About Us

LaunchPad PEI is a non-profit incubator that supports the growth of new technology companies in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Built on a foundation of past success, LaunchPad PEI provides valuable support services in a professional working environment for new companies in Prince Edward Island to grow.

As a designated business incubator in the Startup Visa Program, LaunchPad PEI provides an anchor for foreign businesses to immigrate and grow in Prince Edward Island. Unlike other incubators LaunchPad PEI does not take equity in your company. LaunchPad PEI is here to help you succeed and grow your business in Canada. LaunchPad PEI is managed and administered by Innovation PEI.

Our Facilities – Professional, Private and Secured Office Space

LaunchPad PEI
163 Great George Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4L1
  • 5,500 ft.² for LaunchPad PEI
  • Downtown Location
  • Separate office space
  • Back-up power / Newly Renovated

Holman Centre
268 Water St.
Summerside, PE C1N 1B6
  • 1,750 ft.² for LaunchPad PEI
  • Renovated heritage building
  • Shared space
  • Back-up power
Montague BD Centre
544 Main St.
Montague, PE C0A 1R0
  • 4,800 ft.² for LaunchPad PEI
  • Completely renovated
  • Separate office space
  • Stable Anchor tenant
University of PEI
550 University Ave.
Charlottetown, PE
  • Lab space
  • Located in the Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre
  • Access to bioscience equipment
Atlantic Tech Centre
176 Great George St.
Charlottetown, PE
  • ICT hub for Charlottetown
  • Secured space with 24hr access
  • Back-up power via diesel generators
  • In-house data centre

Dedicated Business Development Officer

As a LaunchPad PEI client, you will be assigned a dedicated Business Development Officer to help guide you in doing business in Prince Edward Island. Your BDO will be a guide through the various government programs available to assist your business. Once we understand your needs and your growth plans, we can identify the funding opportunities that exist to assist your business.

Support Programs through Innovation PEI

LaunchPad PEI originally started as a program offered by Innovation PEI to the PEI startup ecosystem. As a full partner with Innovation PEI in business development, your business can access rebate programs for areas such as Marketing, Capital expenditures, and, if applicable, payroll rebates. These programs are designed to de-risk your growth and ease the cash flow obligations that expansions cause.

Access to Local Network and Partners

LaunchPad PEI has operated in Prince Edward Island since 2002. In that time, we have established networking opportunities and partnerships with other entrepreneurial focused organizations in PEI. This partnerships include links to post secondary education at UPEI and Holland College or business support organizations like the Chamber of Commerce or organizations that assist new Canadians such as the Newcomer’s Association.

Access to Government Partner Programs

One of the advantages of establishing your business in Prince Edward Island, is the level of cooperation between the three levels of government (municipal, provincial and federal). We have working knowledge of the available support and have connections within each government department. We can save you time and money by connecting you with the right people that can help to fund or develop your project.