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Welcome To VANCOUVER'S LEADING startup hub

Since 2012, we've incubated more than 500 tech startups 

Launch Academy is a community of over a 1000 entrepreneurs

They’ve collectively raised over $100+ million


Free Startup Email Course

LEARN HOW TO BUILD A STARTUP WITH OUR FREE EMAIL COURSE

Learn how to build a startup from the ground up

► Learn how to launch, fund, and grow your startup.
► Weekly startup email delivered to your inbox.
► Curated content, case studies, tools and resources. 

Startup Email Course

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Online Startup Training - LEAP Online

LAUNCH, FUND, AND GROW YOUR STARTUP. Anytime. Anywhere.

The Most Comprehensive Startup Training Online

► Weekly online sessions and monthly group mentorship.
► Curated content, case studies, tools and resources.
► Launch Academy's Event Library and Traction University.


In-Person Startup Training - LEAP

LAUNCH, FUND, AND GROW YOUR STARTUP IN 5 WEEKS!

The Most Comprehensive Startup Training Program

► Learn what they never teach you at business schools.
► Pitch with confidence and connect with active investors.
► Get mentored by highly experienced serial entrepreneurs.
 

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Startup Visa Program

JOIN THE NEXT TECH WAVE IN The #1 Startup City in CANADA

Build Your Startup In The Best Country In The World

► Immigrate as permanent residents with your entire family.
► Get access to our network of mentors, support and services from companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Google.
► Intros to the most relevant people in your industry.


Meet LAunch Academy Alumni

 

Founder Spotlight

How hitting rock bottom can lead to a successful pivot

StoryTap is a web based platform which carefully guides video storytelling and then prompts social distribution. Whether you want video testimonials, case studies, employee engagement, feedback or content stories — StoryTap make it easy for you to collect video from anywhere in the world.


Jose Barrios

Founder Spotlight

Embrace the challenge of each day being different

Cognilab Technology helps social scientists create cognitive experiments without a them writing a single line of code. Cognilab focuses on delivering speed, scale, and accuracy for social scientists.


Founder Spotlight

Disrupting the game in the health-tech space

VitalSines is a health-tech company known for their first product iHeart, a fingertip device and mobile application. iHeart determines a user’s internal age in 30-seconds by measuring a scientifically proven heart health metric aortic stiffness.


Founder Spotlight

Transforming a childhood passion into a thriving business

Battlefy is where anyone can create or find an esports experience. They bring brands into the world of esports with special campaigns that connect them directly to players and organizer.


Why Launch Academy?

 
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The most comprehensive startup training programs

Part-time and online startup training programs so you can build your startup without having to leave your day job.

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Curated a community of 1000+ like-minded entrepreneurs

Year-round mentorship office hours, regular meetups, workshops, pitch competitions and LaunchTalks featuring the North America's best minds.

Everything you need to launch your startup from day one

Everything you need to launch your startup from day one

OVER $1 MILLION IN PERKS

Receive up to $20,000 in Google Cloud Credits, $60,000 in Microsoft Credits, $1,000 in Amazon AWS Credits, $120,000 IBM Global Entrepreneur Program credits and many other perks and discounts.

Kevin Sandhu, CEO of Grow ($10.2M Series A) #LaunchAcademyAlumni

Kevin Sandhu, CEO of Grow ($10.2M Series A) #LaunchAcademyAlumni

Start a Global Business From Anywhere With Stripe Atlas

Incorporate a US business, set up a US-based business account, get tax and legal advice and accept payments from your US customers.

Boris Wertz, one of the leading tech angel investors in North America during one of his workshop at Launch Academy

Boris Wertz, one of the leading tech angel investors in North America during one of his workshop at Launch Academy

Investor Intros And Accelerators

Meet angel investors and VC's through Launch Academy's investor network and access our accelerator partners including Y-combinator, TechStars and 500 Startups.

Every year 100+ startups make Launch Academy their home

Every year 100+ startups make Launch Academy their home

12,000 sq ft - The Heart of The Tech Startup Scene

Our amazing space is located in heart of Gastown, home of Vancouver’s startup scene. Offering 24/7 hot desk access, quiet working zone, and ultra-fast Wi-Fi.


Ryan Holmes
 
As an entrepreneur, some of your biggest challenges will be dealing with isolation and overcoming self-doubt. Launch Academy is a community of like-minded people who will help you get a leg up, so you can get your amazing idea off the ground.”
 

Based in Vancouver, Hootsuite is a platform for managing social media, created in 2008 and has more than 15 million users.

 

Join the Fastest Growing community of

tech Founders in Western Canada