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Mentorship Program - Ongoing
The Mentorship Program is a face-to-face mentoring program whereby mentors, entrepreneurs, and or students are matched to establish an mentorship relationship. The program aims to ultimately establish a successful relationship that increases the chances of success of the entrepreneur in launching their new ventures. Mentors are made available to all participating in the Masters of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship and/or the Innovation Boost Zone. Click here for a list of mentors and their bios!
The Norman Esch Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards
The Norman Esch Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards provide financial assistance to current engineering and architectural science students with the purpose of enabling new, innovative ideas for products, inventions and technologies that are relevant to the Canadian economy now and in the future.
The Volt Program
Volt supports students and their faculty supervisors in taking their research from ideation to commercialization. This 10 week program runs twice a year, and equips students with the needed entrepreneurial skills to help assess the commercial viability of their research. The vision of Volt is to provide entrepreneurial education to student deep tech researchers.
Lab2Market, external link (L2M) is the first national-level program in Canada to fund and equip graduate students and their faculty supervisors with the entrepreneurial skills needed to assess the commercial viability of their university-based research innovations. Lab2Market is run in partnership with Dalhousie University and Memorial University.
The Apprentice Program is a project-based program that connects IBZ startups and Ryerson students to create work-integrated learning opportunities. Students will get the opportunity to work with startups in various areas of deep tech ranging from AI, health tech, digital media and more. The vision of this program is to support IBZ startups with recruitment, while also providing students with the experience they need to enter the workforce.