University of Toronto Entrepreneurship Week

March 4-8, 2024

Save the date for U of T 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. All are welcome at this week of public events – students, mentors, alumni, business leaders, investors and anyone else who wanted to be inspired and learn why U of T is THE place to innovate.

Event schedule and speaker details will be announced in early 2024. Subscribe to our newsletter for event updates.

2023 Rewind

Watch: Driving Innovation with Raquel Urtasun

Raquel Urtasun discusses Waabi’s AI-first approach to self-driving technology and shares insights from her entrepreneurial journey. Raquel Urtasun is a leading machine learning expert, award-winning researcher, and professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. This Desjardins Speaker Series presentation was recorded at True Blue Impact Day as part of U of T Entrepreneurship Week 2023.

Our Impact

With over 650 investor-backed companies launched in the past decade, U of T is ranked as one of the leading universities for founders, top five university-managed incubators globally and #1 in Canada for research-based startups.

# 1

in Canada for research-based startups

top 5

in University-managed incubators globally


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.

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…

This is the place to make plastic 100% compostable 

University of Toronto startup EcoPackers turns plant waste into compostable plastic that could revolutionize the single-use packaging industry. In 2016, EcoPackers co-founder Nuha Siddiqui (BCom 2018) read a World Wildlife…

This is the place to target genetic diseases 

University of Toronto startup Deep Genomics is using artificial intelligence to find better drugs for genetic disorders and to get them into the clinic faster. Ever since scientists fully sequenced…

news February 6, 2023

U of T among top five university business incubators in the world: UBI Global 

The University of Toronto has been recognized as one of the world’s top five university business incubators by UBI Global in its latest world benchmark study. In its 2021-2022 study, UBI Global…

news January 27, 2023

Quantum computing startup Xanadu receives $40 million in federal funding: Globe and Mail 

From left to right: Xanadu CEO and former U of T post-doctoral researcher Christian Weedbrook, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne (photo by Alex…

news January 25, 2023

Raquel Urtasun’s self-driving startup Waabi brings on Volvo as strategic investor: Reports 

(Photo courtesy of Waabi) University of Toronto researcher Raquel Urtasun’s self-driving startup Waabi has added the venture capital arm of Swedish carmaker Volvo to its list of high-profile investors. Volvo Group Venture Capital AB…

news December 20, 2022

U of T drug discovery startup BenchSci ‘changing the tech world’: The Globe and Mail 

BenchSci’s co-founders (left to right), Elvis Wianda, Tom Leung and Liran Belenzon (Amara Studios/BenchSci) BenchSci, a University of Toronto startup that uses artificial intelligence to accelerate the process of drug…