City partners with Vaughan Public Libraries and ventureLAB to open satellite location for entrepreneurs
The City of Vaughan has partnered with Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) and ventureLAB to establish a new innovation space in Vaughan, strengthening the City as a place where entrepreneurs and small businesses can flourish and grow. To commemorate the establishment of this new resource, the partners will host a virtual ribbon cutting for ventureLAB’s new satellite location at the Pierre Berton Resource Library. The event will take place on Wednesday, July 14 at 10 a.m. at vaughan.ca/live.
With the support and space provided by VPL at Pierre Berton Resource Library, ventureLAB will leverage this new entrepreneurship development site to further support Vaughan-based entrepreneurs with technology-driven programs and services. Citizens and businesses will be able to utilize the space as the City progresses through Step 2 of the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopening, with capacity restrictions in place. Eventually, the space will be fully active as a place where entrepreneurs can co-work, connect with other innovators, access advisory support, and attend workshops and other events.
Tech startups will be able to access and book hot desk space through ventureLAB’s Innovation Hub Membership. Bookings and programming in the space will be limited and permitted under the ventureLAB, VPL and Public Health’s reopening protocols, and with appropriate capacity restrictions in place.
ventureLAB is a leading global founder community for hardware technology and enterprise software startups and scaleups, located at the heart of Ontario’s innovation corridor in York Region. Through its growth-oriented initiatives focused on raising capital, talent retention, commercializing technology and IP, and customer acquisition, ventureLAB has enabled thousands of companies to create over 4,000 jobs and raise more than $200 million in investment capital.
Working in collaboration with the City’s Economic and Cultural Development department, this partnership expands ventureLAB’s reach across the region to offer better access to professional coaching, mentoring and strategic advice from an experienced growth advisor for Vaughan-based businesses. Founders and entrepreneurs can access tailored support services and workshops, such as an Investment Readiness Clinic.