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McMaster Entrepreneurship Academy

The Office of the Vice-President, Research (OVPR), the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), and the McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO) have established the McMaster Entrepreneurship Academy – a new initiative designed to enhance McMaster’s unique entrepreneurial training, research and translation pipeline.

The Academy hosts a series of programs that inspire, support, and reward established and aspiring McMaster entrepreneurs as they work to transform their research breakthroughs into high-value products and services.

Learn more about the Academy’s four core initiatives below.


Professor Entrepreneur Fellowship Learn More

The Professor Entrepreneur Fellowship releases full-time faculty who have started companies that involve McMaster intellectual property (IP) from teaching one course or equivalent for one year.

Innovation Matchmaking Learn More

The Innovation Matchmaking program connects research teams from across campus and/or affiliated hospitals and provides them with an equivalent of $75,000 in prep-funding that can be used to build investable ventures.

Mentorship Learn More

Our mentorship programs connect entrepreneurs with peer mentors, investors, advisors, and industry leaders to help them grow their businesses.

Lab Space

McMaster startup companies will have access to shared
facilities at a flat rate to help them
develop proof of concepts and prototypes.

Stay tuned to learn more.