Our story

Launched in 2019, Cultivator powered by Conexus (Cultivator) was built to create an innovation hub that provided the programming, resources, mentorship, funding, and space for founders to accelerate the growth of local tech startups. Founded by Conexus Credit Union (Conexus), we’re Canada’s first credit union-led tech incubator, located in Regina, Saskatchewan

Conexus is no stranger to innovation. As a forward-thinking credit union, it’s continually looking for new ways to support its members and communities. Looking back at Saskatchewan’s entrepreneurial landscape just a few years ago, there weren’t many resources, funding, or space to help local startups launch, grow, and scale their businesses globally, causing many founders to leave the province. Conexus created Cultivator to reduce the barriers founders were facing, and create a hub to accelerate the growth of startups right here at home.

North side view of Conexus head office building and Darke Hall link.

Our purpose

To improve the economic well-being of Saskatchewan by helping launch and grow innovative local and national startups, keeping founders at the core of everything we do.

With a founder-first mandate, we’re here to support our founders and prove that the Canadian prairies aren’t just a place to be from, but a place to be. We do this through:

  • Coaching
  • Mentorship
  • Product development
  • Customer discovery
  • Investor readiness
  • Space
  • Perks and discounts
  • Hiring support

As a result, we:

  • Remove the barriers to launching and growing an innovative startup company in Saskatchewan.
  • Allow founders and startups access to a world-class incubator and accelerator programming, space, and resources.
  • Connect the local and global innovation and startup ecosystems.

Our team

Meet the team behind the scenes at Cultivator.

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In the media

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December 15, 2022 News

Offstreet shares their secrets to success on the road to raising

We had the honour of getting into the passenger seat of what it's like on the journey for Offstreet as they work to scale their startup and hit some significant growth milestones heading into 2023. Sit down, buckle up, and give this FOUNDER FEATURE a read!


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October 26, 2022 Agtech, News

AGTECH ACCELERATOR Cohort 1 yields incredible success

The AGTECH ACCELERATOR shared the results of its inaugural cohort, which saw unprecedented success, in the first half of 2022! The AGTECH ACCELERATOR brings together both agriculture and technology to accelerate the growth of Canadian agtech startups built to solve global problems. Read the metrics here.


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February 15, 2022 Founders, News, Programming

Three years of cultivating global success for SK tech startups

It’s been three years since Conexus Credit Union launched Cultivator, and what an incredible journey it’s been with Cultivator companies seeing huge growth and hitting major milestones along the way. Read more here.


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June 17, 2021 Agtech, News

Accelerating the cultivation of Canadian agtech

We've teamed up with Economic Development Regina (EDR) and venture capital fund, Emmertech, to launch an AGTECH ACCELERATOR program right here in Saskatchewan. Learn more here.


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