ventureLAB is York Region’s provincially recognized Regional Innovation Centre and helps drive Regional economic growth and job creation by supporting the development and delivery of programs and services, targeting technology-based entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business. In 2019, ventureLAB supported $8.95 million in economic impact.
Many of these businesses and start-ups continue to support the economy and the community through the donation and manufacturing of items crucial to the COVID-19 response.
York Region businesses and manufactures can visit Ontario Together to explore ways to support first responders and front-line health workers by redeploying efforts towards the production of essential equipment like ventilators, masks and swabs. Organizations with unused, unopened and unexpired supplies of personal protective equipment can donate these items to York Region and our community health partners.
In response to the COVID-19 situation, many business services have been impacted and consultations and advisory services have been moved to telephone consultations wherever possible. Additional resources and support for businesses in York Region can be found at yorklink.ca/covid19