IDEA is powered by Invest Mississauga

Invest Mississauga was recently introduced as the new brand identity for the City’s Economic Development Division. IDEA is the small business and entrepreneurship arm of Invest Mississauga, and our team will continue to support the City’s economic development initiatives that nurtures local entrepreneurs and scale-ups, and fosters business growth and innovation. Click here to learn more.

Pathway To Success: Event Recap

A big thank you to everyone who attended our Pathway to Success event, and to our partners and panelists from the Federation of the African Canadian Economics, Black Caucus Alliance, Black Entrepreneurship Alliance, and Nobellum. We had an engaging discussion about the many available resources, programs, and funding opportunities to help black businesses thrive. Click […]

Joanne Lipp European Skin Care Clinic in Streetsville marks over 60 years in business!

Founded by Joanne Lipp in 1962, the Joanne Lipp European Skin Care Clinic is now a cornerstone in the Streetsville community. With over 60 years in business, the skin care clinic is now owned and operated by Joanne’s daughter, Gloria Lipp-Stamp.  As a small business owner, Gloria and her team are dedicated to supporting other […]

IDEA Square One Entrepreneurship Hub marks one-year milestone

IDEA Square One Entrepreneurship Hub – Mississauga’s anchor innovation location – celebrated one year of supporting small businesses, startups, and scale-ups in Mississauga. IDEA Square One Entrepreneurship Hub celebrated its first year of operation with an open house yesterday. The event, held by Mississauga Economic Development in partnership with Oxford Realty Properties, brought together community […]

IDEA Mississauga at DiscoveryX 2024

The IDEA Mississauga team participated in this year’s DiscoveryX, a leading tech and innovation conference that brings together over 3,000 entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, government and industry leaders, hosted by the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI). During the conference, we showcased five Mississauga-based companies — Digy4, Deaf AI, Ace Inc, MangoVisa, and Actuality Live that unveiled […]

Mississauga’s Innovation District Expands with Launch of University of Toronto’s SpinUp Incubator

Today, Mayor Bonnie Crombie joined the University of Toronto Mississauga’s (UTM) Vice-President and Principal, Alexandra Gillespie, at the BIO International Convention in Boston to announce the creation of SpinUp – the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area’s first venture incubator offering wet lab space. SpinUp will provide early-stage entrepreneurs and life science companies with affordable access […]