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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:

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Pearl’s Choice is Canada’s most comprehensive guide to retirement homes, senior housing, assisted living and nursing homes. The site’s creators did their market research with HELIX before launching their free online service. Since that time, the website has gone live and they have received $95,000 from private investors.

Startup Weekend
start up winners

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 to develop 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