Thank you for your interest in the Innovation Quarters! 
 
We strive to support innovative companies looking to start, scale and succeed.  Please take your time to answer each question thoroughly as all applications are reviewed by our team with great care.  There is no application fee and we do not take any equity from our members.  Over the course of 12 months, you’re given non-stop opportunities to connect with potential clients, business mentors and future collaborators, as well as engage in on-going professional development workshops.
 
The deadline for submitting applications for the next cohort is February 28, 2023. 
 
INSTRUCTIONS:  While completing the application, please remember that there are no correct answers.  Start off by ensuring you have sufficient time to complete the application as work cannot be saved for edits or additions at a later date.  Questions found in the final section have a maximum of 2,000 characters – try to be as thorough and yet precise as possible.  If you have more to share, there is an option to add attachments at the end of the application form. 
 
 
Questions?  Please contact: innovationquarters@greatersudbury.ca
 
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* 1. Full Name:

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* 2. Home Address:

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* 3. City:

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* 4. Province/State:

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* 5. Country:

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* 6. Postal Code:

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* 7. Email:

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* 8. Phone Number:

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* 9. Position Title:

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* 10. We’re curious to know how you heard about the Innovation Quarters.  If you were referred to us, who can we thank?

Your company's details.

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* 11. Company Name:
If you don’t have one yet, feel free to skip this question.

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* 12. Company Address:

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* 13. City:

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* 14. Province/State:

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* 15. Country:

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* 16. Postal Code:

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* 17. Company Email:

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* 18. Company Website:

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* 19. Links to any online / social media profiles your company might have:

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* 20. Have you decided on your business structure?         

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* 21. If you’ve already started your business, when was it founded?

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* 22. We love working with companies of all sizes!  Whether doing it all yourself or working with a full team, tell us about the roles that currently exist and indicate whether each team member is an owner, employee or volunteer.

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* 23. We also enjoy sharing resources with entrepreneurs.  Answering this question might prompt us to recommend some additional programs for your consideration.  Do any of the founders identify with any of the following?  (select all that may apply)

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* 24. Our collaborative workspace is a huge benefit of the program.  How many physical workstations do you want at the IQ?

Let's look at your current stage.

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* 25. Which best describes your company?

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* 26. Support can be so valuable for start-ups.  We’re interested to know if you have been able to benefit from other entrepreneurial support programs.
(ie. NORCAT, Futurepreneur, Starter Company Plus, etc…)

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* 27. What would you say are your top business goals for the next 6 months? 

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* 28. Are there any exciting opportunities you foresee for your business over the next 6 months?

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* 29. What about your business’s biggest challenges in the next 6 months?

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* 30. And you know we can’t help but ask!  What is it about the Innovation Quarters that really interests you?  How can we best support you in achieving your goals, pursuing opportunities, and overcoming your challenges?

Tell us all about your idea.

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* 31. Elevator Pitch (max. 2000 characters)
Tip:  Assuming you have 90 seconds, please explain what you do and why it's valuable in a way that just about anybody could understand.

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* 32. What’s the problem your business is trying to solve? What makes your solution different and unique?  (max. 2000 characters)

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* 33. Who’s your target audience? Briefly describe your ideal customer.  (max. 2000 characters)

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* 34. Who are your main competitors?  (max. 2000 characters)

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* 35. What selling channels will you use?
(examples: e-commerce, wholesale, retail, B2B, etc)  (max. 2000 characters)

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* 36. What’s your revenue model?
(examples: retail sales, subscriptions, transaction fees, etc.)  (max. 2000 characters)

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* 37. If you have anything else you'd like to share with our team, please attach it here!
(ie.  Business Model Canvas, Pitch Deck, Product Demo Video, Images, etc…)

PDF, DOC, DOCX, PNG, JPG, JPEG, GIF file types only.
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Terms and Conditions
I have read, understand and agree to all program terms and conditions as listed on the Apply page of the Innovation Quarters website at www.innovationquarters.ca/apply.
Notice of Collection
The information on this application, including personal information, will be shared with the Innovation Quarters Selection Committee in order to select applicants to participate in the Innovation Quarters Incubation Program. 

The personal information on this application is collected under the authority of sections 10 and 227 of the Municipal Act, 2001 for the purpose of administering the Innovation Quarters Incubation Program and selecting applicants. Questions about the collection of this personal information may be directed to the Business Development Officer - Entrepreneurship, Greater Sudbury Economic Development, Tom Davis Square, P.O. Box 5000 SNT A, 200 Brady Street, Sudbury, ON, P3A 5P3 or by telephoning 705-674-4455 ext 2482.

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