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
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


 # NameWebsite 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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