innovation space

The workspace and community to be the home for your company.

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ventureLAB is so much more than just a coworking space, providing a hybrid offer of membership options to build your company and a community tailored to support high tech companies. Whether virtually or in-person, the ventureLAB Innovation Space is the community to grow your venture.

 

Interested in becoming a tenant or member? Join now.

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Great Location

Conveniently located in the city of Markham, with a second location in Vaughan, and just 20 minutes north of downtown Toronto. Minutes from the highway. Home to Canada’s second-largest tech cluster.

 

Community of Tech Entrepreneurs

Tech startups come to ventureLAB’s Innovation Space to be part of a community of players in the hardware, health, enterprise software sectors.

 

Move-in ready workspace

We welcome tech startups looking to transition out of isolated work environments and become part of an innovation cluster in hardware, health, and enterprise software.

LAUNCHING OUR NEW INNOVATION HUB MEMBERSHIP

Becoming an innovation hub member is by far the fastest way to plug into the innovative tech community at ventureLAB and meet the demands of the changing workforce. Take advantage of our open space for collaboration and networking, opportunities to showcase your business, and leverage all the benefits and perks we have available.

 

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Launching our ventureLAB’s second Innovation Space location in Vaughan!

2020 was an unprecedented year. Now more than ever, ventureLAB remains deeply committed to our mission to grow globally competitive tech titans that build to scale — from Canada, for global markets.

We are proud to announce the launch of a new ventureLAB space in Vaughan. Following strict provincial reopening guidelines, ventureLAB is excited to make our services more accessible to founders across Southern Ontario.

 

Options

*NEW* Innovation Hub Member

  • Access to ventureLAB’s Innovation Space Markham location for desk space on a first come, first served basis

  • 50,000 sq ft workspace

  • For hybrid teams

  • 2 access badges per membership

  • Business amenities

  • Professional business mailing address

  • Access to conference rooms at a discounted rate.

  • Access to ventureLAB’s Vaughan location hot desks

  • Workspace
    Tenant

  • Dedicated single desk in open atrium or shared office at ventureLAB's Innovation Space in Markham
  • 50,000 sq. ft. workspace
  • For teams of 1 to 2 people
  • Lockable storage
  • Company branding
  • All-inclusive amenities
  • Professional business mailing address
  • Team Pod
    Tenant

  • Three or more dedicated single desks in open atrium or shared office at ventureLAB's Innovation Space in Markham
  • 50,000 sq. ft. workspace
  • For teams of 3 to 6 people
  • Lockable storage
  • Company branding
  • All-inclusive amenities
  • Professional business mailing address
  • Private Office Tenant

  • Private team office at ventureLAB's Innovation Space in Markham
  • 150 to 1,500 sq. ft. workspace
  • For teams of 2 to 10 people
  • Lockable enclosed space
  • Company branding
  • All-inclusive amenities
  • Professional business mailing address
  • Listing in corporate directory
  • Discover the Benefits

    Community

  • Networking opportunities

  • 50,000 sq ft workspace

  • 45+ tenants

  • Partner benefits*

  • Workspace via CDMN Passport*

  • ventureLAB Alumni Network***

  • Business Support

  • 300+ events and skills training tailored to tech industry.

  • Advisory network and program support*

  • Access to extra resources when needed

  • Exclusive Client Benefits & Perks

  • Access to ventureLAB’s Vaughan Location****

  • Security

  • 24/7 Operation
  • Secured access
  • Monitored facility
  • Well-lit and regulated entrances and parking lot
  • Reception to greet clients and guests
  • Ground floor access
  • Technology

  • Secure high speed internet

  • Free print, scan and copy*

  • Conference rooms equipped with whiteboard and AV equipment

  • Hybrid meeting rooms with resources and tools to support seamless hybrid team meetings.

  • Phone booths

  • State-of-the-art Hardware Lab**

  • All-Inclusive Amenities

  • Professional business mailing address
  • Unlimited coffee and tea
  • Free parking
  • Regular office cleaning
  • Full-service cafeteria
  • COVID-19 Safety Protocols
  • *offered to tenants only

    **offered at a discounted rate

    ***available to qualified companies only

    ****available via Innovation Hub Membership Only

    Rent a Space

    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. Request to rent a space here.

     

    *IBM Auditorium not included

    Meeting Room

  • Capacity: 40

  • Boardroom

  • Capacity: 2 to 6

  • Event Space

  • Capacity: 130

  • Hardware Lab

  • Test and measure hardware and silicon solutions. Explore the lab.

