The Imagination Catalyst business incubator

OCAD University’s free, one-year business incubator program supports up to 25 startups. Join a motivated group of fellow entrepreneurs who are creating, building, designing, making and inventing innovative products, services and companies.


Core facilities and services

  • Bright, modern, well-equipped 3,000 sq. ft. co-working space in downtown Toronto
  • Shared maker-studios, workshops, prototyping equipment and expertise
  • Customized learning opportunities
  • Experienced business advisors
  • Extensive mentor network
  • Connections to professional service providers including legal assistance from Cassels Brock
  • The Imagination Catalyst Fund, a pre-revenue seed fund supported by Relay Ventures and Globalive Capital
  • Access to government funding available only to companies affiliated with an Ontario campus-linked accelerator
“The Imagination Catalyst space, in combination with access to the OCAD U talent pool, has been very impactful to the growth of my company.”
-Jenise Lee, Founder & CEO CertClean
“The greatest benefit of the Imagination Catalyst program is the network.”
-Trung Pham, Founder & CEO AXIS Labs
"The Imagination Catalyst advisors are really helpful and supportive of us. Our team loves working with so many other innovative companies."
-Megan Savage, Yirego