Author: Angela Watkins

Build the community you want to join

Community can be hard to describe because so much of it is a feeling.  It’s the feeling of your first day at a new building figuring out where to go. It’s being invited to an upcoming event or having a familiar face to wave to when you come in. It’s being able to fully focus… Read more »

Accelerator Centre

Thank you for your interest in the Catalyst Commons’ Mentorship Services Program, powered by the Accelerator Centre. The services are offered by Catalyst Commons and are executed by experienced Accelerator Centre staff and mentors. Various levels of mentorship services are outlined below. All three mentorship levels are available to all Catalyst Commons’ members, both resident… Read more »

Catalyst Commons Goes Live!

Catalyst Commons has officially opened its doors! Make sure you come through the doors in single file and keep at least six feet apart.   Kitchener, Ontario, November 2, 2020 – After a long and windy road that included a three month provincial pandemic related commercial construction shutdown and the need to completely rethink construction,… Read more »

The Catalyst Commons, Not so Common, Not for Profit Contest

To celebrate the upcoming launch of Catalyst Commons, we are launching a contest for a lucky entrepreneur who has recently started a Not For Profit organization. Commons wants to support you, promote you and raise you up! Our Top Prize is a free 3 month membership to Catalyst Commons in a Dedicated Desk environment for… Read more »

Embrace the “Oops”

Catalyst Commons is past the halfway mark of the construction schedule. If you come for a tour now you begin to experience what the space will look and feel like. The offices are framed in , drywall is being taped, electricians are hard at work. Everyday there are small challenges, everyday there are solutions. During… Read more »

Catalyst Commons and the Accelerator Centre announce partnership to help local start-up companies succeed

People talking

Catalyst Commons, a 60,000 square foot co-working space located in Kitchener, Ontario, and the Accelerator Centre (AC), Canada’s top ranked private business accelerator with three locations in Waterloo Region, have today announced the launch of a strategic partnership to deliver world-class mentorship to start-up, scale-up and innovation-focused enterprises across the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor. Business accelerator services,… Read more »

The First Rule about Oceans 137…

One of the best things about the Region of Waterloo is the pay it forward community vibe. References have been made to our “barn raising” tradition that has grown into our local culture of helping each other learn and grow. In the time before COVID-19, a loosely affiliated group of people came together in the… Read more »

Catalyst Commons comes to Life!

  Today I’m giddy sitting at the top of a newly constructed mezzanine in the midst of a construction site. I’m watching Catalyst Commons come to life, right in front of my eyes, after almost a year of planning. Opening day is only a short 4 months ahead and I can’t wait to share this… Read more »