The UTEST Program provides support to University of Toronto entrepreneurs to create research based companies. In partnership with Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (TIAP) and with the financial support of the Connaught Fund, it provides companies with investment capital, mentoring, business strategy and incubation space at the University of Toronto St. George Campus.
Based at St. Paul’s University College at the University of Waterloo, GreenHouse is a social impact incubator that offers programs, opportunities and a community for students to develop problem solving skills, to form innovative ideas and make new forms of sustainable impact around social or environmental change.
From ideas to product development to commercialization, University of Waterloo’s Velocity program provides the knowledge, tools, space and network that startups and entrepreneurs need for success. Programs and supports include the largest free incubator in North America, a residence for entrepreneurs, science lab, workshops, mentorship programs and more. Velocity does not charge fees or take equity from startups that [...]
A fully-virtual accelerator, UPPlift unites entrepreneurs, policymakers, innovators and investors to build smarter, cleaner cities. UPPlift does not just accelerate innovation — the group manages it. Its platform allows clients like governments and BIAs to release calls for products, as well as map the progress of Canada’s innovation community to make better policy decisions.
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
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.
Based out of York University, 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.
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 [...]