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Startup Programs

Which Program is Right for You?

No matter where you are in your journey, the LIZ has a program for you!

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The Legal Innovation Zone at Toronto Metropolitan University offers end-to-end, internationally accessible programs to help legal tech entrepreneurs launch and scale their buisnesses. Whether in the ideation phase or a market-ready stage, the LIZ provides startups with value-added support to fast-track their growth through connections, resources, and programming. 

Learn More About Our Startup Programs

Concept Framework

Concept Framework is an interactive online, 6-week part-time program that helps future entrepreneurs understand how to turn their innovative idea into a proof of concept.

Sprint Studio

Sprint Studio is an interactive online, 12-week intensive program that helps future entrepreneurs develop their proof of concept into a market-ready product.


Incubate is an incubation program for legal tech startups developing innovative products and disruptive business models. We help market-ready companies create a sustainable path to accelerated growth.

Derek Hopfner

"Founded wouldn’t be where it is today without having the positive impact that the LIZ had on our startup. It really allowed us to get our bearings in terms of a company and allowed us to grow to where we are now.”

Derek Hopfner

Co-Founder, Founded (external link) 

Laura van Wyngaarden

“It gave us space to grow a company and the conversations we had with other people who are building legal technology products was invaluable. I think it is pretty unique.”

Laura van Wyngaarden

Co-Founder & COO, Diligen (external link) 

Puneet Tiwari

“We took advantage of everything the LIZ has to offer, including networking events, Industry Nights, CEO circles. We couldn’t have done it without the LIZ’s help.”

Puneet Tiwari

Co-Founder & CEO, Evichat (external link)