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Tailored Experiential Learning

We foster entrepreneurial education by teaching the lean startup methodology. Our approach is to coach and advise our members throughout their entrepreneurial journeys. All members, no matter where they are in their journeys of their startup, have the opportunity to access and participate in programs that we offer and support.

From primary membership, to offering mentorship, there are many ways you can get involved with the IBZ community. 

Ways of Engaging

As a Member

For those looking to develop a venture/commercialize technology – the IBZ Incubator will provide them with mentorship, advisory services and funding opportunities to create their business.

As Community

Community members are an important part of the Innovation Boost Zone. Participants at the community level can drop-in to events from socials to hackathons where they have the opportunity to gain new skills and grow their network.

As a Mentor

Mentors are subject matter experts, who can speak with IBZ members or are looking to facilitate workshops/sessions. Whether you can offer help in business development, management, website design or other areas, we’d love to talk. 

As a Student

If you’re interested in growing your portfolio and gaining real world experience to further your career, join IBZ as an Apprentice and volunteer at one of our startups to learn first hand from entrepreneurs.

More questions? Contact us! 


More questions? 

If you're ready to get involved but don't know where to start or you just have other questions feel free to reach out!

Use the contact form and an Innovation Boost Zone representative will be in contact with you shortly. You may also email us directly at


There are no cohorts. iBoost accepts companies on a rolling basis. You can apply and start your journey with us at any time.

The iBoost team welcomes early-stage/pre-revenue startups and entrepreneurs from Ryerson and the broader Toronto community. Most of our startups are working on innovative software-based solutions in B2B and B2C markets in areas such as entertainment and health care, EdTech, FinTech, and SaaS offerings. Our teams typically consist of one or more founders.

The process to apply involves filling out our application online. If requested, you will be asked to come in for an interview.

Whether someone is hoping to become a founder or an intrapreneur, our team will provide the coaching, one-on-one advising, mentorship, education, startup-specific programming and a co-working space. To learn more about iBoost and what we offer, visit this link.