You have a business idea. We have a three-month, build-by-doing accelerator program to start a business or assist them with a business. We will invest $7,500 into your business as well as provide hands-on support and access to mentors, key business workshops, and potential access to investors. With help from us, at the end of this program, you will have your new business launched or have your current company vaulted into success. We look forward to playing a critical role as you begin life as a company working to change the world.

We're looking for:

  • Individuals or teams looking to start a new business or are currently operating a business
  • Who currently are Confederation College students or recent graduates*
  • And have a willingness to start and grow their business

    * All recent graduated must have graduated from Confederation College either 2019 or 2020

Selected individuals and teams will receive:

  • $7,500 start-up funds 
  • Key business workshops
  • Experienced mentorship from industry entrepreneurs
  • Hands-on support and introductions
  • Potential access to investors and funding programs

Have questions? Please contact James at 807-621-4877

We are currently not accepting applications.

Over 1 Million in additional leverage raised

for Costarter companies after the program.

Past Graduates

This innovative app connects people needing help with completing jobs/tasks around their home and those that have the skills to them.

With a number of innovated machines, Lynac is company that trying to revolutionize the way large tiles and flagstone get installed.

Instead of sifting through stacks of resumes for hours on end, this company created a new way to expedite the hiring process through the use of 20 second videos.

This company has created an environmentally friendly product that cleans up oil spills through a special microbe that eats the oil rather than the traditional method of absorption.

HAIL Cosmetics is an independent cosmetics company with gentle, hand-crafted and cruelty free products. They offer premium products made from mild, high quality materials and alternatively inspired with subtle vintage undertones.

An online platform that connects landlords to tenants together through an easy to use interface. 

An innovative company that helps the collaboration between brands and local stores where brands can sell products on their website and customers can pick their products up at their local stores.

With digital marketing at the core of the technology, Recroup is building the next generation job advertising platform. Enabling employers to step up their recruitment marketing game.

A clothing brand made from recycled materials with designs focused on important issues related to wildlife or environmental conservation with part of the proceeds going to charities related to those issues.

Provides greenhouse solutions for Canadians and others who live in challenging environments, common to the north.

Costarter was the push I needed to start my company.

Nick Kolobuton, CEO of ShipEarly

Visit Us

Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre

2400 Nipigon Rd.
Thunder Bay, ON

Telephone: 807-768-6682

Contact Us