Quintevation

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Unifying the Bay of Quinte Region as a hub of entrepreneurial spirit, thinking, and action.

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The Mission

To accelerate Bay of Quinte inspired sector growth.

QuinteVation’s goal is to accelerate Bay of Quinte Inspired Rural Sector Growth, which would raise the local, provincial, and county’s GDP, create jobs, and bring innovation and youth to the Bay of Quinte Region.

Our Vision

Unify the Bay of Quinte Region as a hub of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, thinking and action.

Quintevation is working to grow a culture of entrepreneurship through; Community Building, Facilitation and Marketing.

By The Numbers

  • 547

    547

    Entrepreneurs Engaged

  • 15

    15

    Events

  • 3

    3

    Industries Engaged

“We see so much potential and hear fantastic ideas and concepts being discussed about how we might make our region even more spectacular than it is. And now, via QuinteVation, we have a way to collaborate, problem solve, innovate and move things forward.

QuinteVation Community Builder

How it started & why we matter

QuinteVation was created in 2016 – a non-profit, entrepreneur-led organization, building on the foundation of grass-root entrepreneurial development and renewed discussions that were being held across the region in private and public boardrooms and at kitchen tables. 

First through the Bay of Quinte Tourist Council, then Living, a regional approach has proven to be incredibly rewarding for the Bay of Quinte. These organizations worked as a collective to advance the public and private sector efforts to promote the Bay of Quinte region as a destination of choice through economic growth and developing collaborative opportunities for rural Ontario. These initiatives have been combined in the new Bay of Quinte Marketing Board.  QuinteVation will leverage their regional focus to bring the same type of success to entrepreneurial endeavours.

A strong regional economy requires a collaborative approach.

QuinteVation, as a non-government organization, is implementing a collaborative, grass-root, regionally focused innovation plan. QuinteVation is actively engaging the entire stack of actors, beginning with local entrepreneurs, in order to deliver on its mission of facilitating the growth of at least 2 regional assets within its pilot term.

 

Why the Bay of Quinte

The Bay of Quinte region is a hidden gem in SouthEastern Ontario, nestled directly along the 401 corridor just 1.5h east of Toronto and 3h west of Montreal. The region is easily accessible by car and VIA Rail at Quinte West, Belleville and Napanee. The bay itself has been widely known in North America as one of the world’s best walleye fisheries, and angling continues to be a popular draw for both individuals and international tournaments. As tourism offerings grow to take full advantage of the area’s vast network of waterways, trails and conservation areas, the region’s population and workforce are also expanding. 1,200 kilometres of accessible waterfront on the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario means that those who live here can have their boats and the time to enjoy them, too. 

For more on the region, visit bayofquinte.ca

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Frequently Asked Questions

Startup Bay of Quinte is the programing arm of QuinteVation that engages, connects, and is community lead by entrepreneurs, our regional meetups, and connected to the national network and Startup Canada organization. QuinteVation supports Startup Bay of Quinte as a facilitator.

QuinteVation is funded through community support, through corporate and private sponsors, by Federal and Provincial funding, and through the Quinte Accommodations and Attractions Association in its mandate to promote growth in the Bay of Quinte Region.

The board of directors for QuinteVation are made up of Bay of Quinte Entrepreneurs and members whom want to make the Bay of Quinte Region a better place. The board is made up of 9 members of complimentary skill sets, and board positions will come up yearly. Besides the board, there are multiple roles that the community and entrepreneurs are needed, including on many committees. If you are interested in any role to help grow Bay of Quinte, please contact the Executive Director anytime, Mary Doyle.

QuinteVation is tirelessly meeting with entrepreneurs and with clusters of new sectors of like-minded, and similar sectors monthly. So far it has been discovered that the Bay of Quinte Region is a growth region for craft beer and cider, film, clean-tech, agri-tech, and the tourism and tourism investment sectors for entrepreneurial lead industries. As we grow this region to attract new entrepreneurs, we hope to see many new sectors emerge that fit within our rural Ontario economic landscape.

Frequently Asked Questions

Startup Bay of Quinte is the programing arm of QuinteVation that engages, connects, and is community lead by entrepreneurs, our regional meetups, and connected to the national network and Startup Canada organization. QuinteVation supports Startup Bay of Quinte as a facilitator.

QuinteVation is funded through community support, through corporate and private sponsors, by Federal and Provincial funding, and through the Quinte Accommodations and Attractions Association in its mandate to promote growth in the Bay of Quinte Region.

The board of directors for QuinteVation are made up of Bay of Quinte Entrepreneurs and members whom want to make the Bay of Quinte Region a better place. The board is made up of 9 members of complimentary skill sets, and board positions will come up yearly. Besides the board, there are multiple roles that the community and entrepreneurs are needed, including on many committees. If you are interested in any role to help grow Bay of Quinte, please contact the Executive Director anytime, Mary Doyle.

QuinteVation is tirelessly meeting with entrepreneurs and with clusters of new sectors of like-minded, and similar sectors monthly. So far it has been discovered that the Bay of Quinte Region is a growth region for craft beer and cider, film, clean-tech, agri-tech, and the tourism and tourism investment sectors for entrepreneurial lead industries. As we grow this region to attract new entrepreneurs, we hope to see many new sectors emerge that fit within our rural Ontario economic landscape.

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