We’re hiring a Venture Growth Director!

Director, Venture Growth General Summary:  The Director, Venture Growth, reporting to the Vice President, Venture Growth & Experience (VP) has ultimate responsibility for the ventureLAB Venture Growth portfolio, working with and recruiting high...

Meet our new Board Members!

ventureLAB is pleased to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors. Jo-anne Marr, President and CEO of Markham Stouffville Hospital; Arden Krystal, President and CEO of Southlake Regional Health Centre; Andy Taylor, Chief Administrative...

Markham’s Bid to Become the Smartest City in Canada

By Max Greenwood It seems like large cities are always in a rush to integrate new smart programs and features, so it’s refreshing to see initiatives from some of the largest companies in Canada target somewhere besides Toronto. The City of Markham...

This is ventureLAB

We help entrepreneurs build high-growth, innovative, scalable businesses. How do we do it? We focus on these three pillars: Capital | Talent | Technology

Capital

We focus on community engagement and strategic partnerships to elevate the profiles of our member companies and prepare them for investment.

Talent

We work closely with academic partners and institutions to develop programming that develops the next generation of tech talent.

Tech

By partnering with SMEs and expanding our roster of exceptional tech companies, we are advancing York Region’s global competitiveness.

Success Stories

Orange you glad we helped these companies? We sure are!

TiE Inflect 2018 announces Blockchain Whistleblower FixNix Inc., as a 2018 TiE50 Finalist.

Indian origin Blockchain WhistleBlower FixNix Inc., is excited to announce that it has been selected as a "2018 TiE50 Finalist" for the prestigious TiE50 Awards Program recognizing the world's most innovative tech start-ups. Fremont, Apr 20, 2018...

inField Solutions Hires Three Key Sales Positions Expecting Significant Growth

INFIELD SOLUTIONS WELCOMES THREE NEW ADDITIONS TO THE SALES TEAM! April 30, 2018, Toronto, ON – inField Solutions Inc. is proud to announce and welcome three new members to our professional sales team; Barry Lee, as the Vice President of Sales, Brian Kelley as the...

Waterloo Wellington LHIN invests $250,000 in Dash MD

ventureLAB is thrilled to share Dash MD's most recent success, a $250,000 investment from the Waterloo Wellington LHIN. This news is phenomenal and we couldn't be more proud of how rapidly this company has brought their product to market! It is clear that the need for...

ventureLAB is Cultivating a Self-Sustaining Innovation Ecosystem Right Here at Home

Just over a year ago the ventureLAB team embarked on a bold public/private partnership of purpose with IBM Canada and the City of Markham to create a global first innovation community inside IBM Canada Headquarters here in Markham, ON. ventureLAB acts as the Creative...

Our companies are growing across Ontario

Active Clients

Million Dollars Raised

Mentor Hours

Innovation Hub

35+ rapidly scaling tech companies are in-house at the IBM Innovation Space – Markham Convergence Centre. Find the resources you need to grow your business and apply for work space with us.

Meet The Tenants

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Work With ventureLAB

We help innovative tech entrepreneurs scale their businesses through exclusive opportunities, industry partnerships and connections to market. Is your company ready to work with ventureLAB?

You’re ready if:

  • you are an innovative entrepreneur
  • you have a company with some market traction
  • your product or service is tech based
  • most important, you are coachable!

If this sounds like you, let’s get started!

What’s Happening

“You can literally sit on the couch and look for a job”: We talked Tinder, the importance of a good support system, and how to measure success in a changing industry with Swob Co-Founder Stephanie Florio

Swob, a new job searching and recruiting tool from co-founders Stephanie and Alexander Florio, has been described as a “Tinder for Jobs.” The app is the first of its kind to target students in high turnover industries such as retail and food services for...

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