Other Support Organizations
PEI Connectors is an initiative of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce. It works to sustain Prince Edward Island’s economic growth by offering support services to businesses owned and operated by immigrants. The initiative also connects new Islanders and new graduates to business and community leaders in order to grow professional networks and expand career opportunities on the Island.
PEI Connectors offers services at no cost in English, French, Hindi, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Persian to encourage connections and provide necessary resources to jobseekers and entrepreneurs.
The Startup Zone accelerates new startups or existing businesses by connecting them with the space, resources, and supports they need to grow.
LaunchPad PEI is a major partner in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Prince Edward Island. They utilize integral connections to support startups and network as partners to offer programming and services that can help companies overcome challenges and further develop their businesses in PEI.
PEI Business Women’s Association
The Prince Edward Island Business Women’s Association (PEIBWA) is a dynamic network of women entrepreneurs and business professionals from across PEI. A member-based not-for-profit organization, PEIBWA’s mandate is to educate, empower and inspire PEI women to succeed in their business endeavours.
Central Development Corporation
Central Development Corporation exists to foster a strong economic environment in Central PEI, which supports businesses, nurtures community growth and encourages new investment in the region.
Community Business Development Corporations
Community Business Development Corporations (CBDC) assist in the creation of small businesses and in the expansion and modernization of existing businesses by providing financial and technical services to entrepreneurs. There are three CBDC's in PEI, CBDC Central Prince Edward Island, CBDC PEI East, and CBDC West Prince Ventures Ltd. Each CBDC covers a different geographic region of PEI. Use the Find My CBDC option on CBDC's website to find the CBDC closest to you.