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Genesis Centre

Contact Person Michelle Simms
Contact Email
Address Suite 3003, Bruneau Centre, Memorial University
City St. John's
Province NL
Postal Code A1C 5S7
Country Canada
Phone Number 709.864.2625
Fax Number 709.864.4029
Company Description
The Genesis Centre is Memorial University’s business incubator for technology-based ventures with high-growth potential. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs commercialize their ideas and to build successful companies in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Genesis Centre offers a variety of programs and services to assist start-ups through all stages of technology development – from pre-incubation and business model development, to investor readiness. We connect start-up clients with top mentors and advisors, along with marketing, funding, technical resources and work space to help them succeed. Start-ups must apply to be accepted into the Genesis Centre’s Business Incubation Program. Once accepted into the Genesis Centre, start-ups may stay for up to 3 years, developing their technology and building their business.

The Evolution program is for early stage start-ups and candidates who want to apply to the Genesis Centre to become a client. It’s a 5-week intensive workshop to help entrepreneurs identify their markets and validate their idea. At the end of the 5 weeks, entrepreneurs have an opportunity to promote their venture to an industry panel during a formal Pitch Night.

Genesis alumni are among the leading start-ups in Atlantic Canada and include, Verafin, Rutter Technologies, Avalon Microelectronics (acquired by Altera), Solace Power, SubC Imaging, EMSAT, ClearRisk, Genoa Design and Virtual MarineTechnology.