Innovation
Boost Zone
From ideation to commercialization, we're dedicated to nurturing deeptech startups that tackle real-world problems. Together, let's drive effective change and make a difference.

Our early-stage startup incubator provides the necessary support and resources to turn your ideas into reality.
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Discover your path to innovation...
OPEN-ACCESS INITIATIVES
Stay connected with the IBZ Network in a commitment-free manner.
3D Printing Workshops
Founder Talks (@thestoa)
IBZ Hiring Portal
Impact Design Teams
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IBZ EXPLORATION
Develop your entrepreneurial skills, acquire hands-on experience working in a startup environment and satisfy your curiosity for deep-tech innovation with our programming tailored for early-stage ideas.
Apprentice Program
The Norman Esch Awards
Challenges & Sprints
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IBZ INCUBATION
Grow your startup under curated exclusive programming, access to a shared office space and collaborative experiences with fellow founders.
Lab2Market
RAISE
Advisors, Mentors & Scrums
INCUBATE WITH IBZ
68+
Startups currently incubated under the Innovation Boost Zone.


Startups raised up to
$14M
125+
Toronto Metropolitan University students hired in a year.

DESIGN TEAMS

Become a founding member of a student-led design and research team that is shaping the future! Currently, there are 4 verticals for the teams.

We will explore the areas of non-invasive blood glucose monitoring, minimally invasive cancer detection, harvest technologies and combat robotics. We welcome students from any faculty and all experience levels to help us build a better tomorrow. Grow your confidence with tech, research and leading projects!

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ibz JOB BOARD

Are you interested in a paid opportunity to work with a startup? Introducing the IBZ Job Board! Showcase your skills to our startups, get notified of all new job positions, and apply directly to the startups. Get ready to kickstart your dream career today!

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3D Printing
Drop-In Workshops

Interested in learning how to use a 3D printer? Sign up for one of our interactive in-person workshops! In small groups or one-on-one, you will be guided through all the steps to successfully operate a 3D printer.

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IBZ EVENTS CALENDAR

MAR
20

Explore Toronto's Tech Scene: Open House

20/3/2024 6:00 PM
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Fueling entrepreneurship at the heart of a world-class city. 

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) aims to positively impact Toronto's economic, cultural, environmental, and social needs through applied research, experiential learning, partnerships, and an entrepreneurial culture. IBZ works alongside TMU’s Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship, where students are trained to be both engineers and entrepreneurs.