MaRS Future Leaders


MaRS Future Leaders is a unique immersive and experiential program for 13- to 18-year-olds who are interested in both learning about entrepreneurship and gaining hands-on experience. The program is designed to demonstrate that entrepreneurship is a fun, valid and viable career path.

MaRS Future Leaders engages youth in three main ways:

1. Boot camps

This week-long program enables high school students to invent, test and pitch an original business idea, supported by one-on-one mentors, successful entrepreneurs and dynamic teachers. Students learn skills critical for future success while in a cohort of peers their own age.

2. Meet-ups

Held regularly, Meet-ups bring together youth who are interested in entrepreneurship to network, share ideas and hear from seasoned entrepreneurs.

3. MaRS Discovery District tours

Held on the last Friday morning of every month, tours of the MaRS facility help inspire high school students interested in entrepreneurship. Students can learn more about the MaRS Centre, MaRS services and the success stories of our entrepreneurs. The tour includes a presentation on entrepreneurship as a career. Schools are encouraged to contact us at futureleaders@marsdd.com or at 416.673.8109 for more information.

MaRS Future Leaders from MaRS Discovery District on Vimeo.

Hear from the program’s past participants:

“MaRS was so great—it really helped improve my confidence and presentation skills. Totally changed my perspective and thoughts on entrepreneurship.”

“My child really enjoyed learning from other entrepreneurs’ experiences. He liked the coaches, students and the positive environment.”

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