Business Incubator

While Navigate’s drop-in spaces including the Entrepreneurship Centre, MakerSpace, and Business Incubator are currently physically closed, we are still here to assist you with remote programming and services. CONTACT US NOW TO SET UP A VIRTUAL MEETING.

Navigate Business Incubator

Connect

Take your business off the kitchen table and into one of our dedicated office spaces. Or find your crew in our open co-working space where you’ll connect with other entrepreneurs and meet future clients and business partners. This is the place where all the resources an entrepreneur needs to chart a course to success come together. The perfect catalyst for growing startups to launch or jumpstart their business. We’ll help you put your business on the map.

Services

We Provide:

  • Free co-working space
  • Defined-term office spaces for resident companies
  • Access to funding for expert consulting services, marketing, legal support, training, etc.
  • Access to free meeting spaces
  • Business coaching and mentorship
  • Events, activities and workshops for entrepreneurs and startups
  • Two types of membership: Voyager and Trailblazer
  • Access to a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Unlimited coffee

Launching or growing a business calls for expert advice. We’re here for you with:

Professional Business Consulting

We’ll help you put your business on the map with customized coaching in marketing, accounting, HR, and more.

Mentorship

Learn the ropes from local entrepreneurs who have already experienced the challenges of running a new business. Our mentors have navigated the startup process and are here to share their expertise with you.

Financial and Funding Intelligence

We’ll help you raise the capital you need to launch your business by connecting you with the funding options that are right for you.

Connection to Legal Support and help with Regulatory Compliance

Navigating the legal and regulatory aspects of starting up can be tricky business. Our network of experts will help you plot your safe passage through the waters.

Networking & Community

Navigate has a crew of new and experienced entrepreneurs who are willing to tell the tales of their journey. We bring them together so you can learn from them and they can learn from you.

Membership

Membership to the Navigate Business Incubator is a great way to take your business to the next level. Join now to connect with other entrepreneurs, advisors and mentors, receive access to free office space, equipment, and software, gain access to events, training, subsidies and more!

There are two types of membership available.

Voyager Member

Drop your anchor in your own dedicated office space. Our resident entrepreneurs take the helm in a personal office space with everything they need to navigate running a business.

Trailblazer Member

Find your crew in our co-working space. Apply for access to our co-working spaces to meet like-minded people with infinitely different skill sets. That means new relationships, new ways of thinking and innovative solutions to problems.

Here are the perks and details for each membership type:

Voyager Member – Personal Office Suite

  • Free personal office space, including use of a computer, phone, Internet, printer, meeting room and boardroom
  • Connection with an experienced business mentor for guidance
  • Free access to programs, events and practical training for the operation of a startup
  • Professional consulting services subsidised by Navigate
  • Discounts on software and other online startup management tools
  • Help connecting to legal support and financing
  • Free access to onsite facilities for audio/visual recording, and the Navigate Makerspace for prototype and product development
  • One-on-one consultations with the Incubator Manager
  • Exposure to a great network of like-minded entrepreneurs

Voyager Member Application Eligibility – Am I ready?

Requirements:

Location: the CEO/founder(s) of the company must be physically located at the incubator
Full-time Owner(s): you will need at least one person working full-time towards the business
Customer Value: have a clearly articulated, innovative solution that addresses a verified customer gain or pain-point
Validation: provide evidence to validate the current business model’s viability
Mindset: demonstrate an open-minded attitude to receiving coaching, and interacting with other incubator clients
Skills: possession of competencies to operate your business
Participation: be willing to participate in regular incubator activities

Trailblazer Member

  • Complimentary day-to-day use of Navigate’s common workspace; including computers, coffee, fridges and meeting rooms
  • Connection to an industry mentor
  • Free access to programs, events and practical training for the operation of a startup
  • Working in a productive and fun environment alongside other entrepreneurs
  • Networking and interaction with other local entrepreneurs and strategic partners
  • Work desk with power outlets and access to Wi-Fi

Trailblazer Member Application Eligibility – Am I ready?

Requirements:

  • Business: must be completing work related to an existing business or business idea
  • Respect: adhere to the incubator’s regulations encouraging a respectful and productive
    Environment.
  • Participation: demonstrate a desire to eagerly work alongside other entrepreneurs

Join the Navigate Business Incubator now and embark on your entrepreneurial journey with us!
Apply Now (Connect to application form)

Programs, Events & Activities

Our programs, events and activities are designed for entrepreneurs and business startups looking to up their skills game and take their business to the next level.

  • Business Bootcamps: Financial Management, Marketing
  • Books and Bites: Bookkeeping Basics and Supper Club
  • Pitches and Pints: Business Pitch Competitions
  • Entrepreneur Ecosystem Coffee Break
  • Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
  • Navigating Uncharted Waters Workshop Series
  • Genesis Evolution Program
  • Presentations from industry and partner organizations
  • Networking and open house events
  • Mentorship program
  • Start-up weekends
  • Hackathons
  • Small Business Week events
  • Idea generation and innovation workshops
Check out our events calendar for details on what’s coming up at Navigate.

Our Facilities

Sometimes you need a punt to get where you’re going. Sometimes you need a ship. We offer both.

Resident Company Offices
Our resident entrepreneurs navigate from a personal office space which includes a computer, WiFi, phone, printer, and access to audio/visual equipment.

Co-working space
Shared work desks, computers, plenty of power outlets and the all-important coffee maker and fridge space to keep your ship afloat while you’re working.

Boardroom
Seating for 10-12 people around a big, comfortable table. WiFi, phone for conference calling and AV equipment are available for presentations.

Meeting Rooms
Small spaces for big meetings. Private meeting spaces with comfortable table and chairs for 3-4 people, WiFi and phone for conference calls.

Book a meeting space

    Resident Companies

    As Voyager Members, our resident companies get access to all the perks of the Navigate Business Incubator. Here are some of their stories.

    Current Crew
    Right now, these businesses are calling the Navigate Business Incubator their home port.

    Apply now for an opportunity to become one of our newest companies in residence when we reopen.