Brampton Innovation District returns for fifth year to Collision Tech Conference with exciting Start-up Showcase and Ontario’s first Dealroom Start-up Ecosystem Platform 

July 13, 2023

BRAMPTON, ON (June 22, 2023) – Returning for its fifth consecutive year, the Brampton Innovation District is set to reignite the Innovation spark at this year’s Collision Tech Conference.  

With thousands of attendees as well as government ministers, foreign dignitaries, and media personalities expected to attend Collison, the Brampton team will showcase the City’s Innovation District and connect with hundreds of Canadians and international start-ups, venture capital firms, and investors. 

Building on its presence last year the Innovation District this year will highlight three key pillars in 2023:  

  1. Showcasing start-ups that have graduated from Brampton Innovation District incubator and accelerator programming on Brampton’s first Start-up Island at Collision 
  1. Hosting a series of ecosystem tours for international start-ups and delegations from countries such as India, Vietnam, and Ireland.  
  1. Featuring the recently launched Brampton Innovation District Dealroom Platform, with aggregated data and information about start-ups, incubator and accelerator resources, investors, and events.       

The Brampton contingent, led by the Economic Development Office, showcases the Brampton Innovation District and its partners, including the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre, Brampton BHive, Altitude Accelerator, the Founder Institute, Sheridan College, Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, and the Brampton Venture Zone.

In 2023, the Brampton Innovation District will also shine a spotlight on its partner Algoma University and its National Centre of Excellence in partnership with Unity, which facilitates accelerated education, training and development of real-time 3D applications. 

In recognition of the growing number of start-ups emerging from the Innovation District, Brampton will also be showcasing 24 start-ups at the Brampton Innovation District Start-up Island. The Start-up Island is a place where companies such as ConsidraCare, Scooty, and Investipal – and many more – will have an opportunity to demonstrate their technology, meet fellow start-ups and gain access to investors, tech leaders and other resources. For a full list of Brampton start-ups participating, click here to learn more.

In an exciting partnership with Metrolinx, the Brampton Innovation District is also launching a major promotion to highlight its presence at Collision and to draw awareness of the Brampton Innovation District. Recognizing Brampton’s central location on the train line connecting major hubs along Canada’s Innovation Corridor (the Kitchener-Waterloo, Brampton, and Toronto GO Train Line), a Metrolinx train will be wrapped in Brampton Innovation District branding with further announcement planed later this month. 

About Dealroom Platform

At Collision, the City of Brampton will be launching a dedicated online platform to support start-ups and drive innovation. Powered by Dealroom, this online ecosystem will connect start-ups, corporates, incubators and accelerators, post-secondary institutions, investors and more.

Dealroom is an open-access platform designed to facilitate data-driven policy and decision-making through the sharing of cross-industry knowledge. It will also foster the partnerships required to help next-generation innovators succeed on the global stage. 

To get a first look at the platform, visit

About the Brampton Innovation District

The City of Brampton continues to revitalize and unlock the economic potential of its downtown by building an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

In the centre of Canada’s Innovation Corridor, Brampton’s award-winning Innovation District is a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. Home to a network of companies, educational institutions, incubators and accelerators in the heart of downtown, the Innovation District supports tech enabled businesses at all stages of development.

Each year, many start-ups, entrepreneurs and large corporations plant roots in Brampton with the intent of commercializing their technology. With ready access to space, resources, and opportunities to network and pitch, the Brampton Innovation District is earning an international reputation as THE place to locate.

To learn more about the Innovation District, visit or click here to watch the City’s Innovation District video.


“As we prepare to return to Collision for the fifth consecutive year, I’m thrilled to be part of the Brampton team, championing our city’s dynamic Innovation District. Together, we’re spotlighting Brampton’s potential and reinforcing our city’s transformation into a leading education and innovation hub. This year, we’re excited to bring the unique experience of our Startup Island, a first for Brampton, where our brilliant tech startups will shine.” 

Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton 

“Brampton, with its vibrant Innovation District, offers a rich and collaborative ecosystem for startups and businesses to grow and thrive. Our presence at Collision is an affirmation of our commitment to nurturing innovation. We will proudly showcase our thriving tech startups to a global audience and continue our mission to attract leading companies from across the globe.” 

Gurpartap Singh Toor, Regional Councillor, Wards 9&10; Chair, Economic Development, City of Brampton 

“Under the stewardship of the Brampton Economic Development Office, our city continues its trajectory towards becoming a central hub for innovation and education. As we gear up for Collision, we’re excited to highlight Brampton’s unique assets, as well as our strategic position within Canada’s Innovation Corridor. Our dedication to fostering growth in Brampton is unwavering.” 

Marlon Kallideen, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton 

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