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Onshape is a professional product design platform with CAD, rendering, simulation, CAM (coming soon!), built-in PDM, and more in a single cloud-native system. Created by the founders of SOLIDWORKS, Onshape’s user-friendly interface allows for simultaneous design collaboration among global teams, and it requires no downloads.

Onshape has automatic updates every three weeks and is accessible on any browser or device, offering a lower barrier to entry compared to other software. Trusted by large companies like Garmin, DHL, Formlabs, NVIDIA, TREK and more!

Innovation Factory clients can access preferred application status and dedicated customer service support for our Onshape Startup Program, which provides Onshape Professional Licenses for free, and other free resources, training, and more (funding and lifetime revenue restrictions might apply).

Apply to Onshape's program for startups



Quick Facts

  • Free CAD + PDM for 1 year
  • Startups can reapply each year they qualify
  • Onshape is the only fully cloud-native design tool
  • Used by Garmin, DHL, Formlabs, NVIDIA, TREK, and more
  • Onshape was founded by the SOLIDWORKS founders
14th Annual LiONS LAIR Pitch Competition and in-person Gala on September 26, 2024 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Tickets available on lionslair.ca

Attend the 14th annual LiONS LAIR pitch competition

Since 2011, Innovation Factory’s LiONS LAIR has helped more than 150 startups launch and scale their businesses. This fall, join over 350 entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders to network over dinner and drinks, celebrate innovation, and watch finalists pitch live to a panel of judges to win cash and in-kind prizes.

When: September 26, 2024 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm 

Where: LiUNA Station – 360 James St. N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1H5

Celebrate BIG ideas that make a bigger impact at The Big DiF, Innovation Factory’s annual open house and client showcase. Join 250+ people from the Hamilton-Halton community to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation.

Join Innovation Factory's Annual Open House - The Big DiF!

Network with 250+ industry professionals, discover emerging solutions from our innovators, and celebrate entrepreneurship within the Hamilton-Halton ecosystem.

May 9, 2024 | 4:00pm – 8:00pm | Hamilton, Ontario