Communitech is an innovation centre in Waterloo Region that supports a community of more than 1,000 tech companies—from startups to rapidly-growing mid-sized companies and large global players. A member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, which is funded by the Ontario Government, Communitech helps tech companies start, grow and succeed.
The Community Innovation Lab is where entrepreneurs go for cutting edge, unique training programs to help take their business to the next level. Whether you have a start-up or an established business, Community Innovation Lab programs can help. We are funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Centres of Excellence and other community partners. The programs are free to attend [...]
Cookhouse Lab gives insurers the creative place to think out of the box, invent and shape the future of insurance. It is a test kitchen in which insurers collaborate with each other and combine organizational knowledge with other ‘ingredients’ such as innovation experts, legal counsel, designers and entrepreneurs to create the customer experience of tomorrow.
The DMZ at Ryerson University is one of Canada’s largest business incubators for emerging tech startups. The top-ranked university incubator in North America and third in the world, it helps startups succeed by connecting them with customers, advisors, influencers and other entrepreneurs.
The DMZ is open to all startups that meet its criteria — no Ryerson affiliation is required. Startups [...]
The Google for Entrepreneurs program is a six month incubator the offers work space in the Google area of the Communitech Hub, as well as access to Google services, mentorship and and discounted Google products.
Jewel Envy is the only private studio in the city that has long term bench rental for professional goldsmiths, short term rentals, classes taught exclusively by the resident jewellers, and sells only work made by the resident goldsmiths. We have an infrastructure of supporting members of the space through mentorship, training, and sales. We provide opportunities for interaction within the [...]
The Legal Innovation Zone at Ryerson University is a co-working space for the people and ideas that will change the status quo of Canada’s legal system. The world of law and justice in Canada is, in many ways, operating as it did 100 years ago. For many Canadians, it is too slow, too expensive or too complex. It’s [...]
Make Lemonade was created because the struggle is real. Tired of jumping from coffee shop to coffee shop with dodgy wifi and limited seating, we set out on a mission to create an office space that lived inside our imagination. Welcome to Make Lemonade, a design-forward coworking environment, where the coffee is strong, the lighting is bright, and phone calls [...]
We are an organization run completely by volunteers.
Mission: To help members of our community who are experiencing food insecurity to achieve personal economic stability through entrepreneurship.
What We Do: We support aspiring entrepreneurs as they turn their business ideas into reality.
How We Work: In partnership with community service organizations and a volunteer network of experienced entrepreneurs, we deliver [...]
The Design Fabrication Zone (DFZ) at Ryerson University is an interdisciplinary incubator for design and fabrication, where emerging entrepreneurs build their ideas. From concept development to three-dimensional prototyping and beyond, the DFZ facilitates the incubation and acceleration of project ideas and strategically propels them towards real-life application and business innovation. To date, the DFZ has attracted 400 entrepreneurs and yielded [...]