Transforming ideas into viable businesses
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Helping students, researchers and alumni turn their ideas into scalable businesses is creating opportunities for skills development and personal growth, as well as seeding innovative and robust companies in the Ottawa area and beyond.

In partnership with local industry, the University of Ottawa’s intensive, four-month Startup Garage offers space, mentorship, formal training, support and funding for entrepreneurs to launch their companies.

With support from university and local industry collaborators, the program’s alumni have gone on to found a variety of successful companies, including in 3-D animation software and in driver-assistance technologies. For more information, visit the University of Ottawa.

“The mix of people from different backgrounds and different levels of expertise has enabled me to accelerate my business at a rate which I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish on my own.”
Philippe Chiasson
Founder, Printearth; Startup Garage Alumnus
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