Launch YU


The LaunchYU program provides lectures, workshops, one-on-one mentorship, and other services that help early-stage ventures as they launch and grow their businesses. The program also provides participating ventures an opportunity to receive a maximum of $8,000 in cash awards. For each cohort, LaunchYU offers a total of $30,000 in cash awards for the participating ventures.

At the end of the program, ventures participate at a Graduation Demo Day where they pitch to an audience consisting of investors, corporate executives, successful entrepreneurs and government officials.

The program is delivered by YEDI and VentureLab in partnership with Innovation York. All courses and workshops are conducted at the York University campus in Toronto.



The program is open to all York University students.