YSpace @York University

This guide for business owners covers current YSpace programs, including accelerator programs, bootcamp-style training programs, and other resources for entrepreneurs.

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

YSpace Mandate

YSpace is York University’s innovation hub creating positive change by fostering a community of innovators, entrepreneurs, and changemakers.

YSpace is home to ELLA, Ontario’s first accelerator focused on women-led product and serviced-based businesses and Ontario’s first regional food and beverage accelerator focused on scaling ventures in addition to YSpace Markham, an 11,000 sq. ft. facility that is home to a community of market-ready technology ventures.

York University Priorities

You can learn about York University’s priorities by reading its Building a Better Future:
York University Academic Plan 2020-2025. Supporting entrepreneurship and connecting it to the broader innovation ecosystem of Ontario are connected with the University’s priorities.

Types of Support YSpace Offers

YSpace offers accelerator programs, bootcamp-style training programs, coaching, mentorship and other resources for entrepreneurs.

YSpace Programs

Below are links to YSpace’s specific programs:

  • YSpace Digital, a suite of virtual programs to support entrepreneurs from ideation to scale mode:
  • ELLA, Ontario’s first accelerator focused on supporting women-led product and service-based businesses.
  • BEA[1] Product Feasibility – a free 10-week virtual bootcamp in partnership with the Black Creek Community Health Centre, Black Creek Community Farm, York University TD Community Engagement Centre

YSpace Contact


169 Enterprise Blvd, Unit 301
Markham, ON, Canada
L6G 0E7

Phone: 416-736-2100, ext. 44940
Email: yspace@yorku.ca

ELLA program

Email: ELLAwomen@yorku.ca
Online contact form

YSpace Social Media:


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