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.
ventureLAB offers a number of initiatives focused on helping your business raise capital, retain talent, commercialize your technology and IP, and acquire customers. When you sign up with ventureLAB, you access a range of services crucial for your business. What does your business need to scale?
Access ventureLAB's in-house Prototype & Testing lab with state-of-the-art specialized equipment.
Meet expert advisors and mentors to guide your business strategy and facilitate connections.
Plug into the innovative tech community at ventureLAB and meet the demands of the changing workforce.
Connect with industry, academic, government, and innovation partners to support your business’s growth.
Reach new audiences through monthly Demo Days that put you in front of 30+ investors.
Build leadership capacity and expertise with workshops and peer groups specific to your business.
When you apply to work with ventureLAB you access crucial resources for your business’ success. Whether you’re looking to access new markets or for your next funding round, our programs are tailored to your business’s needs.
You’re a high potential, early-stage company. Our team will work with you to refine and solidify your value proposition and business model – and prepare you for one of our later-stage growth programs.
You’ve launched your product or are in-market. Our hands-on advisory services and tailored programming will help bring you to market or accelerate your company’s growth while also offering you the tools and resources to build sustainably.
You’re ready to scale. We help you optimize your sales and marketing process, aggressively grow your customer base, cultivate top talent to grow your team, and secure investment capital to propel you forward.
ventureLAB's Annual Pitch Competition awards a collective of $50,000 in cash and in-kind prizing to promising startups and scaleups.
The Entrepreneurship Fund encourages innovation for promising early stage start-ups, accelerators, incubators, and community partners.
Connect with aligned investors, and developing long-term capital strategies.
“ventureLAB offers something that other accelerators don’t give to founders. They take a one-on-one approach, providing the tools and advisors that are specific to our challenges.”
“ventureLAB empowers startups to develop a growth path to success through mentorship, access to testing tools, and financial resources startups would not normally have access to. The Hardware Catalyst Initiative is great for the new economy and our current climate of digital transformation.”
We work with innovative growth and scale-stage hardware or enterprise software companies with some market traction. Your company needs to be incorporated in Canada and have a business (CRA) number. Most importantly, you must be coachable!
Apply to work with ventureLAB by filling in the form on our Apply page. Each year, we select over 100 ventures to join our diverse hub of founders. By working with ventureLAB, you’ll gain access to our initiatives focused on four pillars critical for any scaling company: raising capital, talent retention, commercializing technology and IP, and customer acquisition.
We take no equity in your company. Founders join small cohort sizes — meaning you get tailored, dedicated guidance to navigate your unique business challenges. You’ll develop relationships in a growing global community of mentors, investors, partners, manufacturers, supply chains, and fellow entrepreneurs, critical to the growth and scaling of your business.