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Solving real world challenges with venture and design thinking

HELIX is dedicated to developing the entrepreneurial mindset. We accomplish this by providing knowledge, mentorship, sessions, workspace, access to like-minded peer community, and experiential opportunities. HELIX focuses on two important outcomes:

  1. The development and launch of successful, scalable and sustainable, young entrepreneur-led ventures.
  2. Nurturing the entrepreneurial mind set to allow participants to become intrapreneurs and innovate from within companies.

The HELIX space is physically located at Seneca’s Newnham campus but it runs programs at the other Seneca campuses, as well as in the broader Toronto and York Region community. There are no fees to the programs HELIX runs and it does not take any equity from startups.

The two stage HELIX program begins with the INNOVATION Strand, which is a series of entrepreneurial 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


New Ventures Pitch into ACCELERATION

On December 2, 58 participants of HELIX’s Fall 2019 INNOVATION Strand pitched their venture ideas into ACCELERATION.

HELIX Coaches and Mentors joined the event adding their expertise in support of the new entrepreneurs. These HELIXers started their ACCELERATION Strand development activities in January 2020.

View past HELIX success stories.

To learn more about HELIX, please contact us via email at, or visit HELIX at Newnham Campus in Room K2010, CITE building.


Partners and Funders

Ontario Centres of Excellence is a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs


York Region



TD Bank

City of Toronto

City of Markham

Richmond Hill