Centres of Higher Learning:
According to Statistics Canada, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with fewer than 500 employees account for 54.2% of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP).
Further, data from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) cites that 85% of net job creation in the first two years of the previous three post-recession recoveries has come from SMEs.
Clearly, the health of our SMEs is of critical importance to Canada’s economic growth. For this reason, the IIAC supports Canadian centres of higher learning which have programs in place to support, incubate and accelerate entrepreneurial vision, innovation and excellence.
University of Alberta
TEC Edmonton is a business accelerator, helping to transform technologies into business opportunities. Our goal is to capture the value of the innovation in our region, for our region.
A unique not-for-profit, TEC Edmonton is a joint venture between the University of Alberta and the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC).
University of Calgary
Innovate Calgary is where startups, entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, industry and partners take innovation and ideas to business. It takes an ecosystem to drive the commercialization success of an innovation or discovery, and we are here to give you the help you need to take your startup, discovery or investment to the next stage of growth or market entry. How? It’s simple – just ask.
Innovate Calgary is the technology-transfer and business-incubation centre for the University of Calgary. Working closely with Research Services and the Office of the Vice-President (Research), we work to help bridge the gap between discovery and innovation.
Mount Royal University
None in place, but plans are being discussed for six thematic Centres for Excellence – Innovation & Entrepreneurship
The University of British Columbia
Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub (ISIS Research Centre at Sauder School of Business, UBC)
The Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub offers a dynamic space to accelerate social venture growth by bringing together university resources, peer learning, and business networks. The program is defined by its passionate community and collaborative environment.
The vision for the Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub is to propel social entrepreneurship forward in BC, establish the province as a world class centre for social innovation and social venture development, and create a dynamic and supportive space for social ventures to grow.
The Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub is designed for ventures wanting to embrace social innovation while using business models to create impact in society. The accelerator program brings together early stage social ventures with BC’s social innovators, seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, faculty, alumni, and students to:
•Accelerate the growth of promising social ventures and the impact they create
•Increase the number of social ventures focused on tackling social and environmental issues facing our communities
•Build the skills and networks of social entrepreneurs
•Provide applied learning opportunities for the top students in the province and build the talent pipeline for the social venture sector
•Promote economic, social and environmental change in BC communities
The Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub is an accelerator program designed to support high potential social ventures so that they create deep and long lasting social impact in their communities, the world of business, and society at large.
The Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub provides promising social ventures with:
•A co-working space
•A workshop series tailored to the unique needs of social ventures
•Access to knowledge capital from the ISIS Research Centre and the Sauder School of Business
•Peer learning and support
•Business coaching and advisory services
•Mentorship from industry experts
•A full-time student intern during the summer period
•Opportunities for exposure and access to networks
Simon Fraser University
The SFU TIME Centre is a partnership between SFU and BC’s technology ventures industry. Our focus is on helping startup ventures and entrepreneurs who are developing solutions to improve productivity in the Digital Economy or to enhance sustainability in the Green Economy. Our downtown Vancouver location (within the SFU Harbour Centre campus) is ideally situated to connect entrepreneurs with various resources within the local business and University community.
TIME offers office space and resources for technology ventures, networking events, educational seminars, mentoring opportunities, investment opportunities, training resources, a boardroom and a Business Centre. These services are available to TIME participants, off-site business professionals, lawyers, investors and others.
VentureLabs® is a world-class business accelerator program delivered by Simon Fraser University (SFU), the University of Victoria (UVic), the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and the Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUA+D), in partnership with the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), government and industry partners.
University of Victoria
Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs
ICE is an on-campus business incubator designed to help you (whether you’re a student, faculty member, staff or recent alumni) take your business concept from idea to investor-ready.
No matter what industry your business concept is from, we will give you the tools, resources and access to experienced professionals to help you move your ideas forward. We bring credibility, structure and value to your business plan and enhance your chances of start-up success!
In addition to the incubator services, ICE also holds drop-in sessions, workshops, and business plan competitions.
VentureLabs® is a world-class business accelerator program delivered by Simon Fraser University (SFU), the University of Victoria (UVic), the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and the Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUA+D), in partnership with the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), government and industry partners.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
None yet, but the university is in discussions to partner with the City of Surrey and SFU Surrey to establish a Business Incubator Area that will support start-up and early-stage companies to assist in the commercialization of promising technology.
