University of Toronto Entrepreneurship Programs: Guide for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

This guide for business owners covers current University of Toronto Entrepreneurship programs, including accelerator programs, training, mentorship, funding, and other resources for entrepreneurs.

This is our dedicated “hub” page for University of Toronto Entrepreneurship programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!

University of Toronto Entrepreneurship Mandate

University of Toronto (U of T) is Canada’s leading engine for research-based startups and a global leader in transforming ideas into products and services that impact the world.

The University of Toronto Entrepreneurship (UTE) community does much more than accelerate startups. It accelerates ideas, people, social impact, and technologies too. All while striving to create an environment that is inclusive and representative of the diverse and talented innovators and entrepreneurs around it.

UTE’s mission is is to enable a diverse group of creative thinkers to move their ingenious ideas from conception to impact by capitalizing on U of T’s global research capacity, its deep talent pool, and its unmatched entrepreneurship and innovation network.

The U of T Entrepreneurship community consists of 10+ accelerators across the University’s three campuses. UTE supports, develops and celebrates its best and brightest founders and their startups through a broad range of resources, network access and entrepreneurship activities.

University of Toronto Entrepreneurship Priorities

One of U of T Entrepreneurship’s 2021-22 strategic priorities was to build a new website that is as innovative as the entrepreneurial community it serves.

You can learn about UTE’s priorities by reading its latest Annual Report and the University’s Institutional Strategic Research Plan. The University of Toronto Entrepreneurship is part of the Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI).

Types of Support University of Toronto Entrepreneurship Offers

University of Toronto Entrepreneurship offers accelerator and entrepreneurship programs, coaching, mentorship, networking opportunities, funding, pitch competitions and more.

University of Toronto Entrepreneurship Programs

  • St. George Campus accelerators:
  • BFN Accelerate is a three-month classic cohort-based accelerator program for startup companies from the U of T community with at least one Black-identifying founder. BFN Accelerate will help you develop solutions to meet the customer’s needs, launch of MVP/beta, start to grow your team, generate revenue, secure funding and explore value chain/distribution partnerships. 
  • Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) (non-profit organization founded at the Rotman School of Management .)
  • Faculty of Arts and Science’s Centre for Entrepreneurship supports entrepreneurs by providing:
    • Co-working space
    • Prototyping & Makerspace offers facilities equipped with what students and alumni need to build prototypes for their ventures.
    • Venture Perks – a suite of venture-friendly perks, discounts, and offerings provided in partnership with UTE.
  • University of Toronto Scarborough accelerators:
  • University of Toronto Mississauga accelerator:
  • University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies accelerator:
  • Start@UTIAS – program in partnership with The Entrepreneurship Hatchery
  • U of T Startup Perks: a suite of venture-friendly offerings for companies affiliated with the U of T Entrepreneurship community.
  • IP Education Program: a free, online training program. Level 1 of the IP Education Program is now freely available to individuals outside the University of Toronto.
  • Indo-Canadian Entrepreneurship Exchange Program: a cohort-based exchange program, which aims to support budding entrepreneurs, improve research collaboration, and establish a strong, two-way innovation talent pipeline. The program is offered by the University of Toronto in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and the Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE).

University of Toronto Entrepreneurship Contact

University of Toronto Entrepreneurship

Suite 150, 100 College Street
Toronto, ON
M5G 1L5

Phone: 416-946-0582
Online contact form

Click here for a complete list of University of Toronto Entrepreneurship contact details.

University of Toronto Entrepreneurship Social Media:


University of Toronto Entrepreneurship Accelerators Contact and Social Media

UTE AcceleratorContact detailsSocial Media
BFN AccelerateUniversity of Toronto St. George Campus   Email: (Efosa Obano, program manager)  n/a  
The BRIDGEUniversity of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC) Instructional Centre (IC Building), Ground Floor 1095 Military Trail Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4   Phone: 416-287-7512 Email:   Click here for a complete list of The BRIDGE (UoT) contact details.Facebook Twitter Instagram  
Faculty of Arts and Science’s Centre for EntrepreneurshipCentre for Entrepreneurship Suite 331 60 St. George Street Toronto, ON M5S 1A7   In 2023, the Centre for Entrepreneurship will occupy a dedicated space on the 6th floor of the new Schwartz Reisman Innovation Campus.   Phone: 416-978-1457 Email:  Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIN  
Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)Creative Destruction Lab (Global) Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto 105 St. George Street Room 5039 Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 3E6   Email:   Click here for a complete list of Creative Destruction Lab contact details.Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram  
The Entrepreneurship Hatchery55 St.George Street, Suite 620 Toronto, ON M5S 1A4   Phone: +1 416-946-4024 Email: Online contact form
Click here for a complete list of The Entrepreneurship Hatchery contact details.
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Health Innovation Hub (H2i)University of Toronto St. George Campus   Email: Online contact form  Twitter  
The HUB at UTSCUniversity of Toronto Scarborough Highland Hall 1265 Military Trail Toronto, ON, Canada M1C 1A4   Phone: 416-208-2984 Email:   Click here for a complete list of The Hub at UTSC contact details.Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube
ICUBEUniversity of Toronto Mississauga 3359 Mississauga Road Innovation Complex Room L1240 & L1212 Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6   Email: Online Contact Form  Facebook Twitter LinkedIN Instagram
InnovEDOntario Institute for Studies in Education University of Toronto 252 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON M5S 1V6   Email: innoved@utoronto.can/a
Start@UTIASUniversity of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) 4925 Dufferin Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada  M3H 5T6   Email: (Joan DaCosta, Manager, UTIAS)n/a
UTESTUniversity of Toronto St. George Campus   88 College Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1L4   Email: (Kurtis Scissons, Co-Director)   Click here for a complete list of UTEST contact details.Twitter LinkedIn  

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