From the latest in wearable tech and crowdfunding apps to new energy storage solutions and novel drug therapies, MaRS works with over 1,000 high-impact venture clients that have one thing in common:  innovative ideas for improving our future. But how do we help these clients?

It’s simple – we guide entrepreneurs as they build their business.

Our cornerstone offering to entrepreneurs is our venture services. Through a team of seasoned MaRS staff and volunteer advisors, MaRS offers a range of free services to our venture clients, helping them develop and validate their ideas, take them to market, and then help them grow and scale.

MaRS offers advice tailored for each client at every stage of their business, including:

  • Business advisory
  • Technical advisory
  • Customer and partner introductions
  • Talent development and recruiting
  • Introductions to new markets, strategic partners and, ultimately, investors

Best of all, it’s free

MaRS doesn’t charge any fees nor do we invest in these companies. Simply put, we help guide entrepreneurs as they build their business. Ultimately, it’s the entrepreneur who makes the decisions for their company and determines their own success.

Our clients work in the ICT, Health and Cleantech sectors. Building their future helps improve our future (read more).

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Salim Teja

Salim Teja is the President, Venture Services for MaRS, where he leads the overall strategic direction of MaRS’ venture services areas: Energy & Environment (Cleantech), Finance & Commerce (FinTech), Health and Work & Learning. He is an experienced entrepreneur and active early-stage technology investor, with deep industry expertise in software and digital media. See more…