The Technology Innovation Management (TIM) program at Carleton University finds the brightest grads and aspiring entrepreneurs with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) backgrounds and provides them with the skills and practice they need to thrive as startup founders and future tech leaders.

TIM partners with well-known companies to accelerate learning by having students study in the field and work on growth projects with measurable impact. The program provides structured coursework and mentorship to build the skills required to identify, solve and implement business problems and to launch products. Upon completion of the two-year graduate program, students earn either a master of applied science or a master of engineering.

Outside of the program, TIM offers educational talks that are open to the community and publishes its research on the open-access TIM Review, all to help empower Ottawa-based entrepreneurs to succeed.

Here are a few TIM resources that you should know about.

1. TIM Lecture Series

The TIM Lecture Series is a series of free monthly talks that provides a forum for promoting the exchange of knowledge between university research and tech companies, entrepreneurs, government bodies, and research and development individuals.

2. The monthly TIM Review

The TIM Review offers insights about current issues and emerging trends in tech and includes theories, strategies and tools to help startups. The publication explores themes such as cybersecurity, open-source business models, and emerging technology and global market analysis.

3. Lead to Win boot camp program

Lead to Win is a free boot camp program for students and entrepreneurs starting tech-based startups in Ottawa. The program is divided into four phases and starts off with a six-day intensive course teaching practical business foundations and connections to key resources.

4. VENUS Cybersecurity

VENUS Cybersecurity is a non-profit organization designed to make Canada a global leader in cybersecurity. VENUS is currently working on projects including the Canadian Critical Infrastructure for Export and Global Cybersecurity Monitor, among others. The TIM program helps lead the VENUS Cybersecurity Institute, where these cybersecurity research projects are brought to life.

To learn more about joining the TIM Program or to get involved in one of  its community initiatives, either jump on or connect with program administrator Emily Byron via

We are excited to be working with the TIM Program at Carlton University part of the province’s Campus-Linked Accelerator (CLA) program that supports entrepreneurship activities through resources that compliment campus programs both from MaRS and our regional Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) partners Invest Ottawa.

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Aislinn Malszecki

Aislinn is a strategist, designer and education producer for entrepreneurs that seek practical lessons to grow their startup companies.See more…