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ventureLAB Services and Programs

We're here to help your innovative tech business get further, faster. How do we do that? With a focus on capital, talent and technology, we create and deliver opportunities for exceptional entrepreneurs, just like you.

Have questions about our services and programs? Email Lisa, Manager, Ecosystem Development at [email protected].



Through our ecosystem support, we can help you work towards every company’s number one goal, acquiring customers.


We can help you find strategic industry partners to access and leverage your market faster, and more efficiently.


We can help you prepare for and access grant funding and investors locally, nationally and internationally.


We create and support programs and initiatives within our ecosystem that develop great tech talent in York Region and the GTA, to provide innovative startups with exceptional human resources.



Everybody is in the business of mentorship at ventureLAB, from our finance manager to our VP of Culture and Experience - we're all here to help you grow your business.


Venture Services, IBM Innovation Incubator Project (I3) and FedDev are just a few of the programs we offer.


We work collaboratively within our ecosystem to deliver industry events and workshops for innovative startups and SMEs.


Business Model Canvas workshops, legal clinics, market intelligence reports and more, to help you scale your company.


ventureLAB's analyst team are made up of entrepreneurs that have successfully exited companies, have critical industry connections and specialties in verticals like healthcare and social enterprise. Each analyst works closely with innovative tech companies to achieve funding goals and important milestones as they scale.

Meet a few of ventureLAB's business analysts and team lead advisors below.

Looking for something specific? Each member of the ventureLAB team is available to answer any question related to your business that you may have, whether it's how to put together a social media campaign for your launch or best practices when creating HR policies. Meet the whole team.


The IBM Innovation Space – Markham Convergence Centre is our innovative co-working space which runs out of the IBM Canada Headquarters in Markham, Ontario. Working out of this space provides startups with the opportunity to co-locate with essential resources like the Ontario Centres of Excellence, NRC-IRAP, Innovation York and ventureLAB.

The Venture Services program is designed for innovative tech companies that are ready to scale, with the ambition to grow to $25 million in five years. The program offers intensive, hands-on advisory services and tailored curriculum to help accelerate growth and build business sustainability.

The IBM Innovation Incubator Project (I3) is designed to assist accelerated growth of qualified SMEs through lower-cost access to the IBM resources and emerging/enabling technologies as well the sales channels.

I3 helps level the playing field for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and provide a platform for ongoing productivity and economic growth by offerings and integrated suite of globally disruptive, advance computing technology infrastructure and programing to Ontario’s SMEs.


ventureLAB works within the community to cultivate partnerships that drive innovation through events, collaborative programs and strategic advocacy for innovation in Canada.

ventureLAB holds several flagship events every year including MedEdge, Richmond Hill’s Premier Life Science Summit, and the ventureLAB Annual General Meeting where we recognize outstanding achievements within our innovation ecosystem with an awards presentation.

Check out our events calendar for more events within our community.


ventureLAB offers a variety of monthly workshops such as:

  • Cereal Entrepreneurs – a breakfast event series featuring a different topic at each session
  • Business Model Canvas workshop

Our partnerships within the community allow us to hold free clinics for our entrepreneurs with professional service providers for:

  • Legal
  • Finance and accounting
  • Market intelligence

Find out more about our programs and services, sign up for a ventureLAB orientation today!