Saskatoon Ideas Inc.

Ideas Inc. is a non-profit business incubator designed to provide office space and advisory services for local entrepreneurs. It is the goal of Ideas Inc. to mentor businesses that have the capacity for economic development or employment development. Ideas Inc. aims to create a climate in which entrepreneurial endeavours can flourish and prosper. Ideas Inc. opened to the public in September 2007 and occupies the restored City Electrical building next door to the Saskatoon Farmers Market on River Landing Phase II. Incubated companies stay in the building for a maximum of three years, receiving advice on everything from employee management to fiscal responsibility. An exit strategy is also developed with the entrepreneurs so when their three years inside the incubator are up, theyll have sturdy legs to stand on. Clients are free to leave the building after one month's notice, so if an opportunity for an outside office comes up, for example, they wont have to pass it by. Providing office space at market value and access to office equipment, a boardroom and reception services is an important part of the program; but it's the mentorship and advisory services offered to the clients from a base of community leaders that makes the incubator work so well. The fostering of the market as micro-businesses is a way to redevelop the kind of market culture that used to characterize Riversdale. Diverse business in the area reflected the entrepreneurial spirit of earlier generations of immigrants to Saskatoon. Ideas Inc. has proved to be a successful model for accelerating business growth.

Capabilities:

  • Education/Training
  • Economic Development
  • Business Incubator


Contact:

Email: info@saskatoonideas.com

Website: Saskatoon Ideas Inc.

Tel: (306) 653-2032

Address: #200-120 Sonnenschein Way, 
Saskatoon, SK S7M oW2
Canada