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Resources- Leading Incubators and Accelerators in Canada

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NEXT Canada - Canada’s strongest and most dedicated entrepreneurial network made up of 500+ top Canadian academics, entrepreneurs, investors and founders. We rally around the next generation of entrepreneurs, making it hard for them to fail.

DMZ - The DMZ is a world-leading incubator for tech startups around the world. We help startups build great businesses by connecting them with customers, capital, experts and a community of entrepreneurs and influencers. For us, this means creating an environment where you can focus on scaling your business. We help with the rest.

Velocity- Founded by the University of Waterloo, Velocity equips and guides founders to build companies that scale at the earliest stages of business building.

Our mission is to create the conditions for founders to maximize their growth. We have 14 years of successes to lean on.

Accelerator Centre - At the AC, we exist to help ambitious dreamers like you impact global change through your business. We’re your hub for action that provides an extensive selection of customizable opportunities for you to tap into—allowing you to rapidly bring your innovation to life.

Next AI - Each year, Next AI identifies the top early-stage teams developing ambitious AI-powered solutions, and we provide them with mentorship, education and over $1M in deals and perks from our partner vendors to have a global impact.

UTEST - uTest is the home of the largest community of digital freelance software testers in the world - helping some of the most recognized and iconic brands provide quality digital experiences to their customers.

Hatchery - Budding entrepreneurs need inspiration. If you are a company with a problem that needs solving, share it with us. The problems you send us will be shared with U of T students at the Hatchery Idea Market. When a team finds a solution, we will get in touch with you.

The Hub UTSC - The Hub is U of T Scarborough's innovation centre and startup incubator. We help students and recent alumni from all disciplines launch successful ideas in research commercialization, social innovation, and business creation.

Located at Highland Hall, we provide our residents with coaching, workshops, seed capital where possible, access to professional experts, mentors, investors, and public workspace.

ICUBE - ICUBE is the place for social entrepreneurship at University of Toronto. We offer co-working space, resources, programs, workshops and events for people who are changing the world. If you want to make a difference, ICUBE is here to help you make it.

Extreme Venture Partners - We are investors and mentors to predominantly Toronto-based seed-stage startups. In nearly all of our 100+ ventures, EVP has played the role of lead investor. We have three funds under management and that has created 5,000+ exceptional careers and billions in shareholder value creation.

HIGHLINEvc - We meet you, our corporate partners, wherever you are in your innovation journey. Whether it’s seeking to identify new opportunities, validating those in-market, or making the decision to build solutions in house, spin out new ventures, or partner with startups through a corporate accelerator, we can help.

LaunchYU (YSpace) - We put our founders at the core of what we do and service them to the best of our ability by creating an inclusive and supportive environment that focuses on the growth of our founders.

LatAm Startups - LatAm Startups is a non-profit accelerator in Toronto that works exclusively with international startups. A designated sponsor for Canada’s Startup Visa program, LatAm Startups is a pioneer in bringing the world’s top startups to Canada and helping them scale globally from Toronto.

Communitech - Communitech creates a unique ecosystem of advisors, entrepreneurs and government officials. From day one of our company, we have used their services for finding the right people and solutions.

Techstars - At Techstars we have invested in more than 3,500 early-stage startups.

As one of the largest pre-seed investors in the world, our portfolio is as diversified as our 7,300 founders are unique - from HealthTech and FinTech, to Web3 and CleanTech; from Miami and Silicon Valley to Lagos and London. We support many of the world's best entrepreneurs with access to capital, mentoring, finding customers, hiring talent, choosing the right infrastructure, and much more!

Holt Accelerator - Supported through five generations of experience and a robust global network, Holt Xchange is powering innovative tech products, world-class companies, and entrepreneurs, helping shape the future of their businesses and technology in the financial services sector.

TBDC - TBDC is one of Toronto’s oldest business incubators, helping businesses launch, grow, and scale since 1990. We are a not-for-profit multi-sector incubator set up in 1990 by the City of Toronto, that brings 30 years of experience in building businesses and business networks in Ontario. We are proud to serve as a bridge between entrepreneurs worldwide and Ontario’s investors, industry associations, and government.

Treefrog - The Treefrog Accelerator focuses on identifying technology startups, with products or services in the market that wish to expand. We aim to help Canadian ventures hit their goals of scaling up by leveraging world-class talent and organizations.

Rlabs - At R-LABS, we believe the best way to predict the future is to help create it. We are a problem-centric venture builder focused exclusively on the real estate and housing industry. We partner with game-changing entrepreneurs and corporate innovators through our venture process to identify specific problems in the sector and create industry innovation through technology enabled business models.

OneEleven - With a 55,000 square foot facility in the heart of downtown Toronto, we provide open concept seating and private offices for growing technology companies. Our companies are provided with state-of-the-art facilities, 60+ meeting rooms, event space available for community use, podcast studios, a parenting room, secure bike storage facilities & showers, a wellness, faith and meditation space, as well as reception & operational support.

Innovation Factory - Whether you have a startup, an existing small-medium sized business, or the seeds of an innovative idea, we can help!

Innovation Factory offers a suite of services that cater to whichever stage of business growth you’re at. In addition to our in-house expertise, we’ve built an extensive network of community partners and mentors that can offer tailored resources and coaching for our clients. Together, we make up a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs in the region to get the supports they need for success.

Lab2Market - Lab2Market is a nationwide program that helps brilliant minds in STEM graduate programs and postdoctoral programs re-imagine their futures. Throughout the program, they’ll discover their passion for entrepreneurship, build an entrepreneurial skill set, and connect with the network they need to turn their ideas into successful businesses.

Ideaboost aka CFC Media Lab - The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is a charitable cultural organization and a place of learning, community and imagination for a growing network of Canadian talent in the screen industry. We work with Canadian filmmakers, actors, writers, composers, singer-songwriters and entrepreneurs to advance their careers in film, television and digital media.

Founderboost - Since 2017, FoundersBoost has helped to pre-accelerator 500+ pre-seed startups chosen from over 5,700 applicants globally. Our alumni have gone on to the world's top accelerator programs including YC, Techstars, and 500 Startups; and they have raised $180m+ to date.

Toronto Fashion Incubator - The Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) is the world’s first fashion incubator. We are an award-winning, non-profit organization that helps emerging fashion entrepreneurs become successful by understanding the business of fashion.

Social Venture Zone - The Social Ventures Zone is the home of social innovators at Canada’s most entrepreneurial university. We work with students, alumni, faculty and people from the broader community to build social ventures that create real impact. The Social Ventures Zone model is based on rigorous research and global best practices about how social ventures can be best supported.

TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario - Supporting Ontario’s most promising start-ups and fastest growing tech companies, we empower world-class ventures and fuel growth in Canada’s innovation economy. We champion and coach entrepreneurs and amplify businesses to foster a vibrant technology community.

Altitude Accelerator - Intensive Incubator program led by industry experts focuses on developing your sales and marketing strategy and plan. Establish strong foundations in HR, finance, data privacy & security, legal, and fundraising.

Mars - MaRS supports Canada’s most promising startups — helping them grow, create jobs and solve society’s greatest challenges.

Innovation Guelph - Innovation Guelph is building prosperity for community wellbeing by providing mentorship and business support services that help innovative ventures of all sizes start, grow and thrive

Canadian Technology Accelerator - Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) to explore opportunities to grow your business in 12 global tech hubs worldwide. There’s no cost to join, other than your travel and accommodation.

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