FORMULA FOR STARTUP SUCCESS
The MaRS advantage
We help tech and science founders build their companies and create global impact. We bring decades of know-how and proven tools to drive venture growth. At every stage of your startup journey, our seasoned entrepreneurs are there to support you.
Our intensive capital, talent and revenue growth programs, world-class market research and brand-boosting PR support help your company reach its next milestone.
Our experienced advisors roll up their sleeves to guide you through your toughest business challenges with personalized support and tailored resources.
Access to curated communities
You’re not alone. A community of like-minded entrepreneurs and access to 1:1 and group learning opportunities fill knowledge gaps on your team, inspire transformative change and help accelerate growth.
Support for every stage of your startup journey
Our Build program offers essential tools and mentorship for companies with zero to $5 million in revenue or $15 million in funding.
Our Growth Acceleration Program program provides support for executives leading companies with $5-$20 million in revenue or $15-$50 million in funding.
MaRS supports hundreds of companies at every stage of growth so they can achieve global impact and scale.
Market intelligence for food service suppliers & vendors
Through the Supply AI program, which is aimed at companies using AI to create stronger supply chains, this Quebec City startup was able to refine its value proposition.
Canadian tree planting technology
MaRS worked to influence changes to the government procurement process, helping the company secure a $1.3-million contract to plant more than one million trees in areas affected by wildfires.
Liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) storage technology
Our advisors supported pre-seed round connections, including a key introduction to the lead investor, which catalyzed the rest of the round.
AI-driven detection of Alzheimer’s disease through a simple eye exam
By providing key introductions to government partners and media relations, MaRS helped raise awareness of this company’s game-changing technology.
Connections to deals
Network with experienced roster of growth advisors
Access to events and our private network and community
Self-serve learning opportunities
Nanoleaf creates the world’s most energy efficient lightbulb.
“MaRS recognizes that companies need different resources at different stages of growth. They helped us find an advisor for our suitable stage — landing us a government grant at close to $3 million.”
Gimmy Chu, Co-Founder & CEO
Member of MaRS Momentum
Cyberworks Robotics develops the next generation of autonomous vehicle technology
“MaRS helped us grow and scale by putting us in an ecosystem with a mentality around rapid growth and rapid innovation.”
Myra Arshad, Co-Founder & CEO
Member of MaRS Growth Acceleration Program
ALT TEX creates a biodegradable and carbon neutral alternative to polyester
“One of the biggest challenges is convincing global early adopters that your technology is better than larger competitors. Our amazing mentors have helped us accelerate this progress now working with leading global brands.”
Vivek Burhanpurkar, Co-Founder & CEO
Member of MaRS Growth Acceleration Program
Ocean of opportunity: Planetary Technologies is looking to the sea to help the climate
The Halifax startup aims to improve the health of our oceans — and capture carbon in the process.
TransPod sees “clear path to commercialization” for hyperloops
Having landed half a billion dollars in financing, the company plans to break ground on a line between Calgary and Edmonton next year.
Solar power shake-up: How an obscure mineral is changing the clean energy game
A crystal called perovskite is excellent at absorbing the sun’s rays. Several startups believe it could be the secret to creating solar panels that are thinner and more efficient.
Smart recruiting: How edtech company Prodigy attracts purpose-driven staff
Prodigy uses video-game strategies to get kids excited about math and reading. Fittingly, fun is also front and centre in the company’s approach to HR.
Flight school: How drones are learning new tricks
Developers of unmanned aerial vehicles are putting their latest inventions to the test at a new R&D centre near Ottawa.
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Empowering the next generation of global leaders
Selected startups with scalable, high-impact solutions receive hands-on advice, mentorship, market insights and subject matter expertise, along with marketing opportunities and critical connections to capital, talent and customers.
RBC Women in Cleantech
RBC Women in Cleantech helps advance breakthrough ideas into market-ready cleantech products with the potential for global impact.
The MaRS® adMare™ Therapeutics (Tx) Accelerator supporting early-stage, pre-clinical therapeutic ventures to create meaningful impact.
MaRS gratefully acknowledges the support of the Province of Ontario through the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.