There are many organizations and resources in and around the Cambridge area that offer help and support for local businesses and entrepreneurs.

Accelerator Centre
The Accelerator Centre (AC) helps entrepreneurs move from start-up to scale-up, speed up their time to market, attract customers, raise investments and earn more money.
Business Improvement Areas

The City of Cambridge helps to organize, finance, improve and promote businesses within our three Business Improvement Areas (BIAs). City Council passes by-laws to designate these areas. As part of an overall plan to attract more business to these areas, the City works with the BIAs to complete a number of streetscaping and improvement projects.  

For more information about Cambridge's BIAs, email Laura Pearce, Senior Economic Development officer or call (519) 740-4683 ext. 4715.

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce is a member-based organization that helps to promote and grow its members' businesses by providing affordable training and other services.
Canada Business Network
The Canada Business Network - Government Services for Entrepreneurs is an information and service portal for Canadian businesses provided by the federal government.
Canada Business Ontario
Canadian Business Ontario is a government information service for all types of businesses.
Canadian Tooling Machine Association
The Canadian Tooling Machine Association (CTMA) is a non-profit trade association which represents and promotes the interests of the Canadian tooling and machining industry, both nationally and internationally.
Communitech helps entrepreneurs build and grow their high-tech businesses.
Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium
The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is a non-profit organization helping manufacturers grow and become more competitive locally and globally.
Golden Triangle Angel Network
The Golden Triangle Angel Network (GTAN) is a member-based organization that provides funding companies in the early stages of growth. GTAN connects investors with these companies and provides support through developing best practices for due diligence, investing and ongoing mentoring.
High Performance Solutions Inc.
High Performance Solutions Inc. brings organizations together to learn, share and improve through consortiums. For more information, email High Performance Solutions Inc. or call (519) 893-6260. 
Lutherwood offers seminars, business start-up programs and training for those on government assistance and youth (ages 18 to 30).
Conestoga College (Custom Training Solutions) 
Conestoga College offers Custom Training Solutions to local industry and businesses to meet your individual needs. 
Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation
The Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation operates within Wilfrid Laurier University's School of Business and Economics. The Centre supports academic programs and research in the area of entrepreneurship.
Waterloo Commercialization Office
The Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo) offers commercialization services and expertise to help the University of Waterloo research community transform innovations into commercial products and services.
Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation

The Waterloo EDC is a not-for-profit organization that partners with the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo, and the townships of Woolwich, Wellesley, Wilmot and North Dumfries, to market the Region of Waterloo internationally. The Waterloo EDC also puts the Waterloo Region Economic Development Strategy into action.

For more information, email Waterloo EDC or call (519) 747-2541.

Waterloo Region Small Business Centre

The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre provides current or aspiring small business owners with free services, such as:

  • Market research
  • Business plan review
  • Business registrations

Cambridge City Hall offers these free services through a small business consultant. Just contact us for an appointment.

Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin
The Workplace Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin is a community directed, non-profit corporation helping the Region of Waterloo with workforce development and labour market planning.