Tailored Experiential Learning
We foster entrepreneurial education by teaching the lean startup methodology. Our approach is to coach and advise our members throughout their entrepreneurial journeys. All members, no matter where they are in their journeys of their startup, have the opportunity to access and participate in programs that we offer and support.
From primary membership, to offering mentorship, there are many ways you can get involved with the IBZ community.
Ways of Engaging
As a Member
Looking to develop a venture? Commercialize a technology? Gain entrepreneurial experience working with startups?
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. Take a closer look at what we can do for you.
Are you ready to become IBZ's next successful startup?
As an Investor
IBZ is one of the first incubators in Toronto that focuses on deep tech start-ups. Deep technologies are novel and offer significant advances over technologies currently in use. They require substantial R&D to develop practical business or consumer applications. Investment in this industry grew to more than $60 billion in 2020.
Be part of technological advancements that will have an enormous impact on our society. You can back emerging technologies before they hit the mainstream and support startups take the next step in their development and success.
As a Mentor
Are you passionate about inspiring deep tech founders and ventures?
You can support emerging deep tech entrepreneurs in developing their talent, leadership, and critical thinking skills. Not only is getting involved fulfilling, but you’ll also get to know this country’s future leaders. Emails us today to set up a meeting with the IBZ Staff.
As a Partner
Do you strive to positively impact society and help create disruptive innovations in your industry?
Deep tech is being heralded as the 4th wave of innovation. In partnering with us, you will empower young people to do extraordinary things—while accessing what’s coming up on the talent and deep tech innovation horizon.
Why choose IBZ? Because we’re a powerhouse for innovation and take pride in building great things. Join us in boosting Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurs.
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?
There are no cohorts. iBoost accepts companies on a rolling basis. You can apply and start your journey with us at any time.
The iBoost team welcomes early-stage/pre-revenue startups and entrepreneurs from Ryerson and the broader Toronto community. Most of our startups are working on innovative software-based solutions in B2B and B2C markets in areas such as entertainment and health care, EdTech, FinTech, and SaaS offerings. Our teams typically consist of one or more founders.
The process to apply involves filling out our application online. If requested, you will be asked to come in for an interview.