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Entrepreneurship Fund

The RVZ Entrepreneurship Fund is a community supported fund that provides financial support to high potential entrepreneurs who are building their business at the Ryerson Venture Zone in Brampton. Through the generosity of industry partners and donors from Brampton and across the GTA, the RVZ Entrepreneurship Fund has a target to raise $1 million (non-dilutive, non-repayable) to support exceptional entrepreneurs dedicated to growing their business and personal development.

Entrepreneurs will be eligible for awards at two stages of engagement: the Inspire stage and the Launch (incubator) stage, as described below.

RVZ Inspire Grant:

Entrepreneurs joining the RVZ Inspire Program (current focus on Health & Wellness and Smart City, Mobility, and Logistics) will have the opportunity to apply for 1 of 20 Inspire Grants. A total of up to $10,000 is available, each grant will be valued at up to $500. Participants will apply for the grant during the program, and they will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

RVZ Incubator Fellowships:

Founders who are accepted into Launch (our incubator program) will receive one of many fellowships (total value of up to $200,000) with no strings attached - no equity or intellectual property taken in return.