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    Innovation Factory’s LiFT Program
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What We Do

The Innovation Factory ignites innovation. Through seminars, events, peer to peer groups, and 1-1 mentoring we help Start-ups commercialize their ideas and Small/Medium Enterprises innovate within their organization. Whether you have an idea on the back on a napkin, or a working product with paying customers we can help get you to the next level.
  • Build your business plan
  • Pitch your Value Proposition
  • Connect you with investors

Upcoming Events

Fall Intensive – MaRS Workshops
Sep 19, 2014
Get tools, mentoring and peer feedback to help as you roll up your sleeves [...]
KPMG Lunch ‘n Learn – Tonia Jahshan, President & Founder of Steeped Tea
Sep 23, 2014
KPMG Lunch 'n Learn featuring Tonia Jahshan, President & Founder of Steeped Tea !
Fall Intensive – MaRS Workshops
Sep 26, 2014
Get tools, mentoring and peer feedback to help as you roll up your sleeves [...]


CareGo logoLocal steel industry leader celebrates 15 year anniversary
September 10, 2014

  CareGo – a company that began as a steel storage supplier and [...]
McMaster startup QReserve Inc. awarded $24,896 from Ontario Centres of Excellence
September 3, 2014

McMaster University startup and iF client, QReserve Inc., has been awarded [...]
weever3StyleAvenue rounds out mobile application development offering with Weever Apps
September 2, 2014

3StyleAvenue announces they are now utilizing Weever Apps’ patented app [...]
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Client Spotlight

Learn more about Serenity System’s innovative tactile system for the visually impaired.


Find out how we can help your Small/Medium Enterprise Innovate.


Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 LiON’S LAIR gala on October 2, 2014. Learn more here.


Lunch ‘n Learn

A great way to network, enjoy a free lunch, and learning something new! Learn More.

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