Entrepreneurship and Start-Ups
U of T is a vibrant entrepreneurial community with initiatives and programs that help to create and grow new, sustainable companies. U of T is first in Canada and among the top five in North America for research-based startups and over 350 start-ups have been created at U of T to take innovative ideas to market.
IPO supports the creation and incubation of early stage companies by providing entrepreneurship education and mentorship, IP protection, go-to-market strategies, networking, and investor preparation.
For U of T faculty, staff, and students interested in launching a start-up, this guide provides an overview of the process and highlights resources available for U of T entrepreneurs.
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship at U of T
- Getting the Business to Take Off
- Technology Transfer at a Glance for Start-Ups
- Frequently Asked Questions
- U of T Policies and Conflict of Interest
- For Faculty: Best Practices for Start-Ups
- For students: Best Practices for Start-Ups
- Appendix 1: Resource Guide
- Appendix 2: IPO Contacts
The University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) is a 12-month incubator for high-potential start-ups. UTEST provides funding, work space, mentoring and business strategy support. To learn more, visit UTEST.
Read about start-up success stories and the latest news on Entrepreneurship@UofT. Find what you need to get your business off the ground within our growing ecosystem of accelerators, courses, and programs. Visit the Entrepreneurship site.
For more information, contact IPO.