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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:

Pearl’s Choice Pearl’s Choice is Canada’s most comprehensive senior living resource to support families searching for retirement communities.

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Whether searching for options for themselves or a loved one, Pearl’s Choice helps simplify the process. They offer free, impartial and unbiased information and resources to help people find the right retirement community with ease and confidence.Having launched their venture with Seneca HELIX in early 2015, Pearl’s Choice Co-Founders Bojana, Ian and Andrew, have proudly grown the company to a multi-million dollar valuation in less than one year’s time. Pearl's Choice has been featured on the StartUp HERE Toronto website.

Startup Weekend

HELIX Seneca’s on-campus entrepreneurship incubator, hosted York Region’s Startup Weekend at the Markham Campus. This cross disciplinary, experiential event, brought together 60 aspiring entrepreneurs with 34 mentors. .

start up winners

Teams developed viable new businesses during a 54 hour period. The first-place team "e-Merge" is shown with HELIX Director Chris Dudley, far right

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