About this Report
Drawing on GEM’s 2016 data, this report continues a long-term analysis of the state of Ontarian entrepreneurs. It presents data that quantifies Ontario’s flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem and compares Ontario to over 20 OECD countries that also participated in the GEM study.
Produced in partnership with BII+E, the Centre for Innovation Studies (THECIS) and Ryerson University, this report goes beyond conventional measures of entrepreneurial success to focus on entrepreneurs themselves. This focus on individual attitudes, behaviours, and aspirations adds a valuable dimension to understanding an essential driver of innovation and growth.
Read this report to help you:
- Understand the experience of entrepreneurs, from why they start businesses to why their businesses succeed or fail, as well as to get a broad profile of the people drawn to entrepreneurship in Ontario today
- Compare this year’s results with data from previous years to see where Ontario is headed and what has changed
- Identify potential challenges to the growth of entrepreneurship in Ontario