About Us

U of T is the place to accelerate your startup, your ideas, your impact and your growth.

Our global impact

U of T is Canada’s leading engine for research-based startups and a global leader in transforming ideas into products and services that impact the world.

Who we are

The University of Toronto Entrepreneurship (UTE) community does much more than accelerate startups. We accelerate ideas, people, social impact, and technologies too. All while striving to create an environment that is inclusive and representative of the diverse and talented innovators and entrepreneurs around us.

UTE is a central voice for entrepreneurship across U of T’s three campuses and represents a powerful network of 12+ accelerators. We are here to support, develop and celebrate our best and brightest founders and their startups through a broad range of resources, network access and entrepreneurship activities.

What we believe

The purpose of innovation in society is to solve its most pressing challenges, improve people’s lives and encourage prosperity locally and globally. We also believe that:

# 1

in Canada for research-based startups

top 5

in the world for university startup incubators

650 +

companies created

10 K+

jobs created

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Diverse teams drive innovation

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There is no wrong door and every founder’s journey is unique

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An entrepreneurial outlook sets our graduates up for success, regardless of whether they become company founders or not

What we do

The UTE ecosystem provides mentorship, expertise, resources, and strategic connections to give entrepreneurs at all stages of their journey the tools they need to effectively start, build and scale their businesses. 

What we offer


Our broad range of accelerators serve students, alumni and researchers at every stage.


A central hub with co-working space for startups and curated community events, ONRamp is where entrepreneurs come to connect and fuel their businesses.

Startup Job Board

Explore career opportunities at innovative startups in the U of T community.

IP Education Program

Learn how to protect your intellectual property with the IP Education Program.

Funding your Startup

Explore the awards, prizes and grants for both budding and established entrepreneurs


Speaker series, networking and workshop events. View upcoming events.

Startup Perks

Startup-friendly discounts on products, services, memberships and network access – exclusively for entrepreneurs in the U of T community.

University of Toronto Entrepreneurship Week

From March 4-8, 2024, the University of Toronto’s entrepreneurial community will host 15+ events showcasing, celebrating, and rewarding innovation and startup activity at U of T.


Subscribe to our weekly round-up of startup news, events and opportunities.

Our Lead Partners

Annual Impact Reports

UTE is part of the Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI). Working with the university’s Faculties and affiliated hospitals, VPRI is the administrative support hub for U of T’s research and innovation activities.