NATI (Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries) is the voice of the technology sector for our province. Since its inception in 1991, NATI has experienced steady growth and heightened recognition. NATI adds value and enhances export opportunities for the advanced technology sector. To achieve the objectives of industry and realize opportunities, NATI thinks and behaves like a business, identifying needs and delivering results through value-added services that assist the NL technology sector in achieving their corporate goals.
NATI is innovative, dynamic and adaptive; NATI is and continues to be evolutionary or revolutionary, depending on the factors at large and the increasing needs of NL business.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s public college – one of the largest post-secondary educational and skills training centres in Atlantic Canada, with a history dating back nearly 50 years. CNA has 17 campus locations throughout NL and one in the Middle East State of Qatar.
CNA offers an impressive world-class, nationally accredited range of programming that meets the highest demands of industry, transferability opportunities that promote continuing education at home and abroad, research and development leadership in community and regional innovation, and precedent-setting international partnerships.
The Genesis Centre is a division of Genesis Group Inc., the technology commercialization arm of Memorial University. The Genesis Centre operates as a support network for technology-based ventures that have high-growth potential, and are seeking business guidance and capital.
It helps selected enterprises gain access to the marketing, finance and management expertise of world-class mentors and advisory board members. It also connects entrepreneurs to the scientific, technical and business expertise available at Memorial University.
By helping these entrepreneurs implement effective advisory boards, develop comprehensive business plans and build capable management teams, the centre prepares promising ventures for private investment.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) is a not-for-profit association of businesses that promotes the growth and development of the environmental industry in NL.
With over 150 members, NEIA is NL’s premier resource for the environmental sector, offering a diverse range of expert knowledge and services in the business of mitigating and minimizing environmental damage, for the protection of the environment.
Accredited nationally with distinction, the St. John’s Board of Trade is a non-partisan, business advocacy organization that is the principal voice of business for 900 members in the St. John’s area. Its mission is to improve the local business climate, enhancing its members’ ability to do business through advocacy and member services.
Common Ground is fresh new way for entrepreneurs, creatives and freelancers to work in St. John’s. This newly open co-working space is a hub for all the big-thinkers, deep-dreamers, and go-getters. It’s the destination for smart, creative people who would rather work in a community than a company.
Futurpreneur Canada (formerly the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, or CYBF) has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for nearly two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors.
Futurpreneur Canada is a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, the Canadian member of Youth Business International, and the Canadian host of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
EXCITE Corporation is the not-for-profit business development unit of the town of Grand Falls-Windsor. It works to attract new business, investment and talent to the area by promoting the competitive advantages of the town locally and to the world.
Propel ICT is a mentorship based “accelerator” – an organization that works with companies through its program to help them grow and expand their product offering. Propel ICT is a private-sector lead initiative and draws upon the expertise of volunteer mentors to provide guidance to companies and entrepreneurs. Propel ICT began in New Brunswick and has expanded to include all of Atlantic Canada. In the last three years, Propel ICT has helped 49 companies move through the program.
OceansAdvance is the voice of the Newfoundland and Labrador Ocean Technology Innovation Cluster.
A collaboration between the Faculty of Business Administration and the School of Social Work, Memorial’s Centre for Social Enterprise acts as a catalyst to nurture social entrepreneurs and strengthen social enterprises in Newfoundland and Labrador. The centre works within the social entrepreneurial ecosystem to create linkages among students, faculty, community, and company leaders for networking and mentorship opportunities. It’s a platform to support creative linkages between academic disciplines to nurture innovation in social entrepreneurship.
The Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE) is a campus-wide Centre of Memorial University in St. John’s promoting entrepreneurship, supporting students, faculty, and staff in the development of their startup idea and contributing to the development of an attractive entrepreneurial ecosystem. The MCE is the starting point for any MUN student, faculty or staff member interested in entrepreneurship.
The Association for New Canadians is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to the provision of settlement and integration services for immigrants and refugees. For over 35 years, the Association has delivered programs and services designed to support all aspects of newcomer integration, ranging from settlement information and orientation, to language learning, skills development and employment.
Stella’s Circle provides services to adults who face many barriers to fully participating in their community. These barriers include mental health challenges, addictions, trauma, poverty, homelessness, criminal justice involvement, low literacy, and long periods of unemployment.
Founded in 1997, NLOWE has been supporting and encouraging women entrepreneurs for two decades. Women entrepreneurs face unique challenges and opportunities; we provide the support you need to overcome challenges and take advantage of exciting opportunities as you start your venture or grow your existing business.
The YMCA has been a part of life in Newfoundland and Labrador for over 160 years. We are a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of communities. We do this by nurturing the potential of children, teens and young adults; promoting healthy living; and fostering social responsibility. Our focus on inclusiveness and accessibility means we serve people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life. Through YMCA financial assistance programs, the YMCA is accessible to all.
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies, and by championing the strengths of Atlantic Canada. Together, with Atlantic Canadians, we are building a stronger economy.
Special Thanks to: Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
The vision of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation (TCII) is of a vibrant, diverse and sustainable economy, with productive, prosperous and culturally-rich communities and regions, making Newfoundland and Labrador a business and tourism “destination of choice”.
The Department is the lead for the economic, culture, and innovation agenda of the Provincial Government. We provide insight, intelligence, innovation, and investment services for businesses and communities to create a strong, vibrant business community and regional economies. While TCII plays a prominent role in developing tools and programs to assist businesses and its clients, it is the investment, effort, partnerships and collaboration, and risk undertaken by enterprises and their employees that lead to wealth generation.
TCII is also one of the province’s largest operators of tourism, culture and heritage facilities including Arts and Culture Centres, Provincial Historic Sites, and Visitor Information Centres, many of which are located in rural areas of the province. They provide important sources of employment, act as regional tourism anchor attractions, and are centers for community outreach, engagement and development. In this province, rural economic development has significantly been fueled by tourism development and the Department continues to partner with stakeholders in this sector to create new business and employment opportunities.