Many of the University’s entrepreneurship programs introduce startups to potential industry investors. U of T and its partners also offer funding opportunities for both budding and established entrepreneurs.
Annual business pitch competition awarding $50,000 to recognize, reward and accelerate U of T’s innovative technologies and startups during Entrepreneurship@UofT Week in March.
U of T Post-Docs and Graduate students can be awarded $50,000-$100,000 to assist in their research and professional development.
U of T faculty are eligible to receive up to $100,000 to help with technology development, commercialization and knowledge transfer.
Participants of the Hatchery have the opportunity to receive summer fellowships to work on their business idea, or support from the prototype fund to develop a minimum viable product.
Students involved in one of U of T’s accelerators are eligible to apply for funding to seed company growth or to develop their entrepreneurship skills.
MaRS offers a range of products and services to help companies find funding to grow.
UTEST provides nascent software companies with $30,000 start-up funding, office space in the MaRS Discovery District facility, mentoring and business strategy support.