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The Legal Innovation Zone at Ryerson 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
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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
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Sprint Studio is an interactive online, free, 12-week intensive program that helps future entrepreneurs develop their proof of concept into a market-ready product.

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

Concept Framework

6-week, part-time program


Concept Framework is a free, interactive online, 6-week part-time program that helps future entrepreneurs understand how to turn their innovative idea into a proof of concept.

Apply now for our Winter 2022 cohort of Concept Framework! Applications close January 14, 2022.

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"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

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“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

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“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