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Health Entrepreneurship and Lifestyle Innovation Xchange

Solving real world challenges with venture and design thinking

Youth between the ages of 18 to 29 are invited to explore entrepreneurship as a career option and advance their venture ideas. HELIX supports entrepreneurship in all sectors with a focus on the development of innovative health and lifestyle products and services.

Innovation and Acceleration strands

The Innovation Strand includes a series of entreprenurial workshops and sector-specific support activities. The next step is the Acceleration Strand, providing further opportunity for dedicated enrolment in HELIX incubation activities and mentorship. Learn more


HELIX success stories:

Steve Boure and Brandon Hebor

Sustainable urban farming business developed at HELIX

When Steven Bourne (left) and Brandon Hebor quit their day jobs to start a green sustainable venture together last summer, you could say they had a bigger fish to fry.

Steven, 25, and Brandon, 24, are graduates of Seneca's Green Business Management certificate program. Their office these days is a narrow shipping container parked at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto. Most of the square footage inside is taken up by an aquaponics system they built themselves, including two 300-gallon fish tanks.

The fish - about 100 tilapia and fingerlings so far - are the engines of Ripple Farms, a food-growing project based on fish feces....more

To learn more about HELIX email Kate Collins, call her at 416.491.5050 ext. 24081 or visit HELIX at Newnham Campus in Room A3060.

Our Partners

Ontario Centres of Excellence
City of Toronto
York Region


City of Markham
Mentor Network
Richmond Hill
Venture Lab