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 [...]
YEDI is a free start-up incubator based out of the Schulich Executive Education Centre at York University. YEDI differs from other incubators in that it provides both an academic and practical education for innovators to transform their ideas into successful business models and efficient not-for-profit organizations. Ventures are accepted from any industry and ensure to provide mentorship and resources accordingly [...]
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.
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
UPPlift is an urban pilot program identifying emergent smart city solutions and facilitating live technology demonstration aimed at resolving city challenges and achieving technology vision statements from or test-beds (private and public sector portfolios). Urban asset owners and managers achieve savings, improved operations and value added features, and the host city becomes a living lab.
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 [...]
Based at St. Paul’s University College at the University of Waterloo, GreenHouse is Canada’s only live-in social impact incubator focused on social innovation and entrepreneurship. GreenHouse startups apply innovative approaches to pressing societal problems to create economic growth and improve the human condition.
The UTEST Program is part of U of T’s growing ecosystem of incubators and commercialization support services. In partnership with MaRS Innovation, it provides nascent software companies with start-up funding, mentoring, business strategy and office space in the MaRS Discovery District facility.
The Hatchery serves University of Toronto students looking to start an entrepreneurial venture by providing an ecosystem of resources and relationships to turn your brilliant idea into a viable business.
CDL-Toronto is located at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Launched in 2012, it was the first CDL location established and was the brainchild created by the need to merge science-based projects with business expertise to create massively scalable ventures. It currently offers seven streams: Prime, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain-AI, Cities, Health, Quantum, and Space. The QML [...]
Techno is an elite program for scientists and engineers who want to create technology-based companies. Starting only with scientific expertise, these entrepreneurs are guided by experts to learn by doing, building their companies in the process. Techno is about actual company creation. It has led to more than 60 new start-up companies in the physical sciences’ sector, aimed at [...]
UTIAS is a graduate studies and research institute, forming part of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. Start@UTIAS Entrepreneurship Program was developed through a a $1 million donation to establish a new entrepreneurial incubation program at UTIAS called Start@UTIAS. The purpose of this program is to encourage and facilitate UTIAS graduate students [...]