YSpace is York University’s newest community innovation hub located at the heart of Downtown Markham. We help build great companies by connecting them with high-end equipment, access to capital and a network of influencers and entrepreneurs. We are creating a vibrant physical hub that encourages creativity and bridges the gap between large enterprises and startups within the York Region [...]
YSpace’s ELLA Accelerator is an award-winning accelerator for women entrepreneurs. We provide women-led product and service-based businesses with access to the community, knowledge and resources they need to scale their businesses.
YSpace is a technology incubator designed to support market-ready companies with innovative technologies to build traction and become growth-ready. The incubator focuses on a growth mindset with mentorship, investor relations, mastermind sessions, and the usage of objective key results.
YSpace’s Food & Beverage Accelerator is Ontario’s first accelerator focused on scaling high growth food and beverage ventures through customized workshops, expert mentorship, and peer-to-peer circles. The program will provide founders with the tools, skills, and connections they need to scale and thrive in the consumer-packaged goods industry.
Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund (YSI) believes in the potential of young entrepreneurs and their ability to have a significant impact in shaping their communities. YSI is committed to providing clients with the skills, connections, and financial resources to succeed, including: – Financing solutions that focus on your character rather than collateral – Consistent and comprehensive support for the development [...]
Established in 1968, YES has the experience and expertise to deliver programs and services helping youth find a job or start a business. Specializing in career counselling and job placement YES is 83% successful in finding jobs, training, education or business outcomes for youth.
This accelerator helps commercialize research and ideas from students and professors, with a focus on ventures that deliver social good. YEDI ventures boast a 87 percent survival rate. YEDI is launching an MBA program for entrepreneurship in partnership with the Plekhanov University of Economics in Moscow.
Operating from the Youth Business Centre, BizStart is a fulltime, six months entrepreneurship training program that assists youth ages 16-29 to start a business.
Training is offered in marketing, business planning, management, web design and other business related topics. Youth are matched with a mentor from the business community for ongoing support and advice.
Successful candidates will receive:
• 6 Months [...]
The Laurier LaunchPad is a campus-linked accelerator dedicated to help Laurier students and alumni start and scale unique and distinctive ventures across all domains and faculties.
LaunchPad Start focuses on achieving your product-solution fit through iteration and customer interviews. By the end of this part of the program, you will have confidence in whether your venture concept is viable.
The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre provides a variety of resources to individuals preparing to start a new business venture in Waterloo Region, including consultations, business name registration, business permits, workshops and seminars, networking and research assistance.
ventureLAB is where talented entrepreneurs get help bringing their innovations to market. We apply a unique combination of mentoring, partnering, and connecting to help pioneering entrepreneurs turn their great ideas into globally competitive businesses with successful start-up business training.
Since its inception in 2011, ventureLAB has supported over 3,000 start-ups in the fields of:
Advanced health technology
Transferring research innovations into the marketplace can have transformative societal impacts on improving quality of life as well as enhancing business productivity and job creation.
The University of Waterloo combines world class research with a unique “creator-own” intellectual property (IP) rights policy to foster an entrepreneurial environment that drives innovations from the lab to the marketplace.
The Waterloo [...]