Resources for Building Prototypes

Entrepreneurship Program for Ontario Engineers (EPOE)

Resources

3D Prototype – offers 3D printing applications, expert advice, and short run production

Centennial College Centre of Entrepreneurship – offers multiple incubation or acceleration programs, together with other supports to help entrepreneurs through three locations in the Eastern Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs – can help with a free review of your business plan and one-on-one consultations before, during and after your launch, entrepreneurial training courses and many other tailored start-up support services

Prototype Manufacturing Companies in Canada– what to look for when approaching prototype manufacturing companies in Canada

The Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship – offers Technology Enhanced Active Learning rooms, prototyping, fabrication and visualization facilities, and the Entrepreneurship Hatchery

The Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF) – Toronto's first entrepreneurship program focusing on the needs of newcomer business owners; offers a 13-week small business training program learn about selling, marketing, financing, business planning, banking and more; participants also develop a business plan, receive coaching, mentorship and peer-to-peer learning

The Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre – provides cutting-edge, accurate and clear information through workshops, consultations and business plan reviews

Dunn Engineering – Prototype build

Articles

How to Create Your First Prototype

How to Go From Ideas to Prototype in One Day

Manufacturing Costs: 9 Considerations to Make Before Taking Your Idea from Prototype to Production

How to Get a Prototype Made

5 Steps for Turning Your Invention Ideas into a Product