Accelerator Spaces

Innovation York provides collaborative working space to York-related start-up companies through two accelerators:

IBM Innovation Space - Markham Convergence Centre

Innovation York is also a key partner in the IBM Innovation Space - MCC, which brings together over 36 partners on the campus of the IBM Canadian head office.  The facility is a unique ecosystem that unites industry, entrepreneurs, funding agencies, and academic institutions in one space to help bolster research, development, and commercialization, and to help companies scale faster and drive economic growth.

Innovation York has offices, desks, and hotelling desks available for use by York-related start-up companies. Please contact Cheryl Giblon, Industry Engagement Manager ( for more information.

LaunchYU BEST Hub
The LaunchYU BEST Hub was opened by Innovation York and the Lassonde School of Engineering to promote collaborative entrepreneurial endeavours and hold entrepreneurial related events. The Hub serves as a place where entrepreneurs can collaborate and where LaunchYU holds its Thursday morning IgniteUP program.
For more information on the Hub contact Nilay Goyal, Entrepreneurship Manager ( or to register for LaunchYU's mentoring program IgniteUP go to