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Innovation Cluster Seeks New CEO as Michael Skinner and John Gillis Prepare for Departure

The Board of Directors is accepting online applications until Friday, November 18th.   November 8, 2022 – PETERBOROUGH, ON – Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas (“Innovation Cluster” or the “Organization”) has publicly announced that they are seeking a new Chief Executive Officer. The current CEO Michael Skinner and President John Gillis have resigned and […]

November 8th, 2022

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Applications Now Open for Pitch IT! Student Entrepreneurial Competition

Trent and Fleming students will compete for the title of ‘Best Pitch’ and a $2,000 prize   October 6, 2022 – PETERBOROUGH, ON – Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas (“Innovation Cluster”) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Pitch IT! student entrepreneurial competition that will take place on November 9th.  […]

October 6th, 2022

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Fleming College Student Troy Blackwell is the Winner of the 2022 Pitch It Entrepreneurial Competition and a $2,000 Prize!

Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas (“Innovation Cluster”) announces that Troy Blackwell, a Fleming College student in the Fish and Wildlife Program, was the champion of Friday’s 2022 Pitch It Entrepreneurial Competition. Hosted by the Innovation Cluster’s FastStart Program, this year’s Pitch It competition welcomed 7 student finalists from Fleming College and Trent University who […]

April 11th, 2022

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Innovation Cluster Introduces Barry Payne as Expert in Residence to Propel Indigenous Entrepreneurship

July 12, 2023 – PETERBOROUGH, ON – The Innovation Cluster proudly welcomes Barry Payne, a seasoned entrepreneur and champion of Indigenous business development, as its latest Expert in Residence (ExIR). Barry’s appointment is a testament to the Innovation Cluster’s commitment to fostering an inclusive innovation ecosystem, particularly extending the reach of its entrepreneurship program to […]

July 12th, 2023

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Successful Funding Forum empowers business growth in Peterborough and the Kawarthas

June 14, 2023 – PETERBOROUGH, ON – Yesterday, the Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas (“ICPK”) and Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development (“PKED”) successfully hosted their annual Peterborough & the Kawarthas Funding Forum at The Venue, Peterborough. The forum, an exciting mix of networking, panel discussions, and keynote speech, has been hailed as a major […]

June 14th, 2023

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Carrot Bacon brings home the “bacon.” The Peterborough Plant-Based Startup Secures $100k Grant and Broadens Horizons to US Market

May 31, 2023 – PETERBOROUGH, ON – Carrot Bacon, a Peterborough-based startup and client of the Innovation Cluster, is set to revolutionize the plant-based snack industry. With the introduction of two new products – Beet Jerky and Onion Cracklings – to its successful line of Crispy Whole-Plant Jerky, Carrot Bacon has garnered international attention, secured […]

May 31st, 2023

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Innovation Cluster and Peruvian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce Announce Partnership to Support Peruvian Entrepreneurs through STARTup Visa Program

May 23, 2023 – PETERBOROUGH, ON – The Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas (“ICPK”) and the Peruvian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (“PCCC”) are delighted to announce a new partnership aimed at supporting Peruvian entrepreneurs. This collaboration will help introduce the Startup Visa Program to Peruvian entrepreneurs and connect Innovation Cluster clients to the PCCC network. […]

May 23rd, 2023

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Canada Starthub and Innovation Cluster Form Groundbreaking Partnership to Elevate STARTup Visa Program and Accelerate Entrepreneurial Success

May 16, 2023 – PETERBOROUGH, ON – Canada Starthub, a program that prepares international entrepreneurs to apply to a designated Canadian Business Incubator, is partnering with Peterborough’s Innovation Cluster. This exciting partnership aims to support entrepreneurs and raise awareness of the STARTup Visa Program. This collaboration aims to train and empower foreign startups to advance […]

May 16th, 2023

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Innovation Cluster Partners with Kawartha Manufacturers Association (KMA) to Provide Free Memberships for New Manufacturers and Clean Tech/Social Innovation Startups in Peterborough and the Kawarthas

April 19, 2023 – PETERBOROUGH, ON – The Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas (“ICPK”) is thrilled to unveil its partnership with the Kawartha Manufacturers Association (KMA). This collaboration aims to offer complimentary membership in its association to emerging manufacturers in Peterborough and the Kawarthas, along with early-stage Innovation Cluster clients in the manufacturing and […]

April 19th, 2023

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