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Welcome to the IDEA Website, A New Virtual Innovation Hub to Support Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Finding the right tools and resources to help make business ideas become a reality can be overwhelming and time consuming. To help get entrepreneurs and innovators on the right track, the City of Mississauga launched the IDEA Virtual Innovation Hub –

The virtual hub is a place for entrepreneurs, innovators and scale-up companies to access regional supports and resources to start and grow their business. The website features a number of features and functionalities that can help make the start-up and scale-up journey easier. Businesses can easily navigate through the website to find information on the following:

The new modern website also features interactive tools for businesses to tap into specific programs and resources tailored towards unique business needs.

  • Concierge ToolA client access service tool that includes regional services, programs and resources that support entrepreneurs. Through a series of prompted questions, the concierge tool will generate a customized list of resources that is catered to unique business needs.
  • Innovation Asset Map – An interactive and filterable map highlighting innovation and entrepreneurship organizations. Filter through various organizations and learn more about the industries they support and the services they offer.

The IDEA Virtual Innovation Hub is not only the central place to find support for your business, it is the place to connect with Mississauga’s innovation district and become part of a leading innovation community.

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ABOUT IDEA 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.

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