Sponsorship opportunities

MaRS is pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities to encourage participation in and engagement with the MaRS community in all aspects of what we do.

We depend on your support to spearhead, produce and deliver cutting-edge content, events and conferences that ignite the entrepreneurial ecosystem and strengthen community ties to improve collaboration with our clients, tenants and friends.

The following MaRS education programs, events and conferences represent a sample of the sponsorship opportunities available at MaRS.

MaRS Education Programs

MaRS Education offers inspiration, information and business tools to help entrepreneurs start and grow successful businesses.  Through diverse educational events and programs and hundreds of online resources, entrepreneurs get unparalleled access to business knowledge and experts on topics covering all aspects of building a winning venture.

MaRS Future Leaders –

This week-long bootcamp focusses on the next generation of entrepreneurs ages 13 to 15. Participants will have the opportunity to be mentored by dynamic leaders from the startup world and learn methods for problem solving, goal-setting and critical thinking. The session wraps-up with a real business pitch competition including questions and feedback from judges.

Entrepreneurship 101

Entrepreneurship 101 is MaRS’ flagship weekly lecture series for aspiring entrepreneurs featuring enlightening lectures on key topics related to starting a successful business. The course culminates in a business plan pitch competition called the Up-Start! Competition, in which selected participants work with MaRS Advisors to build and refine their company pitch in order to compete for a $10,000 prize.

MaRS Best Practices

The MaRS Best Practices series are informative and practical seminars on key topics for technology and social entrepreneurs delivered by industry specialists.

MaRS Market Insights

The MaRS Market Insights series are quarterly panel forums that showcase 360-degree perspectives on the latest market trends, opportunities, and challenges in highlighted sectors delivered by industry stakeholders including analysts, executives and entrepreneurs.

MaRS Future of Medicine ™
The MaRS Future of Medicine ™ series are monthly lunchtime seminars for research professionals and clinicians in the life sciences industries to share best practices . Covering such topics as drug development, preclinical strategy, diagnostics, imaging, regulatory affairs, reimbursement and investment.

MaRS Global Leadership
The Global Leadership series provides perspective on the latest in leadership thinking and global trends of interest to the corporate and investment community. Sessions feature presentations by top international leaders.


Sponsorship recognition and acknowledgement

Recognition for event and conference sponsorships may included:

  • Coveted speaking opportunities to deliver opening, closing and panel remarks
  • Exclusive networking with delegates, speakers, keynote presenters, MaRS community members and MaRS clients
  • Independent tours of the MaRS Centre
  • Branding and promotion for online and print assets
  • Discounted registration
  • Donor listing on the MaRS website, publications and on our donor wall in the MaRS Centre

* Additional recognition available for sponsorships. Please contact Andrea Russett (below).

MaRS Discovery District is a nonprofit charity supporting entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ideas. Should you wish to work with MaRS to promote your event within the innovation sector please contact:

Andrea Russett
Manager, Community Investment


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