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The Legal Innovation Zone at Toronto Metropolitan University offers an end-to-end, internationally accessible service to help people with ideas grow them into global businesses. Our programming helps people launch and scale global businesses.

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


Full-time program

Concept Framework Persona Thinking Out Loud


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.


Sprint Studio

12-week, part-time program

Concept Framework persona


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




Concept Framework

6-week, part-time program

Concept Framework persona


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.

Applications for this program are currently closed. Please check back again for information on our next cohort.

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)