ISM IMPACT STARTUP INCUBATOR
We have a passion for helping SDG-aligned, ESG-responsible entrepreneurs and businesses launch important innovations starting at any stage. We provide the cross-sector knowledge and cross-disciplinary expertise to take them from idea through prototype, MVP, pilot, discovery, partnerships and funding.
Over the course of 3 months to a year in a hybrid or virtual format with flexible scheduling, we guide them through a unique process of UX Research, Business Development, Design Thinking, Production, Community Strategy, and Strategic Partnerships with world-class mentors, production capabilities, and resources in technology and finance.
Terms to participate (i.e. fees, equity, benefits, other funding) are customized case by case. Prospective startups, partners and funders from any location are invited to express interest for consideration on a rolling basis.
Learn and apply the ISM methodology with educators and mentors at your own pace.
Re-visit your own personal purpose, and pinpoint the challenges most worth solving within your business.
Understand your industry landscape, analyze the market, and formulate ways to define and measure success.
Get to know your users and customers, and articulate how they discover, engage with, and experience your offerings.
Determine methods to construct a prototype, MVP, or Beta of your offerings to launch a pilot.
Identify organizations with values-aligned stakeholder networks, and cross-pollinate for engagement and visibility.
Form pilot partners to share resources, services, promotional outlets, talent, funding, and co-investments.
In addition to instruction and mentorship, our team can get hands-on until you fill the necessary roles.
Finding and analyzing the industry trends and market vulnerabilities that matter most to your business today.
Mapping how your product would best reach your customers hands compared to competitors.
Journey maps, user flows, wireframes, and graphics that simplify and make your digital solution stand out.
Cloud based computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, coding, robotics, and innovation.
Mixed reality (virtual reality, augmented reality), 3D animation, industrial design, architectural planning & visualization.
Communication design, messaging, logo, typography, visual identity, brand & style guides, websites, blogs, SEO.
RESOURCES & AWARDS
Offerings through our government and corporate partners.
Personal advising to pinpoint all government or non-dilutive funding opportunities fit for your business in Canada.
In-kind consulting and discounted services to access loans, grants, tax credits, incentive programs, bookkeeping, financing.
Access to exclusive corporate events, and opportunities to pitch for angel investors and venture capitalists.
Sponsorship to adopt or optimize cloud and advanced technology with Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, IBM.
Free multi-year access to a Customer Relations Management platform including sentiment analysis technology.
Letters of support, recommendation and nomination upon request to qualify for external opportunities.
Book a Complimentary Session with Deloitte and let one of their experts support your company’s growth journey. From assistance maximizing and claiming Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credits and other domestic and international government incentive programs to advice on securing financing or how to structure your company tax returns, Deloitte is there to help you achieve your unique business goals.
Projects that have successfully reached their next phase throughout our process.
Outcomes: onboarding talent, technical resources, marketing materials, academic partnership, government funding, accessing national networks, connection to prospective partners and customers, investor pitch facilitation, roadmaps
Industrial design for municipalities and organizations to pass environmental inspections and prevent ocean waste
Nearly 100% of waste that enters storm drains ends in our oceans, and is a primary cause of home disasters, motor vehicle accidents, and local water supply contamination. Moses Filter catches the waste, and their team provides maintenance and waste analysis to inform upstream solutions for complex municipal waste challenges at scale. Moses also provides customized employment for marginalized groups and Individuals with All Abilities to enable more socially responsible and affordable storm drain maintenance service for municipalities and organizations seeking to pass inspections while serving their ESG goals. Moses is entering the initial implementation phase in Canadian several municipalities. The future of Moses is in the powerful data it will amass.
Opportunities we developed with Moses include: design talent, prototyping resources, marketing, matching funds, a university partner, Corporate Social Responsibility partner leads including MacDonald's Canada, Series A venture capital intros and pitches, exposure to a national innovation ecosystem, and their first customer for a 4 acre radius of drains.
Wellness experiences in Virtual Reality
EsVedra is a global community of wellness content creators offering locally-driven, science-backed audio experiences to users around the world through the EsVedra App. They set out to develop an idea for immersive 3D wellness solutions for the emerging market.
Opportunities we developed with EsVedra include: market-building approach, bespoke design teams, a custom R&D framework, prototype delivery, Fortune 2000 partnership leads, $45K in government matching funds for R&D.
DIGITAL PATIENT CARE ASSIST (DPCA)
AI-driven healthcare app for assisting individuals who deal with chronic and long-term morbidity conditions
According to Public Agency of Canada, 73% of individuals aged 65+ and 44% of adults aged 20+ years have at least 1 of 10 common chronic diseases as of 2020. This patient-centered care assist service collects health data, offers plans and recommendations to patients, and facilitates interactions between patients and various healthcare professionals. DPCA is entering the prototyping phase. The future of DPCA is in the evolving capabilities of artificial intelligence.
Opportunities we developed with DPCA include: mapping the entrepreneurial journey, exposure to a national innovation ecosystem, strategic partnership leads, and matching funds.
SOMETHING TO CONTRIBUTE (STC)
A marketing platform to connect and amplify Canada's charities and small businesses
STC will provide a web-based platform where businesses can browse, pinpoint, select and donate to the charities they align with most, and in turn, receive marketing and SEO benefits through the self-serve STC blog where they tell the story behind how the charity they chose is relevant to their work –– making marketing mutually beneficial to industries and charities. Individuals may also access the database to donate and volunteer at their convenience, and charities may access the network and marketing capabilities on a customized basis. STC is entering the design phase. The future of STC is in the relationships formed among its pilot users.
Opportunities we developed with STC include: mapping the entrepreneurial journey, design and digital marketing talent, strategic partnership leads, and targeted outreach resources.
Startups we have accelerated for the Black Founders Hub at BIPOC Foundation, part of a federal economic development initiative to advance 300 Black-led businesses in Western Canada over 3 years. We also accelerated the BIPOC Foundation, enabling it to have advanced close to 100 businesses in 6 months.
ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE
An accomplished entrepreneur in Iran's startup ecosystem, Mashid is Co-Founder and Business Development Manager at MIZANTE, and a Consultant bridging international startup & incubator networks.
Vancouver, BC Canada