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PROJECT ZERO
INCUBATOR 

 introducing project zero regional.

Interested in bringing the Project Zero Incubator to your area? Based on its success in British Columbia, the Project Zero Incubator is now available to license to regional host organizations across Canada to advance the circular economy through venture creation. Project Zero is now accepting expressions of interest from partners who would like to act as host organizations for an Incubator program in their region. 

For more information and to submit an Expression of Interest, contact georgia@synergyfoundation.ca.

Applications for the 2023 Incubator Program are now closed.

The Project Zero Incubator provides early-stage business ideas and organizations from across BC with access to coaching, workshops, and resources to help them get established. The incubator program is specifically catered to entrepreneurs, businesses and non-profits that seek to support a circular future that has a lower impact on our planet. Business ideas that would be a good fit for this program include:

  • Upcycling waste materials into new products

  • Products designed with a closed loop and/or waste-free cycle

  • Renewable energy

  • Clean technology that reduces energy or waste 

  • Repair economy

  • Sharing economy 

  • Product as a service model (leasing to reduce waste and extend life of products) 

This program is designed for people with a great circular idea, early-stage start-ups and established businesses /non-profits with a new idea for a product or service. Through the incubator, successful applicants of the program will:

  • Develop a business plan

  • Learn about business operation fundamentals and entrepreneurial skills

  • Connect with mentors and coaches

  • Develop a business pitch

  • Connect with innovative business leaders and industry experts

  • Come together with like-minded entrepreneurs going through the same process

Through the financial support of our Strategic Partner, Vancity Credit Union, this incubator is free to all successful applicants. This eight-month, virtual program runs from April to December each year. To be eligible for this program you must be:

  • Based in BC

  • Planning to develop your organization in BC

  • Business/non-profit/product/service is in concept stage or has made under $500,000 in revenue

Project Zero is committed to equity and respect for all people in all of our work. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of our society both in our workplace and in our programs. The Project Zero Incubator is proud to be an equal opportunity program.

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"Project Zero provided the foundation of our businesses connection to the community and amplified our voice dramatically. In the age of greenwashing, Project Zero was immensely valuable social proof that our intent and practices are true to a commitment to environmental stewardship and building a greener community. Which is especially difficult as you start up. When we started in Project Zero, we had 10 retailers willing to sample BinBreeze. Today BinBreeze is sold in over 500 retailers across Canada. It's because of people who believe in us and speak for us! Thank you Project Zero! "

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taylor mccarten

CEO, BinBreeze

2019 Incubator participant

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