Located in Markham, ventureLAB is a leading global founder community for hardware technology and enterprise software companies in Canada. The organization is led by seasoned entrepreneurs and business leaders with decades of industry experience in building IP-rich start-ups, scale-ups, and global multinationals to help businesses scale. ventureLAB is part of one of the biggest and most diverse tech communities in Canada. 

Since 2011, ventureLAB has enabled over 3,000 tech ventures to create over 5,000 jobs and raise more than $340 million in investment capital through initiatives focused on raising capital, talent retention, technology and IP commercialization, and customer acquisition. Together with a community of entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and partners, ventureLAB enables technology startups to accelerate the commercialization of transformational products on a global scale. ventureLAB is home to the Hardware Catalyst Initiative — Canada’s only lab and incubator for hardware and semiconductor-focused companies.



$340 million

in investment capital


companies supported

50,000 Sq. Ft.

Innovation space

$7 Million

Prototype & testing lab
IBM Innovation Space Markham Convergence Centre


YSpace is York University’s premier entrepreneurship hub creating positive change by fostering a community of innovators, entrepreneurs, and changemakers. YSpace is home to 15 different entrepreneurial programs supporting entrepreneurs from ideation to scale mode including ELLA, their new national and Ontario's first accelerator focused on supporting women-led product and service-based businesses and the Black Entrepreneurship Alliance program, in partnership with the Black Creek Community Health Centre, offering a full spectrum of support to Black Entrepreneurs and young professionals.

ELLA accelerator

for women-led businesses

11,000 Sq. Ft.

Incubator space

Since 2018

748 ventures supported


Jobs created

$109 Million

in funding raised
Summer Company 2022 at Y Space

Seneca HELIX

HELIX, Seneca Polytechnic's innovation and entrepreneurship incubator, invites Seneca students, graduates, faculty and staff, along with members of the community, to explore and develop their entrepreneurial mindset.

HELIX provides the tools needed to design and launch a scalable startup or to innovate from within an existing organization as an intrapreneur.

Seneca College's

innovation hub


tools for startups
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