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Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas Seeks New Board Members to Drive Regional Innovation

PETERBOROUGH, ON – April 8, 2024 – The Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas is inviting accomplished professionals passionate about fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. Our organization is at a pivotal growth stage. We seek to enhance our Board with individuals who can contribute to our mission of transforming Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes into a recognized Centre of Innovation.


Here’s what we do

At the Innovation Cluster, our core mission is to catalyze entrepreneur-led economic growth within the region. We achieve this by providing entrepreneurs unparalleled access to a comprehensive network of industry partners, experts, government officials, educational resources, and funding opportunities. Our vision is to position Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes as a dynamic hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. This year, the organization is celebrating its 20th anniversary and launching the 2024- 2026 Strategic Plan. 


Why Join Our Board?

Our organization distinguishes itself through a commitment to personalized mentorship, ensuring each entrepreneur we support gains significant, impactful guidance. As a board member, you can directly influence the strategic direction and success of startups in our region. You’ll collaborate with a team dedicated to making a substantial impact, driving both innovation and economic growth.

We Are Looking for Professionals With:

  • A strong passion for entrepreneurship, technology, and startup culture.
  • A strong passion and knowledge of the latest technological trends 
  • Experience in accounting(CPA)/finance 
  • Experience with successful exits (IPO, M&A)
  • Expertise in specialized fields such as agtech, healthcare, finance, or business leadership.


Benefits of Board Membership:

  • Engage with a dynamic team committed to meaningful change.
  • Play a pivotal role in shaping the economic and innovative landscape of Peterborough and the Kawarthas, Ontario and Canada.


Board Member Expectations:

  • Active participation in strategic discussions, events, and meetings.
  • Contribution of unique insights and expertise to support the leadership team.
  • Advocacy for the Innovation Cluster’s mission and vision within the community and beyond.


Join Us in Shaping the Future

If you possess the vision, expertise, and drive to contribute to a leading-edge board, we invite you to apply by April 19, 2024. Collaborate with us to fuel innovation and entrepreneurship, impacting the economic development of Peterborough and the Kawarthas.


For application details and to take the first step towards becoming a part of our visionary board, please visit There, you can download the application form. Once completed, kindly email it to  


About the Innovation Cluster 

Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas (ICPK) is a non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurs in launching, growing, and scaling their businesses. They help entrepreneurs reach their business goals so that our local community, job market, and economy continue to grow.

The ICPK supports startup businesses by providing dynamic programming, mentorship, workshops, and networking opportunities to entrepreneurs through three core programs.

Startup Incubator – a full-service startup incubator program

LevelUP – a full-service accelerator program

STARTup Visa Program Canada – an Immigrant Entrepreneurship Program

Slingshot – Student Entrepreneurship Program

LAUNCH Kawartha – The Innovation Cluster operates across multiple locations, one of which includes LAUNCH Kawartha, a dedicated space for incubation programming situated in Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes. For additional information, please visit

Core Funding is provided by The City of Peterborough, Trent University, Fleming College, The City of Kawartha Lakes, LAUNCH Kawartha, OMAFRA, and Feddev Ontario. 


Media Contact

Camila Duarte, Executive Director
Innovation Cluster


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