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Promoting tech business development in Brampton

RVZ encourages entrepreneurship, cultivates community and endorses experimentation in support of ideas with impact.

What makes us unique:

Addressing hyperlocal issues in Brampton

 

Community health and wellness, advanced manufacturing and supply chain, smart city, mobility and logistics, food processing and packaging, and media and entertainment.

Uplifting local talent

 

We do not take any equity in the companies we serve and do not own any of the intellectual property they have created.

Upskilling Innovators

 

We provide experiential learning opportunities to corporate emerging leaders and individuals interested in working alongside startups through our corporate and individual intrapreneurship programs. 

Building mental resilience in entrepreneurs

 

Our team of mental performance coaches work with co-founders to strengthen and develop their mental resilience, cognitive abilities, and adaptability to reach their peak performance potential.

Financial support with no strings attached

 

We understand the financial risk, time and energy associated with starting a business. The RVZ Fellowship is a grant designed to provide financial relief to co-founders.

Industry-driven

 

We connect our startups to work directly with key industry partners in the community to build viable customer solutions and bring them to market.

Our values:

Diversity and inclusion

A commitment to delivering programs that are accessible and inclusive across cultural backgrounds, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience.

Experimentation and coaching

Through our programming, focused on problem-solving for hyperlocal issues, and our ongoing support for entrepreneurs, we remain committed to providing a safe, open space for experimentation.

Community and experience

We foster an environment of continuous learning and engage directly with the community to understand their needs and contribute to economic growth in Brampton.

Shared success

RVZ is a platform for others to thrive: our ultimate success is realized in the successes of the community, clients and stakeholders.