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 Mississauga is a city-wide ecosystem led by the Economic Development Division within the City of Mississauga’s Planning and Building Department.

IDEA Mississauga does not represent one specific location in Mississauga – rather, it represents the city’s entire ecosystem comprising of industry, government, education, and a variety of organizations that help start-ups and scale-ups accelerate ideas and commercialize solutions. A rich network of mentorship, partners, talent and connections, IDEA Mississauga is a collective and central resource that offers programs and services including an interactive, concierge-style tool that allows entrepreneurs to connect with one another and to identify and access customized resources offered by various organizations specific to their needs.


Elevating Mississauga’s entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem by collaboratively supporting businesses to launch and grow, striving for inclusivity, diversity, sustainability and global engagement.


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.


Whether you’re starting, expanding, consolidating or relocating your company, you can rely on our team and network to help make your decisions easier, faster and more effective.

Business Information & Guidance

Programs, Resources & Funding

Training & Mentorship Programs

B2B & Network Connections

Events, Webinars & Workshops

Access to Data & Information


See the team behind IDEA Mississauga and learn about our roles and responsibilities. Contact our team directly as we can provide information and guidance to support entrepreneurs and small business owners to start, expand and scale up a business in Mississauga.


IDEA Mississauga works closely with key players in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystem to champion the growth and development of Mississauga businesses, and support the start-up community.


Mississauga has all the right ingredients to support growth for scale ups and entrepreneurs through integrated innovation assets and a diverse business community. Located in the middle of the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor, Mississauga is in the heart of the second largest technology cluster in North America, and offers numerous supports for entrepreneurs at every stage.

it starts here.


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