Launch It! Downtown Incubator & Pop Up Shop


What is the Launch It! Retail Incubator & Pop-up?

The Launch It! Retail Incubator & Pop-up initiative helps to bring new and creative businesses to the downtown by giving entrepreneurs:

  • Rent free storefront space to pilot and sell their products and services thanks to partners, Portage Place and Cityplace
  • Connections to business support services who can help with everything from grants to business plan development
  • Networking opportunity with other entrepreneurs

Click here to apply.

Businesses we’ve helped:

Why are entrepreneurs choosing downtown?

  • 83.3% of downtown businesses are confident about the current and future direction of downtown Winnipeg.
  • $2 billion invested downtown since 2005
  • 69,000 people come downtown to work every day
  • 16,000 people live downtown
  • 24,000 students come downtown to learn every year
  • Find out more about what’s happening in downtown development at