauga!

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Starter Company PLUS Program

The program assists people 18 years and over interested in starting, expanding or purchasing a business in Mississauga. To apply to the Starter Company PLUS Program in Mississauga, you must confirm your eligibility to participate in the program and attend a mandatory info session.

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Business Advisory Services

Do you have business questions, concerns, or challenges related to the development and growth of your business? Are you looking for guidance? Meet with a subject matter expert to answer questions about business operations, legal, accounting and more.

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Events & Recordings

Access events, training, webinars and workshops in pre-recorded, live virtual and in-person sessions.

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Our Services

The IDEA Team including the Mississauga Economic Development Office provide information and services to help your business grow and prosper in Mississauga. Whether you’re starting, expanding, consolidating or relocating your company, you can rely on our team of professionals to help make your decisions easier, faster and more effective. We understand that each situation may be unique – the services we provide can be tailored to your specific needs.

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Contact Us

To contact us, get involved, or learn more about Mississauga’s Innovation District, click on learn more.

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Subscribe to Our E-Newsletter

If you’re interested in receiving the latest news on innovation, entrepreneurship and scale-up events and programming, subscribe to IDEA Mississauga’s monthly e-newsletter by clicking on learn more below.

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MISSISSAUGA.

IDEA – Mississauga Innovation District has the essential building blocks that entrepreneurs and innovators need to solve society’s greatest challenges. A network of mentorship, partners, talent and connections to test, scale and commercialize solutions to global challenges.

IDEA is Mississauga’s collaborative lead for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. A distinctive community that supports and connects local and globally minded entrepreneurs and businesses, generating international recognition for the City.

IDEA
SQUARE ONE.

The IDEA Square One Entrepreneurship Hub is the home of IDEA Mississauga. Located Downtown inside the Square One Shopping Centre, IDEA Square One is a 4,300 square-foot facility for startups, scale-ups, corporate leaders, and investors to collaborate and grow together. Come experience Mississauga’s vibrant entrepreneurship and innovation community at IDEA Square One!

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

DISCOVER OUR ECOSYSTEM.

Mississauga has all the right ingredients to support growth for small business scale-ups and entrepreneurs through its integrated innovation assets and diverse business community.

it starts here.

MISSISSAUGA INNOVATION DISTRICT.