Posted: February 8, 2022


Not Applicable

Type of Program:



Venture Forward is designed to accelerate your business growth in a sustainable way. Work with mentors and industry professionals in a boutique-style experience. Join a community of entrepreneurs all working toward the same goal: making an impact, and scaling up!

Comments on Funding:

No funding involved.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


Applicants must:

  • be a University of Toronto student, recent alumni (within the last 5 years), or a Peel region resident;
  • have a launched initiative or MVP with demonstrated market fit and some traction;
  • be dedicated to solving a compelling problem (all venture structures/industries welcome);
  • have diverse, coachable and collaborative teams;
  • have a business idea that is in alignment with University of Toronto’s applicable policies and legislation and ICUBE’s values.

Applications Steps:


Applicants must submit their application.
If the venture is not accepted, the committee will provide feedback as to why and make suggestions, as appropriate, for further work or other programs to consider.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must prepare:

  1. 1
    a basic slide deck (no more than ten slides) explaining their project and why it is a good fit for ICUBE;
  2. 2
    a pitch no more than ten minutes long.

Other Things to Note:

  1. 1
    ICUBE UTM is an University of Toronto on-campus accelerator.
  2. 2
    They accept applications to the Venture Forward on a monthly rolling basis.

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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