IION provides entrepreneurial training in various ways. No matter what stage you are in your business, you could benefit from entrepreneurial training. Whether you are a first-time entrepreneur, researcher, or business veteran, IION has the services and programs to sharpen your skills and advance your business goals.





Hub and Grubs are hands-on workshops hosted by IION at the end of business hours (4:30-7/8 pm). Local experts are invited to deliver a practical experience for entrepreneurs on various business related skills and themes (Crowdfunding, Social Media, WordPress, Funding Opportunities, Lean Manufacturing etc..). Dinner is included in the cost of the ticket.

If you have a topic or workshop you would like to see happen, please feel free to contact us!



Lunch and Learns are delivered by the Business Centre Nipissing-Parry Sound. These hour workshops/webinars are designed to assist and teach entrepreneurs and business owners about various skills and knowledge needed to be successful in today’s world. Each seminar runs for an hour and each session is hosted by a different industry professional from various aspects of business (law, business advisory firms, financial planners, marketing specialists etc)

You bring the lunch, we’ll bring the info!



Through our partner, the Toronto Innovation Centre (MaRS), IION clients are able to access a variety of programs and workshops. Please click on the links below to learn more.


Collections offer key library resources curated by topic. Find articles, videos and templates to help you launch and grow your startup. Collections

MaRS’ Entrepreneurship 101 (E101) online course equips you with the skills you need to launch a successful business. Learn how to create opportunities, find smart creative solutions and move fast. Staying ahead of the marketplace takes bold ideas and strong execution. E101 will help you turn your startup idea into reality. Entrepreneurship 101

Free online courses including Introduction to Investment Readiness, Introduction to Market Sizing and Selling for Entrepreneurs. Online Courses


NEW Financing tool for Entrepreneurs

A free new resource to help Ontario entrepreneurs start, run and grow local businesses created through a collaboration between MaRS, Meridian and Futurpreneur.