Company Profiles

About Company

MaRS 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.

Company Name

MaRS

Location

Toronto

Category

Social Good

Website

Company Size

51-200

Social

Impact

Generating value at a critical time

Here 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
Culture

Thrives on big ideas

MaRS 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
Perks

Perks of Working Here

A 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.
Qualities

Mars employees should have

A 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
Did you know

Challenges employees may face

The 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

Career growth opportunities

Career 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.
Did you know

Application Tips

When 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
Quote

Meet Ron Dizy

Managing Director , Advanced Energy Centre
"I have been an entrepreneur, a CEO and an investor. But working at MaRS leading the ... READ MORE
Did you know

The MaRS Centre

MaRS is a not-for-profit registered charity. Our programs are funded by the proceeds of the MaRS Centre and its services, and through generous support from a range of stakeholders. Our building, located on the historic site of the former Toronto General Hospital, houses a world-leading innovation hub and a diverse community ... READ MORE
Contribution

See results

MaRS is a lean organization with a relatively flat organizational structure. Teams tend to be small, and responsible for the full lifecycle of a program, from ideation and design to development and rollout. Employees directly experience the results of their work and feel closely connected to MaRS' mission.
Traditions

An active social committee

MaRS has an active social committee that organizes many events and initiatives for employees and tenants in the MaRS Centre to foster relationships and collaboration across the organization. Activities include charity, entertainment and sporting events like the MIFF (MaRS International Food Festival) and the "MaRS ... READ MORE

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