OKR Financial and ventureLAB partner to support York Region startup ecosystem development

This month, OKR Financial announced a new partnership with ventureLAB, a leading innovation hub located in York Region. OKR Financial will collaborate with ventureLAB on events and initiatives like Capital Investment Program and Tech Undivided, an initiative focused on founders with the vision of creating an equitable tech sector for female founders to raise capital for scale and secure customers to drive revenue growth by leveraging a gender-parity network of industry experts who are leaders in innovation, scaling global enterprises, and champions of merit-based inclusivity. 


Through initiatives like educational seminars about alternative financing options and how to better understand government funding programs, OKR can help uncover avenues for businesses to secure capital investments. OKR will also participate in ventureLAB’s “Demo Days” and events like Made In York Region: Navigating the New Reality, to share our knowledge of finance with entrepreneurs. By collaborating with funding agencies, academic institutions, and corporate partners; OKR aims to expand York Region’s innovation ecosystem. 


As Canada positions itself as a leader in technology and innovation, York Region continues to be an essential contributor to Canada’s and Ontario’s global competitiveness. The local investment network also provides a solid foundation for growth, and OKR is here to work with businesses to grow bigger, faster, and stronger. 

About OKR Financial 

OKR Financial operates a family of private funds since 2015 that provides non-dilutive financing solutions to Canadian SME’s by leveraging Federal & Provincial SR&ED tax credits and Government funded programs. Providing the pathway to equity financing when companies are ready to scale up.

About ventureLAB

ventureLAB is a leading technology hub located in Markham in York Region, Canada’s second largest tech cluster. Through its programs focused on capital, talent, technology, and customers, ventureLAB has supported over 2,000 tech companies and entrepreneurs, including 100 companies that have raised over $100 million and created close to 4,000 jobs. ventureLAB’s innovation hub is a 50,000 square foot facility that is home to over 45 tech companies and partners that employ more than 300 people. At ventureLAB, we grow globally competitive tech titans that build-to-scale in Canada.

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