Many of the University’s entrepreneurship programs introduce startups to potential industry investors. U of T and its partners also offer funding opportunities for both budding and established entrepreneurs.
U of T Funding Opportunities
An exciting new opportunity to support our emerging entrepreneurs. Through the True Blue Fund, the University is committing $2.5 million to match donations in support of student and recent alumni awards, fellowships and accelerator funds.
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.
Our new annual competition offering $15,000 in prizes to recognize, reward, and accelerate the University of Toronto’s most innovative sustainability ideas. Applications are due by April 8th. Click here to see the 2019 winners.
Annual business pitch competition awarding $50,000 to recognize, reward, and accelerate U of T’s innovative technologies and startups during U of T Entrepreneurship Week in March. Click here to see the 2019 winners.
U of T Post-Docs and Graduate students can be awarded $50,000 to assist in their research and professional development in the areas of AI, machine learning, advanced data analysis, and/or security. Click here to see the 2019 recipients.
U of T faculty are eligible to receive up to $100,000 to help with technology development, commercialization and knowledge transfer.
Up to $3,500 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 procedure. Applications are due by April 15th.
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.
UTEST provides nascent software companies with $100,000 startup funding, office space in the MaRS Discovery District facility, mentoring and business strategy support.