Application process for the District Ventures and IBM Innovation Space
What we look for
- Startups and scale-ups incorporated in Canada
- B2B companies that link to Enterprise clients
- You must be solving a real life problem, preferably with a minimal viable product already available.
- IBM will look at pre- and post-revenue companies equally.
- Companies willing to work on an IBM technology
Think you're a good fit? Submit an Application Form
Met all the criteria to apply? Think you got what it takes to take your company to the next level? Then fill out our Application Form and tell us why you believe your idea is the next big thing.
Please note: we do not accept companies that are not incorporated.
So your application impressed us. Now what? We will invite you to our IBM Innovation Space office to have a quick chat about your company, your idea, and your vision.
After first contact, we will pick startups that we think have potential of scalability with IBM and truly fit the model of what we look for in a startup. Selected companies will be invited to our office for a Pitch Day, where you will present your ideas to us as you would to clients or investors. Due to the volume of applications, only the best and brightest will continue further and be invited to work with IBM.
If you are selected to be endorsed by IBM, we will begin to prep you for your journey. A Welcome Package will be provided to make sure that our partnership flows smoothly and aligns with your business goals. An official start date will be set and if you are working in our office, workspace will be allocated.
Your time here
From day 1, you will be placed in an environment driven by innovation, creativity and passion to make a difference. We will work closely with your startup to make sure that your challenges are overcome, your business networks are expanded, and your potential is maximized. Throughout our program, our technical and business experts will utilize their experience and knowledge so that your vision becomes a reality.
Need more details? Contact us
Contact us via email. Meet the team and see how the IBM Innovation Space can take your startup to the next level.