Our incubator

The IBM Innovation Space is a Toronto-based incubator that provides startups with a collaborative space to innovate and disrupt the market. Our goal is to provide you with the tools needed to take your idea to the next level, introduce you to the right networks and help you acquire new clients. Our unique approach, specifically around client engagement, positions your company for optimal growth and revenue at an accelerated pace.

How to apply

Step 1: Read our Application Process

Step 2: Submit an Application Form

Step 3: Be patient as we look over your info

Step 4: Upon being selected, meet with us to discuss endorsement with IBM​

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OUR SERVICES

IBM Bluemix
IBM Global Entrepreneur
Softlayer - an IBM Company
Watson

Startups partnered with the IBM Innovation Space can receive up to $120,000 in IBM credits at no charge for up to 12 months through the Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP). These credits can be used in our products such our IBM Bluemix developer platform, Softlayer cloud services, and our world-renowned IBM Watson 'cognitive thinking' APIs. We provide you with enterprise grade technology to meet your clients' needs, large or small.

  • Collaborative workspace in the heart of Downtown Toronto
  • Mentorship opportunities available with leading experts
  • Access to large clients to scale your startup quickly and effectively
  • Weekly programming ranging from guest speakers to collaborative activities
  • Help with funding and access to local VCs and investors​

OUR SERVICES





Startups partnered with the IBM Innovation Space can receive up to $120,000 in IBM credits at no charge for up to 12 months through the Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP). These credits can be used in our products such our IBM Bluemix developer platform, Softlayer cloud services, and our world-renowned IBM Watson 'cognitive thinking' APIs. We provide you with enterprise grade technology to meet your clients' needs, large or small.


  • Collaborative workspace in the heart of Downtown Toronto
  • Mentorship opportunities available with leading experts
  • Access to large clients to scale your startup quickly and effectively
  • Weekly programming ranging from guest speakers to collaborative activities
  • Help with funding and access to local VCs and investors​
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Eligibility

To be eligible to participate, a startup:

  • Must have been founded within the 5 years immediately preceding the application
  • Must be incorporated in Canada
  • Must have less than US $1M in revenues during the last 12 months
  • Must not have been a paying customer for IBM Cloud services prior to application