About this Report
The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Ontario Report is an annual report produced this year by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E), Ryerson University and The Centre for Innovation Studies.
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.
It also 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.
Read this report to help you:
- Understand the level of entrepreneurship activity and the economic aspirations of entrepreneurs in Ontario.
- Understand public attitudes towards entrepreneurship.
- Compare the entrepreneurial performance of Ontario with similar economies around the world.
- Identify relevant policy responses to the continual improvement of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Ontario.