The interactive workshop experience that helps you transform your big idea into a great business.

Learn how to use innovative, entrepreneurial thinking to maximize the impact of your business idea. Open to 18-39 year olds across Southern Ontario, The Big Idea Labs workshops were created by award-winning entrepreneurship educator and creator of The Innographer, Dr. Alex Bruton. They are presented by the Canadian Youth Business Foundation in partnership with Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research (NRC-IRAP) Assistance Program.

Benefit from The Big Idea Pressure Test and The Big Idea Traction Studio workshops.

  • Be more innovative.
  • Have greater impact.
  • Be inspired.
  • Access up to $75,000 in financing and grants.

Sign up for a pair of workshops near you! They are happening in Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Markham, Ottawa, Toronto and Windsor starting in October 2013. Click here for dates and locations.

Cost: $35 + HST to attend both workshops, lunch included.

Once you have completed the workshops, apply for up to $45,000 in financing as well as industry-leading mentoring and business resources to help you start your business through CYBF’s Start-up Program. The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario is offering an additional $30,000 in grant seed funding for up to twelve eligible entrepreneurs. Find out more.

For more information and to register for The Big Idea Labs workshops, visit

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