Igniting Impact



Use your knowledge, skills and passion to impact society

Igniting Impact enables University of Toronto students to use their education, skillsets, and drive to build a for-profit or not-for-profit startup company that solves a real-world problem. Whether you have no idea what you want to do or the beginnings of a startup idea, attending our workshop will help you develop or refine your thoughts before you jump into starting an actual company. 

At Igniting Impact workshops, Impact Centre mentors work with students to identify what problems are aligned with their knowledge and passions then attempt to develop solid ideas for technological and business solutions for those issues. The event culminates with a pitch event where finalists are given an opportunity to share their ideas and compete for a cash prize to jumpstart their venture.

Program Information

  • Workshops (pick 1 of 2): The health, safety and well-being of our community members is very important to us. We regret to inform you that owing to the current situation with COVID-19, Igniting Impact has been postponed until further notice. Once conditions permit, we will announce further information about the possible rescheduling of this event. In the meantime, please accept our apologies and our best wishes for your continued health and wellbeing.
  • Time: TBA
  • Location: St. George Campus (room TBA)
  • Eligibility: Current U of T students (undergraduate, graduate, professional), U of T postdoctoral fellows, and recent U of T alumni (convocated within 24 months of April 1, 2020)
  • Application to Attend: Apply to attend Igniting Impact workshops