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About us

What makes us different?

At the Science Discovery Zone (SDZ) we help people take evidence-based approaches to test big ideas and discover new ventures. 

We aim to serve as a model for strong collaboration across all disciplines (not just the science ones) that fuels innovation and entrepreneurial discovery! 

What makes the SDZ stand out amongst other incubators are the unique services and opportunities we create for our community, which are geared towards fostering your goals and success!

Our membership streams

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The Participate stream is for those interested in learning and exploring something new.

You don't need an idea or startup for this stream, as the main focus is to learn how to solve problems, to meet like-minded people, and to learn about the evidence-based approach to innovation.

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In the Ideate stream, members have found an idea/problem that they are passionate about solving and want to start applying their knowledge to make it a reality.

The SDZ's safe and supportive environment provides you with tools and peer-insight to accelerate your growth.

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Those in the Validate stream have an early-stage solution and require either business or technical support.

Here, we work as more of a traditional incubator and provide you with resources to help your company grow in its early stages and refine your MVP.