in Canada for research-based startups
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 10+ 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:
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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 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.
Explore career opportunities at innovative startups in the U of T community.
Learn how to protect your intellectual property with the IP Education Program.
Explore the awards, prizes and grants for both budding and established entrepreneurs
Speaker series, networking and workshop events. View upcoming events.
Startup-friendly discounts on products, services, memberships and network access – exclusively for entrepreneurs in the U of T community.
A joint initiative by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and the U of T to foster entrepreneurship and startup activity
Subscribe to our weekly round-up of startup news, events and opportunities.
Annual impact report
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.