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Barrie Chamber of Commerce

Barrie Chamber of Commerce

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce offers several networking and Lunch and Learn sessions to its members. Participation in events is key to getting a great return on your investment in the Barrie Chamber.

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The Creative Space

The Creative Space

The Creative Space is a collaborative hub for the startup community. It is more than just a shared office. It is a community-driven hangout where entrepreneurs gather to work, create, and share their ideas.  We are a space to WORK – MEET – LEARN and PLAY.... read more
Small Business Centre

Small Business Centre

Has your business been operating for a while and you are experiencing growth issues such as declining sales or plateaued sales?  Have you grown fast and are unsure of how to manage the growth?  Do you need help finding funding to grow your business?  Meeting with one... read more
Summer and Starter Company Plus

Summer and Starter Company Plus

Starter Company Plus and Summer Company are offered by the Small Business Center. Starter Company Plus offers grant funding of up to $5000 for entrepreneurs over age of 18 who are no longer in school or working full-time. Summer Company offers grant funding up to... read more
Georgian Angel Network

Georgian Angel Network

Georgian Angel Network (”GAN”) has been established to connect angel investors in the Barrie, South Georgian Bay, Orangeville and Muskoka/Huntsville regions with entrepreneurs needing equity capital to commercialize their innovations

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Ontario Centres of Excellence Ontario (OCE)

Ontario Centres of Excellence Ontario (OCE)

Ontario Centres of Excellence Ontario (OCE) drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses. OCE offers a comprehensive suite of programs designed to leverage the full capacity of Ontario’s... read more
Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement’s flagship program, the Company Program, is an 18-week extracurricular offsite after-school program that provides high school students the opportunity to experience the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship by creating and running their own company.... read more
Y.M.C.A. Simcoe/Muskoka

Y.M.C.A. Simcoe/Muskoka

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka provides youth 15-29 with strength based, client centred employment, entrepreneurship and outreach programs.  We also provide businesses and non-profit organizations with a variety of training, leadership and development programs. The YMCA... read more
Center for Applied Research and Innovation (C.A.R.I.)

Center for Applied Research and Innovation (C.A.R.I.)

The Centre for Applied Research and Innovation (CARI) is the focal point for research, development and innovation at Georgian College. CARI connects industry and community partners with faculty and student researchers to help clear business and/or technology hurdles... read more
Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Center

Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Center

The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre is the “how” in “How do I start a business.” The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre is housed on the Barrie campus of Georgian College and provides support to all 7 campus communities. The Centre is a one-stop for... read more
Barrie Public Library

Barrie Public Library

The Barrie Public Library offers a wide variety of business resources to help grow and strengthen your business. Our goal is to provide a gateway to opportunity and promote local business success. The library offers the following business resources: Drop-in quiet... read more
SimCoLab

SimCoLab

SimCoLab is a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialize and/or collaborate. We exist to develop a community of people interested in making awesome things... read more
Ladies Learning Code

Ladies Learning Code

Ladies Learning Code offers women (and men) hands-on, project-based learning experiences that are designed to give beginners the skills and confidence they need to become digital creators. Their workshops and educational events are open to adults of all ages.... read more
ventureLAB

ventureLAB

ventureLAB is a place for talented entrepreneurs to get help bringing their innovations to market. Through a unique combination of mentoring, partnering, and connecting ventureLAB helps pioneering entrepreneurs turn their great ideas into globally competitive... read more
Barrie Career Centre

Barrie Career Centre

Let the Career Centre provide you with no-cost support for your hiring needs including job posting services, recruitment of potential employees, wage incentives and apprenticeship signing bonuses, job fairs and recruitment events, resources and information... read more