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Any early stage venture can apply to the MaRS Catalyst Fund. However, selection for investment is highly competitive and successful companies are subject to rigorous due diligence and a prescribed approval process. Based on the competitive nature of the fund, a limited number of applicants receive funding.

In order to be eligible, a company must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a significant and measurable environmental or social impact
  • Be a for profit, Canadian company
  • Have a scalable business model and sizable addressable market
  • Have a comprehensive and talented team
  • Have verified customer traction, ideally demonstrated through revenues

How to Apply

Please submit the following application to be eligible for funding from the MaRS Catalyst Fund.

MaRS Catalyst Fund Application Form

  • Maximum 2 pages.
    Accepted file types: pdf.

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