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List of Designated Organizations

A useful list of organizations that provide support for entrepreneurs. In order to apply for the Canadian Start-Up Visa Program and consequently receive a permanent residence status in Canada your company must be supported by one of the organizations listed below:

Designated venture capital funds

 

 # Name Website Contacts
1 BDC Venture Capital https://www.bdc.ca/en/bdc-capital/venture-capital/pages/venture-capital.aspx https://www.bdc.ca/en/about/b-corp/pages/team.aspx
2 BCF Ventures https://bcfventures.vc/ https://bcfventures.vc/
3 Celtic House Venture Partners https://www.celtic-house.com/ https://www.celtic-house.com/team/
4 Extreme Venture Partners LLP https://evp.vc/ http://evp.vc/team/
5 Golden Venture Partners Fund, LP https://golden.ventures/ https://golden.ventures/contact/
6 iNovia Capital Inc. https://www.inovia.vc/ https://www.inovia.vc/people/
7 Lumira Capital https://www.lumiracapital.com/ https://www.lumiracapital.com/investment-team/peter-van-der-velden/
8 Impression Ventures https://impression.ventures/ https://impression.ventures/
9 OMERS Ventures Management Inc. https://www.omersventures.com// https://www.omersventures.com/category/team
10 Pangaea Ventures Ltd. http://www.pangaeaventures.com/ http://www.pangaeaventures.com/about/team
11 PRIVEQ Capital Funds http://www.priveq.ca/ http://www.priveq.ca/
12 Real Ventures http://realventures.com/enabling-trustless-digital-trade-invested-blockstream/ https://realventures.com/team/
13 Innovation Platform Capital International LP http://innovationplatformcapital.com/ http://innovationplatformcapital.com/connect/
14 Top Renergy Inc. http://www.toprenergy.com/ http://www.toprenergy.com/team.html
15 Vanedge Capital Limited Partnership http://www.vanedgecapital.com/ http://www.vanedgecapital.com/team/
16 Version One Ventures http://versionone.vc/ http://versionone.vc/about-us/
17 Nova Scotia Innovation Corporation (o/a Innovascorp) https://innovacorp.ca/ https://innovacorp.ca/contact
18 Westcap Mgt. Ltd. http://westcapmgt.ca/ http://westcapmgt.ca/our-team/
19 Yaletown Venture Partners Inc. http://www.yaletown.com/ http://www.yaletown.com/people/
20 Relay Ventures http://relayventures.com/ http://relayventures.com/contact/
21 ScaleUp Venture Partners, Inc http://suv.vc/ http://suv.vc/contact/
22 York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI) VC Fund https://www.yedinstitute.org/about-us/yedi-vc-fund/ https://www.yedinstitute.org/contact-us/

Designated angel investor groups

 

 # Name Website Contacts
1 Keiretsu Forum Canada http://keiretsuforum.ca/ http://keiretsuforum.ca/about/contact/
2 Canadian International Angel Investors https://www.ciangelinvestors.com/ https://www.ciangelinvestors.com/our-team
3 First Angel Network Association http://firstangelnetwork.ca/ http://firstangelnetwork.ca/about/team/
4 Golden Triangle Angel Network https://goldentriangleangelnet.ca/ https://goldentriangleangelnet.ca/about/committees/
5 Oak Mason Investments Inc. http://www.oakmason.com/ http://www.oakmason.com/team.html
6 Southwestern Ontario Angel Group https://swoangel.com/ https://swoangel.com/meet-our-team/
7 TenX Angel Investors Inc. http://www.tenx.biz/ http://www.tenx.biz/meet-our-team/
8 VANTEC Angel Network Inc. http://www.vantec.ca/cpages/homepage http://www.vantec.ca/team
9 Ekagrata Inc. http://ekagrata.com/ http://ekagrata.com/contact-us/

Designated business incubators

 

 # NameWebsite Contacts
1 Alacrity Foundation https://www.alacritycanada.com/ https://www.alacritycanada.com/team/
2 Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
-Agrivalue Processing Business Incubator
-Food Processing Development Centre
 http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/fpdc10937

http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/fpdc5012

 http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/fpdc10937

http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/fpdc5012

3 Biomedical Commercialization Canada Inc. (operating as Manitoba Technology Accelerator) http://www.mbtechaccelerator.com/ http://www.mbtechaccelerator.com/contact/
4 Creative Destruction Lab https://www.creativedestructionlab.com/ https://www.creativedestructionlab.com/
5 The DMZ at Ryerson University https://dmz.ryerson.ca/ https://dmz.ryerson.ca/
6 Empowered Startups Ltd. http://www.empoweredstartups.com/ http://empoweredstartups.com/about/
7 Extreme Innovations https://evp.vc/ http://evp.vc/team/
8 Genesis Centre http://www.genesiscentre.ca/ http://www.genesiscentre.ca/people/
9 Highline BETA Inc. http://highlinebeta.com/ http://highlinebeta.com/about-us/
10 LatAm Startups https://www.latamstartups.org/ https://www.latamstartups.org/
11 Innovacorp https://innovacorp.ca/ https://innovacorp.ca/team
12 Millworks Centre for Entrepreneurship https://themillworks.ca/ https://themillworks.ca/en/stay-connected/
13 Interactive Niagara Media Cluster o/a Innovate Niagara http://innovateniagara.com/news/article/exciting-news-for-foreign-entrepreneurs http://innovateniagara.com/about/
14 Invest Ottawa https://www.investottawa.ca/ https://www.investottawa.ca/about-us/our-team/
15 North Forge Technology Exchange https://www.northforge.ca/ https://www.northforge.ca/connect-with-us/
16 Knowledge Park o/a Planet Hatch http://planethatch.com/en http://planethatch.com/en/about-us/
17 Launch Academy https://www.launchacademy.ca/ https://www.launchacademy.ca/story/
18 LaunchPad PEI Inc. http://launchpadpei.com/ http://launchpadpei.com/advisory-board/
19 NEXT Canada https://www.nextcanada.com/ https://www.nextcanada.com/team
20 Real Investment Fund III L.P. o/a FounderFuel http://founderfuel.com/ http://founderfuel.com/team/
21 Ryerson Futures Inc. http://www.ryersonfutures.ca/startup-visa-program/ http://www.ryersonfutures.ca/about/
22 Spark Commercialization and Innovation Centre http://www.sparkcentre.org/ http://www.sparkcentre.org/discover-spark/the-spark-team/
23 Spring Activator http://spring.is/ http://spring.is/about/our-story/
24 TSRV Canada Inc. (operating as Techstars Canada) https://www.techstars.com/ https://www.techstars.com/team/
25 Waterloo Accelerator Centre http://acceleratorcentre.com/ http://acceleratorcentre.com/about-us/our-team/
26 York Entrepreneurship Development Institute http://www.yedinstitute.org/ http://www.yedinstitute.org/faculty/
27 Platform Calgary https://www.platformcalgary.com/ https://www.platformcalgary.com/get-involved/intake-form/
28 Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC) https://tbdc.com/ https://tbdc.com/contact/
29 VIATEC https://www.viatec.ca/cpages/home https://www.viatec.ca/cpages/contact

 

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