The report analyzed the performance of entrepreneurs in Ontario in comparison with similar economies worldwide, including Canada as a whole, the US, Australia and Germany.
Ontario is a leader in entrepreneurship participation, with growth from 11.7% in 2013 to 14.4% in 2015. In Ontario’s rich and robust entrepreneurship ecosystem, everybody has access to entrepreneurship, regardless of age, gender or income.
This report is useful to government policy makers, academics, university and post-secondary institutions and those who want to gain a better understanding of entrepreneurship ecosystem in Ontario, as well as the entrepreneurs operating within the ecosystem.
This report shows that Ontario is a leader in entrepreneurship and performing quite well, but there are clear areas in which we can improve. In 2015:
The report delves into relevant policy recommendations, including mentoring programs, developing a strategic vision and programs for women in entrepreneurship, R&D transfer improvement and entrepreneurship education from a young age.
Also included as part of the report is a downloadable infographic, visually demonstrating the report’s key findings.
To find out our take on why entrepreneurship in Ontario is thriving, read our blog post, Access Granted: Ontario Supports Entrepreneurs from All Walks of Life.
For media enquiries, please contact Coralie D’Souza, Director of Communications, Events + Community Relations at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship.