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Innovation Kawartha Lakes

Discover Innovation and Start-ups in Kawartha Lakes

In 2019, the City of Kawartha Lakes strengthened its commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation by partnering with the Innovation Cluster - Peterborough and the Kawarthas, to launch a pilot project in downtown Lindsay. Since the Kawartha Lakes Cube opened, the Innovation Cluster has been able to provide innovative entrepreneurs and business owners with the connections, knowledge and resources to become more resilient and sustainable.

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Contact the Economic Development team

Lindsey Schoenmakers

Economic Development Officer - Business
705-324-9411 extension 1197

Elevate your startup Driving innovation & economic growth in Kawartha Lakes. Get access to top-notch resources, mentorship & an engaged community.

Supporting innovation and growth in booming sectors:

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Clean Technology

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Agriculture Technology

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Digital Technology

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Healthcare Technology

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Social Innovation

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Innovation Cluster

The Innovation Cluster supports determined, innovative entrepreneurs in the formation and growth of their technology-driven companies in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough. The Innovation Cluster assists startups working in Clean Technology, Agriculture Technology, Medical Technology, Social Innovation and Digital Technology through dynamic programming that ensures startups find their best path to market.

The Kawartha Lakes Innovation Cluster Partnership continues to provide innovative entrepreneurs and business owners with the connections, knowledge and resources to become more resilient and sustainable.

To learn everything that the Innovation Cluster has to offer in the incubation program or become a client, visit

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Launch Kawartha by KLCFDC

Launch Kawartha is eastern Ontario’s newest Innovation and Entrepreneurship centre, providing free services and fully furnished incubation workspaces for new start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs can access free dedicated workspaces, including a modern boardroom with the latest in teleconferencing and video technologies and smart monitors, workshop, webinar and event space with video hosting capabilities, a dedicated 5G internet connection and other amenities to ensure the entrepreneurs have the tools to be successful, all FREE of charge.

Acting as the Cube for the Innovation Cluster in downtown Lindsay, entrepreneurs also have direct access to multiple partners through this centralized hub for innovative programming, expertise, guidance, mentorship, and professional services. 

Additionally, the Entrepreneurs In Residence within the space offer businesses direct access to government funding, finance, marketing and digital media, accounting, legal, IP and the latest in mental health and wellness services to support business growth and personal development.

Launch Kawartha was also created to be flexible in its event and meeting configurations, quickly and easily. Options for open team building and co-working, classroom setup, theatre and moderated panels and webinars with a fireside chat component are available.

Launch Kawartha is home to Innovation Cluster clients located in Kawartha Lakes. To learn more about the Innovation Hub or to book a tour of the space, visit

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Are you looking to start a business in something other than in the tech-industry?

We have resources to help you through the Kawartha Lakes Small Business Centre (KLSBC). 

Through resources, workshops, and one-on-one support from trained staff, The SBC can help with business plan development, insurance questions, regulation and licensing information, market research, and financial forecasting.

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