The Big Idea Labs

The interactive workshop experience that helps you transform your big idea into a great business.

Learn how to use innovative, entrepreneurial thinking to maximize the feasibility and impact of your business idea. Open to current and aspiring entrepreneurs aged 18-39 across Southern Ontario, The Big Idea Labs workshops were created by Alex Bruton, award-winning entrepreneurship educator, innovator, speaker and creator of The Innographer.

Benefit from The Big Idea Pressure Test and The Big Idea Traction Studio workshops!

  • Be more innovative.
  • Have greater impact.
  • Be inspired.
  • Access up to $75,000 in financing and grants.

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Space is limited. Register now!

Formula for success

Once you have completed the workshops, apply for up to $45,000 in financing as well as industry-leading mentoring and business resources to help you start your business through CYBF’s Start-up Program.

Special opportunity for professionals in science, technology, engineering and math!

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario is offering an additional $30,000 in grant seed funding for up to twelve eligible entrepreneurs. Find out more.

Presented by the Canadian Youth Business Foundation in partnership with the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research (NRC-IRAP) Assistance Program.