Memorial University of Newfoundland
The Genesis Centre is a support network developed to help Newfoundland & Labrador knowledge-based businesses/entrepreneurs create high-growth enterprises. It provides a wide range of resources and services for its clients with a long-term goal of preparing its clients to become “investor ready”.
Genesis offers access to:
Business resources, such as world-class mentors, experienced advisory boards, help with business plan development, learning & networking events.
Technical & scientific resources of Memorial University, e.g. the Manufacturing Technology Centre, C-CORE, the Statistics Consulting Centre
Physical resources, such as office space & equipment; computer equipment; board rooms
The intangible benefits of being part of a well-regarded entrepreneurial community, e.g. credibility, synergy, confidence, vision
Entrance to the Genesis Centre is a competitive process administered by a selection board of experienced business people.
The Genesis Centre will help its clients gain access to the physical, technical, and scientific resources of Memorial University, is the centre of the research and development in the province with expertise in areas such as: ice- engineering tanks, chemistry labs and computing services to the knowledge of experts. The cost of services is covered by the client, but the Centre can help clients find research financing.
University of New Brunswick
The International Business & Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC)
The International Business & Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC) is a specialized Centre housed within the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Business Administration in Fredericton, New Brunswick. IBEC’s main objective is to facilitate entrepreneurial endeavours amongst promising students through such methods as the Activator program.
The Centre supports several objectives, including the development of expertise in the fields of entrepreneurship and international trade.
IBEC also aims to foster partnerships between UNB and the business community, increasing the knowledge base about New Brunswick’s growth-oriented entrepreneurs and helping students to grow into effective, innovative business people through experiential learning, research and training and opening up the field to many unique opportunities.
University of Manitoba
The Eureka Project helps technology companies accelerate their growth by increasing their sales.
We provide management expertise to innovators and small and medium sized companies with a desire to succeed on an international scale. You bring the technical expertise. We bring the management experience to elevate you.
Our entrepreneurial intelligence gives you the edge you need to build sales. The Eureka Project’s ability to provide the support you need to achieve that sales growth is unparalleled in Canada – no one can match our power to drive you to success.
The Eureka Project is located in the centre of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba and supports global companies and innovators who want to rapidly scale up sales in the North American market. Interested in finding out how we can take you to the next level? Contact us.
The University of Winnipeg
The Virtual Business Innovation Centre (VBIC)
The Virtual Business Innovation Centre is a Joint Initiative of the University of Winnipeg and the Aboriginal Business Development Centre. The concept draws upon the experience of the CyberVillage, Virtual Incubation Manitoba and the Aboriginal Business Innovation Centre. The best of all these successful projects has been brought to VBIC.
Most knowledgeable leaders in the economic development field have long since discovered that the encouragement of an entrepreneurial atmosphere and the development of management skills is a necessary component of any economic development strategy. Having a Virtual Business Innovation Centre that delivers high quality business education and training is a significant economic development initiative for several reasons. The two most important of which are, reduced attention by both the centre and participant on managing the real estate side of a business and the ability to work from a distance, at the Innovation Centre or on-site with the participant.
VBIC’s business incubation activities improve the survival rate of the participant companies and encourages business retention according to studies conducted in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Studies have shown that 87% of businesses receiving incubation services remain and grow in the municipality in which they were incubated. VBIC has already provided “virtual incubation” to Aboriginal start-ups and expanding companies which have added substantially to the sustainable growth of the economy. Virtual incubation services are an economic tool that can be used to encourage entrepreneurship in all communities – geographic or cultural. Manitoba’s Aboriginal people benefit greatly from the creation of entrepreneurial activities within their communities.
VBIC is designed to assist companies in the start-up or expansion phases of business. Counselling services vary according to the needs of the participating companies; they commonly include management services such as business planning, strategic planning, market development, counselling and mentoring.
The primary focus of VBIC is education and training in all aspects of business, including marketing, bookkeeping, management and strategy. Our participant entrepreneurs will be offered whatever path is appropriate for the education they need. This may take the form of one-on-one counselling, research, distance education or classroom opportunities. At the end of 52 weeks, the training component will be cut back to a maintenance level for the next year.
Participants will continue to be in touch with the VBIC. And, it is the goal of VBIC to have graduates become mentors themselves as their business experience grows.
There is a second component to the education and that is for select participants to become Interns and Research Assistants. Students from the U of W Faculty of Business and Education who are particularly interested in Economic and Community Development may be recruited and trained in delivering business counselling to future participant entrepreneurs. VBIC has already chosen the first two students, an aboriginal woman from the Island Lakes communities in Manitoba and an international student who wishes to deliver incubation in his home country.
