Entrepreneurship Programs

Education by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Are entrepreneurs born or made? At MaRS, we believe that you are born with drive but that entrepreneurship can be learned.

We offer entrepreneurship programs and online tools to help you navigate successfully through the different stages of your growing business. Get unparalleled access to business and sector knowledge and experts through diverse event series and workshops or via our hundreds of online resources that cover all aspects of building a winning venture.













Event series
Tap into the knowledge and experience of other entrepreneurs and experts. We offer a range of entrepreneurship programs. Our flagship series, Entrepreneurship 101, is a free 30-week lecture series that covers critical business topics for aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs. See the sidebar for a full list of event series.

Online resources

The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit is a comprehensive suite of free online resources (articles, videos and workbooks) to help entrepreneurs build and grow their business. Use the Entrepreneur’s Toolkit to find:

Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops
are practical seminars facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. These sessions offer startups the tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and build essential business components.

New!: Certificate in Entrepreneurship
MaRS is proud to announce our collaboration with the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies on a new Certificate in Entrepreneurship. This certificate consists of six courses that use the latest entrepreneurial thinking and tools to help aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs overcome startup challenges and set their new businesses on the path to growth and sustainability.  We’ll guide you through the initial stages of building a business, from building your idea into a business model, to understanding, communicating and effectively selling to your target market, hiring the right people, and managing your finances to best capitalize on your business opportunity.

Find the right resources for you:

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Need more information? Contact:

Keri Damen,
Director of Entrepreneurship Programs

Educational events & series

What our audience is saying:

“What I learned in Entrepreneurship 101 gives me a solid foundation to transfer my skill sets from the corporate world into the entrepreneurial world.”
– Jackie Chung, Entrepreneurship 101 attendee

“Resources galore @MaRSDD fantastic hub full of new/old entrepreneurs & where innovation is leading change! Lots available online.”
– via Twitter

“The (workshop) exercises were most valuable because they were done in groups which offered opinions and outlooks that I may have never come to realize on my own.”
– Danilo Malanczyj, Entrepreneur

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