Canadian Accelerator Programs

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Communitech
Work 151 Charles Street West Suite 100 Kitchener ON N2G 1H6 Canada
Website: Communitech

Founded by a group of dedicated entrepreneurs in 1997, Communitech is Waterloo Region’s hub for the commercialization of innovative technologies. Over the years, we have supported and helped build a tech cluster of nearly 1,000 companies that now generates more than $30 billion in revenue.

At Communitech, we support tech companies at all stages of their growth and development—from startups to rapidly-growing mid-size companies, and large global players—to create greater numbers of successful global businesses for Ontario and Canada

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Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University Contact: Kristen Heredia
Home 10 Dundas Street East Suite 600 343 Armadale Avenue Toronto ON M5B 2G9 Canada
Work Phone: 416-979-5000 Website: Digital Media Zone (DMZ) at Ryerson University

The Digital Media Zone (DMZ) at Ryerson University is Canada’s largest incubators and multi-disciplinary co-working spaces for entrepreneurs. Set atop Yonge-Dundas Square, and infused with the energy and resources of downtown Toronto, this hub of digital media innovation, collaboration and commercialization is home to both startups and industry solution-providers. The DMZ leads the way in experiential learning and business success by creating a unique ecosystem of education and entrepreneurship. Emerging leaders fast-track their product launches and grow their companies in this supportive community by connecting with mentors, customers and each other.

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Driven ACCELERATOR
Work 720 Bathurst Street Toronto Ontario M5S 2R4 Canada
Website: DRIVEN

DRIVEN is a program that targets students in and recent graduates of engineering and business programs. Participants receive grants to cover their basic costs, living expenses and are provided office space at Wavefront in Vancouver. Graduating companies may become jointly owned companies with additional financial support by Wesley Clover International.

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entrepreneurship@Alacrity
Home Suite 1400 – 1055 W Hastings Street Vancouver BC V6E 2E9 Canada
Work Phone: 778-331-3433 Website: entrepreneurship@Alacrity

The Alacrity Foundation is in the business of creating the next generation of technology entrepreneurs. With the mandate of turning engineering and business students and recent graduates into entrepreneurs, the Foundation will give grants to the right individuals and teams to develop new technological solutions. Participants accepted into the Entrepreneurship@Alacrity Program will be put through the Alacrity Foundation entrepreneurship training bootcamp.

During that time, participants will spend 9-12 months working on technology commercialization projects for which real world demand has been identified. Project selection will be an interactive process and will involve collaboration between Foundation Executives and Advisors, Industry Partners and participants. Parties will work together to define and set the blueprint to develop technologies for which there is clear and present demand for solutions from Industry.

Once Projects are selected, teams proceed with their bootcamp training under the guidance of Alacrity Foundation and Industry Partner executives. Industry partners provide Project teams with operational support, a vast network of contacts, access to customers and strategic relationships with larger established companies. Entrepreneurship@Alacrity participants gain real world business experience while earning the opportunity to turn their technology commercialization project into an exciting new technology company upon Project completion.

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entrepreneurship@uVic

Program targets students in and recent graduates of engineering and business programs. Participants receive grants to cover their basic costs, living expenses and are provided office space at Wavefront in Vancouver. Graduating companies may become jointly owned companies with additional financial support by Wesley Clover International.

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Extreme Startups
Home 639 Queen Street West Third Floor Toronto ON M5V 2B7 Canada
Website: Extreme Startups

We primarily fund technology-oriented companies with a focus on web or mobile-based software, but we are open to companies in any space with compelling ideas and solutions. Teams with the best chances of acceptance will present a combination of market knowledge, technical expertise, and a demanding audience hungry for their solution along with founders who aren’t put off by the challenges that launching a successful startup presents. We are looking for tenacious, fast-moving teams to participate in Extreme Startups.

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Founders Fuel
Work 51 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal QC H2X 1X2 Canada
Website: Founders Fuel

FounderFuel is a top tier mentor-driven accelerator that helps early stage web, mobile and SaaS startups raise seed capital. We provide $50K of capital and access to veteran entrepreneurs, angel investors, VCs and senior executives, and over $400K in perks and services. Teams are eligible for $150K from BDC Venture Capital on Demo Day and 3 months free office space in the Valley.

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Grow Lab
Home 128 West Hastings Street Suite 300 Vancouver BC V6B 1G8 Canada
Website: Grow Lab

GrowLab is a Vancouver-based startup accelerator that helps entrepreneurs build great companies through seed funding, mentorship, collaborative workspace and 3 months of intensive programming. GrowLab brings together the best and brightest entrepreneurs from the world and connect them with our global network of top tier investors, mentors and partners.

Founded by five world class super angels and VCs: Boris Wertz (Version One Ventures), Leonard Brody (Clarity Digital), Debbie Landa (Dealmaker Media), Jason Bailey (East Side Games), GrowLab provides entrepreneurs a unique wealth of wisdom, knowledge, and connections. Over the past year, GrowLab has invested in 14 companies and steered them in the right direction to success.

GrowLab and its founders are committed to becoming “hunters of talent” and actively search for cohort members by attending and hosting events in tech hubs around the world. All four founders and Edwards travel extensively looking for talent and young companies who need a launch pad, and the group believe their presence in Vancouver and San Francisco make them a uniquely powerful place for that to happen.

