Startup Showcase: Niagara Falls Ryerson Innovation Hub – Growing Entrepreneurs in Niagara

The Niagara Falls Ryerson Innovation Hub (NFRIH) is a business incubator that has taken on the task of developing digital products and services for entrepreneurs based in Niagara. Founded by the City of Niagara Falls, Ryerson University, and Spark Niagara, NFRIH is an educational ecosystem that fosters entrepreneurial growth.

The Purpose of NFRIH

NFRIH is located in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls, and its focus is not only on developing businesses but also on setting the stage for individual growth. The hub has created a community that is designed to foster growth and provide support for entrepreneurs in the Niagara Region. By providing access to resources, programs, and experts, NFRIH aims to create a structured, scalable, and repeatable process for growth and revenue generation.


The four-month program at NFRIH provides access to hands-on advice from experienced industry experts and entrepreneurs-in-residence (EiRs). Entrepreneurs are also given the resources they need to take their businesses to the next level, including connections to international markets, access to exclusive workshops and events, and the ability to leverage the Startup Visa Program. The hub also provides connections to Ryerson’s research and development ecosystem and custom program curation based on individual business needs. One-on-one consulting with leading experts is also available to entrepreneurs.

The DMZ at Ryerson University

Canada’s leading tech incubator-accelerator, the DMZ at Ryerson University, serves as the model and key resource for NFRIH’s programming and services, focusing on community, coaching, customers, and capital. By partnering with the DMZ, entrepreneurs in the Niagara Region have access to proven resources without leaving the place they call home.


With access to these resources, entrepreneurs in Niagara can achieve their dreams without leaving the region. NFRIH is a one-stop-shop for all entrepreneurs’ needs, from connecting with international markets to accessing exclusive workshops and events.

If you’re an entrepreneur in Niagara looking to take your business to the next level, visit the NFRIH website to apply for the program today.




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