Regional Accelerator

“Focus your
energy to reach
that next milestone.”




This program is for entrepreneurs who have a scalable business based in Ontario.

Over 5 weeks, founders will explore topics and sessions that will assist them in scaling their business. Through 1:1 mentorship, workshops and lectures, constant pitch practice and feedback and much more, our participants are equipped with opportunities to facilitate collaboration, partnerships, and investment.

Regional Program Key Offerings

We match founders 1:1 with quality mentors who are experienced industry and subject matter experts that are keen to provide their guidance and insight.

We have designed and curated world-class speakers to deliver fundamental topics while also providing their own insight and experiences. These topics will challenge founders to think critically about their business. From key topics such as pitching and sales, what to build and how and fundraising to building team and culture, we cover all bases for founders looking to scale fast.

We’re not just building startups, but also a community. Founders will have the opportunity to connect with both speakers and fellow cohort members. The Accelerator also culminates with an Open House where founders will showcase their venture to investors, partners, government, and other members of the ecosystem.

We have partnered with top organizations to deliver exclusive benefits to our participants.

These may include, depending on availability:

  • The opportunity for up to 5 ventures to join the YSpace incubation program with 3 months of free membership. The YSpace team will be assessing each business on a case by case basis and the YSpace team will offer membership to select ventures that are a good fit for the program.

  • Access to a #REALTALK Mastermind Circle, which supports founders as they build and scale their startup
  • Select program participants have the opportunity to take part in the Schulich  ExecEd Business Essentials  Certificate
  • A complimentary Newmarket Chamber of Commerce Membership

Admission Criteria


    • The startup or business is past the ideation phase and is in product development or has completed product development
    • The startup or business is preparing to go to market or already has a product in the market
    • The Selection Committee* believes that the program, operations team, and mentors can add value to the participating startup or business
    • The Selection Committee* believes that the startup or business is a viable opportunity to allocate program resources
    • A preference will be placed on individuals who identify themselves as an underrepresented group (ie. women, youth, persons with disabilities, racialized groups, Indigenous, etc)

*Selection committee is composed of Treefrog Inc. staff

Upcoming 2023-2024

Accelerator Dates

Cohort 13

September 3 – October 4, 2024*

Cohort 14

November 11 – December 13, 2024*

Cohort 15


Cohort 16


* Subject to change and availability

Regional Program  Material Outline

Intro & Basics

  • Program Introduction
  • Pitching for Investment
  • Lean & Agile Customer
  • The Entrepreneurial Journey
  • Pitch Practice

What To Build & How

  • Entrepreneurial Journey
  • Human-Centred Design Thinking
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Pitch Practice
  • One-on-one Mentor Check-In opportunity

Building & Marketing Your Startup

  • Project Management
  • UX Product Design
  • Marketing Theory & Product Positioning
  • Product Market Fit
  • One-on-one Mentor Check-In
  • Pitch Practice

Sales, Strategic Partnerships & Culture

  • Building an Enterprise Sales Process
  • Hiring & Building Culture
  • Corporate Law for Startups
  • The Entrepreneurial Journey
  • One-on-One Mentor Check-In opportunity
  • Pitch Practice

Investment & Finance

  • Accounting & Taxes
  • Government & Grant Loan Programs
  • Angel Investors
  • Seed Stage VC
  • Partner Information Session
  • One-on-one Mentor Check-In opportunity
  • Open House

Weekly Schedule*


9:00- 10:00am

10:00- 11:00am

11:30 – 12:30pm


9:00- 10:00am

10:00- 11:00am

11:30 – 12:30pm


9:00- 11:00am

11:30am – 12:30pm

11:30 – 12:30pm

Thursday – Friday

There is no programming on Thursday/
Friday for the Regional Program.

*Dates and times are subject to change


Regional Accelerator

Closing Words

Each cohort concludes with a virtual showcase and networking Open House event. Guests are invited to meet with the founders at their tables to learn more about their startup, or gather for a private conversation within the virtual event space. The events are attended by diverse stakeholders in the startup community, including investors, local government, entrepreneurs, and mentors. We’ve welcomed over 880 guests to our Open Houses.

Questions? Let’s Connect.