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Hyperdrive
Home 151 Charles St W Suite 100 Kitchener ON N2G 1H6 Canada
Website: Hyperdrive

HYPERDRIVE is a new $30+ million tech startup incubator program with a global focus to seed, fund, and grow new businesses.

HYPERDRIVE builds early-stage tech startups into “Series A” VC funded companies.

We’re kicking tech up a notch. Does your company have what it takes?

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ideaBOOST
Home 101 College Street Toronto Ontario M5G 1L7 Canada
Website: Idea Boost

ideaBOOST is a business accelerator with a difference — a bootcamp for companies that want to navigate an entertainment ecosystem that has been radically disrupted by new technologies and demanding audience expectations.

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InCubes
Work 70 Peter Street Toronto ON Canada
Work Phone: 416-521-5318 Website: InCubes

[IN]cubes is a Toronto based INcubator and accelerator that sources emerging entrepreneurs and talented startup teams, and graduates qualified businesses with innovative products and ideas towards their first round of capital. [IN]cubes connects with the most forward-thinking and grass-roots Canadian talent with the goals of transforming their new and disruptive technologies into international sensations.

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Jolt
Home 101 College Street Suite 230 Toronto Ontario M5G 1L7 Canada
Website: JOLT

JOLT is a technology accelerator dedicated to building high-growth web and mobile companies that promise to transform the way consumers and enterprises interact with technologies.
At JOLT, our goal is to dramatically improve your startup’s execution and time-to-market. We work closely with entrepreneurs from initial product launch through the next stage of company development and fundraising.

In four months, JOLT participants will focus intently on their product’s market readiness. You’ll participate in workshops, meet one on one with advisors every week, and attend special speaker events where you can network with industry experts, partners and potential customers in your market.

How do we do it? Our partners and mentors have started and run some of the most successful technology, communications and entertainment companies in Canada. We’ve pulled together expertise from the creative arts, design and technology sectors, and combined it with MaRS’ business-building experience to deliver one of Canada’s most unique accelerator programs.

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Kinetic Cafe
Home 934 – 1 Yonge Street Toronto Ontario M5E 1E5 Canada
Website: Kinetic Cafe

We help forward-thinking enterprises & disruptive startups challenge convention, imagine new possibilities & successfully bring meaningful products, services & experiences to the market that meet the needs of today’s connected consumer. We do this by coupling world-class strategy & design capabilities with the deep technology & production expertise needed, in-house to bring ideas to life…

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Launch 180
Home 51 Wolseley Street Toronto Ontario M5T 1A4 Canada
Work Phone: 888 840-6668 Website: Launch 180

As a value add service we’ve partnered with a development firm to provide a cost effective MVP build solution. We work with early stage start-ups – right from the idea stage. We focus on a broad range of industry vertical categories.

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Launch 36
Home 644 Main Street Blue Cross Centre Suite 102 Moncton NB E1E 1E2 Canada
Website: Launch 36

Launch36 is an intensive accelerator program designed to quickly move selected entrepreneurs to an investor-ready position. We run two sessions per year with the goal of successfully launching 36 companies over a 3 year period.

Each participating startup is selected by a panel of entrepreneurs and investors based on the quality of the team, product opportunity and growth potential. Companies follow a rigorous mentorship program for 5-months to launch a minimum viable product. At the end of the program it’s sink or swim time as we put you in front of real live investors at our Demo Day.

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MaRS
Home 101 College Street Suite 320 Toronto Ontario M5G 1L7 Canada
Website: MaRS

MaRS is where science, technology and social entrepreneurs get the help they need. Where all kinds of people meet to spark new ideas. And where a global reputation for innovation is being earned, one success story at a time.

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Ryerson Futures
Work 10 Dundas Street East Suite 600 Toronto ON M5B 2G9 Canada
Website: Ryerson Futures

We are looking for the best and brightest startup ideas. Through our accelerator fund, we can provide seed stage financing, space, mentoring and other perks. Check back soon for more information.

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Startupify.Me
Home 349 Woolwich Street Guelph Ontario N1H 3W4 Canada

We work with experienced software developers to bootstrap their own businesses. Get to your first customer, then move quickly to growing your business to the point you can work in it full time. We take no equity in your business and our model means we have ‘skin in the game’ and only succeed if you build a profitable business.

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The Next 36
Work 130 Bloor Street West Suite 702 Toronto Ontario M5S 1N5 Canada
Website: The Next 36

The Next 36 is a resource-rich program designed to nurture the entrepreneurial promise of 36 undergraduates with extraordinary potential each year. It was founded by a small group of entrepreneurs, business leaders and academics in response to Canada’s need for more high-impact entrepreneurs, and is championed by Founding Patrons W. Galen Weston, Paul Desmarais, Sr. and Jimmy Pattison…

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UTEST (University of Toronto Early Stage Technology) Contact: Kurtis Scissons
Home 101 College Street Suite 320 Toronto Ontario M5G 1L7 Canada
Work Phone: 416-978-3557 Website: UTEST

The UTEST Program is part of U of T’s growing ecosystem of incubators and commercialization support services. It provides nascent software companies with start-up funding, office space in the MaRS Discovery District facility, mentoring and business strategy support…

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Venture Acceleration Program
Home 2659 Douglas Street 2nd Floor Victoria BC V8T 5M2 Canada
Work Phone: (250) 483.3236 Website: Venture Acceleration Program

A comprehensive 6-month program, entrepreneurship@AccelerateTectoria is a program that supports and nurtures early-stage technology companies, from product concept to market entry….

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