Innovation Boost Zone (IBZ): Raise

By mmuise

IBZ's Raise is a nine (9)-week hybrid program designed to help startups become investor-ready. From determining their company’s best financing option to nailing their pitch, they’ll have everything they need to approach investors with confidence.

Comments on Funding:

No funding provided. The applicant has potentials to win in the pitch competition's cash prize of $5,000. The applicant's team will receive up to $150 in credits towards software licenses.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.

Applicants must:

  • be technology-agnostic startups;
  • plan to fundraise in the next 6 months;
  • be able to attend in-person events in Toronto, ON.
  • Applicants can apply without having any affiliation with TMU.
Application Steps:


1. must go through a 2-step application process which consists of a written application and an interview. The CEO of the startup needs to complete the application.

2. can apply before they register with IBZ. When they apply to Raise, they will be registered as an IBZ member automatically.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

Other Things to Note:

The previous deadline for Fall '22 cohort was on August 26, 2022.

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