The MEIE Program is for the next generation of change-makers and innovators that want to make an impact.
Although the MEIE program will teach science and engineering students what it takes to build a startup as well as what it means to be an entrepreneur, students will leave the program with invaluable cross-transferable skills that will help them in any space they choose to take charge in - whether that be through their own startup or in an existing organization.
We believe MEIE students are the world’s trailblazers for social, environmental and technological innovation and impact.
We support students that are driven to build a better tomorrow through their ideas and passions.
We invest in YOU. From funding to mentorship, we ensure you’re equipped with the tailored resources to grow your skills and take your innovation to the next level.
Toronto Metropolitan University is located at the heart of downtown, Toronto - the biggest innovation district in Canada. Toronto sits in the middle of the Innovation Corridor, external link, a portion of the Toronto to Waterloo region that consists of 15,000 tech companies and over 5000 tech startups.
Toronto is home to major innovative companies like Amazon, Google, Shopify, Blackberry and more.
Ryerson University’s rapidly growing entrepreneurial ecosystem is home to the DMZ, the #1 university incubator in the world according to UBI Global in addition to 10 other early stage incubators covering a variety of industries.
Our courses are delivered by industry experts with years of industry experience. All our instructors are practitioners with real life business experience who have a passion for teaching.
Some of their expertise includes raising and/or funding startups and innovation, designing and developing products. Our instructors also have years of experience running successful companies and training the next generation of entrepreneurs.
We connect you to various funding opportunities from scholarships to grants. Funding is available locally at Toronto Metropolitan University and beyond to the greater startup ecosystem. The MEIE program may also help subsidize startup and personal development initiatives.
You will automatically receive full membership access to Toronto Metropolitan University’s early-stage tech startup incubator, Innovation Boost Zone (IBZ), external link - which is a hub that offers programs, resources and opportunities designed to help new startups grow.
You will also be able to access the resources across the Zone Learning Network - from 3D printing tools, a working space, to community events, we'll connect you to them all.
"It was an amazing journey that changed the way I think about starting a business."