Does the program cost money?
No, this program is completely free of charge.
How will my application be assessed?
At IBZ, we select entrepreneurs rather than ideas. We are looking for individuals who have long-term growth potential. To be considered for the program, applicants will have to submit a written application followed by an interview with the IBZ advisors.
can i still apply if i have already raised investment?
The program is run nationally and is currently hosted in Atlantic Canada, Ontario, and Quebec.
can i apply without having a working prototype?
Yes. We evaluate on a case-by-case basis, so don’t let the criteria deter you from applying.
i have an mvp but don't have revenue yet, am i still eligible?
The short answer is yes. While having revenue is not a requirement, be prepared to answer some of the following questions during the application process: Have you identified who your paying customers are? Do you have a sustainable business model and revenue source(s)? Have you developed scalable customer acquisition channel(s)?
do all members of of my team need to complete the application form?
No, only the CEO of your startup needs to complete the application.
how many team MEMBERS, outside of the ceo, are allowed to participate?
We select participants in teams, so everyone in your team is welcome to participate.
are there any deliverables during the program?
No. The Raise program is designed to help you check all the boxes on your personalized fundraising to-do list. Your primary objective is very simple - become investor ready, whether that’s identifying your funding needs, filing for patents, or perfecting your pitch. Although there are no required deliverables, we strongly encourage you to work with your dedicated advisor to set weekly goals and milestones.
is attendance to all workshops mandatory?
Attendance at our workshops, clinics, and other events is not required, but we highly recommend it so you can get the most out of this program. Attendance at your one-on-one meetings with your mentors and advisors is required.
do i need to be AFFILIATED with tmu?
No, you can apply without having any affiliation with TMU.