As has been proven by the Canadian Association of Business Incubators, the National Business Incubation Association in the U.S. and the network of Business Innovation Centres in Europe, business education forms a stable base to successful entrepreneurship.
Niagara’s bioscience story is evolving. Welcome to the next chapter.
The Goodman School of Business BioLinc is part of Innovate Niagara’s network of incubators. BioLinc is a dynamic bioscience, biotechnology, applied health and biomanufacturing business incubation facility dedicated to promote, enhance, and commercialize the discoveries that are taking place at Brock, while bringing Niagara’s health, bioscience, and biomanufacturing sectors to the next level.
Innovate Niagara helps entrepreneurs in high-growth industries to start, grow, and succeed. Innovate Niagara is a Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) through the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE). Formerly known as nGen – Niagara Interactive Media Generator, Innovate Niagara was renamed in 2013 to reflect their expanding mandate to serve emerging sectors and high-growth industries through business advisory services, tools and resources including a network of business incubators.
BioLinc integrates University expertise and community resources to provide the needed support to entrepreneurs who are establishing new health and bioscience ventures. This is accomplished through BioLinc’s ability to provide a physical incubation space, access to business support services from the partners of Innovate Niagara, as well as Innovate Niagara’s dynamic web portal.
Carleton Entrepreneurs is a unique program that provides mentorship and feedback to help student entrepreneurs who are working on innovative projects across all faculties. Experienced mentors and reviewers help students transform their ideas into compelling business opportunities and successful ventures. The program also provides students that present compelling opportunities a chance to connect with potential investors, Carleton University alumni, and friends of Carleton University.
A full-time student, a group of Carleton students or a group of Carleton students with external partners, can submit an application to participate in this program at any time.
The McMaster Biosciences Incubation Centre (MBIC)
The McMaster Biosciences Incubation Centre (MBIC) offers entrepreneurial researchers and start-up companies in the life sciences sector with resources to develop commercially successful products and services. These resources include: laboratories, scientific equipment and research resources, as well as business mentoring and support services. In addition, MBIC offers shared administrative facilities and office equipment, executive meeting space, business advice and referral services, networking opportunities, programs for off-site clients and more.
McMaster Innovation Park
McMaster Innovation Park is the place where visions are realized and ideas are transformed into commercial opportunities through collaboration with McMaster University.
The Don Pether Incubation Centre
You are a start up looking to move to the next stage of maturity. You have an idea/product/service that will be ready for the market in one year and a management team in place to make that happen. If this sounds like your business, you may apply for space in The Don Pether Incubation Centre.
Xerox Centre for Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Develop your business. Earn a Masters’s degree.
Whether you are engaged in original research, launching a business, or have been assigned a marketing opportunity from within your enterprise, the Xerox Centre for Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation offers an environment designed exclusively for real-time venture creation and education.
You’ll learn a proven start-up methodology, work with business and technical experts, have access to funding sources, and walk away with a Master’s degree in either Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation, or Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
University of Ottawa/Université d’Ottawa
Startup Garage was started by the University of Ottawa as a means of offering students the opportunity to experience the exciting world of entrepreneurship.
Selected students have 3-months to get their business off the ground and be their own boss. Of course, you are only invited to participate in the program if your application is successful! Applications are reviewed and ranked, and the top candidates are invited to pitch their business. Startup Garage runs from June to August and offers space, mentorship, formal training, support and cash to for students to launch their compnies. If selected, the successful companies will be invited to join the Startup Garage.
Innovation Park at Queen’s University is a community of innovators and specialists where academia, industry, government and not-for-profits work together to cultivate ideas, identify and transform important technological discoveries, and propel innovations into the marketplace.
The role of Innovation Park is to foster interaction among the participants in the research and innovation system and thus stimulate commercialization and economic development in the South Eastern Ontario region.
With support from the provincial government, announced in the 2007 budget, and with Queen’s University as the catalyst, Innovation Park has emerged as a technology development hub and an important vehicle that is helping to drive and accelerate university-industry interaction, create vibrant research and innovation forums & facilitate business retention, growth and attraction.
PARTEQ Innovations was founded in 1987 by Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada to commercialize intellectual property (e.g. inventions) arising from university-generated research. A not-for-profit organization, PARTEQ provides institutional researchers with the business, intellectual property, and financial expertise that is needed to advance their discoveries to the public, while returning the proceeds from those activities to researchers and their institutions.
