623 King Street West, Kingston, ON, K7M 2E7

FAQs

How is Innovate Kingston funded?

Innovate Kingston is funded through a collection of private businesses and like-minded entrepreneurs as well as government funding.

Does Innovate Kingston take equity in startups?

No. Innovate Kingston is a not-for-profit, zero-equity-stake model.

How is Innovate Kingston different from Kingston Economic Development Corporation (Kingston EcDev)?

While Innovate Kingston and Kingston EcDev share a vision of creating an innovative city where private and public enterprises thrive and entrepreneurs grow, our mission is focused of driving activities that support technology-focused businesses. Kingston EcDev (an Innovate Kingston partner) develops strategic priorities that leverage Kingston’s unique assets to create jobs and investment in order to sustain, grow and transform Kingston’s economy more broadly.

What types of events does Innovate Kingston offer?

We offer two types of events, Innovate Kingston Hosted and Innovate Kingston Sponsored, including:

  • Workshops
  • Meetups
  • Seminars
  • Speaker Series
  • Special Events

Learn more about Innovate Kingston’s events here.

How do I become a member?

Becoming a member is easy! Learn more about our levels of membership and sign up here.

What are the perks of becoming an Innovate Kingston Member?

We have three levels of membership with various perks for each. You can learn more about them here.

How much is an Innovate Kingston membership?

Our Community Membership Level is free! Our Professional Service Provider (Company) and Ecosystem Company (Tech) Membership Levels are $350/year. You can learn more about them here.

How is my membership fee used?

Innovate Kingston is a not-for-profit organization. The fees and donations contribute to our building operations, programming, and events.

How do I connect with other members?

You can connect with other like-minded members offline (events) and online (Slack Channel).

Is there parking at Town Hall?

Yes, we have two dedicated parking spots onsite. Additional parking has been generously offered to us at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour.