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The ACE Program

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The Aspiring Campus Entrepreneurs (ACE) program connects researchers that have an idea with Toronto Metropolitan University students who are driven to make an impact in the world - collectively they will have the opportunity to bring the project to life as a startup.

This 4 month program gives students experience working at the cutting edge of technology.  Alongside Toronto Metropolitan University researchers, students will learn the entrepreneurial skills needed to bring an idea to life, as well as be equipped with the resources and tools necessary to get them there. 

The mission of the ACE Program is to build great founding teams of Ryerson researchers and students - to turn ideas into the tech companies of tomorrow.

If you want to learn what it takes to become an entrepreneur or business leader, apply for the ACE program!

The ACE Program is open to all Toronto Metropolitan University students.

Applications for the ACE Program are closed.



March 11, 2022 11:59 PM EST

Applications close.

March 21 - 25, 2022


Exam Period!

May 2, 2022

Program Start

August 31, 2022

Program End

The ACE Program is open for all Toronto Metropolitan University students.

The program details are as follows:

  • The program runs for 4 months from May to August 2022.
  • Participants will receive a competitive salary to commit full time to the project.
  • Join forces with a Toronto Metropolitan University researcher. 
    • The researcher brings the idea and the technical expertise, you bring the entrepreneurial drive and hustle to make it a reality.      
  • Entrepreneurial training
    • Learn what it takes to build a startup from people who have been there and done it themselves. 
  • One on one support
    • Get the coaching and guidance you need from a pool of experts and industry leaders to push the idea forward. 
  • Community of Entrepreneurs
    • Immerse yourself in a community of future entrepreneurs, like yourself, who you can learn from and grow with. 
  • Startup resources
    • Gain access to Toronto Metropolitan University‚Äôs Entrepreneurial ecosystem and resources as a member of the Innovation Boost Zone and Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
  • Get paid
    • Participants will receive a competitive salary to commit full time to the program.

Applications for the ACE Program are closed.

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