Launch Kawartha ready to launch

By Lindsay Advocate

Designed by Kawartha Lakes CFDC (KLCFDC) and internally funded by the Kawartha Lakes Business Community Development Corporation (KLBCDC), Launch Kawartha is a new dynamic innovation and entrepreneurship centre housing business partners and service providers in the local entrepreneurial and economic development ecosystem, according to a media release.

Opening this month and centrally located in the heart of downtown Lindsay, Launch Kawartha will provide free services and fully furnished incubation workspaces for up to 20 new entrepreneurs in the Innovation Hub.  Anchored by KLCFDC and KLBCDC, participants can access multiple in-house partners through this centralized hub for innovative programming, expertise, guidance, mentorship, and professional services. This includes direct access to government funding, finance, marketing and digital media, accounting and virtual CFO services, legal, IP, cybersecurity services and the latest in mental health and wellness services on demand and in real-time.

To further facilitate business development and offer support to participants, Launch Kawartha will host informational events through a series of fireside chats, virtual and in-person training sessions, workshops, and seminars, including a series of events called the “Ask an Expert” sessions.

Quick Facts for Launch Kawartha

  • Located on the 3rd floor, Scotiabank Building, 165 Kent Street West, Lindsay, ON
  • 4,600 + square foot facility
  • Innovation Hub partners will house permanent and hot desk office space, providing services to support business owners and entrepreneurs in our region – listed below
  • Incubator clients have access to private, flexible meeting spaces and modern fully furnished boardroom, integrated communication options and smart monitors, wireless internet (fibre connection), modern kitchen facilities and unlimited access to next gen office equipment all free of charge.
  • Common area/event space featuring fireplace and multi-function furniture options
  • About the KLCFDC: Over the past 35 years KLCFDC has provided $50MM + in investment into the local economy, issued over 900 loans, created over 9,000 jobs and serviced over 16,000 inquiries for funding, business counselling, advisory and community economic development projects

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