Born Global. Built to Scale. Inclusive by Design.
We inspire a new generation of global founders who choose Canada to scale IP-rich tech titans creating innovative hardware and scale-ready enterprise software solutions that transform communities and establish a blueprint for a more sustainable, inclusive tech ecosystem.
We acknowledge that the ventureLAB™ office operates on — and that we walk upon — the traditional territories of the Indigenous Peoples. We are grateful to all Indigenous groups for their commitment to protect the land and its resources and we are committed to reconciliation, partnership, and enhanced understanding.
Our organization is led by seasoned entrepreneurs and business leaders with decades of industry experience in building IP-rich start-ups, scale-ups, and global multinationals to help you scale your business. Located at the heart of Ontario’s innovation corridor in York Region, ventureLAB is part of one of the biggest and most diverse tech communities in Canada. We enable technology startups to accelerate the commercialization of transformational products on a global scale.
Since 2011, ventureLAB has worked with over 2,000 tech ventures to provide unbiased support and direct connections for founders to raise capital, attract and retain talent, commercialize technology and IP, and acquire customers. With a focus on hardware and enterprise software technologies, we offer a coveted combination of business and technical expertise, connections to a global network of partners and mentors, access to our 50,000 square foot facility, and a $7 million world-class lab to drive innovations from prototype to product.
We’ve built a team and network that leverages decades of industry experience in building IP-rich companies and commercializing transformational products, to give unbiased support to founders in this program. You get access to our growing global network and comprehensive support services.
ventureLAB is a culture-first, people-driven organization. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are ingrained in our core values, and we lead by example with a gender-balanced, diverse team with a deeply rooted performance-based culture. Our five values form Team RIVIR and shape what we do and how we help.