Enterprise Program

Our mission is to help entrepreneurs commercialize their ideas. The Genesis Centre offers a variety of programs and services to assist start-ups through all stages of idea development – from pre-incubation and business model development, to investor readiness. 

Start-ups must apply to be accepted into the Genesis Centre. Start-ups accepted into the Genesis Centre may stay for up to 3 years, developing their technology and building their business. In addition to a working space alongside other entrepreneurs and an in-house support team, start-ups get access to marketing, finance, industry mentors and management resources to help them succeed.

Working Space

We set you up in a working space with in the heart of St. John’s, on the bustling campus of Memorial University, attended by students from all over the world. Share ideas, strategize and rub shoulders with other entrepreneurs in a collaborative community of start-ups. 


We have a network of world class mentors who work with our clients as they embark on the journey of building a company. We match you with an experienced mentor who can help you make tough business decisions. Our mentors bring their time, experience, and valuable contacts to the table and provide personal and business development support for entrepreneurs.

Advisory Boards

When you need an objective opinion or advice on a business issue, an advisory board can be invaluable. Assembling a strong advisory board is equivalent to building an arsenal of powerful assets for your start-up. We help you set up an advisory board for your company consisting of business experts with a variety of backgrounds, experience and viewpoints. 

Technical Resources

The Genesis Centre is a Network Partner of Microsoft BizSpark.  It's specifically designed to help us put promising technology startups on an even faster track to success.  Through BizSpark, we can now offer you fast, easy access to current, full-featured Microsoft development tools and platform technologies, as well as production licenses to develop and bring innovation and interoperable solutions to market.

Get your Startup fired up! Visit the Microsoft BizSpark Website to learn more!

University Resources

Need a prototype built or access to 3D printing? The Genesis Centre helps start-ups tap into the physical, technical, and scientific resources of Memorial University. State-of-the-art ice engineering tanks, chemistry labs and computer science facilities are just some of the resources available at Memorial University. 

Round Table 

Each month, we bring in a speaker from the business community to discuss various aspects of starting a business.  Some speakers are technology entrepreneurs and will share their stories and key success factors while others will be experts on finance, marketing, human resources or investment capital.  

Partner Day 

One day per month we invite outside partners and government funders to the Genesis Centre for an all-day information session with client companies. Genesis Centre clients can ask questions, seek advice and learn about potential programs and investment options available to them and their start-ups. 

For more information about our programs, contact Angelo Casanas.