U of T funding opportunities

UTE Startup Prize 

*Applications open* The University of Toronto Entrepreneurship Startup Prize is an annual business pitch competition offering $50,000+ in prizes to recognize, reward, and accelerate the University of Toronto’s most innovative…

2022 Lo Family Social Venture Fund 

*Applications open* Are you a U of T student or recent graduate working with a U of T incubator/accelerator program on a promising social venture? Apply for your chance to…

The Hub’s Annual Competition 

*Apply by November 15, 2021* Take part in the annual competition for intake into The Hub. Startups pitch in hopes of winning up to $5,000 in seed capital.

Hatchery Summer Fellowships and Prototype Funding 

Participants of the Hatchery have the opportunity to receive summer fellowships to work on their business idea, or support from the prototype fund to develop a minimum viable product.

The Fred Reilly Award 

Up to $2,000 for a graduating Victoria College student with entrepreneurial spirit and interest in innovation and invention, to support their plan to develop an environmental or humanitarian product or…

True Blue Fund 

An opportunity for donors and partners to support our emerging entrepreneurs and double their impact. Through the True Blue Fund, the University is committing $2.5 million to match donations in…

Buy Blue Program 

U of T-affiliated startups selling to U of T entities can access funds provided by the Provost aimed at accelerating our startup’s products and services to the marketplace.

Connaught Fund 

Connaught is an internal program that provides U of T researchers with funding to further their work. Connaught is the largest internal university research funding program in Canada. Since 1972,…

Adams Sustainability Innovation Prize Competition 

*Applications will open in the winter 2022 semester. This annual competition offers over $25,000 in prizes to recognize, reward and accelerate U of T’s most innovative sustainability ideas.

U of T Accelerators 

Many of U of T’s Accelerators offer funding opportunities through a wide range of cohorts, programs and pitch competitions.

UTEST Startup Funding 

UTEST provides nascent software companies with $100,000 startup funding, office space in the MaRS Discovery District facility, mentoring and business strategy support.

External funding opportunities