An inside look at U of T’s entrepreneurship ecosystem

Andrew Dowie, Member of Provincial Parliament, stopped by the University of Toronto Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Partnerships Office to talk about commercialization, company incubation, and the university’s entrepreneurial environment.

Earlier this year, UBI Global’s newest international benchmark study named the University of Toronto as one of the top five university business incubators in the world. Over the last decade, U of T entrepreneurs have founded over 600 venture-backed firms and raised over $2.5 billion in capital. U of T Entrepreneurship helps existing and potential entrepreneurs by providing co-working, meeting, and event spaces, as well as mentorship and advisory services, pitch competitions and awards, and access to investor networks.

The presentation was followed by a meet and greet and roundtable discussion with some of U of T’s most promising startup entrepreneurs including Gerard O’Leary, Chief Operating Officer of NerveX Technologies and Surath Gomis, Director of R & D of Arma Biosciences.  The roundtable touched on the commercialization, startup incubation and the university’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

U of T’s world-leading innovation network – which includes U of T Scarborough’s The Hub and The BRIDGE, as well as U of T Mississauga’s ICUBE – was showcased during Entrepreneurship Week this March and featured more than 15 free in-person, hybrid and virtual public events to teach, inspire and celebrate entrepreneurship on campus.

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