BizStart is a full-time, 11-month Entrepreneurship Training Program at YES. BizStart assists youth to launch a new business and become self-employed. The Centre for Social innovation catalyzes and supports social innovation in Toronto and around the world. We create community workspaces, incubate emerging enterprises, and develop new models and methods with world-changing potential.
ExtremeU: At “ExtremeU” you’ll get a chance to bring your great idea to life, and draw upon the technology and business expertise of the EVP team. Our 2009 class was a great success! Experts from last year’s ExtremeU will be returning to speak and mentor the ExtremeU “class of 2010″. New speakers this year include Anand Agarawala, Austin Hill, Chamath Palihapitiya, Dinesh Moorjani, Leonard Brody, and Rob Balarhura.
The Next 36: The goal of The Next 36 is to help launch the careers of 36 of Canada’s most promising and innovative undergraduates. The program will identify these students through a rigorous national selection process, and give them the academic foundation, practical skills, role models and networks to become Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. Students should expect to be pushed out of their comfort zone, gain skills vital to entrepreneursand nation builders and have their expectations for themselves increased dramatically.
Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) is a workplace designed for young entrepreneurs, infused with the energy and resources of downtown Toronto. It’s a place where students and alumni come to innovate, collaborate and market their products and services, and where commercial enterprises can turn to for progressive and creative digital solutions.
Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC) was established in 1990 as an initiative of the Toronto Economic Development Corporation (TEDCO) and the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. We have been recognized at home and internationally for achievements in the field of business development and as a role model for business incubation. We have helped more than 4000 businesses since opening our doors.
Toronto Business Development Centre provides help in all phases of business development
Velocity: A residence at the University of Waterloo that helps young entrepreneurs with their start-ups.
UofT also had a short-lived Excelerator program out of the Innovations Foundation (which saw a couple of semi-exits and plenty of genuine innovation, but no big news or enduring successes).
US based startup programs (seed fund incubators): LaunchBox Digital, Y Combinator, Seedcamp, TechStars, Capital Factory, DreamIt Ventures, Bootphase
More incubators in Canada: A partial list of business and technology incubators in Canada
Contributors: Ted Lee