Programs & Services

Programs & Services

We understand that operating a new company is no small task, so our companies are offered access to a variety of unique and exclusive services and mentorship to help them create thriving businesses.

Please self-select which stage of the startup life cycle you believe your venture is in and the industry sector that you are affiliated with.

However, Idea Consultations and Founders Fundamentals are designed for the community at large as a starting point to engage with us.

Idea Consultations

Idea Consultations are free one-on-one consultation services available for 30 minutes to connect with our Entrepreneurship Manager, Nafis Ahmed to leverage his experiences and understand how the York Region ecosystem can help your idea come to life. The program is designed to connect you into the various partners and support organizations within the region. Start by filling out the form.

Founder Fundamentals

Founders Fundamental is a regional program designed to help you kick start your entrepreneurial career. Whether you are a professional services company, brick and mortar or technology startup, the program aims to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to succeed. Spanning across topics such as Business Plan 101, Grant Writing, and How to Grow a Team, this program provides a wide range of learning. In addition, the program connects you with local resources within your municipalities such as your local Small Business Centres in Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill and the Northern Six plus additional resources.

To sign up for the next cohort in January 2021, please click here.

For access to previous sessions, please click here to see our YouTube channel.

Food Accelerator

Our Food Accelerator program is a five-month accelerator program focused on scaling promising food and beverage ventures through customized workshops, expert mentorship and peer-to-peer circles. We are engaging ventures that have gotten past their labelling and initial package design with approximately $3,000 - $5,000 in monthly recurring revenue and 10+ points of sales to scale up with us.

To learn more about the program, see our Food Accelerator page. Please note that applications have now closed, but we encourage you to explore our virtual incubation program.

Technology Incubator

Our technology incubator supports high growth potential startups launch and develop innovative businesses through mentorship, industry network, funding resources, and dedicated programming to reach scalability.

Our startups have access to a roster of Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, active mentorship from startup experts, Founder Forums, where our CEO's can connect on a deeper level with one another, leadership coaching, connections to the investor community, and educational workshops to support their entrepreneurial journey.

Membership Perks

Founders are consistently bombarded with a variety of tasks and identifying resources that will help them scale. Therefore, our team have built a list of vendors that have created special offerings for startups within our ecosystem. Click here to see the list of offerings.

Alumni Speaker Series
Ideation

Developed in partnership with York University Alumni Engagement, this series features top York alumni entrepreneurs who share their inspirational journeys of both success and failure.​

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Idea Consultations
Ideation

Free one-on-one consultation services to connect entrepreneurs better understand how the York Region ecosystem can help their idea come to life within. ​

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Founder Fundamentals
Ideation

A 12-week educational workshop series focused on entrepreneurship and helping students and the community gain the basics skills and understanding necessary for starting a business.

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Venture Catalyst
Validate

Venture Catalyst is a 6-week program designed to support early-stage technology ventures to develop, test, validate and refine their ideas to build a full proof-of-concept.​

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Virtual Tech Membership
Launch

The Virtual Technology Membership is designed to support early-stage founders in developing their innovative technology ventures to validate and become market-ready.​

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Virtual Food Membership
Launch

The Virtual Food & Beverage Membership is designed to support high-growth CPG ventures refine their foundational business and channel strategy to become market-ready.​

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The Technology Accelerator
Growth, Launch

The Accelerator is a 4-month accelerator program focused on supporting pre-revenue technologies develop and execute their go-to-market strategies.​

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York Region Food & Beverage Accelerator
Growth

YSpace created Ontario’s first Food & Beverage Accelerator in 2019 to help scale high growth consumer packaged goods ventures in the food and beverage space.​

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ELLA Altitude
Growth

A 4-month accelerator program that provides women-led product or service-based businesses with individualized help from mentors and experts to grow their businesses nationally and internationally.​

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ELLA Ascend
Growth

A 5-month accelerator program focused on providing women entrepreneurs with access to a community of other women founders, mentors, and supporters to help them gain clarity on their business strategy and direction for growth.​

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YSpace Markham
Growth

The Technology Incubator is designed to support market-ready companies with innovative technologies to build traction and become growth-ready.​

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