Chamber Accelerator Mentorship Program

Business Counselling, Business Mentorship, 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!