Market Readiness

This program directly funds early-stage commercialization by start-up companies to support their growth into scalable businesses. It supports companies in both the Customer Creation and Company Building stages of the Customer Development Model, as defined by Lean Start-up principles. In applying its expertise in de-risking innovation, OCE helps early-stage companies attract the private investors and other funders they need to grow.

This program is open to start-ups or companies that are:

  • No more than three years old
  • In pre-recurring revenue and pre-investment stage
  • Commercializing IP resulting from research conducted in an Ontario-based academic institution or a company based at a Campus-Linked Accelerator (CLA) 
Applications to this program are accepted at any time.

More details on the Market Readiness Program.