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Campus Startups 101

A starting point for University of Toronto students looking for entrepreneurship opportunities and resources on campus

The entrepreneurship ecosystem

This guide introduces the opportunities for University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, and affiliated researchers who are interested in or are in the process of launching a new company or venture.

Explore this guide to discover mentoring support, programs, space, and funding available across campus, including the library, and around the city.

Entrepreneurial communities are often described as "ecosystems." This metaphor reflects the system of interconnected parts that enable startups to grow and thrive. Image of Toronto harbour and skyline

At University of Toronto, this ecosystem is made up of:

Accelerators and incubators
Courses and programs
Funding opportunities
Library resources and workshops
Research commercialization
Space and equipment
Startups and ventures
Toronto community resources

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Upcoming workshops and events

Upcoming library workshops and events

Feb. 15, 12-2 p.m.: Demystify business research with the Business Model Canvas – Gerstein Science Information Centre

Feb 16, 11-1 p.m.: The Entrepreneurship Hatchery Circle presents Going Against the Flow film screening - BCIT, Rm 1160

Feb 16, 1-3 p.m.: ASSU Presents: Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Trinity Junior Common Room, 6 Hoskin Ave

Feb 22, 8:30-4:30 p.m.: Health Innovation & Technology Unconference - MacLeod Theatre, Faculty of Medicine

Feb 28, 1-3 p.m.: Primary Research Strategies and Tools - Gerstein Science Information Centre

For information on library workshops and to register, visit the Entrepreneurship Research Workshops page.