Tag Archives: Innovation York

Financial tech startup goPeer wins top prize in York’s LaunchYU Accelerator program

  TORONTO, September 29, 2020 –  A financial technology startup that makes non-traditional lending accessible on a peer-to-peer platform has won the top prize in York University’s LaunchYU Accelerator program this year. As the first prize winner, goPeer will receive the $25,000 Aird & Berlis StartupSource Market Entry Award that includes $12,500 in cash and an […]

Food accelerator program gives entrepreneurs a boost during COVID-19

York University program helps local businesses scale up into mass retail chains TORONTO, August 21, 2020 – York University’s food accelerator program is the first of its kind in Ontario to help Canadian business owners with products in market scale up rapidly, giving them a much-needed jumpstart in a food industry challenged during the COVID-19 […]

Trade Minister launches $1.8 M women entrepreneurship program

York University’s ELLA program kicks off in advance of International Women’s Day TORONTO, March 3, 2020 – An accelerator program supporting 54 women entrepreneurs from York Region and the Greater Toronto Area is being unveiled at a launch event tonight featuring Canada’s International Trade Minister Mary Ng. ELLA (Entrepreneurial Leadership & Learning Alliance) – a […]

Program for women entrepreneurs to launch before International Women’s Day

TORONTO, February 27, 2020 – A federally-funded program tailored to give 54 women entrepreneurs from York Region and the Greater Toronto Area the tools and connections needed to grow their businesses will launch at an event next Tuesday, March 3. York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton will be joined by the Honourable Mary […]

BIOSA Technologies wins top startup award for entrepreneurs

York University’s LaunchYU program recognizes Markham-based company TORONTO, January 20, 2020 – A startup bio-technology company that has found an innovative way to boost the quality of production in various industries, from paint and textile to winemaking and water filtration, has taken the top prize in an annual competition for entrepreneurs. BIOSA Technologies was one […]