Entrepreneurship for Cardiovascular Health Opportunities (ECHO) is a 12-month online training program led by veteran entrepreneurs and high-calibre consultants across a variety of sectors.

Founded in 2018, ECHO is organized and funded by the Translational Biology and Engineering Program (TBEP) – the University of Toronto component of the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research – in partnership with the Health Innovation Hub (H2i), a University of Toronto campus-linked accelerator.

Course Format

Comprised of a unique combination of five complementary modules, ECHO provides innovators of cardiovascular technologies with entrepreneurship training, mentorship, and networking opportunities, and the chance to pitch for start-up funding from a $250,000 pool.

  • Module 1: Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • Module 2: Health Venture Rounds
  • Module 3: Lessons from Leaders
  • Module 4: Community of Mentors
  • Module 5: Ignite Start-up Funding

**To reach teams across Canada, ECHO is now entirely virtual**


Please contact Soror Sharifpoor (soror.sharifpoor@utoronto.ca) or visit the ECHO website for more information.