PARTEQ provides technology transfer services to Queen’s University, the Royal Military College of Canada, St. Lawrence College, Kingston General Hospital, and Hotel Dieu Hosptial.
Queen’s Incubator (future plans)
In much the same way that PARTEQ Innovations helps Queen’s researchers take promising business ideas to market, the Queen’s Incubator will provide the support and resources students need to turn innovative ideas into viable business opportunities.
University of Toronto
UTEST University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology
The UTEST Program is part of U of T’s growing ecosystem of incubators and commercialization support services. In partnership with MaRS Innovation, it provides nascent software companies with start-up funding, mentoring, business strategy and office space in the MaRS Discovery District facility.
UTEST accepts early stage companies and awards each with up to $30,000 in start-up funds. UTEST is jointly administered by the Innovations & Partnerships Office at the University of Toronto and MaRS Innovation. Financial support for the UTEST program is provided by the Connaught Fund and MaRS Innovation.
Creative Destruction Lab
Through Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto
The Creative Destruction Lab program is an eight-month long program organized by the Creative Destruction Lab at Rotman. The program is designed to help participating ventures build strong, scalable businesses around their product/service. The program is comprised of a comprehensive suite of support services, including mentorship from successful serial entrepreneurs, business education from Canada’s leading management professors, and privileged access to Toronto’s venture capital network. The program also provides the participating ventures with accounting services, legal services, and office space.
Milestones are a central feature of the program. The ventures are guided by the Group of Seven Fellows (G7), who work with the founders to set specific business and technical milestones to guide the allocation of their resources. The G7 meets with the founding teams of the participating ventures every eight weeks (approximately) to set milestones for the next meeting and review progress on milestones set upon the previous meeting. At each meeting, the G7 identifies the lowest performing venture, which is dropped, allowing the Lab to focus additional resources on ventures with the highest chance of success.
University of Waterloo
What would happen if we took the University of Waterloo’s brightest students and gave them access to a learning-focused community of mentors and like-minded peers, the latest equipment, and the resources to turn their business ideas into successful startups? What better place to build such a unique community than University of Waterloo, which Maclean’s Magazine has named “Canada’s most innovative university” 21 years running.
With these questions in mind, the University of Waterloo’s Velocity program was born. Drawing on the Region of Waterloo’s thriving startup community and the University of Waterloo’s most ambitious, entrepreneurial students, Velocity’s first program — the Velocity Residence — was created in 2008. In the years since, Velocity has grown into a set of six interlinked entrepreneurial initiatives: Velocity Residence, Velocity Garage, Velocity Alpha, Velocity Science, Velocity Foundry and the Velocity Fund Finals (VFF).
Each of these unique initiatives supports Velocity’s vision of developing an engaging community that fosters creativity and entrepreneurship while turning students’ ideas into sustainable businesses. They also form the perfect complement to the environment at uWaterloo — a university that holds entrepreneurship as one of its key pillars — by equipping students with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the entrepreneurial space, supporting knowledge sharing among peers, providing access to a diverse network of mentors, and allowing students to maintain ownership of their intellectual property.
Velocity’s commitment to education, idea sharing and the creation of support systems has allowed it to become a highly successful startup community, which contributed to the success of companies like Kik, Thalmic Labs, BufferBox, Vidyard and MappedIn.
University of Western Ontario
Western Research Parks
For nearly three decades, Western Research Parks have served as a strong link between academics and commerce, and a key contributor to the movement of an idea or a discovery from concept to the marketplace. The original Park, now called Western Discovery Park, is located adjacent to Western University and is home to over 200,000 square feet of office space, lab space and industrial grade space, including the Stiller Centre for Technology Commercialization, one of Canada’s most successful biotechnology incubators.
Western has expanded its Park program and contributed to the opening of two more Parks, a 10 hectare site located alongside Highway 401 called the Western Advanced Manufacturing Park, and a 30 hectare location just south of Highway 402 called the Western-Sarnia-Lambton Research Park.
University of Windsor
The Centre for Enterprise and Law
The Centre for Enterprise and Law was founded in 2010 by co-directors Dr. Francine Schlosser and Professor Myra Tawfik. Previously CBAR-IPLIN*, CEL encourages innovation and entrepreneurship in Windsor and Essex County through its collaboration with local industry, community organizations, and academia.
