Powering hardtech founders to build and scale globally competitive ventures that advance Canada's knowledge-based economy.
Tech hub for semiconductor companies in Canada.
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About ventureLAB™

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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.

An Organization Led By Industry Experts

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.

How We Help

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 Executives-in-Residence, access to our 50,000 square foot facility, and a $11 million world-class labs to drive innovations from prototype to product.

What Sets Us Apart

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.


We are tenacious and resilient. We follow through and remove roadblocks so together we succeed and go further.

We are empathetic, open-minded and collaborate respectfully so that we build trust with each other and value diverse opinions, ideas and perspectives to learn and make better decisions.

We inspire bold futures with our founders, team, partners and community by challenging each other respectfully and thinking differently.

We celebrate ingenuity and empower the team to create new ideas, processes and strategies. We are curious and resourceful by asking questions for clarity.

We are proactive and plan. We are accountable and focused. We are direct and transparent through fact-based discussions.


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Contact Us

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3600 Steeles Ave. E
Room E171, Markham,
ON, L3R 9Z7