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The MaRS Commons is where founders, angel investors, corporate leaders and industry innovators come together to form a dynamic network, in a historic, yet modern space. Our amazing partners have assisted in building the MaRS Commons and have helped shape it into the amazing space it is today.

OneConnect is a leading provider of next generation telecommunications solutions in Canada. Based out of downtown Toronto, we specialize in providing Hosted PBX, Voice, VoIP and mobile solutions tailored to your specific business needs.

On July 13, 2010, Postmedia Network became Canada’s newest media company and the country’s largest publisher of paid English-language daily newspapers. The company’s assets include community-based publications and 50 destination websites. With award-winning journalists and a growing list of media platforms, Postmedia Network’s brands have an extensive reach.

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto (U of T) is Canada’s largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T’s distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative scholastic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics the world over. U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that leverages both its size (a scale almost unparalleled in North America) and its close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions.

Wavefront is the national centre of excellence for wireless commercialization, accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies in Canada. Wavefront provides wireless companies with critical business and technical resources, partners and opportunities that drive economic and social benefits for Canada. Wireless accelerator services include: a virtual handset library and usability lab for mobile app testing, training programs, global market linkages, marketing and sales strategy consulting sessions and more.

WIND Mobile provides voice, text and data services to Canadians on a next-generation wireless network and is committed to offering a level of wireless service presently not available in Canada. WIND is built on actual conversations that are happening with Canadians who are passionate about wireless and creating a better mobile offering nationally. Striving to build the third national wireless network in Canada, WIND Mobile continues to promote simple and transparent pricing and plans and services over 400,000 happy customers.

The Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship endeavors to be the premier entrepreneurship centre in Canada and respected throughout the world. Our goal is to serve entrepreneurs from start-up to succession.

The institute works with students to build a foundation from which to successfully launch new businesses; with Canada’s best entrepreneurs to take their businesses to the next level; and with business families to facilitate a successful transition to next generation or next opportunity. The Institute supports all of this work through attention to research in areas of high growth and entrepreneurial learning.

MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.