Meet some of U of T’s leading entrepreneurs


U of T is the best university in Canada to build your startup

No matter what type of entrepreneur you are, U of T can help bring your ideas to life. Startups based in research and innovation will find the perfect fit within our growing ecosystem of accelerators, courses, programs, clubs, meetups and speaker series.

With expertise across diverse faculties, departments and campuses, U of T’s programs can be tailored to meet the needs of all different kinds of entrepreneurs, from beginners in business to world-class researchers, social innovators and more.

The Banting & Best Centre is named after U of T’s first and most successful entrepreneurs, Frederick Banting and Charles Best.

Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

U of T is a vibrant entrepreneurial community with numerous initiatives and support programs that create, encourage, foster and grow new companies. Over 350 start-ups have been created in many disciplines to take cutting edge research from U of T to the marketplace. To learn more, please visit the Banting & Best Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Through programs such as UTEST, the Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO) supports the creation and incubation of early stage companies by providing entrepreneurship education, intellectual property protection, go-to-market strategies, early-seed capital and mentorship. Contact IPO for more information.


The UTEST program provides nascent software companies with start-up funding, work space, mentoring and business strategy support. It is part of a growing ecosystem of accelerators and commercialization support services at U of T. To learn more, please visit the UTEST program page.




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