We’re excited to announce the opening of our newest location: Entrepreneur First Toronto. Applications are open now.
Entrepreneur First (EF) exists because we believe that the world is missing out on many — perhaps most — of its best founders.
We believe that there are at least thousands of people who could start a world-changing companies, but don’t because of where they grow up. For some, starting a company just isn’t on their radar at all. For others, it is, but there are too many barriers that stop them reaching their full potential – from finding the right co-founder to meeting the right investors. By launching a programme in a third continent, we’re a step closer to achieving our goal of giving the world’s most ambitious individuals the tools to build a company wherever they happen to be.
Canada is one of the most exciting places in the world right now for deep tech startups, thanks to its world class universities and thriving venture capital ecosystem. It has four universities in the global top 50 for computer science and six in the top 100, with 600,000+ STEM graduates in Toronto alone.
Toronto is one of the fastest growing tech ecosystems in North America in terms of capital and talent, and the city represents a great opportunity for EF to encourage the next generation of ambitious founders. It’s the home of several world-class technical institutions, including the University of Toronto and the Vector Institute for AI. Last year alone it saw $1.3B of VC investment into the city.