Join a tight knit innovation community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and industry leaders. Take part in events, workshops, and potlucks, and bounce ideas off of fellow members.
We welcome tech startups looking to transition out of isolated work environments and become part of an innovation cluster in hardware, MedTech, and enterprise software.
Conveniently located in the city of Markham, with a satellite location in Vaughan, and just 20 minutes north of downtown Toronto, in Canada’s second-largest tech cluster. Minutes from the highway.
A a member of the Space Community, you can test your product in a real-working environment, showcase your product onsite, and access a $7 million prototyping and testing lab at a discounted price.
This membership option is designed for hybrid teams.
This membership option is designed for teams of 1 to 2 people.
This membership option in designed for teams of 3 to 6 people.
This membership option is designed for teams of 2-20 people.
ventureLAB’s Innovation Space has a variety of meeting and event rooms available for single or multi-day use. Rooms are ideally suited for board meetings, workshops, seminars, large scale events, and networking. Room capacity and availability is dependent on COVID-19 policies and procedures.
As an Innovation Space tenant, meeting rooms* are available free of charge (up to 40 hours per month) or to Innovation Hub members at a discounted rate. The Innovation Space is also available for public access.
*IBM Auditorium not included.
Elevate your brand and visibility to the tech community. Some of our partners extend special offerings to our members:
“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 has been critical to our growth. The mentors and advisors are top notch professionals and are available to you at every increment of your growth. We are grateful to have the opportunity to build our business inside IBM Innovation Space with the Venturelab community support.”
"ventureLAB is the only innovation hub that gives B2B tech companies startup-friendly access to a top-tier facility in the GTA. Having access to a professional office space and meetings rooms makes it that much easier to convert enterprise customers."
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.