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U of T Startup Perks is a suite of venture-friendly offerings for companies affiliated with the U of T Entrepreneurship community. To be eligible for startup perks, you must be: 

These offerings are meant to complement existing benefits already provided by the accelerators. The list of community partners is always growing, so check back frequently. 

To confirm your eligibility and unlock access to exclusive discounts for U of T startups, please contact us at entrepreneurs@utoronto.ca.

U of T Startup Perks include

Cloud Computing

U of T is an AWS Activate Provider.  The AWS Activate 3.0 beta program offers eligible U of T startups up to $100,000 in AWS credits and up to $10,350 in AWS support credits, valid for 1 year. 

The Google for Startups Cloud Program provides startups funded by a venture capital firm, accelerator, incubator, seed or angel investor with cloud credits to cover your first year of Google Cloud and Firebase usage up to $100,000 and 20% of your 2nd year of Google Cloud and Firebase usage covered, up to an additional $100,000.

E-commerce

The Open Learning plan has all the features of Shopify Basic plus a few extras, such as the ability to add 15 store accounts. This plan has an equivalent value of more than $420 CAD per year.

Funding

Pocketed helps thousands of small and start-up businesses, just like you, access billions of dollars in untapped non-dilutive funding available every year. Through their (free to use) intelligent matching platform, you are provided a curated list of grants, tax credits, and competitions eligible to your business. You can then access the support you need to get funded through grant writers, legal experts, and more! 

Free access to Hockeystick for U of T startups. U of T Entrepreneurship and Hockeystick are collaborating to bring innovative tools to U of T startups, including free access to Hockeystick’s fundraising tool giving entrepreneurs access to Angels, VCs, and other funding.

Networking

UTE has a limited number of CWN memberships for ONRamp members. Canadian Women’s Network (CWN) empowers Canadian female and GNB entrepreneurs through leveraging its influential network of Silicon Valley investors, operators, and mentors to provide the support, guidance, and introductions needed for startups to grow locally and scale globally.

Printing

TPH is pleased to support U of T startups and provide 20% off all products and services, including business cards, brochures, and stickers, branded swag, t-shirts and banners. 

Productivity Tools

Fellow helps teams run effective and delightful meetings. Teams gather on Fellow to plan agendas, record decisions, and hold themselves accountable. Here’s a quick product overview video

U of T is an approved HubSpot for Startups Partner, which means all eligible U of T startups and members qualify for 90% off the HubSpot CRM Platform.

Ownr is a powerful tool that equips aspiring Canadian Entrepreneurs with everything they need to start and grow their business. Ownr is offering U of T Startups 20% off any Ownr Product.

Professional Services

Carta helps companies and investors manage their capitalization tables, valuations, investments, and equity plans. They provide the tools to make equity ownership more accessible to build an ownership economy, where more employees and investors have stakes in the companies building our future. 

DealPrep aims to empower, support, and educate entrepreneurs on the fundamentals of l​egal drafting and deal negotiation.  As a member of the U of T Entrepreneurship ecosystem, you have access to DealPrep’s tools.

Dell For Entrepreneurs Canada is pleased to support U of T startups by providing the following a suite of benefits and perks, including product training, free participation in trial programs, preferred rates on select Dell products and more.

Shipping

DHL is pleased to offer U of T startups a ​75% discount for exporting ​and a ​65% discount for importing. ed account manager to assist with any questions or additional assistance needed.