Entrepreneurship Resources at the University of Guelph

The University of Guelph helps turn innovative ideas into successful businesses – the evidence is in the various startup companies founded and grown by our students, faculty, and alumni. Some have accelerated their businesses through our entrepreneurship programs, while other business ideas were started organically in the entrepreneurial climate here at the University of Guelph.

Looking to connect with the U of G entrepreneurship ecosystem? Contact one of our entrepreneurship programs.

Research Innovation Office

The Research Innovation Office assists U of G researchers in turning discoveries into innovative solutions that address today’s complex challenges. We have the connections, resources, and tools to help you create, collaborate and commercialize your research.

New Venture Creation at the Research Innovation Office

The New Venture Creation program helps U of G based researchers develop and grow agri-food businesses. This commercialization support program can help you create and grow your business with practical, hands-on workshops and mentorship by leading industry professionals.

Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

The Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph is committed to developing leaders with a social conscience, an environmental sensibility and a commitment to their communities. They offer a wide range of specialized programs in business and economics across undergraduate, graduate and professional education. Launched in 2020 the Master of Science (MSc) in Management program includes a new field in Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (ICE), ideal for students from a wide range of fields, including STEM-related disciplines.

The John F. Wood Centre for Business and Student Enterprise (The Wood Centre)

The Wood Centre (formerly CBaSE) offers programs and resources for students and alumni interested in pursuing entrepreneurial ideas.

The Hub Incubator Program at the Wood Centre

The Hub is the University's student incubator offering U of G students and alumni funding, dedicated office space and access to experienced entrepreneurs. Take your startup to the next level by applying to the Hub.

McLaughlin Library - Finding Market Research

The University of Guelph library supports campus entrepreneurs with proprietary databases and tools, custom research support, workshops, and more. The library’s guide on Finding Market Research includes an explanation of what market research is, broad suggestions on how do market research, and several databases and search tools for finding market information. This guide also links out to other guides on finding company info and finding industry info, which can be helpful parts of understanding your position within a market.

Science to Business Network – Guelph Chapter

The Science to Business Network (S2BN) is a registered not for profit organization focused on supporting life science innovation and commercialization in Canada. The S2BN partners with stakeholders in academia and industry to build relationships and provide mentorship for graduate trainees and scientists who are interested in careers outside of academia and entrepreneurship. By organizing career development and networking events to highlight relevant issues and to connect like-minded professionals, we aim to enhance the career journey of highly qualified personnel and to optimize the Canadian environment for scientific innovation and commercialization.