Connecting entrepreneurs to business funding opportunities in Ontario

The ventureLAB GENESIS Project is a funding discipline for Ontario's start-up ecosystem, facilitating an effective connection between companies and investors.

GENESIS selects early-stage start-ups from ventureLAB's BUILD program and other sources, with a significant potential for investment return. Selected companies are paired with carefully screened active investment partners. The GENESIS process of preparation, advice   and due-diligence creates the ideal environment for identifying, developing   and executing investment transactions.

Benefits to Entrepreneurs:

  1. Maximize your success at pitching to investors by developing a compelling investment case for your business.
  2. Streamline the due diligence process with a comprehensive due diligence book assembled and reviewed by the GENESIS Team.
  3. Guidance through the investment process with a ventureLAB Executive In Residence to gain immediate feedback, suggestions, and direction on your progress.

If your start-up has significant potential for investment return, and the evidence and progress to back it up, you could be a candidate for the GENESIS program.

The GENESIS Team leverages BUILD program resources and adds investment oversight, analysis, and guidance to support startup-ups poised for near term investment and growth.


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To find out more about the GENESIS program, please contact GENESIS Info.

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