Connecting Dots. Changing Lives.

Since 2011, we’ve been the go-to strategic connector and educator for startups across Halton and beyond. Today, more than 1,000 startups and scaleups have boosted their businesses through Haltech. With our client-first boutique care strategy, bold programming for women founders, range of educational events and webinars, and our diverse network of expert advisors, Haltech gives tech startups the tools they need the realize their full potential – no matter what stage you’re at.

Contact us to inquire about our range of free business advisory services, learning workshops on entrepreneurship and commercialization, or for assistance with your corporate innovation program. Even better, join us at our free community events and meet us virtually or in-person – we’re here to help you!

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Our Expertise

Our portfolio of clients range across a number of industries:

Digital media & ICT
Advanced manufacturing & automation
Clean & green tech
Health tech & life sciences
Education tech
Financial tech
Food & beverage

Haltech Client Journey

Our tailored innovation services support technology and innovation companies at every stage of business development. Our goal is to accelerate you through key milestones using a structured approach so you have access to the right services and support at the right time.

Our services include educational seminars and workshops, comprehensive business advising, support for product development, information and guidance on investment and funding opportunities, pitch exhibitions and business promotion, entrepreneurship development workshops and extensive networking.

Why Join Haltech?

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Haltech

We are committed to equity and excellence in the pursuit of our mission because an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment enables all entrepreneurs to reach their full potential and contribute to original, significant, and ground-breaking innovations across Halton and beyond. Diversity strengthens the quality and impact of innovation by recognizing and bringing together multiple different ideas and perspectives.

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Supporting you at every stage

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The Ideation Stage

In the Idea stage we help you validate your problem with your potential market to validate a market fit. There may be small pivots that happen at this stage to establish problem identification and market fit.

The Discovery Phase

In the discovery stage we help you validate your business model, help you develop your proof of concept and proof of traction. You should have your problem and value proposition validation with your target market, have your market size established, have your technology outlined, and initial funds identified.

The Validation Stage

In the Validation stage we help you validate your MVP through a product roadmap, go-to-market plan, and help with preparation for funding through grants and pitch competitions. At this stage you should be launching and testing your MVP with clients, working towards initial sales, and strategizing your go-to-market and product roadmap.

The Efficiency Stage

In the Efficiency stage we help you navigate HR, hiring and workplace culture best practices. We will help you identify sales channels and marketing tools to expedite growth. At this stage you should be working towards investment, sales and marketing strategies, and HR / company culture optimization.

The Scale Stage

In the Scale stage we help you explore new markets: geographic or product offerings. At this stage you should have a sales team and executive staff, and be considering strategic partnerships, funding, and opportunities for growth.

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RIC Centres

Haltech is one of 17 Regional Innovation Centres (RICs) across the province of Ontario. We are a non-profit corporation backed by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and corporate sponsors – Supporting a strong, innovative economy that can provide jobs, opportunities, and prosperity for all Ontarians.

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