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Become part of Markham’s newest 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.

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 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

1
Companies apply online via the YSpace Application Form

If you have any questions about the application process, email our Entrepreneurship Manager David Kwok: davekwok@yorku.ca

2
Applicants that meet the eligibility criteria will be contacted by the YSpace team to schedule an in-person 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 then 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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