Business Innovation Zone

Dynamic Professionals with a passion for business and success.

As part of the City of Niagara Falls' Business Development Department we work with small businesses. Over the years, we've worked with hundreds of small business startups.

Economic Development Officer

Angela Davidson

Economic Development Officer

Angela graduated from : University of Western Ontario for Multi-Disciplinary Studies, Fanshawe College, for International Business Management Masters’ in Business Administration from Niagara University. Diligent in the Revitalization of downtown Queen St. Angela specializes in small business development.

Small Business Consultant

Michael Warchala

Small Business Consultant

Michael received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and a International Business Management Post-Graduate Certificate from Sheridan College. He enjoys fostering entrepreneurship and helping individuals reach their goals of self-employment. In his spare time, Michael enjoys kayaking and playing soccer.

Business Information Officer

Dean Spironello

Business Information Officer

Dean is a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls who recently graduated from the Master of Public Administration program at Queen’s University. He is passionate about helping Niagara grow through entrepreneurship and self-employment. Have questions about starting a business? Dean is happy to help!

Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator

Jourdan Bird

Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator

Jourdan received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph, and a Master’s of Business Economics degree from Brock University. She enjoys discovering entrepreneurial talent in youth, and helping them translate their ideas into viable business ventures.


Helping Businesses is our specialty, but that’s not all we do.

There’s no doubt we can help your business, but a successful one goes far beyond the walls of an office. We guide you from the ground up, exhaustively helping you plan every aspect of your business. This ensures all possibilities are explored, considered and implemented correctly allowing nothing to fall through the cracks.

  • Free Consultation

    Book a consultation with us and we'll help you identify your strengths, weaknesses and areas that can be improved. A professional look from someone on the outside offers an unbiased perspective. A one hour free start-up consultation can guide you through the lucrative steps of starting up your new small business.
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  • Sources of Capital

    Starting a business will often require financing. Sifting through what’s out there and what’s relevant to your business can be difficult. We will help pinpoint you in the right direction.
    Business Program Guide

  • Business Plan

    A business plan can be daunting, but with the right guidance and step-by-step instruction we'll make it easy for you to identify a business idea, target market, sales and marketing strategy, market research, goals and milestones.
    Business Plan

  • Incubation

    Reception services, meeting space, access to office equipment and utilities. A downtown business address with high visibility, public exposure and most importantly an office to call your own.

  • Business Name Registration

    We'll guide you throughout the process of registering a name for your business — an important step in starting your business. Cash and credit card accepted.
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  • Entrepreneurial Training & Events

    Learn how to start grow and succeed in your business. We’re consistently organizing events to help you realize your entrepreneurial vision. Looking for something specific or want to be updated visit us or email.

  • Market Research Assistance

    Market research is a key factor to build and maintain competitiveness. Market research provides important information to identify and analyze the market need, market size and competition. BIZ has a variety of resources to help with your Company’s market research.

  • Networking Opportunities

    Not only does the BIZ offer your he chance to work in a thriving downtown area with dozens of other successful businesses, you're in an office space with other startups just like you. This presents the opportunity to learn and grow with others. Of course, we pinpoint you in the right direction to network at conventions, meetings and more.

The Zone

Office space for the next generation of startups.

  • Meeting room
  • Kitchen
  • Conference room
  • Front reception
  • Sitting area
  • Meeting room

The Business Innovation Zone is an incubator that provides up to three years of low-cost professional space, infrastructure, coaching, and community to startups. We hope that it will accelerate the growth of the Niagara startup ecosystem by enabling entrepreneurs to collaborate with each other, tap into a vast network of contacts, and leverage seasoned entrepreneurs' expertise.

The ideal company is looking for an environment that encourages collaboration and innovation and does not compete with other members of the Incubator. As an added bonus, our family of startups can use the BIZ facilities for events.

Plans & Pricing

  • $99 per month (+hst)
    • Hot desks
    • Unlimited use of space & amenities
    • Available
  • $250 per month (+hst)
    • 10' x 10'
    • 1 person
      office space
    • Available
  • $299 per month (+hst)
    • 12' x 12'
    • 2 person
      office space
    • Available
  • $650 per month (+hst)
    • 19' x 15'
    • 3+ person
      office space
    • Unavailable

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As a member, you have 24/7 access to the BIZ. You can book the meeting room, bring in clients and guests and treat the space like it's your own. All members get access to our executive board room, two meeting rooms, kitchen facilities, communal spaces and common room.
Internet and power are included.

BIZ Application



Meet our current family of small businesses

The startups in the BIZ are diverse as our team itself. Our members include designers, developers, counsellors and geographers. Some companies have already been awarded high accolades in the business community. Click around and learn more about our current family of innovators and startups.

  • Onyx Logo

    We believe in pushing the envelope, pixel by pixel. Our team of creative artists will put their heads together to provide a quality product and service to our clients. With a strong understanding of the current landscape, our creative thinking and planning allows us to position ourselves as a design leader by building hand-crafted designs, interactive websites, and killer identities.

  • Intrigue Media Logo

    Marketing has changed, these days local businesses are challenged finding new ways to reach and engage consumers. We've created a network of video displays in high-traffic public locations like restaurants, stores, salons, and waiting rooms. Local business owners work with us to create rich video advertising, cost-effective, consistent, marketing solutions and to get noticed.

  • TFEC Logo

    The Family Enhancement Centre is a mental health agency dedicated to helping people maintain a state of wellness for themselves and their families, improve and learn new strategies for dealing with difficult times and recover from serious setbacks and traumas in their lives. We work from a strength based perspective, looking for solutions to help people move on from their problems.

  • DIG Logo

    Drainage Investment Group was founded by Brett Ruck and Frank Jonkman, both municipal drainage superintendents and past presidents of the Drainage Superintendents Association of Ontario. DIG is a not-for-profit organization that creates public and private partnerships to confirm, create, install and monitor environmental features in Municipal Drains across Ontario.

  • TVG Logo

    TVG Dealer Services brand is one where our goal is to help build a better tomorrow. By bringing radical changes, industry leading solutions and a completely new mindset to the table our goal is to level the playing field in the automotive industry, revolutionize the industry and create an amazing future!

Success Stories
Graduated Tenants

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"The Business Innovation Zone played a pivotal role in my business planning and launch. I received support on all fronts - planning, financing, leasing and networking. The Staff was positive, knowledgeable and dedicated to supporting new business. I was lucky to have them on my team."
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"The BIZ has helped Mobifly in so many ways but more importantly in the technical and marketing aspects of our business. The seminars and training sessions were a huge advantage in helping us navigate through unfamiliar territory. The support and encouragement that we got from the BIZ team is priceless and is what allowed us to thrive and succeed in today's marketplace."


You’ll have to come in and see the rest.

We have a vast library of resources, not to mention mentors, that we can introduce you to. Our mentors have diverse backgrounds and many years of experience leading teams, negotiating deals, building great products, raising money and generating awareness. In short, they've seen and solved many of the same problems that startups often face.

Business Plan Guide


BIZ Resources PDF

Internet Resources


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Ready to meet our team and join our family? Lets have a chat about how the Business Innovation Zone can help you and your small business grow.

01/Give us a shout

Monday-Friday | 8:30am-4:30pm
P: 905.356.7521 x5130