     

  • Hear from our Community

    “As a founder, you’re trying to navigate a way forward without a roadmap in hand. You have an endless list of questions. One element that has dramatically helped us navigate the unknowns is being part of a community of like-minded entrepreneurs and advisors. When we joined the ventureLAB Innovation Space, we instantly benefited from the shared learnings and expertise of others. As a result, our business is in a great place today.”


    Andrew Klotz, Co-founder, Beyond Media

    “Alexio has been part of the ventureLAB Innovation Space since early 2017. In the startup world, it’s not always easy knowing who to trust. ventureLAB offered a combination of everything my business needed to grow into a national brand and scale into other markets. ventureLAB has built a team that feels like family in how we are supported and nurtured along our entire journey. We are grateful for their entire team.”

     

    Anne Genge, CEO, Alexio Corporation

    “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.”

     

    Karen Wong, Founder & CEO, ACE POS Solutions Ltd.

    Meet the Community

    Seneca College
     

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Do I have to be a ventureLAB client to be a tenant?

    Yes – please fill out the Contact Us form and we will contact you with more details about how to apply to be a client and tenant. If you would like to apply to be a client, please click here.

    Do I have to be a ventureLAB client to be a member?

    No, however, interested companies do need to apply for membership. Please click here to apply or contact us for more information.

    Can I bring guests into the space?

    Yes, guests and team members without access badges can be signed in to attend meetings and events, according to guest rights as per tenancy/membership agreement.

    Can I access meeting rooms onsite?

    Yes. Tenants receive 40 hours of free meeting room space per month and members receive 40% off room bookings. To book space in the evenings or on weekends, speak with the Innovation Space team at least three weeks prior to your event.

    What does a membership include?

    Some benefits include a 40% discount to meeting rooms, access to the onsite collaboration zone, mail service, 24/7 badge access, and access to the Innovation Space’s online community. For more information and benefits, please contact us.

    What benefits do I receive as a tenant?

    Some benefits include 24/7 badge access, free access to meeting rooms (up to 40 hours per month), partner benefits, workspace via the CDMN passport program, guest sign-in privileges, dedicated or hot desk workspace, and access to the collaboration zone. For more information about tenant benefits, contact us.

    What is the ventureLAB Alumni Network?

    Through the Alumni Network, graduated companies are able to stay connected to the tech ecosystem and continue to foster meaningful connections between their peers, expert advisors, ventureLAB partners, and more.

    Who is eligible for ventureLAB’s Alumni Network?

    ventureLAB’s Alumni Network is a network of growing and scaling tech startups who have successfully graduated from one of ventureLAB’s growth or scale programs (Capital Investment Program, Accelerated Growth Program, Hardware Catalyst Initiative, Tech Undivided).

    How do I access ventureLAB’s Vaughan Location?

    To access ventureLAB’s Vaughan location, please purchase an Innovation Hub Membership.

    Where is ventureLAB’s Vaughan Location?

    Our Vaughan Innovation Space location is located at the Pierre Berton Resource Library.

    Can I list 3600 Steeles Ave. east as my company mailing address?

    Yes, tenants and members are encouraged to use this as their company address and have mail sent here.

    Can I access the Innovation Space if I’m not a tech startup?

    If you’re unsure of whether you qualify for a membership or tenancy, please contact us and we would be happy to review the eligibility criteria or help you find a location that best suits your needs. You can also review our tenancy application here or our membership application for more details.

    Is the Innovation Space open during COVID-19 restrictions?

    Yes – tenant and member badge holders are welcome to access the Innovation Space and their workspace at any time. Effective August 4th, ventureLAB entered Phase 1 of the Return to Office framework, which also allows for a limited reopening of the space to the public and guests (via guest sign in). If you have questions about ventureLAB’s COVID-19 policies, please contact the Innovation Space team for ventureLAB’s Return to Office plan, policies and procedures are subject to change pending government and public health guidelines.

    What protocols and policies are in place for COVID-19?

    • Mask policy in effect throughout building
    • Guest contact tracing and COVID-19 screening
    • Physical separation of all atrium desks to allow for 6ft/2m of separation
    • Directional arrows in common spaces to direct foot traffic, encourage physical distancing and minimize cross-traffic
    • DIY Sanitation Stations in common areas and meeting rooms with disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer for a “Clean In, Clean Out” desk policy
    • Closure of lounge spaces and other furniture that cannot easily be disinfected between uses
    • Guests (as permitted): Touchless Check-In, COVID-19 Screening Questions & Contact Tracing If you have questions about ventureLAB’s COVID-19 policies, please contact the Innovation Space team.

    ventureLAB’s Return to Office plan, policies and procedures are subject to change pending government and public health guidelines.

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