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Technology - Accelerator

Technology Accelerator

The Tech Accelerator program supports market ready technology startups execute their go-to-market strategies, acquire customers, and prepare for capital fundraising.

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What to expect

Develop and strengthen your knowledge on growth foundations and capitalization strategies through virtual webinars and educational workshops.

Engage with experienced mentors, program advisors, & industry experts to strategize and execute on your growth goals.

Take part in exclusive Mastermind programming, designed to elevate your leadership skills.

Access over $60k in startup support and up to $30K in cash awards.

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Build connections with fellow entrepreneurs that share the same mindset and goals. Gain access to various events and programming to build long lasting relationships with our community of 600+ founders.

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Leadership development

The program will feature ample opportunities for hands-on experience, accountability sessions, customized mentorship, and dedicated growth hours with key partners in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Growth frameworks

Develop the sales and marketing playbook needed to scale your venture. Founders work with dedicated growth mentors who provide strategic & tactical guidance for founders to build their growth foundations.

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Milestone driven

Our programs are goal driven, using proven frameworks that put founders in the driver seat while we help them reach their end destination.


Applications open




Program kick off day


Weekly Sessions

May - August

Demo day


Application process

Step: One

Companies apply online via the application form linked below.

Step: Two

Short-listed candidates invited to interview in March.

Step: Three

Candidates finalized in April.

Step: Four

If you have any questions about the application process, email us at yspace@yorku.ca

Program eligibility

  • Companies need to have an MVP launched in the market already with at least some early traction (while we typically define early traction by revenue, exceptions can be made for highly innovative deep tech products)
  • Innovative tech products and a high growth business potential
  • Driven, coachable and collaborative founders with a growth mindset

Frequently asked

We are looking for Full-Time Founders who are driven, coachable, and has a growth mindset. The ideal company has either launched or will have a product in the market by May 2022, with a focus on traction and unlocking their roadmap to scale.

No, the program is sector agnostic. All the resources and support are focused on technology-based ventures across all industries.

NOTHING! It is a free program for everyone and we do not take any equity in the company!

The program is open to everyone in the community, as long as they are dedicated founders who are willing to put in the dedicated time to grow the venture.

The program runs from the beginning of May 2022 to the end of August 2022 with a Demo Day scheduled for mid-September 2022 for the Top 5 ventures. On a weekly basis, the venture should devote a minimum of 5 hours for workshops, mentorship sessions, and office hours.

There are five (5) key components within the program:

  • Monthly Mastermind Sessions led by a trained facilitator
  • Hands-on workshops with leading industry experts
  • Office hours with a private network of investors, industry experts, and growth consultants
  • A dedicated mentor that has insights into the industry that your venture is disrupting

A maximum of 10-15 ventures will be chosen for the accelerator.

It is hard to measure the impact or value of the program as it will be different for everyone involved. However, the program offers over $60k worth of startup support paid for by YSpace, York University via the Mastermind sessions, dedicated mentorship, office hours with growth consultants.

In addition, the Top 3 ventures will compete for up to $30,000 in cash prize. Equity Free!

Applications for the 2023 cohort are now closed. Please join the wait list for the next cohort or learn more about other yspace programs here.


Applications for the 2023 cohort are now closed.

Please join the wait list for the next cohort.


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For more information, please contact us at
416-736-2100 ext. 44940