Chamber Accelerator Mentorship Program

Chamber Accelerated Mentor Program Mentorship CAMP Greater KW Chamber of Commerce Kitchener Waterloo Ontario Member Membership

The Chamber Accelerator Mentorship Program (CAMP) is a mentorship-based program designed to help established SME’s in non-tech industries set and achieve new goals and accelerate their businesses. With the guidance of 9 experienced and reputable mentors, up to 7 local businesses will develop milestone-driven action plans for their specific needs and challenges, and meet with mentors bi-weekly for 6 months to learn, connect, and achieve their goals. Apply for the program here. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 17.

Program Overview:

  • Up to 7 participating businesses, 9 mentors
  • 6 month program (September to March)
    • Creation of milestone-driven action plans
    • Bi-weekly tasks to work toward goals
    • Bi-weekly mentor-taught sessions
    • 1on 1 mentoring from 9 experienced and successful professionals


$1000 up front- once the program is successfully completed participants receive $500 money-back and 50% off their next year’s Chamber membership

Areas of Focus

  • Strategy & innovation
  • Marketing & social media maximization
  • Sales & revenue growth
  • Hiring & retaining employees
  • Labor & employment
  • Finance & funding
  • IT & Cyber Protection
  • Real estate

Participant Requirements

  • Attend 1 classroom-style session every other week (approx 2 hours each)
  • Complete weekly tasks as requested by the session mentor
  • Arrange 1 hour of mentor meetings bi-weekly

Application criteria

1) Must be a GKWCC member with a business operating in the Kitchener/Waterloo/Woolwich Township area
2) Must have been in business for at least 5 years
3) Must be in a non-tech industry

Program Outcomes for Participant

  • Access to experienced professionals with a wide range of expertise to help your business overcome a current challenge or help accelerate your 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

For any questions about the program please contact:

Christine Hogle

Project Coordinator

Apply Here

Interviews with Our Mentors:

Interviews with Our PARTICIPANTS:

I enjoyed sharing and getting to know other business owners,
hearing their struggles and successes; getting perspective.

I can now distinguish between working in my business versus, working on my business.

It makes me take the time to think about a number of things
in my business that could use some attention.

This program infused excitement back into my business!