Every semester, the CEL recruits top performing business and law students to aid in the development and realization of local businesses. Led by project managers from the University of Windsor’s joint M.B.A./LLB program, students use their knowledge, skills and abilities to produce business deliverables and legal support for local, thriving entrepreneurs. The course is led by CEL co-directors Dr. Francine Schlosser and Professor Myra Tawfik.
The Centre for Enterprise and Law is a collaborative strategic initiative of the University of Windsor. It has received significant support from the Deans of the Odette School of Business and the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law, as well as the President’s Strategic Initiative Committee. The CEL also recognizes the continued assistance of Andrew Kuntz (Assistant Dean, Odette School of Business) and Ms. Michelle Pilutti (Assistant Dean, Faculty of Law).
“Words cannot begin to explain how grateful we are to the Centre for Enterprise and Law for having [the program] out there for people to be a part of. It made all the difference from success to failure” – Marissa Zuliani, CEL client, 2011
York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDInstitute)
York Entrepreneurship Development Institute is a charitable organization (no. 81209 5735 RR0001) whose mission is to provide free top-tier business education and mentorship to innovative entrepreneurs from any sector or industry in order to build and accelerate successful businesses and efficient not-for-profit organizations. “YEDI” is committed to ensuring that ideas with high impact are not lost due to lack of knowledge during the start-up process. YEDI guides innovators to refine their ideas and create tested proof of concepts that are attractive to investors and will benefit Canadian society.
Upon graduation the entrepreneurs receive formal certification from both York University and YEDI, and the opportunity to pitch to potential investors, including our own Venture Fund.
Serving Toronto & York Region-based ventures, YEDI presents an intensive 12-week program and guided process for its participants, including lecture-based learning, seminar training, deliverable milestones, peer workshops, and mentorship by subject matter experts. YEDI offers a hybrid entrepreneurial environment comprising of for-profit and not-for-profit innovators from a diversity of sectors.
At the conclusion of the term, our students have the unique benefit of graduating with a formal Schulich Executive Education Centre Certificate and will pitch their ventures to investors at the YEDI Venture Fair. The investor audience will include YEDI’s own venture capital organization that may contribute up to $500,000 to an entrepreneur’s project along with other venture firms and banks that can facilitate direct investment.
Wilfrid Laurier University
The Laurier LaunchPad is an experiential learning opportunity for students and alumni to discover, validate, and launch an innovative new venture! We teach the latest methods in entrepreneurial management to eliminate risk and increase the chances of creating a successful startup.
Based on the concept of a flipped classroom, students roll up their sleeves and apply weekly training to their own businesses week by week. Entrepreneurs give regular status updates on their ventures and use class time to present weekly findings from experiments. Aside from building their own businesses, entrepreneurs are expected to act as formal advisors for others in the LaunchPad.
LaunchPad is offered as a course as well as a program.
Coming into the LaunchPad course we expect applicants to have a well-thought out, unproven new venture idea. The LaunchPad course (BU498/BU610) focuses specifically on the discovery and validation stages of development, and requires the hunger to step outside and meet with customers to prove the business model works! Those committed to seeing their ventures through are invited to apply to LaunchPad program. The LaunchPad program is ongoing year-round and transitions into local incubators such as the Communitech Venture Services or Hyperdrive!
Many of the entrepreneurs entering LaunchPad are building their first businesses. To support buddingentrepreneurs we connect startups with industry experts, Laurier LaunchPad Mentors, and Entrepreneurs-In-Residence to provide guidance through the initial stages of discovery and validation.
Digital Media Zone
The Digital Media Zone (DMZ) at Ryerson University is a business incubator for startups in the heart of downtown Toronto, at Yonge-Dundas Square. It helps startups succeed by connecting them with customers, advisors, influencers and each other. Entrepreneurs benefit from education and development opportunities, services and co-working space in an unbeatable location.
The DMZ is based at Ryerson University but all startups are welcome. Applicants must have an innovative business idea, a strong business plan and a working prototype that’s ready to launch or is already in the market.
Companies accepted to the DMZ receive four months of free co-working space and services (after which they can pay a membership fee to stay on). Entrepreneurs will work to grow their startups alongside one another, attending workshops and events, meeting with advisors and business experts and collaborating on ideas and solutions.
