Helping digital startups like you find your best path to market by linking together talented people, ideas, resources + know how.

Camila Duarte

STARTup Visa Program Manager

Alana leads the Innovation Cluster’s STARTup Visa Program, and works closely advising international entrepreneurs.

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Phone: (705) 536-1101 Extension 906

It takes more than just a great idea to change the world! The Innovation Cluster – Peterborough and the Kawarthas helps innovative startups shape the future, specializing in digital companies.

Over 50% of the startups that go through the Innovation Cluster specialize in digital technology. From virtual and augmented reality to video game and mobile app development, the Innovation Cluster supports these startups in a collaborative environment and tech ecosystem to allow them to thrive. Peterborough is the place to be when building your technology startup with an abundance of resources like the Innovation Cluster, VentureNorth, Peterborough Region Angel Network, and its welcoming business community.

Through these networks, startups and established companies have access to research, venture capital, global networks, innovation specialists, mentors, incubation and acceleration programming including a virtual and augmented reality zone, and an abundance more in this world-class knowledge hub.

These establishments are partnered together to bring resources and knowledge to companies that are looking to take their idea or product to the next level, in order to support startups and entrepreneurs in the digital field.

Our Region

We support startups located within Peterborough and the Kawarthas reaching as far north as Haliburton, Ontario. See below.


Our program features 6 months’ mentoring and support and sees our clients work alongside a range of startups from Peterborough and the Kawarthas (and beyond). Think of the Innovation Cluster as part of your team; here to help as your grow and scale your business. Startups that are accepted into our incubator program will be matched with an Innovation Specialist that will work hard to ensure their success. Successful applicants will have access to workshops, resources, partners, funding and investment opportunities.




The first step is to apply to join The Cube as an incubated or virtual client to gain access to our innovative programming.



If you meet our interview criteria, we’ll schedule a meeting to discuss your application and let you know a little more about how we can help your startup.



If your application is successful, the final step is our offer – we invite you to join the startup community in Peterborough & the Kawarthas!

Ready to join the Innovation Cluster and scale your startup?

All applications will be reviewed – due to our high volume of applications, applicants can expect a 1-2 week response time.