Build your prototype. Advance your startup. Bridge the gap.
The BRIDGE Residency Program is Emera ideaHUB’s flagship program. It is the startup company residency program and incubation space at the HUB which helps innovators launch physical product-based companies and transition to a stage where they can stand on their own. The BRIDGE is unique in the Atlantic innovation ecosystem and is one of only a handful of hardware accelerators in Canada.
About this program
Access to the BRIDGE enables startups to sustain themselves for up to one year while they complete the steps necessary to “de-risk” their technology. BRIDGE residents receive access to mentorship, expert advice and engineering as well as technical support so they can transform into a startup ready to stand on their own or work with incubators and accelerators in the larger start up ecosystem. BRIDGE companies are able to access workspaces, infrastructure, and expertise needed to develop and build products to get in the hands of their customers faster than ever before.
Who Can Apply?
Startups joining the BRIDGE are generally:
- Between 1-4 employees.
- In need of space and specialized facilities to build and develop their prototype.
- In the initial stages of growing their start up.
- Financially bootstrapping and unable to access the supports they need on their own.
Learn more about the BRIDGE program
Keep checking this space for the latest application details.