University of Toronto Entrepreneurship Week

March 6-9, 2023

Join U of T’s entrepreneurial community and campus accelerators in an annual celebration of the impact that innovation and startup activity can have on our economy, our health, and the planet. 

This year’s schedule includes Entrepreneurship Week mainstays, such as the Desjardins Startup Prize Pitch Competition, True Blue Expo and Desjardins Speaker Series. Plus, back by popular demand Pitch with a Twist – celebrating International Women’s Day, Fireside at FemSTEM, and the Hatchery Speaker Series.  

All are welcome at this week of public events – students, mentors, alumni, business leaders, investors and anyone else who wants to be inspired and learn why University of Toronto is THE place for entrepreneurship.

With over 600 new ventures launched in the past decade, U of T is the fastest-rising university for startups, one of the world’s top 10 university-managed incubators and #1 in Canada for research-based startups. 

This is the Place for Entrepreneurship

the place to innovate

# 1

in Canada for research-based startups

top 10

in University-managed incubators globally

600 +

companies created

9000 +

jobs created

Startup Spotlight

Explore U of T’s innovative startups with their world-class strengths ranging from advanced materials and manufacturing to regenerative medicine and AI.

Boy with child-sized wearable walking device is guided by researcher.

This is the place to help kids walk 

A small boy wearing Trexo Robotics assistive technology smiles as a helper shows him a tablet display University of Toronto startup Trexo Robotics is designing innovative assistive technology that supports…

This is the place to expand the internet into space 

U of T startup Kepler Communications’ tiny internet satellites are helping scientists share field data. The more field data that scientists analyze from around the world, the better we’ll be…

Ali Punjani sits at a computer with drug sequencing on display.

This is the place to speed up drug discovery 

University of Toronto startup Structura Biotechnology builds novel software for cryo-electron microscopy which aims to help scientists understand the structure and function of protein molecules. “Every biological process that happens…

news March 3, 2022

‘Focus on what you’ve got to do’: Donovan Bailey shares his tips for success ahead of Entrepreneurship Week 

Sprinting legend Donovan Bailey, who won a gold medal for Canada in the 100-metre event at the 1996 Games in Atlanta, will participate in a fireside chat during this year’s…

news March 1, 2022

From driveways to mRNA, startup founders bolster U of T’s rapid rise in entrepreneurship space 

Jiayue (Jenny) He, a U of T alumna, is the co-founder of a Silicon Valley startup that’s rethinking how home construction and renovation services are delivered (photo courtesy of Jenny…

news February 24, 2022

Five things to look forward to at Entrepreneurship Week 2022 

The University of Toronto is preparing for its sixth annual Entrepreneurship Week, a four-day showcase of U of T’s diverse and extensive entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem. Taking place from March…

news February 16, 2022

U of T AI startup Cohere raises US$125-million led by Tiger Global 

University of Toronto artificial-intelligence startup Cohere has raised US$125-million from Tiger Global Management LLC, the latest in a string of large-scale investments in Canada by the prolific New York financier,…