Background Information | 01.03.2018

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
2  BCF Ventures
3  Celtic House Venture Partners
4  Extreme Venture Partners LLP
5  Golden Venture Partners Fund, LP
6  iNovia Capital Inc.
7  Lumira Capital
8  Impression Ventures
9  OMERS Ventures Management Inc.
10  Pangaea Ventures Ltd.
11  PRIVEQ Capital Funds
12  Real Ventures
13  Innovation Platform Capital International LP
14  Top Renergy Inc.
15  Vanedge Capital Limited Partnership
16  Version One Ventures
17  Nova Scotia Innovation Corporation (o/a Innovascorp)
18  Westcap Mgt. Ltd.
19  Yaletown Venture Partners Inc.
20  Relay Ventures
21  ScaleUp Venture Partners, Inc
22  York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI) VC Fund

Designated angel investor groups

 #  Name  Website  Contacts
1  Keiretsu Forum Canada
2  Canadian International Angel Investors
3  First Angel Network Association
4  Golden Triangle Angel Network
5  Oak Mason Investments Inc.
6  Southwestern Ontario Angel Group
7  TenX Angel Investors Inc.
8  VANTEC Angel Network Inc.
9  Ekagrata Inc.

Designated business incubators

 #  Name Website  Contacts
1  Alacrity Foundation
2  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
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3  Biomedical Commercialization Canada Inc. (operating as Manitoba Technology Accelerator)
4  Creative Destruction Lab
5  The DMZ at Ryerson University
6  Empowered Startups Ltd.
7  Extreme Innovations
8  Genesis Centre
9  Highline BETA Inc.
10  LatAm Startups
11  Innovacorp
12  Millworks Centre for Entrepreneurship
13  Interactive Niagara Media Cluster o/a Innovate Niagara
14  Invest Ottawa
15  North Forge Technology Exchange
16  Knowledge Park o/a Planet Hatch
17  Launch Academy
18  LaunchPad PEI Inc.
19  NEXT Canada
20  Real Investment Fund III L.P. o/a FounderFuel
21  Ryerson Futures Inc.
22  Spark Commercialization and Innovation Centre
23  Spring Activator
24  TSRV Canada Inc. (operating as Techstars Canada)
25  Waterloo Accelerator Centre
26  York Entrepreneurship Development Institute
27  Platform Calgary
28  Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC)

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