Startups that are further along in their business have access to seed funding and an accelerator program through Ryerson Futures Inc. (RFI), a for-profit business associated with Ryerson. RFI makes selective investments of up to $80,000 in high-potential, highly scalable companies. RFI companies also receive intense process observation, education, networking and development. Providing they meet the criteria, companies can enter the acceleration program directly upon joining the DMZ.
The DMZ is home to the Innovation-for-Hire program that leverages the talent, passion and technology expertise associated with the DMZ and Ryerson University to solve real business problems for industry partners. Managed by RFI, the program can result in proprietary solutions for the partner, or a spin-off company for the working group, with the first client secured.
RFI and the DMZ also offer an intrapreneur program. Teams of corporate intrapreneurs can participate in startup programs and access the resources and services of the DMZ and RFI to accelerate development of internal projects and solutions. Corporate intrapreneur teams collocate and liaise with DMZ and RFI companies.
Educate and Ideate
Startups that include one or more Ryerson student founders enter the DMZ through Enactus Ryerson. Enactus equips student entrepreneurs with an arsenal of educational content, resource consultations, opportunities for collaboration, and meaningful connections for innovation and business creation.
Students with a business idea still in its infancy can start developing it at one of Ryerson’s multidisciplinary zones, including the Centre for Urban Energy, the Transmedia Zone, the Fashion Zone and the Design Fabrication Zone. Learn more here.
When it opened in April 2010, the DMZ was home to a handful of startups and projects. As of its fourth anniversary in April 2014, the DMZ was home to 62 companies and a group of 75 alumni companies. The companies incubating at the DMZ are a mix of Ryerson-affiliated startups and non-Ryerson affiliates. More than a thousand jobs have been created through DMZ startups and over $40 million has been raised in funding.
MyVision is an enterprise and movement of young people accelerating and incubating social business. Our mission is to solve the world’s most pressing issues through social business. Founded in Canada, we’re developing into the world’s largest and most impacting organization it its field.
Université de Montréal
The J.-Armand-Bombardier Incubator is a joint initiative from Université de Montréal and École Polytechnique. In the wake of the Montréal Technopole concept, the J.-Armand-Bombardier Incubator emerged as a centre for spin-off companies. It is primarily aimed at supporting the pre-startup of technology-based businesses and at contributing to the implementation of projects for high value-added businesses. The J.-Armand-Bombardier Incubator aims at positioning itself as a player in the development and enhancement of technologies produced by our institutions.
The J.-Armand-Bombardier Incubator is located in the J.-Armand-Bombardier building, which belongs to École Polytechnique and Université de Montréal.
École des Hautes Etudes (HEC)
Institut d’entrepreneuriat Banque Nationale
L’Institut, dédié à l’entrepreneuriat, au repreneuriat et aux familles en affaires, permet aux étudiants des établissements de HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal et Université de Montréal et à la communauté d’affaires d’avoir accès à des outils et d’assister à des événements qui visent à favoriser et à soutenir la création ainsi que la reprise d’entreprises en appuyant le développement d’entrepreneurs innovants. L’Institut a pour mission d’identifier, évaluer et mettre en lumière les enjeux auxquels sont confrontés les créateurs d’entreprise et les propriétaires de PME du Québec. L’institut offre notamment des activités pédagogiques, de recherche, d’essaimage, de réseautage ainsi que des formations.
Les activités de l’Institut d’entrepreneuriat Banque Nationale | HEC Montréal reposent sur quatre piliers:
1. Un observatoire de la dynamique entrepreneuriale québécoise et de bonnes pratiques.
2. Un accélérateur d’idées
3. Un centre de transfert des connaissances et des formations sur mesure.
4. Un espace de réseautage et de grande diffusion.
La mission d’Entrepreneuriat Laval est de stimuler, à l’Université Laval, l’émergence de projets innovateurs favorisant le démarrage d’entreprises et la création d’emplois par l’accompagnement personnalisé et le développement des compétences entrepreneuriales.
Université de Sherbrooke
No program of its own found, but the university is an investor in ACET:
Since its creation in 2011, ACET has been devoted to selecting, training and supporting start-up technology-based companies, creating high quality jobs and transforming projects into businesses which will support a knowledge-based economy.
District 3 Innovation Centre
What is District 3?
We’re an innovation center dedicated to giving people the resources they need to bring an idea closer to its potential impact on society.
It’s a district for all who belong to the Concordia University community including students, academia,management, and alumni, no matter the faculty. A community is a group interacting and sharing a populated environment while helping each other.