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The first of its kind in Canada, BlockchainHub brings together education, research and technology incubation, to catalyze the potential for Blockchain to transform society and disrupt existing value chains.

Blockchain Academy at Lassonde Professional Development (LPD) offers unique, blended, online and experiential courses, designed to meet the professional development needs and interests of entrepreneurs, innovators, engineers and technology leaders. LPD is an integral part of the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University, committed to implementing Lassonde’s vision of providing ‘lifelong learning’ opportunities to engineers and those with a passion for technology.

Its location within York University, allows the Blockchain to perform as an innovation hub to support visionary entrepreneurs providing disruptive solutions to real-world problems using Blockchain technology and a catalyst for interdisciplinary research.

Blockchain Hub facilitateS the development and application of fast-evolving Blockchain technology, through local and global research partnerships, and related technical and business education, enhanced by our deep experience in technology commercialization, access to research at York University, and through strategic industry partnerships.

This is our home "Bergeron Centre in Engineering Excellence,York university"



BlockchainHub & Community building

  • Blockchain users, developers, and potential partners
  • York University with global and regional academic partners
  • Researchers / technology startups with funding programs

  • Technology innovators with commercialization expertise

  • Blockchain ventures, entrepreneurs and potential Investors

  • Researchers in Blockchain Technology - understanding the legal and industry applications for Blockchain

  • Faculty, Graduate, and Undergraduate students


BlockchainHub & Entrepreneurs 

  • Providing educational resources for Blockchain professionals through Blockchain Academy
  • Offering business mentoring, and access to Innovation York, LaunchYU, VentureLab
  • Facilitating interactions with potential users and first customers
  • Providing guidance through funding processes, help acquiring grants, and preparing investment pitches
  • Providing access to physical infrastructure and technology resources

BlockchainHub & Researchers

  • Creating multi-disciplinary research opportunities

  • Identifying industry/academia issues and research focus areas

  • Building on research excellence at York University

  • Applying for grants and other funding options

  • Facilitating global partnerships to attract best in class research and technology partners

  • Linking students, for research, co-op opportunities and full-time employment


BlockchainHub & Venture Funding

  • Providing early access to blockchain startups

  • Identifying matching funds to reduce investment risk

  • Access to equity crowdfunding platforms to foster co-investment

  • Connecting experienced Blockchain investors with those who wish to join the growing movement

  • BlockchainAcademy offers deeper learning in an organized environment to maximize investment impact