Tech Incubator

Become part of Markham’s growing innovation hub.

We are focused on identifying some of the most innovative and scalable businesses that will benefit from our network, resources, and motivate and inspire talent.

Although the YSpace facilities are currently shutdown, our team is committed to supporting startups in the community and continue delivering value. All existing YSpace programming has been transformed to operate virtually. For any questions related to the application process, please email yspace@yorku.ca.

YSpace Criteria

Product is either in market or ready for launch within 3 months

One founder commits to working on the venture full time and in YSpace a minimum of 3 days a week

Potential to grow and scale to achieve high impact

Focus on solving a societal problem using innovative methods

Driven, coachable and collaborative

The Application Process (Revised for COVID-19)

1
Companies apply online via the YSpace Application Form

If you have any questions about the application process, email our Entrepreneurship Manager Nafis Ahmed: nafis08@yorku.ca

2
Applicants that meet the eligibility criteria will be contacted by the YSpace team to schedule a video call meeting

An initial meeting will be set up to review the business model as well as the current status of the company. This opportunity will also be used to understand the leadership team better.

3
Selected companies will be invited for a virtual pitch to the YSpace team followed by due diligence

Pitch sessions take place on a rolling basis. You’ll be notified within two weeks after the pitch of your application status.

4
Once accepted, companies will be offered a two-month membership, with access to resources and support

YSpace members will have access to a variety of tailored services which include a network of mentors in growth, sales, and finances – as well as community events to create a vibrant active hub.

Application Form

Please use the link below to access our application form.

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