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Are you ready to bring your deep tech ideas to reality?


Initiate change in the world around you today by joining the Innovation Boost Zone (IBZ). It’s time to transform the present for a better tomorrow.

The Innovation Boost Zone (IBZ) is an early-stage startup incubator that strives to support deep tech startups. IBZ supports entrepreneurs from idea to commercialization who use their innovations to solve real-world problems. 

Incubating with IBZ will help you gain entrepreneurial experience through collaboration, mentorship, networking with experts, funding opportunities, conducting market research, and becoming a better player at the table when meeting with investors.

Want to learn more about the Innovation Boost Zone? Read more about us and what we offer! 

I have a startup idea:

Looking to develop a venture? Commercialize a technology?

Our programming is tailored to every stage of your project development.

  • Access industry executives and thought leaders.
  • Workshops and business support services.
  • Funding opportunities and working spaces.

IBZ accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Are you ready to become IBZ's next successful startup?

I want to work with a startup:

The IBZ Apprentice Program connects Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly known as Ryerson University) students with IBZ startups to create work-integrated learning opportunities.

Join a 4 month paid program where students and startups are matched as Apprentice and startup to work on a project.

The university's students get the opportunity to grow their resume, experience what it's like working in a startup, and become equipped for the workforce.

I want to explore entrepreneurship:
I want to explore entrepreneurship:

Join the IBZ Community!

Our thriving community offers workshops, industry insights, and networking opportunities designed to help you learn and grow.

Whether you are looking to experience entrepreneurship in action, find partners to work on a cool project or stay on top of technology trends, the IBZ community is for you!



Engaging with the IBZ Community

Everyone is welcome to drop-in to events and engage with opportunities hosted by the Innovation Boost Zone. IBZ hosts a multitude of events and programs from design challenges, workshops, tours, bootcamps and more. You'll have the opportunity to learn about new ideas, gain valuable skills and network with employers in the corporate innovation space and beyond. 

Want to stay in the loop on all of these events and opportunities?