About CompanyMaRS is the one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs, supporting a new generation of big thinkers and entrepreneurs. It is a community that encourages entrepreneurial thinking through its education programs and events, and helps startups launch, grow and scale their ventures into international markets. MaRS aims to make the world a better place through technology innovations and solutions that address key challenges in the areas of health, clean energy, work and education.
Generating value at a critical timeHere are some of our results:
MaRS startup ventures have created 6,500 jobs and, in the last three years alone, they have raised $1 billion in capital and generated $500 million in revenue.
MaRS provides free market research ... READ MORE to startup companies. We provided $96 million worth of market intelligence free of charge to entrepreneurs from 2009-2014.
50,000 people have been trained through MaRS entrepreneurship education programs between 2009 and 2013 and
Our online entrepreneurship resources have received 4 million unique visits to date.
Thrives on big ideasMaRS is an organization that thrives on big ideas that translate into actionable outcomes. As an organization dedicated to supporting startups, our culture is also entrepreneurial. Employees are encouraged to find unique solutions to problems - people with a hunger for learning and doing, and a passion for our mission tend ... READ MORE to thrive best. LESS
Perks of Working HereA popular perk is the opportunity to participate in the many inspirational and educational events held at MaRS. For employees at an earlier stage in their career, the innovation ecosystem, entrepreneurial environment, learning and relationship-building opportunities offer an amazing launchpad.
Mars employees should haveA growth mindset. Motivated by the prospect of continuous learning and improving one's skills and results.
An entrepreneurial spirit. Self-motivated to find novel solutions to the problems they've been asked to solve.
Collaborative and team-oriented. Passion ... READ MORE for innovation and MaRS' mission. Comfort with speaking the languages of academia, government and business. Big ideas and the drive to execute on those ideas. LESS
Challenges employees may faceThe innovation ecosystem comprises a vast array of participants. Understanding these systems and how our work supports and strengthens them can take time. However, MaRS has a very supportive environment and everyone is eager to welcome new employees and offer insights about the work we do.
Career growth opportunitiesCareer growth at MaRS is fostered by the breadth of experiences and educational opportunities, as well as exposure to startups, entrepreneurs and diverse networks. Personal development opportunities at MaRS set the foundation for a successful career within and beyond the organization.
Application TipsWhen applying, think about what you want to get out of the experience, and articulate why you want to work here and what you bring to the role. Connect with MaRS on social media. We're on Twitter (@MaRSDD), Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube, to name a few. If you're interested in working ... READ MORE at MaRS, why not get to know us a bit better by coming for a visit first?
Throughout the year we welcome thousands of attendees to a range of events: MaRS Mornings are free, monthly, inspiring breakfast talks from experienced entrepreneurs, visionary business leaders and innovators Meetups ranging from We Are Wearables and Women 2.0 to We Are Cities and Health 2.0 Talks from thought leaders such as Steve Jobs' biographer, Walter Isaacson, Al Gore and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield Hackathons for coders of all stripes--from the PayPal BattleHack, MasterCard N>XT Developer Challenge and AngelhackTO to Hacking Health, the MaRS Energy Hackathon and EdAppHack And much, much more LESS
Meet Ron DizyManaging Director , Advanced Energy Centre