Our Partners


The University of Toronto Mississauga

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UTM is the second-largest division of the University of Toronto (Canada’s largest university). It works closely with the City of Mississauga and regional partners to foster Canadian innovations. As one of Canada’s most prestigious academic institutes, UTM continues to grow its global impact through supporting departments like the Institute for Management & Innovation.


Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI)

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IMI is a cross-disciplinary institute producing innovative leaders with a combination of management skills and depth in their chosen field. It also provides an academic platform to foster close interactions and sharing of expertise between ICUBE and the faculty, staff and students in these programs.

Banting & Best Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (BBCIE)
(University of Toronto Entrepreneurship)

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University of Toronto’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has an accelerator, development program or incubator for every innovator and entrepreneur that can help you and/or your business reach their highest potential.


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DCS Innovation Lab is an early-stage environment where entrepreneurial- and intrapreneurial-minded students can use their academic and research skill to create innovation through software. Computer science students are partnered with students from across the University of Toronto to idea, validate, and develop disruptive innovations that have computer science at their core.

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The H2i was established by the Faculty of Medicine to drive innovation in the health sector. Their ventures have access to resources, equipment and expertise; and serve as a conduit for innovation throughout the Toronto Academic Health Science Network.

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CDL is a highly competitive development program at Rotman for early-stage companies with a unique massively scalable technology. CDL startups also receive support from Rotman MBA students and faculty. To date the program has created over $130M in equity value.

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The Entrepreneurship Hatchery is an incubation program that helps . Over the summer term, teams form and develop product prototypes using U of T’s engineering resources and equipment as they learn business and entrepreneurship skills from faculty and industry mentors. While each Hatchery team must have at least one member enrolled in Engineering, entrepreneurs from a wide range of backgrounds may join as part of a team. The session concludes in a competition judged by industry leaders, with major funding awards at stake.

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The Impact Centre is a development hub for early-stage startups based in the natural sciences and engineering, which includes businesses developing innovative medical devices, advanced materials and complex computer hardware or software. The Impact Centre’s annual ‘bootcamp’ program, called ‘Techno,’ provides intensive entrepreneurship training for scientists and engineers looking to build businesses rooted in university research.

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A brand new entrepreneurial incubation program established by its very own alumnus Francis Shen with a $1 million donation. The program encourages and facilitates UTIAS graduate students to utilize the knowledge and skills that they have gained through their education to create business start-ups. Start offers the tools needed to create successful start-ups, including legal and accounting workshops, speaker dinners/series, networking opportunities, capital funding, and mentorship provided by Mr. Shen. 90% of the donated money goes directly to the students.

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UTEST is a startup development program for nascent software companies supported in partnership by University of Toronto and MaRS Innovation. Its companies receive funding, mentorship, business strategy support and office space in the Banting Institute.

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The Hub at UTSC is an early-stage innovation and entrepreneurship centre that orients students to the process of design thinking, lean startup and industry mentoring. The Hub works primarily with undergraduate teams in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship, with a specific focus on web-based technologies.

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Just in case you missed our About Us page, ICUBE is also one of the nine accelerators hosted within the BBCIE ecosystem.

Community Partners


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The ONE Network Partners in Peel is the go-to source of entrepreneur and small business support in Peel region. Their mission is to help all members of the network in the Peel Region to succeed and grow by bringing services of the Small Business Enterprise Centres, Regional Innovation Centre, Business Advisory Services, and the Ontario Centres of Excellence to work collaboratively and provide support, training, mentoring, and programs that meet and exceed founder needs.

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OCE drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses. In partnership with industry, OCE co-invests to commercialize innovation originating in the province’s publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals. They also support and invest in early-stage projects at ICUBE, where the probability of commercial success and potential total return on innovation are substantial.

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As the Entrepreneur and Innovation Hub for Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon, the RIC Centre offers a comprehensive range of support services to entrepreneurs for free, including mentorship and advisory services, hands-on workshops and networking events. Utilizing the expertise of RICC’s Entrepreneurs in Residence, RICC clients receive unparalleled professional guidance every step of the way.
The ONE Network Peel Region is a collaborative network of organizations across the Peel Region with a vision to assist entrepreneurs, businesses and researchers commercialize their ideas. If you have a business, or a business idea, the ONE Network Peel Region is here for you. Find out more about the ONE Network Peel Region in the latest copy of “Know Your Network” (below) and visit our events page to find out about upcoming events.