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MaRS-supported startup revenue since 2008
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Number of MaRS-supported startups that say we had a positive impact on their business
WHAT WE OFFER

Among our many services, MaRS-supported startups receive:

Advisory support and connections to talent

Benefit from expert advice on all aspects of business; attract and retain highly-skilled workers

Access to investors

Connect with like-minded VCs, funds and investors from around the world.

Connections to partners

Build valuable relationships with potential customers, corporates, governments and fellow startups.

Access to capital

MaRS helps you find funding to grow your business.

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OUR PROGRAMS

Unlock new tiers of advisory services as your company grows within the MaRS ecosystem.

Based on your company’s stage of development, we will assign you to one of three programs.

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Start

Start

Product-market fit

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Grow

Grow

Go-to-market fit

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Scale

Scale

Market expansion

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Start

overview

Receive advice on generating early revenue, attracting seed-stage capital and building a strong team.

Who you are

  • Have a minimum viable product
  • Have early customer interest; are close to product-market fit/early validation
  • Have raised or could raise (pre-)seed investment for clinical or for product trials

What you get

Grow

overview

Receive support to increase revenue, acquire new customers, attract and retain top talent, and raise Series A capital.

Who you are

  • Have a product in market with strong customer demand
  • Building go-to-market capabilities or advanced product trials with input from key partners
  • Have raised or could raise series A investment for initial deployments

What you get

  • All Start program offerings (see above)
  • 1:1 expert mentorship
  • Connections to investors, customers and partners
  • Access to talent and recruitment help
  • Media and PR promotion
  • Priority access to MaRS office space
  • Peer-to-peer events

Scale

overview

Receive strategic, tailored support to achieve growth milestones, access international markets and navigate regulatory hurdles. Our team of advisors works closely with your executive team to create a program specific to company needs.

Who you are

  • Revenue and team are scaling rapidly
  • Have completed clinical studies or customer pilots and received regulatory approval
  • Investigating new markets, new products and organizational growth strategies

What you get

  • All Start and Grow program offerings (see above)
  • Benchmarking service to measure against peers
  • Exclusive events for large companies
  • Client engagement experts assigned specifically to your company
  • Proactive engagement plans aimed at long-term strategy
  • Thought leadership training and speaking opportunities
  • Mentorship and community engagement opportunities

Ready to apply?

Start and Grow ventures can apply now. Scale ventures can get in touch to learn more.

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