Markham Board of Trade (MBT) is Markham’s community chamber of commerce. Boards or Chambers are member based associations for the local business community, established to promote community, commercial and905-474-0730 industrial growth, and to advocate on behalf of businesses with all levels of government.
The Markham Small Business Centre (MSBC) provides a wealth of business advisory services and training programs, targeted at helping small businesses start, grow and succeed. The MSBC offers one-on-one appointments and educational seminars on topics such as: Start-up regulations, business planning, marketing research and strategy, understanding business financing and taxes.
NRC-IRAP provides innovation and funding services customized to businesses’ specific needs. NRC-IRAP helps businesses accelerate their growth through innovation and technology. Also, NRC-IRAP assists firms to develop, adopt and adapt technologies and incorporate them into competitive products and services to be commercialized in the global marketplace. IRAP provides advisory services and funding to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) undertake innovation projects.
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses.
Seneca College’s entrepreneurship incubator, HELIX (Health Entrepreneurship and Lifestyle Innovation Xchange) is committed to fostering the entrepreneurial potential of students and youth (18-29 years old) by providing experiential and cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship opportunities designed to help youth entrepreneurs develop sustainable and scalable businesses.
HELIX supports young entrepreneurs and early-stage start-ups access to state of the art incubator workspace, targeted workshops, networking opportunities, learning-focused community of mentors, innovation and entrepreneurship portal, seed funding, experiential opportunities, network of like-minded peers.