Type of Program:

Program & Grant


RVZ INSPIRE is a 6-week market-validation program to inspire "entrecurious" individuals in becoming full-time entrepreneurs.

Comments on Funding:

Individuals who register for the Inspire Program will be able to apply for 1 of 20 Inspire Grants. Each grant will be valued at up to $500, to be used for reimbursement of business expenses, with no strings attached - no equity or intellectual property taken in return.

When It Ends:

Applications now closed


Next deadlines to be announced


Applicants must:

  • be 21+ years of age;
  • be recent grads, graduate researchers, experienced professionals, exploratory entrepreneurs, ideation stage founders, pre-incorporated companies, and those searching for a change in their careers;
  • pre-existing early-stage startups ( <18 months of ideation);
  • currently have or consider developing a technology solution in either of our Industry Sectors: Health and Wellness or Smart-City, Mobility and Logistics;
  • be able to commit to 6-week programming (5-8 hours/week). 

RVZ’s industry sectors of focus for 2021-2022 are Smart-City, Mobility, and Logistics as well as Community Health and Wellness.

Other Things to Note:

  1. 1
    Sign up for their newsletter to stay up to date on when registration opens for the next cohort!
  2. 2
    The RVZ Entrepreneurship Fund is a community supported fund that provides financial support to high potential entrepreneurs who are building their business at the Ryerson Venture Zone in Brampton. Through the generosity of industry partners and donors from Brampton and across the GTA entrepreneurs will be eligible for awards at two stages of engagement: the Inspire stage (RVZ Inspire Grant) and the Launch (incubator) stage (RVZ Incubator Fellowships).

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.


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