Entrepreneurship Programs (Incubators/Accelerators)

Connect with our specialized entrepreneurship programs across the tri-campus

No matter what type of entrepreneur you are, U of T has an entrepreneurship program that can help your social enterprise or tech startup reach its highest potential. The University of Toronto is home to a variety of entrepreneurship programs serving students, alumni, and faculty from all disciplines and levels of experience. Some programs have formal intake programs and others are accepted on a rolling basis. Connect with each entrepreneurship program to learn what they do.

If you’re looking for academic courses, visit the entrepreneurship course inventory to explore courses offered this year.

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Centre for Entrepreneurship
Focus: Entrepreneurship education; skills development through experiential learning opportunities; venture creation, growth and scaling.
Features: MentorshipCommercializationCompetitionEducationEquipmentInvestor AccessMulti-disciplinaryTrainingWorkspace
The Centre for Entrepreneurship is home to entrepreneurship education, co-curricular programs, venture incubation and acceleration in the Faculty of Arts & Science.
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Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)
Focus: Tech companies ready to launch, scalable products/services, equity value creation
Features: MentorshipEducationFunding OpportunitiesInvestor AccessMBAsTraining
The CDL is designed to provide science-based ventures with the robust business judgment they need to scale massively. It pairs objectives-based mentorship from successful entrepreneurs and investors with access to the resources of Canada’s premier business school. Advisors set specific development milestones for each business while offering advice and sometimes investment.
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Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab (DCSIL)
Focus: Machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science, computational vision, security, augmented reality & virtual reality
Features: MentorshipCommercializationEducationMulti-disciplinaryTraining
The DCSIL program incubates and fosters knowledge that has successfully produced many startups by bringing software and startup specific education to undergraduate and graduate classes. Each semester we focus on engaging students with business partners in industry who mentor and guide the students in their startups.
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Health Innovation Hub (H2i)
Focus: Creative solutions for health matters
Features: MentorshipCommercializationCompetitionEducationEquipmentFunding OpportunitiesInvestor AccessMulti-disciplinaryTraining
The Health Innovation Hub facilitates early-stage entrepreneurs with translation and commercialization of ideas into problem-solving designs on health matters. It works to align, connect, and leverage the significant mass of life science research expertise, facilities, programs and funds of the University and its partners towards effective and efficient health innovation ventures. H2i provides open and flexible educational and mentorship opportunities and serves as a conduit for innovation throughout the Toronto Academic Health Science Network.
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Focus: Early-stage business development and commercialization
Features: MentorshipCompetitionEducationFunding OpportunitiesInvestor AccessMulti-disciplinaryTrainingWorkspace
ICUBE is a hub for idea exploration, early-stage business development, and co-working. We provide expert support, resources, and access to opportunities for entrepreneurial students and community members across all industries. Got an idea? Let's make it!
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Focus: Early-stage business development and commercialization
Features: MentorshipCommercializationEducationFunding OpportunitiesInvestor AccessMulti-disciplinaryTraining
InnovED is the education incubator and home of entrepreneurship education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), UofT. At the intersection of education research, professional learning, and innovation, we apply teaching and learning sciences to develop and advance opportunities for societal improvement.
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Focus: Graduate student entrepreneurs from Institute for Aerospace Studies
Features: MentorshipEducationFunding OpportunitiesMulti-disciplinaryTraining
Start@UTIAS encourages UTIAS graduate students to utilize the knowledge and skills they have gained through their education to create business startups. It offers the tools needed to create successful startups, including legal and accounting workshops, networking opportunities, capital funding, and mentorship provided by alumnus and entrepreneur Francis Shen.
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Focus: New venture planning and creation grounded in the latest academic principles of business, research, and innovation.
Features: MentorshipCommercializationCompetitionEducationEquipmentFunding OpportunitiesInvestor AccessMulti-disciplinaryTrainingWorkspace
Business, research, and innovation are the foundation for The BRIDGE, UTSC Management’s campus-linked accelerator and platform for work-integrated learning. Students from all disciplines receive support and training from a renowned business faculty through the New Venture Program (NVP). Industry and community partnerships are developed to provide student experiences and solve real-world problems. The BRIDGE is where the best theory, creative applications, and aspiring minds intersect.
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The Entrepreneurship Hatchery
Focus: Promote the entrepreneurial mindset in students, provide a process to create start-ups, in many industries/technologies (cleantech, fintech, work and learning, health and wellbeing and social entrepreneurship).
Features: MentorshipCompetitionEquipmentFunding OpportunitiesInvestor AccessMBAsMulti-disciplinaryTrainingWorkspace
The Entrepreneurship Hatchery offers four processes to build start-ups: NEST, fostering the creation of startups and the entrepreneurial mindset of U of T students; LaunchLab, enabling graduate and faculty level research-driven startup-companies; Start@UTIAS, University of Toronto Institute of Aerospace Studies student-led start-up companies; Social, enabling social impact startups (non-for profit, social critical challenges).
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The Hub at UTSC
Focus: Early-stage innovation and entrepreneurship
Features: MentorshipCommercializationCompetitionEducationEquipmentFunding OpportunitiesMulti-disciplinaryTrainingWorkspace
The Hub at UTSC is an early-stage innovation and entrepreneurship incubator that assists U of T students and recent alumni in the creation and launch of new companies. It offers mentoring, workshops, one-on-one coaching, initial funding support, and workspace. It assists with startup development, from initial idea to the first stages of revenue generation through to angel investment. Its mandate is to support initiatives campus-wide, from all disciplines.
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Focus: Creation of start-up companies based on research created at the University of Toronto
Features: MentorshipCommercializationCompetitionEducationFunding OpportunitiesInvestor AccessMulti-disciplinaryTrainingWorkspace
UTEST is a startup development program for nascent companies supported in partnership by the University of Toronto Connaught Fund and MaRS Innovation. UTEST provides investments of up to $100,000 per company in addition to intensive entrepreneurial education, advisory support, and dedicated incubation space.