Innovation Challenge

CITM Innovation Challenges

Innovation Challenge provides connected and electrified transportation innovators with access to funding, tech talent, resources, and game-changing opportunities.

Runway by Innovation Factory

Runway by Innovation Factory Resource

Runway supports immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build a business in Canada, helping them receive permanent residence.

Founders Fast Track

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Founders Fast Track program provides startups with essential tools, resources, and skills to embark on a first fundraise.

The Forge

The Forge at McMaster

The Forge is McMaster University’s campus-linked, business incubator.

Invest in Hamilton

Hamilton Economic Development HamEcDev Invest in Hamilton

Invest in Hamilton, led by City of Hamilton provides business assistance for start-ups and existing businesses.

MaRS Startup Toolkit   

MaRS Discovery District has created a startup toolkit that has a collection of insights for startups from a community of entrepreneurs.


Strategyzer’s Business Model Canvas is a strategic tool for entrepreneurs to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot their business models.


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PORCH provides a curated, engaging and safe place to build relationships, learn, and help each other succeed.

PARO Centre

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PARO offer counselling, character-based loans of up to $50,000, help to export, and programs to scale, networking opportunities.

Urban Robotics Foundation

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URF is a global non-profit focused on micromobility innovation. URF brings stakeholders together to share best practices and prepare for deployment.