The Power Up Program
The Power Up Program at a Glance
• Workshops and 1:1 coaching led by industry and faculty experts
• Pitch training
• Networking opportunities
• Market intelligence
• State-of-the-art research labs
• Dedicated workspace
Power Up Program Timeline 2022
February: Public Launch
Applications open to students.
April: Inagural Cohort Selected
High potential students are invited to join the Power Up Program
May: Programming Start
Phase 1: Ideation
Students solidify their idea with guidance from the faculty and experts in the field.
Phase 2: Prototype and Business Plan
Students establish a business plan for their venture and/or create a prototype of their idea with access to labs and workspaces in the CEZ.
Phase 3: Pitch/Presentation
Students learn how to present their startup idea to potential investors.
August: Public Pitch Event
Students present their ideas to sponsor, key industry leaders and investors.
Programming will both be in-person and virtual. In-person programming is dependent on local public health and Toronto Metropolitan University guidelines. In-person programming will happen at the Centre for Urban Innovation, 44 Gerrard St E, Toronto.
Toronto Metropolitan University is committed to providing an accessible learning environment. Please contact us if we need to make any accessibility accommodations to ensure your inclusion in this program.
If you have any questions about this program, please contact:
Dr. Bala Venkatesh
Director, Clean Energy Zone
Toronto Metropolitan University