Entrepreneurship Research Training

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The BRIDGE offers a variety of training opportunities for startups and entrepreneurs. Explore our offerings or book a consultation with our dedicated research team. 

The U of T Entrepreneurship Research Workshop Series

Working on a business idea? How do you know if you have a winning product/service concept? Find out what makes your technology unique? Take part in the U of T Entrepreneurship Research Workshops (ERW) series and enhance your business formation experience through evidence-based research and data. The Entrepreneurship Research Workshops are part of the University's Co-Curricular Record (CCR) program. Undergraduates who complete a series of sessions get official recognition from the University.

The ERW program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, along with staff, and faculty. Workshops in the series include: 

Introductory (3 hours)

  • Launch Pad
  • Company & Competitor Research
  • Industry Research

In-depth (2 hours)

  • Primary Research 
  • Researching your Business Model Canvas 
  • Data Resources for Entrepreneurs
  • Patent Research 

Students must attend five hours (3+2), plus complete reflection document. Sessions are open to all students, faculty, and staff. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for CCR.

Upcoming Workshops

The BRIDGE offers specialized learning opportunities for our community of entrepreneurs. Visit our Workshops page to find our calendar of events. 

Our events provide opportunities for hands-on learning, for dialogue with experts, and apply classroom learning to real-world challenges.


Data Resources for Entrepreneurs
Downloadable presentation (Winter 2022 session)


Research Consultations 


Mariana Jardim

Contact the Management & Entrepreneurship Librarian to book an entrepreneurship consultation to discuss your business idea, find resources to inform your business plan, locate relevant data for pitch competitions, and more. She’s here to help you excel and accelerate!