Collide Hub Inc. is a start-up company founded by two Schulich alumni, Nafisha Budhwani and Tiberiu Scrieciu. Collide Hub is an online platform that enables entrepreneurs to connect, network, collaborate and share resources. Through York University's partnership with Collide Hub, we are creating the LaunchYU network.
ventureLAB is the York Region's Regional Innovation Centre. Through its Delivery Proises of Mentoring, Partnering, and Connect, as well as its flagship program BUILD, ventureLAB helps entrepreneurs build high-growth, innovative, scalable businesses. ventureLAB has partnered with York University to bring the Begin and Educate portions of the BUILD program on campus, to accelerate high potential startup companies engaged in the LaunchYU program.
York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI) is an organization focused on accelerating innovative small businesses and not-for-profit organizations, through the delivery of its intensive program which incorporates lecture-based learning, seminar training, deliverable milestones, peer workshops, and mentorship by subject matter experts. YEDI has partnered with York University to deliver their program for student and youth entrepreneurs and to accelerate high potential start-up companies engaged in the LaunchYU program.
MaRS Innovation is the official commercialization agent for the intellectual property created by its 15 members. Technologies disclosed to us span therapeutics, medical devices and diagnostic imaging, information and communications technologies, and advanced manufacturing and clean technologies. MaRS Innovation has partnered with York University to support and educate entrepreneurs who are part of the LaunchYU program.
Kingbridge Centre & Institute is a unique residential Conference Centre and full-service hospitality venue designed specifically for leaders who want to work with their teams to expand their thinking and inspire change. Kingbridge has created a specialized place where the focus is solely dedicated to meeting and learning. Kingbridge has partnered with York University to host and support entrepreneurial events throughout the LaunchYU program.
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses, by co-investing with industry to commercialize innovation originating in the province’s publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals. Funding for LaunchYU has been made possible by the On-Campus Entrepreneurship Activities (OCEA) program managed by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs.
The Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs The Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs was created to bring together the various resources for entrepreneurs, so you don’t have to search. The less time you spend finding and accessing programs and services, the more you can focus on “the business of running a business”.
Funding for LaunchYU has been made possible by the On-Campus Entrepreneurship Activities (OCEA) program supported by the Government of Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy, in addition to matching contributions made by York University and its project partners. The OCEA funding is managed by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs.