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Academy at Innovation Factory is an online learning platform for entrepreneurship that directly connects users to Innovation Factory’s extensive and invaluable ecosystem of industry and domain experts. 

Academy offers training and content ranging from sales, marketing, legal, and HR, to specialized learnings in technology and sectors domains such as smart mobility and life sciences. The courses on Academy are designed to help users conveniently gain the know-how to launch, build, and scale a profitable business.

By becoming an Innovation Factory client, you will get access to Academy’s free online courses, leverage the collective expertise of seasoned professionals, and equipping yourself with the tools and insights necessary to transform your entrepreneurial dreams into thriving businesses.

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Academy at Innovation Factory


Quick Facts

  • Free online learning platform
  • Short courses from experts
  • Catalog of webinars on-demand
  • Learn when and where it’s convenient for you
  • Receive course feedback from experts
  • Participate in quizzes to test your knowledge
14th Annual LiONS LAIR Pitch Competition and in-person Gala on September 26, 2024 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Tickets available on

Attend the 14th annual LiONS LAIR pitch competition

Since 2011, Innovation Factory’s LiONS LAIR has helped more than 150 startups launch and scale their businesses. This fall, join over 350 entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders to network over dinner and drinks, celebrate innovation, and watch finalists pitch live to a panel of judges to win cash and in-kind prizes.

When: September 26, 2024 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm 

Where: LiUNA Station – 360 James St. N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1H5

Celebrate BIG ideas that make a bigger impact at The Big DiF, Innovation Factory’s annual open house and client showcase. Join 250+ people from the Hamilton-Halton community to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation.

Join Innovation Factory's Annual Open House - The Big DiF!

Network with 250+ industry professionals, discover emerging solutions from our innovators, and celebrate entrepreneurship within the Hamilton-Halton ecosystem.

May 9, 2024 | 4:00pm – 8:00pm | Hamilton, Ontario