The SURGE Sandbox Residency Program is designed to support promising teams as they coalesce to refine their business model, develop prototypes, validate hypotheses, and seek initial funding and traction.
Residency teams will be coached and supported in applying for next-stage opportunities and supports, such as Collide, Canada’s Business Model Competition, LaunchDal’s 100k competition, ideaHUB, COVE, Innovacorp, Creative Destruction Lab, Volta, and Propel.
The residency program provides the following supports:
- Access to sandbox space, including secure storage for prototypes and materials
- Mentorship from sandbox staff, Dal faculty, and mentors from the local business community
- Up to $5,000 in reimbursement for eligible expenses
- Access to additional funding opportunities such as Mitacs eAccelerate