Greater KW Chamber of Commerce Announces Launch of Chamber Accelerator Mentorship Program


Greater KW Chamber of Commerce Announces Launch of Chamber Accelerator Mentorship Program

Kitchener, ON – The Chamber is pleased to announce the launch of the Chamber Accelerator Mentorship Program (CAMP). This program will provide established SME’s focusing on non-tech industries the opportunity to work with mentors to set and achieve new goals and accelerate their businesses. With the guidance of 6 experienced and reputable mentors, 5 local businesses will develop milestone-driven action plans for their specific needs and challenges, and attend bi-weekly mentor-led sessions for 6 months to learn, connect, and achieve.

“This unique program aims to offer local businesses valuable learning opportunities, and mentorship support and guidance, through access to a network of professionals as they take their businesses ‘to the next level” says Chamber President & CEO, Ian McLean.

CAMP mentors specialize in strategy & innovation, marketing, sales, real estate & development, labor & employment, and finance & funding. Participating business owners will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with mentors throughout the duration of the program in order to gain feedback on the challenges and needs of their business.

Participants will have access to:

  • Experienced business professionals to help overcome a current challenge or accelerate a successful business even further
  • One-on-one time with mentors in the following areas of expertise: sales, marketing, HR, finance, legal, real estate, business development
  • Achievement of personalized goals and milestones
  • Unique mentorship opportunity and peer-to-peer group discussions
  • Opportunity for continuous learning through participation in Chamber Academy and full access to the Chamber’s e-learning centre

The program is set to start the first week of September, and run until the end of February 2016. Applications open June 1st and will remain open until July 17th. For more information and for the program schedule please visit the Chamber website at

With over 1800 members, the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is the largest accredited chamber of commerce in Ontario. The Chamber is dedicated to enterprise productivity and regional prosperity. Since 1886, it has been the voice of business in Greater Kitchener Waterloo.

For further information contact:

Samantha Tremmel, Project Manager

519.576.5000 ext: 6033

David Tubbs, Marketing & Communications Lead