Our Partners

Resources. Expertise. Collaboration. The support of our partners makes a big impact. It enables emerging entrepreneurs to learn from industry leaders and to focus their effort and capital where it matters most – on advancing innovation.

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ICUBE is the home of Social Entrepreneurship and early-stage start-ups at UTM, offering resources, programs, workshops and mentorship for people who are changing the world.
IDEA Mississauga is the Innovation District with the essential building blocks that entrepreneurs and innovators need to solve society’s greatest challenges. A network of mentorship, partners, talent and connections to test, scale and commercialize solutions to global challenges.  IDEA Square One Innovation Hub is located downtown inside the Square One Shopping Centre, and is a 4,300 square-foot facility for startups, scale-ups, corporate leaders, and investors to collaborate and grow together. 
Ontario Genomics
Ontario Genomics has been driving the province’s genomics revolution for over 20 years, delivering results for Ontarians, Canadians, and the world while allowing researchers to redefine the present and future of health, agriculture, and environmental sustainability. Its mission is to lead the application of genomics-based solutions across key sectors of the economy to drive economic growth, improved quality of life, and global leadership for Ontario. To accomplish this, Ontario Genomics works with a variety of key stakeholders: researchers, industry, non-profit, and government.
Founded in 2009, OBIO® is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization engaged in strategy, programming, policy development and advocacy to further the commercialization of human health technologies that position Canada as a leader in the international marketplace. OBIO® advances this goal through collaborative partnerships with industry, the investment community, academia, the healthcare system and government.
Life Sciences Ontario is a not-for-profit organization that represents and promotes Ontario’s vibrant and diverse life sciences sector. Members of LSO include life sciences companies, entrepreneurs, members of academia, and service providers from many different areas of the life sciences ecosystem, including biopharmaceuticals, agriculture, agri-food, the bioeconomy, medical devices, animal health, environmental technologies, and more. Our mission is to encourage commercial success throughout this diverse sector by collaborating with governments, academia, industry and other life sciences organizations in Ontario and across Canada.
Mitacs empowers Canadian innovation through effective partnerships that deliver solutions to our most pressing problems. For over 20 years, Mitacs has assisted organizations in reaching their goals, has funded cutting-edge innovation, and has created job opportunities for students and postdocs. We are committed to driving economic growth and productivity and to creating meaningful change to improve quality of life for all Canadians. Our mission is to build a world-class, diverse community of innovators through our collaborative model, attracting and deploying top talent to industry, and matching need with expertise to create ambitious solutions to real-world challenges. We believe that increasing Canada’s productivity and prosperity will be driven by successful innovation and we’re passionate about developing the next generation of researchers who will work to fuel Canada’s knowledge-based economy.
Founded in 1892, ROBIC is an internationally renowned law firm of over 230 professionals and support staff specialized in intellectual property. ROBIC’s diverse team of scientists, engineers, lawyers, patent and trademark agents works with innovative companies of all sizes to maximize the potential of their intellectual property in Canada, the United States, and abroad. A deep bench of life science patent and licensing professionals is poised to help propel SpinUp’s member companies to grow, mature, and thrive.
Amplitude Ventures is one of Canada’s leading healthcare venture capital firms managing almost $500M. We invest in precision medicine focused companies with a particular emphasis on cellular and targeted therapy and AI/machine learning applied to healthcare.
Mintz creates breakthrough legal strategies that help clients solve problems and forge ahead. Their attorneys combine legal, business, and industry insight to help navigate shifting challenges. Mintz helps clients comply with evolving regulations and compete in emerging markets. While meeting their increasing financing needs, Mintz can also assist with handling employment and labor issues. To compete tomorrow, you need the best business strategy now. Mintz will help you make the next move.
Canada’s premier space for scaling life science companies. SPEC Labs turn-key lab facilities provide access to world-class equipment and expertise, close to members of scientific advisory boards, teaching hospitals, academic institutions, and other researchers and experts in the life sciences sector.
NuBinary is a Fractional CTO and Tech Startup & Scale up Advisory consulting firm, enabling companies to successfully create and commercialize innovative technology products. We do this by assisting companies to speed up market delivery of innovative products through a consistent, repeatable, and tested framework. At NuBinary, we are committed to helping companies build successful technology products. Our commitment is unwavering, and we strive to equip entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to thrive in today’s competitive landscape.
enabling Ideas® equips and empowers early-stage ventures to scale, achieve self-sustaining income, and position to be highly attractive for subsequent financing rounds. We operate at the center of an accelerating ecosystem, offering building block modules, fractional executives, multidisciplinary experts, and cost-effective tools. Our services encompass business design and planning, strategy development, performance and operational design, as well as implementation and support services, all aimed at propelling clients through and beyond inflection point barriers to the next stage of rapid acceleration.
For startups and emerging businesses, building a qualified team that aligns with your organization’s mission and culture is essential for growth and success. Viaduct is a one-stop talent solution that gives your most important resource—people—the attention they deserve. Viaduct is a member of Aleron Group, a workforce and business solutions company.
TalentRise is an executive search and talent management consulting firm based in Chicago, Illinois. An industry player since 2008, TalentRise provides flexible, customized leadership and organizational solutions to mid- to large-market employers primarily in professional services, healthcare, consumer and industrial manufacturing, technology, financial services, and retail. TalentRise is a member of Aleron Group, a workforce and business solutions company.
Leva Capital is a Canadian-based VC that invests in healthcare start-ups in the pre-seed and seed fundraising stages. Leva’s investment focus is agnostic within the healthcare sector and primarily looks for ventures dedicated to bringing innovation to the healthcare industry by improving on the current standards of care or creating novel solutions altogether. Leva currently focuses on supporting Canadian ventures but has the ability to invest globally.
The Life Sciences Talent Accelerator (LifeSciencesTA) offers industry-tailored exposure, training, and experiential learning for participants from diverse backgrounds, aligning their skills with the Life Sciences industry. Industry leaders have directly told us what new talent needs to know to enter and succeed in this thriving industry. You can access it through our self-paced, online training, and become Life Sciences industry-ready today!
Scendea is a leading product development and regulatory consulting group serving the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Our international team offers strategic and operational support in the fields of quality/CMC, non-clinical/ toxicology, clinical/medical and regulatory, which guide products efficiently from early development to marketing approval. Scendea’s scientific excellence, industry experience, commercial awareness and a collaborative approach allow our expert team to solve complex issues associated with medicinal product development.
Altitude Accelerator is a startup incubator based in the heart of Brampton’s Innovation District serving the Peel Region and wider GTA. We offer access to expertise to founders at all stages of their startup journey as well as development programs that position them to scale to new heights with confidence and become a formidable force in the marketplace. 

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