Running an organization, but need support to grow? The ICUBE Scale Up program will give you access to professionals and resources that will take your operations to the next level.

Our goal is to help take startups from across the region to the next level! The Scale Up program is designed to accelerate your business growth in a sustainable way. Work with mentors and industry professionals in a boutique style experience, that caters to each individuals’ specific needs. Join a community of entrepreneurs all working toward the same goal: making an impact, and scaling up!

Scale Up Teams gain access to:

  • ICUBE hiring grant (subsidizing salary for hiring UTM students)
  • Volunteer student placement (by project basis)
  • Mentors and start-up coaches
  • Office hours with professional partners (IP, legal, finance, etc)
  • Eligibility for the ICUBE Pitch competition
  • Access to capital (Grants, Investors, Loans, etc.)
  • Networking opportunities

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have a launched initiative with some demonstrable traction
  • Total annual revenue must be under $100K (including investments)
  • Must be a University of Toronto student, recent alumni (within the last 5 years), or a Peel region resident
  • Must be a graduate of the ICUBE Startup program. For exemption: to skip our startup program, you will be asked to submit supporting documents that demonstrate equivalent knowledge and experience in relevant core competencies.


All teams who are a part of ICUBE are a part of the University of Toronto. Upon acceptance you will receive a U of T ID Card and online authentication login providing:

  • Access to U of T facilities, resources, and services such as the fitness centre
  • Access to our library – we have the 3rd largest library in North America! The IMI librarian is happy to work with you to find what you need and teach you how to use our databases for niche market research.
  • Co-Working space at UTM and St.George (ONRamp)
  • Access to free and highly discounted resources and services with ICUBE partners (AWS credits, Google Spark package credits, Discounted branding and web development at Kiuloper)